Monthly Archives: May 2014

HOSPITAL ASKING FOR TAX INCREASE –WANTS INCREASE IN COUNTY FUNDING

May 31, 2014 Jan Gaston, Administrator of Jasper Memorial Hospital (JMH), met with the BOC at a recent budget hearing. Mrs. Gaston told the commissioners the hospital was asking for an increase of $77,000 or 28% over their current funding. … Continue reading

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BOC TO DISCUSS “WATER ISSUES” AGAIN MONDAY JUNE 2ND AT 6:00PM

May 31, 2014 It is extremely hard to know what is on the BOC agenda when it is posted late on Friday and the meeting is on Monday, but that is the plan—keep the public in the dark. The agenda … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH WILL HEALTH INSURANCE COST THE COUNTY in FY15?

May 29, 2014 Kelly Fox, the health insurance broker for the county, spoke to the BOC during a work session on 5/22/14 to prepare them for the upcoming health insurance rate increases. Last year the BOC implemented an HRA (health … Continue reading

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City Financial Problems Spilling over to County—Is County going to “Supplement” the City?

May 26, 2014 Last Tuesday night (5/20/14), the BOC held more budget hearings. Comm. Salmon was absent. Before breaking for supper that was provided for them (at taxpayer’s expense?), the commissioners discussed Monticello’s disbanding of the Police department and said … Continue reading

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LIES ARE ALWAYS MORE CONVINCING THAN THE TRUTH

And this was proven again tonight in the Employee Appeal Hearing May 22, 2014 This blog is long but it will lay out an investigation that has been done over the past month into the firing of the EMS billing … Continue reading

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No County Records Exist?

May 21, 2014 Last week Comm. Trammell wrote a letter to the editor.  He and the county manager have repeatedly said in meetings and again in his letter, that there are no county records regarding the fiber issue at the … Continue reading

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VOTING RESULTS from May 20th Primary Elections

May 21, 2014 According to Election Superintendent, Linda Keller, 18.82% of Jasper County’s registered voters actually voted in Tuesday’s election. There are __7397__ registered voters in Jasper County. Total voting was 1392. The largest number of votes (1372) was cast … Continue reading

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