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$28.7M Oaky Woods deal OK’d; appraisals remain secret

$28.7M Oaky Woods deal OK’d; appraisals remain secret
December 13, 2010 --

State officials today agreed to pay $28.7 million for a 10,000-acre bear habitat in middle Georgia but still won’t release the appraisals used to determine that value. Houston County values the land at $1,165 an acre for tax purposes. The sellers, who paid $1,600 an acre six years ago before the real estate market collapsed, are selling it to the state for $2,875 an acre. Officials released appraisal summaries that say the property is worth that much, but declined to disclose the full appraisals until the deal is closed.

Oct. 6

October 6, 2010 --

Gwinnett grand jury may indict commissioners in probe of land deals Supreme Court denies Ga. death penalty appeal Analysis: LNG trucking disaster could endanger Savannah hospitals, schools Carroll County to pay $100K+ in EPD fines Bad appraisals, loans caused Appalachian Community Bank to fail

April 8

April 8, 2010 --

Supreme Court asked to reconsider death penalty ruling Houston case highlights debate on racial disparity in school discipline Columbus judge who retired amid JQC probe still filling in on bench Fired DeKalb firefighter reinstated Monroe assessor thinks he was fired over commission chairman’s appraisals Groups lobby against English-only driver’s license test Judges weigh ex-players’ suit […]