Monthly Archives: April 2016

CANDIDATES FOR CHIEF MAGISTRATE—WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

April 30, 2016 The following are facts about the Office and Candidates for Chief Magistrate of Jasper County.  Please be aware of these facts before you vote! KEN JACKSON ABANDONED HIS POSITION 2 YEARS AGO, BUT IS STILL CONSIDERED “CHIEF … Continue reading

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Reminder-Candidate Forum Tomorrow Night

Don’t forget tomorrow night April 28, 2016 at 7:00PM there will be an opportunity for citizens to ask the candidates direct questions. Want to know about what the candidates think about roads, property taxes, EMS? Come ask.  Want to know … Continue reading

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OUR EVER INCREASING PROPERTY TAXES and PROPERTY VALUES

April 25, 2016 Have you received your new property value assessment?  How much did it go up this year?  How much did it go up last year?  How much more property tax are you paying compared to the property tax … Continue reading

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WHY I RESIGNED FROM EMS –A LETTER FROM JAMES GREGORY

April 19,2016 To: Jasper Co. Commissioners From: James Gregory Ref: Mike Benton and Jarrett Slocumb First of all I appreciate the opportunity to work for Jasper County EMS. It is so important for rural counties to have a very good … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY EMS CONTINUES TO HAVE PROBLEMS

April 20, 2016 James Gregory, now former EMS/Fire Director, resigned effective Monday, April 18th.  Mr. Gregory was hired by former County Manager, Karen Degges, and lacked the required qualifications as stated in the Jasper County job descriptions for the position … Continue reading

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JAMES GREGORY RESIGNS FROM EMS

April 20, 2016 Effective Monday, April 18, 2016 James Gregory is no longer EMS Director.  Jarrett Slocumb has been appointed “interim” director. There is more to this story and we will put out an update later tonight. TWG

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“WE STAND FOR MRS. EDGE RALLY” PLANNED FOR TOMORROW (4/16/16) AT 2PM ON THE SQUARE IN MONTICELLO

April 15, 2016 It has been announced by the “We Stand for Mrs. Edge” facebook group that there will be a rally on the Monticello Square tomorrow at 2:00PM to show support for Principal Pam Edge of Jasper County Primary … Continue reading

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