Monthly Archives: May 2016

GENE TRAMMELL RESPONDS—SAYS TWG BLOG LIED, THEY DID NOT PASS THE FY17 BUDGET

May 31, 2016   This morning the following email message was received from Gene Trammell concerning the blog, “$9,967,090 BUDGET ADOPTED BY BOC ILLEGALLY.”       From: gtrammell jaspercountyga.org [mailto:gtrammell@jaspercountyga.org] Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:47 AM To: Mary … Continue reading

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$9,967,090 BUDGET ADOPTED BY BOC ILLEGALLY

May 29, 2016   Last Monday night 3 commissioners, Trammell, Pennamon, and Salmon, rammed through the FY17 budget without ever advertising, allowing any citizen input or even allowing the public to view the budget. Despite the fact the agenda listed … Continue reading

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911 “MANAGEMENT” OF SPLOST FUNDS CONTINUES TO HAUNT COUNTY WITH OVERRUNS

May 26, 2016  Following is “an explanation” by Mike Benton, County Manager, to the Jasper County BOC about the overruns in 2012 SPLOST spending by 911.  Keep in mind this “explanation” is by someone who wasn’t there in 2011 or … Continue reading

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ELECTION RESULTS—MAY 24TH PRIMARY—JASPER COUNTY

  These results are from the Secretary of State website.  Never underestimate the value of YOUR ONE VOTE!  There was a low turnout and every vote did make a difference.  See District 5 BOC results for proof of how important … Continue reading

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BOC PASSED BUDGET & MILLAGE RATE–HOW MUCH IS YOUR TAX INCREASE?

May 24, 2016 Last night the BOC passed the FY17 budget and agreed (3-2 with Luke and Henry voting against) to a 16.446 mil rate, with the bottom line figure of the budget unknown.  There was so much talk and … Continue reading

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LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING

May 20, 2016 LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING. Every vote counts especially in a primary election when turn out is low. If you miss today, plan to vote on Tuesday, May 24.   The results of election will have lasting … Continue reading

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THE BUDGET MEETING LAST NIGHT CONFIRMED YOU WILL GET A TAX INCREASE

May 19, 2016 Despite “talk” and “bluster” from some of the commissioners, it seemed obvious that the mil rate will not be rolled back to 16.0 and will be much closer to what it is now.  With higher values, this … Continue reading

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