Category Archives: County

SPLOST –DON’T BE DECEIVED–IT IS MORE THAN JUST A PENNY

October 16, 2017 The BOC, Chamber of Commerce, and others like to tell us “it’s only a penny”, but it is a whole lot more than that.  It is additional property taxes year after year PLUS that “penny” on every … Continue reading

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JCWSA OPPOSED TO CITY MEGASITE PROJECT

October 12, 2017 JCWSA member Ken McMichael spoke to the BOC and wanted them to sign a joint letter to USDA opposing the city of Monticello’s “Megasite” project. Mr. McMichael told the BOC the JCWSA has always intended to use … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY BOC TO HAVE NEW WEBSITE…SOMETIME SOON, MAYBE..

October 9, 2017 We have been hearing for months that there will be a new Jasper County website.  The BOC has repeatedly asked, “Where is it?”  County Manager, Mike Benton, continues to say it will be up “next week.”  At … Continue reading

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GDOT PUTS MONTICELLO BYPASS ON SHELF UNTIL 2028

October 5, 2017 Comm. Pennamon gave a shocking report at the Development Authority meeting Tuesday afternoon.  He told all in attendance that GDOT had put the Monticello Bypass (Hwy 380) on the shelf until 2028. He added that GDOT still … Continue reading

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BOC MEETING—LOTS OF TALK, LITTLE ACCOMPLISHED

October 3, 2017 The BOC had lots of talk—much repeated from a previous meeting, and little accomplished.  Here’s what happened–     Old Business: Discussion on New 4-H Vehicle—Cost -approx. $45,000+–TABLED until next meeting so where funds will come from … Continue reading

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BOC MEETING ABOUT LITTLE MORE THAN SPENDING MONEY

October 1, 2017   The BOC meetings have become nothing more than voting to spend money.  Case in point, tomorrow night’s BOC agenda with over $400,000 of requests.  It is doubtful any will be denied.   Old Business: Discussion on … Continue reading

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BOC APPROVES SETTLEMENT-PAYMENTS TO KAREN DEGGES

It is always easier to give up, give in, and compromise, rather than stand and fight for what is right. September 29, 2017 On 1/13/17, former County Manager, Karen Degges, filed a civil rights lawsuit in Federal court against Jasper … Continue reading

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