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December 1--  Toombs County's budget for 2018 is expected to increase by nearly two percent.

County manager John Jones says the draft budget of $10,396,841 is an increase of $203,000 over 2017 and will not spark an increase in the county's property tax rate.

He expects a public hearing on the budget will be held Thursday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Toombs County courthouse.  The board of commissioners will consider approval of the budget the day after Christmas.

Jones also reports collection of Local Option Sales Taxes (LOST) is down so far this year by nearly 4%.

The Commission has approved the nomination of two members of the Toombs County Development Authority.  Reid Threlkeld, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Robert Green, was named to start his own term of office in January.  Chris Hopkins was approved to succeed Tommy Rollins whose term is expiring this month.