Monthly Archives: February 2014


February 27, 2014 Last Friday night the City of Monticello Police Department hosted the training and dinner for those police officers participating in OPERATION ZERO TOLERANCE.  Operation Zero Tolerance is Georgia’s high-visibility enforcement program initiated by the Governor’s Office of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Beautiful Jasper County

February 26, 2014  ”Where is code enforcement?” This burned out house is one of the first things people see when they cross Lake Jackson on Hwy 212.  This is where most people think they have just come into Jasper County.  … Continue reading

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OOPS—CORRECTION—AMERICAN TOWERS NOT VERIZON …Has put a “Public Notice” in the paper about the construction of six (6) 310’ cell towers. These towers will be constructed on the sites already approved by the Commissioners at the November 18, 2013 meeting.   … Continue reading

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American Towers Requesting 6 Cell Towers–on same properties already approved for AT&T Towers

AT&T just had eight (8) 310’cell towers approved.  Now American Towers (usually carries Verizon) wants to locate 6 more 310′ cell towers–on the same properties according to the legal notices in this week’s paper. The legal ad doesn’t say these … Continue reading

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More on How Economic Development Works–A Vote and then a Contract

February 17, 2014 The saying is “Follow the Money!” New questions in Braves vote DAN KLEPAL AND J. SCOTT TRUBEY – ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION As a board member for a Cumberland business district, Mason Zimmerman voted in favor of contributing millions … Continue reading

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If Economic Development is as Wonderful as We Are Told It Is, Why Is It Always a Secret?

February 17, 2014 Recently a select group of people attended a “strategic planning session” in Macon at Mercer University.  Based on emails obtained through open records, those selected were decided upon by David Dyer, (DAJC Executive Director), Gene Trammell (County … Continue reading

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How EMS Privatization Happens–the change follows a pattern with Mid Georgia Ambulance Service

Mid Georgia Ambulance is planning to take over ambulance service for The Medical Center of Central Georgia, which is closing its ambulance division, according to Medical Center employees who wouldn’t provide their names for fear of retaliation. If it happens, … Continue reading

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