Category Archives: Economic Development

PLAN FOR FUTURE OF JASPER COUNTY KEPT FROM PUBLIC

August 23, 2018  Why is the plan for the future of Jasper County being kept from the public?  The Monticello News has yet to publish what is in the plan.  It didn’t give the public any insight before the public … Continue reading

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DOES THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AGREE WITH YOUR IDEA OF HOW THE COUNTY SHOULD GROW AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT?

August 18, 2018 The Comprehensive Plan for Jasper County and cities of Shady Dale and Monticello contains “goals,” and policies to meet those goals, for the next 10 years.  This plan contains the proposed future Land Use map, showing where … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY & COUNTY ENTER INTO LEASE AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION—WHY IS THIS A BIG SECRET?

August 8, 2018  Only by reading the July 2, 2018 minutes would you ever know that the Jasper County BOC and the DAJC have a lease agreement for a piece of land.  The lease term is one (1) year with … Continue reading

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GEORGIA PACIFIC TO CEASE OPERATION IN JASPER COUNTY

July 27, 2018   During the Development Authority (DAJC) meeting on July 10, 2018, Sam Kelly from Georgia Pacific (GP) made a presentation.  He said GP was hiring and went over all the good things going on there.  Three days … Continue reading

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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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Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker Shire

Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker Shire https://www.reuters.com/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda/japans-takeda-agrees-to-62-billion-takeover-of-shire-idUSKBN1I90IC BUSINESS NEWS MAY 8, 2018 / 2:22 AM Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion Shire deal as pharma M&A rolls on Ben Hirschler, Paul Sandle, Sam Nussey 7 MIN READ LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) … Continue reading

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THE WOOD FLOORING PLANT—WAS A SCAM PERPETRATED ON THE TAXPAYERS OF JASPER COUNTY?

March 24, 2018 The DAJC through its director, David Dyer, has told the TWG that they will not honor the open records request for documents concerning the wood flooring plant…due to “pending litigation.”  Note to DAJC—pending litigation is not an … Continue reading

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