Category Archives: Chamber of Commerce

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT BEING CONSIDERED FOR JASPER COUNTY

How about a wild weekend party with loud music into the night on the 30 acres next door to where you live? Or what about all weekend motocross race with the sound of 500 2-stroke engines whining all day long … Continue reading

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THE MONTICELLO NEWS CHANGES ITS POLICY JUST IN TIME TO INFLUENCE THE DISTRICT 3 ELECTION

  March 16, 2017  Up until today, the Monticello News and editor Kathy Mudd, has had a policy that no letters endorsing or degrading individuals, political candidates, or religious dogma would be accepted.  Today was different, when she allowed a … Continue reading

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UPDATE–CANDIDATE FORUM—APRIL 28, 2016 AT 7:00PM

Please set aside Thursday, April 28th and plan to attend the candidate forum to be held at the Piedmont Community House on Smithboro Rd.  Who’s invited?  Candidates with contested races and ALL citizens of the county. District 3 BOC–Gene Trammell … Continue reading

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IT’S ABOUT TIME THE CITIZENS GOT TO KNOW MORE OF THE STORY ABOUT “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” DEALS

August 28, 2015 Soon, all the deals made by economic development authorities all over the state and country, will have a little sunshine on them, and the taxpayers that end up paying for those deals will have a better idea … Continue reading

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HB 170–LOCAL TAXPAYERS ABOUT TO GET HIT FOR MORE TAXES—AGAIN—WHILE STATE TAKES MORE LOCAL TAXES TO FUND PROJECTS

February 24, 2015  At the February 19, 2015 Jasper County BOC meeting, the Commissioners were asked about HB 170 (see important information below). After the comments, Comm. Trammell said it wouldn’t hurt the county at all, but it would hurt … Continue reading

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PUBLIC HEARING ON COUNTY’S FUTURE DIRECTION—12/29/14 AT 6:00PM

December 22, 2014 The BOC will hold a public hearing on 12/29/14 at 6:00PM, and they say they want your input; however, they are doing very little to let you know about it. It will be held during the holidays … Continue reading

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THE NEXT SCAPEGOAT

August 18, 2014 Definition of Scapegoat:   [skeyp-goht] noun a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place Chiefly a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest … Continue reading

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