Thanks to Community Bank of Fitzgerald for paying their Georgia corporate income taxes with an $80,000 donation to Dorminy Medical Center. Community Bank, our first corporate donor for 2019, took advantage of the Rural Tax Credit Bill and kept their state taxes local, while helping out our hospital at the same time. The tax credit bill allows businesses and individuals to receive a Georgia income tax credit when making a charitable contribution to our hospital, and a federal charitable income tax deduction for those who itemize. The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Stacie Mims, accepted the check from Community Bank’s Executive Vice President and Senior Lender, Mark Turner. Mims said, “ We want to sincerely thank Community Bank for their generous donation. The donation will be used for medical equipment and facility upgrades, expanded services, and other facility needs.” In order to participate in the Rural Tax Credit program, you do not have to live in Ben Hill County. Anyone who pays Georgia income tax is eligible to participate in this program. GA Heart is accepting applications NOW for the 2019 tax year. For more information, please visit the Georgia HEART website at www.georgiaheart.org or contact Holley Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-424-7107.