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Seniors fired up for tax relief


    It was a packed house at Chattahoochee Tech. where Pickens Seniors for Change held a meeting about senior tax exemption. The group’s leader says seniors are “taxed into poverty.”  

      Last week nearly 140 people showed up for a meeting hosted by the advocacy group Pickens Seniors for Change, which wants to see property tax exemptions for senior homeowners. 

The meeting, held on Tuesday, April 18th, was attended by Pickens’ State Senator Steve Gooch and Pickens County School Board members Daniel Bell and Katherine White. 

The advocacy group’s leaders have been pushing for changes to the county’s current exemption policy for several years. Pickens currently offers a full exemption for residents over 62 who have a household income of less than $25,000.

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