Sunday, February 22, 2009

Background on Augusta County assessments

"It's in the hands of the elected representatives."
-- David Showker, 67, Craigsville landowner
whose property assessment rose 593%
Waynesboro News Virginia

Beginning today and running all week, the Waynesboro News Virginian will have coverage of all seven Districts in Augusta County, following through with photos, interviews with residents, and feedback about 2009 real estate assessments that many consider outrageously high in a time of financial depression and lost jobs.

Check out Property values in Augusta County are booming: Craigsville landowenrs shellshocked by reassessments, today's article talking with folks in Craigsville in the western part of Augusta County (Pastures District).

Then check out the News Virginian editorial, Values need second look. And check out the News Virginian each day this week for more stories from throughout Augusta County as the land assessment controversy of 2009 continues.

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