Monthly Archives: January 2016

NEW PROCEDURES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS TEXT AMENDMENT—NOT ON BOC AGENDA

January 30, 2016 After discussion at the January 11th meeting, it was decided that Shane Sealy and attorney David Ozburn would work on a text amendment for Special Events in the agriculture districts of Jasper County. This proposed amendment was … Continue reading

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TAXPAYERS START PICKING UP PAYMENTS ON BONDS ON ANOTHER “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” DEAL

January 29, 2016 (Comments at the end of the article say it all!) http://airport.blog.ajc.com/2016/01/28/paulding-airport-developer-pulls-out-of-bond-payments-cites-dispute-with-county/ Paulding airport developer pulls out of bond payments, cites dispute with county January 28, 2016 | Filed in: Airline industry, airport, Delta, Hartsfield-Jackson.  The bitter dispute over a plan to attract … Continue reading

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“SPECIAL EVENTS” IN AG DISTRICT TEXT AMENDMENT TO BE PRESENTED AT BOC MEETING 2/1/16

January 27, 2016 In our January 14, 2016 blog we wrote about the text amendment that the 2 county attorneys were going to work on to have “special events” in the Agriculture district and present to the BOC on 2/1/16.  … Continue reading

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JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DEMANDS RETRACTION OF WATCHDOG BLOG

This evening the Newton Citizen has released the following article.  Obviously, the JDA either discussed these issues in executive session or came out of executive session and voted on this demand at their meeting last night. Joint Development Authority demands … Continue reading

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JDA SAYS $1,136,600,000 OF BONDS FOR BAXTER WERE COMMON KNOWLEDGE—FACT OR FICTION?

January 25, 2016 Is what TWG said about the $1,136,600,000 in JDA bonds the “reckless disregard for the truth” and false as JDA members contend, or did TWG expose something no one knew about and caught the JDA in their … Continue reading

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IF YOU WANT TO VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY FEBRUARY 1, 2016

January 23, 2016 Cruz or Trump?  Hillary or Bernie?  If you want to have a choice, next Monday, Feb. 1st is the final day to register to be able to vote in the Presidential Primary.  You may register at the … Continue reading

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JASPER, NEWTON, and MORGAN ALL AGREE TO PLEDGE TAX MONEY TO PAY JDA (STANTON SPRINGS) NOTE WITH BANK OF MADISON

  January 22, 2015 Tonight the Jasper County BOC voted 5-Ø to approve the “tax pledge” resolution, agreeing to bail out the JDA (Joint Development/4 County Development Authority) and make their note payments to the Bank of Madison.   See … Continue reading

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