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HOW MUCH MORE DID YOUR PROPERTY VALUES GO UP AGAIN THIS YEAR?

You have until this Friday, May 26, to appeal your property value. May 21, 2018 If you are not expecting another property tax increase, you need to wake up!  Property values in Jasper County continue to go up.  TWG has … Continue reading

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WATERS BRIDGE ON HWY 212 W OVER JACKSON LAKE TO BE REPLACED

Today project cost does not seem to be an important factor.  Politics enters into every decision, making the project cost and completion time excessive. May 18, 2018 The public is invited to a Georgia DOT open house to view and … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY TAXPAYERS OVER 65 HAVE LONG ASKED FOR A BREAK ON SCHOOL TAXES

May 17, 2018 There is only one way to get a break on school taxes in Jasper County—vote NO on the ELOST of $9.9 million.  Your property taxes are never going down, but you can vote to save 1% of … Continue reading

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VOTE YOURSELF $9,900,000 MORE DEBT

WHY SCHOOL BONDS ARE PUT ON THE PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT INSTEAD OF THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT May 14, 2018  ELOST (Education Local Option Sales Tax) is on the ballot for the May 22nd Primary election (early voting going on now).  … Continue reading

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ALERT: The City Could Completely Do Away With City Taxes, Slash Utility Rates or Both

May 9, 2018 According a recent letter to the editor, Mayor Pro Tem Stone Workman stated, “the City could completely do away with City taxes, slash utility rates or both.”  There’s just one catch, the County taxpayers are supposed to … Continue reading

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Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker Shire

Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker Shire https://www.reuters.com/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda/japans-takeda-agrees-to-62-billion-takeover-of-shire-idUSKBN1I90IC BUSINESS NEWS MAY 8, 2018 / 2:22 AM Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion Shire deal as pharma M&A rolls on Ben Hirschler, Paul Sandle, Sam Nussey 7 MIN READ LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) … Continue reading

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WHY GET PERMISSION WHEN P&Z DIRECTOR ALLOWS ANYTHING—NO PERMIT, NO PROBLEM, JUST DO WHAT YOU WANT

May 6, 2018 INTENTIONAL NEGLECT OF ZONING LAWS AND ORDINANCES  The public hearing for the tournament lake has been cancelled.  Why bother having a hearing and getting permission when the P&Z director allows you to have a tournament anyway and … Continue reading

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