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3 companies owe Lowndes County $411K in back taxes

Lowndes County is hoping to recover more than $400,000 in owed taxes from three companies.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the board of supervisors granted permission to Tax Assessor Greg Andrews the week to pursue the taxes, which are owed by KiOR, CalStar and Southern Wood Fiber.

Andrews said he’s spoken to Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering about the matter, and has been instructed to withhold the properties from the county’s tax sale at the end of the month. Delinquent taxes are put up for sale in the last week in August.

County Administrator Ralph Billingsley said it’s not abnormal for the county to have similar cases as the annual tax sale approaches. However, he said the amount of the owed taxes — especially the nearly $300,000 owed by KiOR — is rare.

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