Category Archives: County

BUILDING INSPECTOR RESIGNS DUE TO CONFLICTS—COMMISSIONERS ALLOW REHIRE AS SUBCONTRACTOR TO DO BUILDING INSPECTIONS

January 18, 2019 At the end of September 2018, Keith Smith, the building inspector resigned due to conflicts.  He was having a hard time building his own spec house and doing contractor work while serving as the county building inspector.  … Continue reading

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AFTER YEARS OF WORKING AT IT, BRIDGE OVER PITTMAN’S BRANCH ON PITTS CHAPEL RD. WILL BECOME A REALITY

January 11, 2019 The BOC, and Comm. Doug Luke in particular, worked for three or four years to get the one-lane bridge over Pittman’s Branch on Pitts Chapel Road replaced with a two-lane bridge. When talks first commenced, the Jasper … Continue reading

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A CANDIDATE FOR THE DISTRICT 4 SEAT ON THE BOC

January 3, 2019 TWG has talked with someone that might run for the District 4 seat; however, that person wants to wait to see who the establishment gets to run to replace Craig Salmon. If anyone else is willing to … Continue reading

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CRAIG SALMON RESIGNS FROM JASPER COUNTY BOC 

CRAIG SALMON RESIGNS FROM JASPER COUNTY BOC December 27, 2018 Craig Salmon has submitted his resignation to the Jasper County BOC, effective January 1, 2019 at 12:00 am, according to his long letter to the editor in today’s Monticello News. … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY—DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN?

December 26, 2018 In the last several elections, voters in Jasper County have voted overwhelmingly-approximately 70%-Republican.  We have four out of five commissioners, or 80% of the BOC, claiming to be Republican.  Yet each January they vote for the only … Continue reading

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ANOTHER CHRISTMAS PARTY AND WE WEREN’T INVITED—AGAIN!

December 22, 2018 This year the county commissioners’ Christmas party for the employees was kept quiet and no pictures of the extravaganza were posted online.  We do know that Thomas Persons Hall was the site of the Christmas party that … Continue reading

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COUNTY ROAD PRIORITIES DEPEND ON WHAT?

December 9, 2018 A Jasper County road that serves hundreds of people a day has been closed over a month, and no work has been started to repair it. People using Turtle Cove Trailway, which is the major road and main entrance … Continue reading

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