County Treasurer


Tax rate increase proposed, 2% raise given

County Treasurer Jeannie Keeney (right) was sworn in Monday morning by County Judge Linda Grant.
Courtesy photo

A proposed tax rate increase has been suggested by Freestone County Judge Linda Grant and was approved by commissioners during budget talks Wednesday, July 25. An increase of two cents is proposed, which would bring the tax rate to 0.3594 per $100 valuation if passed. Each one cent the tax rate is raised equals $235,000.

The county received preliminary values in April from the Freestone Central Appraisal District (FCAD), which reported a possible 6.74 percent decrease in taxable value; however, Judge Grant said the certified values ended up being “not that much.”


Harris announces run for county treasurer

Tammy Harris

My name is Tammy Harris, and I am proud to announce my candidacy for Freestone County Treasurer. I am a lifelong resident of Freestone County, as were the seven generations of my family before me. I live in between Fairfield and Streetman on the same land upon which my great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents worked and lived. When I was 8-years-old I showed my grandfather exactly where I wanted to build my house when I grew up, and I consider myself blessed to have done exactly that. Freestone County is not just my home; it's a large part of who I am. My parents are Ollie and Sandra Young and Glynn Harris and Linda Grant, all of Freestone County. I have one sister, Tracie Ezell and husband, Darrell, who also live in Freestone County. My stepbrother and stepsister, James Grant and Jami Lowry, also grew up in Freestone County. James and his wife, Averie, still live and work here. I am the proud mother of three children.

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