Category Archives: Budgets

UPDATE:  BOC REVERSES DECISION, TAXPAYERS TO PICK UP MORE OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE

October 8, 2018 At the BOC meeting on September 10, 2018, Comm. Pennamon brought  up employee health insurance.  He said it was “his thinking” and that “he talked” to all the Constitutional Officers about the employee health insurance premiums.  You … Continue reading

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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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YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL IS READY—ARE YOU?

July 29, 2018 You know, our tax commissioner, Angela Walsh, is on the ball.  While searching online today, I realized that the Jasper County tax bills are already on the Tax Commissioner’s website.  If you want to see how much you … Continue reading

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COURTHOUSE SECURITY BEING BEEFED UP

July 24, 2018 The BOC has agreed to more than double the Courthouse Security budget by adding another deputy to the courthouse security staff and installing metal detectors. From previous BOC conversations, we understood that all doors to the courthouse … Continue reading

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BOC proud of cuts to FY19 budget….but it is $388,000 higher than last year and taxes are going up

June 28, 2018 Even though the FY19 budget increased by $388,653 over the FY18 budget, the commissioners were proud of themselves for all the “cuts” they made.  There will be  additional revenue of $350,480 over the previous year and the … Continue reading

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BOC VOTES TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE SHARE OF HEALTH INSURANCE

January 19, 2018 The hot topic of discussion at last night’s BOC meeting was employee health insurance, and the skyrocketing costs due to ACA (Obamacare) mandates. Comm. Pennamon, Comm. Jernigan, Mike Benton, and Kelly Fox had a telephone conference at … Continue reading

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CITIZENS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FY19 BUDGET BUT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO COMMENT ON IT THIS WEEK

June 17, 2018 As TWG has said before, “Public hearings are a total joke in this county.”   The BOC has another called meeting tomorrow night, June 18, about the FY19 Budget— Topic of discussion to include:  FY2019 Budget & … Continue reading

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