As county leaders prepare for budget talks, it seems there could be good news for Lauderdale County taxpayers.
Board of supervisors president, Joe Norwood of District 4, says this year he does not expect a tax increase.
"We don't have any fat in our budget," Norwood said. "So, basically it is like it has been over the last two or three years; we've kept everything as tight as we possibly can keep it. We're making sure that we hold taxes down for the citizens of this county and at the same time provide a quality of life for the citizens that live here in the county."
Norwood projects that supervisors will approve a new budget by mid-September.
A new budget must be approved before the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1.