Category Archives: County

WHO HAS TAKEN OVER THE WOOD FLOORING PLANT?  ARE THE TAXPAYERS OFF THE HOOK FOR NOW?

July 10, 2018 On March 21, 2018, TWG asked, “Has the taxpayer backed wood flooring plant closed?”  https://taxdogs.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/has-the-taxpayer-backed-wood-flooring-plant-closed/ On March 24, 2018, TWG reported that DAJC’s Executive Director, David Dyer, responded that the DAJC “will not honor the open records … Continue reading

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STATE HAS TO SHUT DOWN KENNEL BECAUSE SHANE SEALY REFUSES TO DO HIS JOB

July 4, 2018 Back in May of this year, TWG sent out a blog about several violations being allowed by Shane Sealy, who is over Code Enforcement.  One was the Peach State K-9 Kennel on Hwy 212 W near Larry’s … 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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COUNTY ALLOWS DEVELOPER TO TEAR UP ROADS WITH NO CONSEQUENCES—EXCEPT TO THE TAXPAYERS

June 27, 2018 It is hard to deal with county officials and their employees that do not seem to understand the rules or enforce the existing rules/ordinances.  The developers tearing up county roads with heavy equipment are given more time … Continue reading

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JACKSON LAKE ROAD—DANGEROUS AND GETTING MORE DANGEROUS WHILE COUNTY IGNORES PLEAS

June 23, 2018 Despite pleas from neighbors on Eagle Dr., both the County Manager, Mike Benton, and the P&Z Director, Shane Sealy, have ignored the dangerous situation reported on Jackson Lake Rd. at the entrance to the new subdivision (“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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