Macon County Faces Financial Challenges
Almost two years after Victoryland closed, Macon County officials say they are facing the most difficult financial challenges they've ever seen.
Since Victoryland closed, Macon County is no longer bringing in revenue from their property taxes.
According to County Commission Chairman Louis Maxwell, they've lost three-million dollars in revenue over the last two years. Maxwell says half of the revenue from Victoryland's property tax went to their schools and about 48 percent went to their general fund.
He says they are now forced to get a loan to pay the bills and may have to consider layoffs.
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