Category Archives: Economic Development

DO YOU CARE WHAT WILL BE GOING ON IN JASPER COUNTY 10 YEARS FROM NOW?

December 7, 2017 The Comprehensive Plan Committee will help determine how Jasper County looks in the future.  Who is on it and what is their job? The Comprehensive Plan Committee was appointed at the 12/4/17 BOC meeting.  This committee is … Continue reading

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P&Z BOARD IGNORED WHILE DIRECTOR WORKS WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON SPECIAL EVENTS

December 5, 2017 Shane Sealy, P&Z director, has been meeting with the Chamber of Commerce for 10 months to plan and/or work on the special event ordinance, but did not ask for a work session with his own P&Z board … Continue reading

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PROJECT MEATLOAF—WHAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ALL ABOUT

July 1, 2017 It seems “Economic Development” has become nothing more than Corporate Welfare at the expense of county property owners. Project Meatloaf is the code name for an “economic development project” in Cobb County.  What is most interesting about … Continue reading

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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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