Monthly Archives: October 2016

JDA SUBMITS $1,026,654 BUDGET TO THE FOUR COUNTIES FOR FY17

October 31, 2016 JDA continues to hit the taxpayers of the 4 counties (Jasper, Newton, Morgan, and Walton) year after year.  Along with their new, amended, updated agreement with the 4 counties, JDA now submits a budget—which we all know … Continue reading

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COUNTY ATTORNEY GIVES VAGUE & INDECISIVE ADVICE

October 29, 2016   When the county attorney is asked a direct question and will not give a definitive answer, there is a problem.  At the final public hearing on the Noise Ordinance, it was again brought to the BOC’s … Continue reading

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FORUM TONIGHT—DISTRICT 3 COMMISSIONER—HAYS VS TRAMMELL

October 27, 2016 Tonight at 7:00PM will be the third and final forum between J. Ross Hays, contender, and Gene Trammell, incumbent, for the District 3 Commissioner position. This forum will be held at the Fire Station on Jackson Lake … Continue reading

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WHEN THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF “THE PROCESS” DOESN’T FOLLOW THE RULES

October 25, 2016 Gene Trammell was questioned at the Hillsboro forum about the “autopen” being used to sign county checks instead of the BOC signing and reviewing the invoices.  It was also questioned if the BOC even knew what the … Continue reading

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MORE EQUIPMENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS & OTHER WAYS TO SPEND MONEY

October 24, 2016 Tonight the BOC held public hearings about the 5-year plan for Jasper County, which according to Comm. Trammell, is a “wish list.”  As things were discussed that were already on the list, Trammell asked if anyone had … Continue reading

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NOISE ORDINANCE, 10 YEAR PLAN FOR JASPER COUNTY, and SHERIFF CARS

October 21, 2016 The Jasper County Board of Commissioners’ will conduct public hearings on the following items on October 24, 2016 beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room.  Immediately following, the BOC will also have a work session … Continue reading

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DISGRACED JUDGE BEHIND PUSH TO ABOLISH JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION (JQC)

VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT #3 October 18, 2016 The Judicial Qualifications Commission was created via a legislatively referred constitutional amendment in 1972. Sponsors of Amendment 3’s corresponding legislation argue that the commission has lost credibility and therefore needs to be overhauled.  Therefore, … Continue reading

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