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1. Why should people use CFLs?
2. Do CFLs contain mercury?
3. What are mercury dangers?
4. What precautions should I take when using CFLs in my home?
5. What should I do with a CFL when it burns out?
6. What is mercury?

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1. What is E-911?
2. When should I call 911?
3. What should I do if I call 911 accidentally?
4. Why does the 911 operator ask so many questions?

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1. Where is the closest ambulance to where I live?
2. Can I come to the EMS station to have my blood pressure checked?
3. What number do I call when I need an ambulance?
4. What hospitals do you take patients to?
5. Why does a fire or rescue truck come to my house when I call for an ambulance?
6. Does my health insurance cover being transported by ambulance?
7. Who should I contact if I have a question about my bill?
8. How do I get a copy of my ambulance trip report?
9. What is H.I.P.A.A.?
10. How many calls did Jackson County EMS respond to in 2016?

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1. What is the meaning of ad valorem property taxes?
2. Who determines the value of my property for tax purposes?
3. Who appoints the Board of Assessors?
4. How can I contact the Board of Assessors?
5. What control does the Board of Commissioners have over this office?
6. Who appoints the Chief Appraiser?
7. What level of laws govern the Board of Assessors?
8. Why must my property be appraised?
9. If I do not agree with these laws, who can I turn to?
10. Does the Tax Commissioner report to or control the Board of Assessors?
11. What is the main duty of the Tax Commissioner in the ad valorem taxation process?
12. What determines an individual property tax amount?
13. What is the arithmetic of the process?
14. What is the meaning of the term "tax digest?"
15. What are the steps used by the Assessors when appraising my property?
16. What is the difference between sales price and market value?
17. What is the assessment value in Georgia, and who sets it?
18. If my property value and assessment remain the same, can my tax bill change?
19. How can you have a tax increase with no mill rate change?
20. What constitutes a millage rate?
21. Who sets these rates?
22. Do I get an exemption from some assessed value and a reduction in taxes because I own a home and live in it?
23. Are there any other special exemptions?
24. What latitude does the Board have to extend deadlines for filing Freeport or Homestead exemptions?
25. I disagree with my appraised value. Are there any avenues for appeal?
26. What are my responsibilities, obligations, and procedures for an appeal?
27. What is a tax return?
28. How do I appeal my property valuation?
29. What kind of information can I provide to help the appeal process work better?
30. What if I fail to appeal in 45 days?
31. Isn't the objective of the Board of Assessors to generate as much revenue as possible by keeping the assessed values up?
32. What is the Board of Equalization and are there any costs for their services?
33. What is arbitration and are there any costs to me as an appellant?
34. What are the costs for a Superior Court appeal?
35. If I appeal my valuation, will the resulting decision be used in future years?

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1. When will the grass be cut along my road?
2. When will my dirt road be scraped?
3. When will my dirt road be paved?
4. My drive pipe is blocked or damaged. What do I do?
5. How to report a damaged or missing road, or road name sign?
6. How to report a dead animal carcass?

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1. What is a transfer station?
2. Which landfill does your transfer station utilize?
3. What is a compactor site?
4. What forms of payment do you accept?
5. Is it possible to set up a charge account?
6. Can you tell me in advance how much my load will cost?
7. I pay taxes in Jackson County. Why do I have to pay to dispose of my garbage?
8. Are special bags required to dispose of trash at the transfer station or compactor sites?
9. How can I dispose of old tires?
10. What do I do with my old paint?
11. Where can I take my used motor oil?
12. How do I safely dispose of fluorescent light bulbs?
13. Do I need to put a tarp or cover over my load?
14. What should I do with my unused prescription medications?
15. Do you accept burn barrel ashes?
16. Is there someone to help me unload my vehicle?
17. Am I allowed to tip state inmates?

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1. What if I cannot make it to court on my court date?
2. What if I don’t remember my court date or I need general information regarding my case?
3. What if I want to plea or discuss my case with someone?
4. What if I need legal assistance for my case?
5. What if I do not know where the jackson county courthouse is located?