By Kay S. Pedrotti
Lamar County tax digest figures related to schools are up slightly for 2015, meaning the Board of Education can decrease its millage levy by a small amount, from 16.736 in 2014 to 16.716 for this year.
Reassessment of real property in Lamar County resulted in slightly higher values, said tax assessor Jeannie Haddock. That creates the opportunity for the slight millage rate decrease, according to Haddock. Adjusted M&O digests are created separately for the county and BOE because some exemptions apply to one and not the other, she said.
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