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Athens Sen. Bill Cowsert Had $18,000 in Unpaid Taxes

State Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) has been late paying taxes on lakefront property he owns in Elbert County five times since 2008, according to Atlanta Unfiltered, a website run by former AJC investigative journalist Jim Walls.

Elbert County placed liens on Cowsert’s property in 2009, 2010 and 2014. His taxes for 2012 were not paid until 2014, but no lien was placed on the property that year, according to county records.

Most recently, he had unpaid bills of $3,302 and $86.74 that were due in December. A buyer was supposed to pay those bills, but the deal fell through, and Cowsert paid them today, he told Walls.