So far there has not been a lot of public response to the proposed tax increase by the Chattooga County BOE.  AM1180 Chattooga County Radio spoke with Dr. Dwight Pullen, Superintendent of Chattooga County Schools who explained the tax hearings that the board of education is holding are required by law.  The millage rate is not changing, but the Board of Education will be using the new property assessments, which means some county resident’s taxes will go up.  Property owners with property that increased in value will see about a 3% increase in their property taxes.  The move by the Board of Education is expected to bring in an extra $150,000 to the county school system.  The next hearing on the issue will be Thursday July 31st at 8AM and then another hearing that evening at 7 PM.