Monthly Archives: May 2017

AFTER 2 MONTHS OF BUDGET DISCUSSIONS, CRAIG SALMON THROWS A MONKEY WRENCH IN THE PROCESS

SALMON WANTED TO ADD $200,000 OR MORE TO THE BUDGET FIGURE RIGHT BEFORE THE VOTE  May 28, 2017  Interrupting a motion to accept the $10,041,274 FY18 budget, Commissioner Salmon sidetracks the board with what he suggests is a “dangerous question.”  … Continue reading

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ATTENTION-TURTLE COVE RESIDENTS—THANK YOUR COMMISSIONERS FOR YOUR NEW PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

May 27, 2017 Both commissioners representing the Turtle Cove area, Salmon on the east side and Jernigan on the west side, voted to use the higher millage rate Monday night instead of the rollback rate.  Comm. Pennamon voted along with … Continue reading

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BOC MEETS TOMORROW-MAY 25-TO APPROVE FY18 BUDGET & MILLAGE RATE

May 24, 2017 The agenda was posted sometime today for a meeting tomorrow night at 6:00PM to approve the millage rate and the $10,000,000+ FY18 budget.  There have been no public hearings, which have become nothing more than a formality … Continue reading

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HOW TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY ASSESSMENT (VALUE)

THE VALUE DETERMINES YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL  May 20, 2017  Last year, one property owner appealed to Superior Court and won!  It cost the county about $400 in attorney fees to “save” $61 in taxes.  The property owner felt strongly … Continue reading

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TO BE CIVILIZED WE NEED HIGHER TAXES AND MORE DEBT

Jasper County is getting mighty civilized.  May 19, 2017 During the last BOC meeting the FY2018 budget was discussed and adopted.  The BOC allowed citizen comments.  Gene Trammell’s widow, Norma Jeanne Trammell, urged the BOC to increase taxes and add … Continue reading

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ANYONE NEED AN AMBULANCE?

  May 14, 2017 Obviously taxpayers in Jasper County are not excited about seeing county employees buying lottery tickets or going to Walmart while on the county time clock.  We received this picture earlier today. Today, Mother’s Day, 12:30PM, Covington, … Continue reading

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OCONEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY— SOURCES SAY THIS DOES NOT AFFECT JASPER MEMORIAL

May 13, 2017 Oconee Regional has been leasing Jasper Memorial Hospital for many years.  Stuart Abney, CFO of Jasper Health Services, told us Friday that this will not affect Jasper Memorial because the bankruptcy will void the lease. UPDATE: Oconee Regional … Continue reading

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