Monthly Archives: March 2016

3 COMMISSIONERS AND COUNTY MANAGER HOLD MEETING BEFORE THE MEETING

March 31, 2016 Last Thursday night, March 24, the BOC held a meeting at 6:00PM.  However 3 commissioners and the County Manager held an early meeting and were caught at it. Trammell and Pennamon always seem to arrive at least … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU LIKE THE BOC AGENDA FOR 3/31/16 WORK SESSION?

March 30, 2016 Below is the agenda posted for the work session this Thursday evening.  There are NO topics on it, so does that mean they can discuss anything they want??  Is this legal??   Open meetings law states: “Agendas for … Continue reading

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CANDIDATE FORUM—APRIL 28, 2016 AT 7:00PM

Please set aside Thursday, April 28th and plan to attend the candidate forum to be held at the Piedmont Community House on Smithboro Rd.  Who’s invited?  Candidates with contested races and all citizens of the county. District 3 BOC—Gene Trammell … Continue reading

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BONDS GONE BAD—But Remember, IT CAN “NEVER,EVER HAPPEN”

March 25, 2016 Thank you to Ann Jones Guider, Douglas County Commissioner, for her research!   Below are some area county/city-backed bond projects that went bad and fell back on the taxpayers. Cherokee Bond Deal Read Article at the AJC  AJC.com “Cherokee County … Continue reading

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JDA HAS YET TO DECIDE ON JOINT MEETING WITH COUNTIES OR WHAT “ALL” MEANS

March 24, 2016 The JDA held their most recent meeting Tuesday, March 22, at the Newton County Economic Development offices in Covington.  Jasper’s representative, Steve Jordan, did not attend, and our other rep, Carl Pennamon, didn’t make it until about … Continue reading

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JASPER LANDFILL NOW HAS “FIBER MOUNTAIN”

March 23, 2016  The wood fiber at the landfill that has caused so much trouble over the past decade has been removed from where it was dumped and put into a big mountain and then covered with dirt.   You … Continue reading

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IT’S PARTY TIME AGAIN!

March 17, 2016 True to his word, Cecil Bennett continues to rent out his “cabin” at Bennett Cove despite the fact he is running a commercial business illegally in an agriculture district.  This property has not been zoned commercial, and … Continue reading

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