Category Archives: Elections/voting

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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WHY WAS THE SPLOST DECREASED?  THE BOC FINDS THAT TAXPAYERS DO NOT WANT MORE DEBT

August 23, 2017 Comm. Pennamon opened the meeting on Monday night by revealing that he has come to realize that the taxpayers of Jasper County do not want more debt.  Comm. Pennamon also has been talking to the two local … Continue reading

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SPLOST GETS MORE CONFUSING—BOC SAYS IT NOW WILL BE $3.5 MILLION

August 22, 2017 The Jasper County BOC met again last night to discuss the 2018 SPLOST projects and corresponding debt.  After 4 months of discussion, nothing has been settled permanently.  First, the SPLOST was $8.5M with corresponding debt, then $6.2M … Continue reading

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COMM. SALMON WANTS SPLOST DEBT BACK TO $8,200,000

August 8, 2017 After Comm. Pennamon went over the new list of SPLOST projects— $2,250,000 for the Sheriff’s offices, $2,250,000 for Roads, and $1,700,000 for a Recreation building — Comm. Salmon asked where the $2M the BOC agreed to cut … Continue reading

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PENNAMON & JERNIGAN TAG-TEAM TO PUMMEL HENRY

July 27, 2017 How dare Comm. Henry think about cuts to bring down the amount the county plans to borrow—now up to $8.2M. There have been two public hearings about the proposed SPLOST and the $8.2M list of projects wanted … Continue reading

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IT WAS A BOND, NOW IT’S JUST BORROWING MONEY.  JDA REVENUE WAS GOING TO HELP PAY THE DEBT, NOW THE BOC SAYS “THEY NEVER SAID THAT.”

July 25, 2017 Constant changes and confusion….it’s how they get you to vote on what they “say” before you know all the facts. Do you know what you will be voting on in November with the 2018 SPLOST?  The purpose … Continue reading

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HOW CAN CITIZENS COMMENT WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON?

July 8, 2017 TWG has complained for years about the vague and even misleading agenda the BOC produces for their meetings.  If the citizens don’t know what an agenda item is about, how do they voice their concerns to the … Continue reading

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