Category Archives: Economic Development

CITY TO PURCHASE NEW MEGASITE—COST UNKNOWN TO PUBLIC—40 YEARS OF DEBT TO BUY

June 7, 2017 The Monticello News recently printed an article titled, “City to Purchase Megasite for Water, Growth”  Even though the Monticello News reported “the purchase WILL be made through USDA grants and loans,” there has NOT been a grant … Continue reading

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Georgia hit by company’s failure—Taxpayers on hook for over $61 million

March 22, 2017 But wait, we are told repeatedly that the taxpayers never, ever, ever have to pay when companies go under.  It seems as if it is Economic Development projects or other businesses, the State always comes to bail them … Continue reading

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TWG RESPONSE TO JDA DEMAND LETTER & ASSERTIONS

December 1, 2016 An open letter to JDA in response to their DEMAND letter. Dear JDA, I didn’t realize YOU had already made the decision that the $1.1 Billion of bonds were NOT secret.  I guess I didn’t get that … Continue reading

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JDA SENDS DEMAND LETTER TO TWG—WANTS RETRACTION OF BLOG

November 30, 2016 On November 10, 2016 TWG posted a blog entitled JDA IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.  If you didn’t read it, please do so by clicking the link so you can understand the information in the … Continue reading

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC—LEGAL ADVERTISMENT—ADDITIONAL $85,000,000 of JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BONDS TO BE ISSUED

November 29, 2016 The following notice appeared in EACH of the four counties’ newspapers this past week.  This notice is for the issue of $85,000,000 of additional bonds, issued by JDA for Baxter/Baxalta  and will run for 2 weeks before … Continue reading

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WHY WE SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT JASPER COUNTY FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS

November 13, 2016   This week Gene Trammell was elected as District 3 Commissioner (and probably will be elected Chair once again), and will serve in that capacity for the next 4 years.  He billed himself as a progressive. In … Continue reading

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JDA IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

November 10, 2016 $85,000,000 more in bonds issued on top of $1.1 Billion   In October 2015,  TWG reported that the JDA planned to sell much of their land in Stanton Springs to a developer, Kippy Clarke, at a huge … Continue reading

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