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Dougherty tax director Denver Hooten announces retirement

Denver Hooten

Denver Hooten

ALBANY, Ga. — Longtime Dougherty County Tax Director Denver Hooten confirmed Monday morning that she will retire at the end of the year after almost 20 years in her position.

Hooten, who recently completed the implementation of her 20th tax digest as the state’s only appointed tax director, said she felt the time had come for her to step away from the position.

“There are a lot of things I want to do, and since my husband has already retired, I thought I’d join him while I’m still able to do them,” Hooten said. “There are so many things I’m proud to have been a part of during my time with the county, but this thing just keeps rolling. It’s time for someone else to step in and do the job.”

Hooten said the complete countywide tax revaluation of 2007 is among the most memorable events from her tenure in office.