Monthly Archives: September 2015

CITIZENS TOWN HALL MEETING-October 13, 2015 at 7:00PM

TOWN HALL MEETING JASPER COUNTY CITIZENS UNITE! WE HAVE A VOICE AND CAN USE IT TO SET THE DIRECTION FOR THIS COUNTY! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015 — 7:00PM– AT OLD “CIVIC CENTER” NOW KNOWN AS THOMAS PERSONS HALL INVITED GUEST: … Continue reading

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ANOTHER STINKY SITUATION AT HONEYSUCKLE & PINE STREETS

September 29, 2015 The City has known of problems with sewage overflows along Pine Street for close to 15 years. The sewage has ended up in people’s yards, in their basements, and in the creek behind Pine St. Late in … Continue reading

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SOMETHING SMELLS FISHY WITH THE FIRE PUMPER BIDS

September 27, 2015 For the 3rd or 4th time, a new fire pumper was discussed and the amount of the 2nd round of bids questioned at the BOC meeting on 9/21/15. Jarret Slocumb gives bid information—recommends the “E-1” truck: BOC … Continue reading

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TOWN HALL MEETING

September 25, 2015 Please mark your calendar —Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00PM–and make plans to attend a Town Hall meeting. We will hold this town hall meeting in the same place as we held the Town Hall meeting last … Continue reading

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BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR PERMIT WITHDRAWN BY ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

September 25, 2015 Tommy Craig, Newton County attorney and water consultant, has led people on for 18 years about the coming reservoir. He has spent $22M of taxpayer’s money so far on this money pit, with a goodly amount going … Continue reading

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PARAMEDIC ESCORTED BY DEPUTY AFTER BIZARRE BEHAVIOR

September 22, 2015   Last Thursday afternoon a Jasper County paramedic was exhibiting very bizarre behavior. Sources tell TWG that as he was driving the ambulance, he ran off the road 3 times between Station 3 (next to the Primary … Continue reading

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MIKE BENTON PROMOTED TO COUNTY MANAGER

September 22, 2015 Last night, after an Executive Session on “Personnel” lasting more than 40 minutes, the BOC voted to promote Mike Benton to the position of County Manager. He will be paid $75,000 per year, a raise of $20,000 … Continue reading

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