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SUPERINTENDENT GETS 3% RAISE WHILE TEACHERS LACK SUPPLIES

September 21, 2018 The school board (BOE) voted Tuesday night 3-1, with Lewis Rice voting no, to give Superintendent Mike Newton a 3% raise.  Bobby Norris did not attend the meeting.  Shilling, Barton, and Lynch approved. Newton currently makes more … Continue reading

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PROMISES? OR SAY ANYTHING TO GET THE PLAT APPROVED?

September 15, 2018 Just because something said is not in the “official minutes”, does that mean it was not said? The developer, John Snow, and the engineer of The Peninsula at Jackson Lake, said they had no problem doing two … Continue reading

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BOARD OF EDUCATION ACCEPTS “ESTIMATE” FOR $2+ MILLION SITEWORK—ONLY ONE “BIDDER” FOR PROJECT

September 11, 2018 The Board of Education (BOE) has failed in its fiduciary responsibilities by accepting an estimate from a sole bidder for over $2 million of sitework on the new stadium complex. According to the Monticello News, “Only one … Continue reading

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WORKMAN ATTACKS FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT DISAGREE WITH HIS SERVICE DELIVERY “DOUBLE TAXATION” MANTRA

September 7, 2018 The Monticello City Council has met to discuss the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) on August 30 and again on September 6.  In each of the meetings, council members who brought up ideas or concerns contrary to Mayor … Continue reading

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KENNEL? TRAINING CENTER? PUPPY MILL? WHAT IS IT?

September 4, 2018 Facebook posts, conversations, and telephone calls that TWG is privy to, all question just what is going on at the Peach State K9 “business” on Highway 212 near Larry’s 4 Way. The following bold post was posted … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO DEAL BETWEEN THE BOE AND BOC CONCERNING STANTON SPRINGS

August 29, 2018 There is NO DEAL between the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners concerning the split in revenues from Stanton Springs (JDA/Four County Development Authority).  The August 23, 2018 article “School Board Discusses Stanton Springs Funds” in … Continue reading

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PLAN FOR FUTURE OF JASPER COUNTY KEPT FROM PUBLIC

August 23, 2018  Why is the plan for the future of Jasper County being kept from the public?  The Monticello News has yet to publish what is in the plan.  It didn’t give the public any insight before the public … Continue reading

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