Category Archives: Open Government

BOC APPROVES SETTLEMENT-PAYMENTS TO KAREN DEGGES

It is always easier to give up, give in, and compromise, rather than stand and fight for what is right. September 29, 2017 On 1/13/17, former County Manager, Karen Degges, filed a civil rights lawsuit in Federal court against Jasper … Continue reading

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Chairman Pennamon wants TWG Chair Mary Patrick to Become a Political “Asset” for the Board of Commissioners

August 1, 2017 Last night Comm. Pennamon could not stand it that Mary Patrick thanked Comm. Bruce Henry for sticking in there and pushing (over 3 or 4 meetings) to cut the SPLOST projects and the corresponding debt.   It seems … 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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SALMON TRIES TO BELITTLE CITIZENS AT PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

June 13, 2017  After months of budget discussions without allowing any citizen input, the BOC finally held (legally required) public hearings on the budget.   Even though everyone knew it wasn’t going to change any minds on the BOC, two citizens … Continue reading

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ALLEN SMITH CONSULTING –GRANT WRITERS GET WORK WITHOUT BIDS

March 13, 2017 Last Monday night (3/6/17), the BOC voted to hire Allen Smith Consulting (again) to manage the grant applied for to renovate the Senior Citizens Center, without considering getting bids for the services.  Even though this was previously … Continue reading

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PUBLIC HEARING FOR REGULATION OF BODY ART–MONDAY 3/6/17 AT 6:00PM

March 3, 2017 The Jasper County BOC will hold three (3) public hearings at 6:00PM on March 6, 2017.    Rules & Regulations of Body Art for Jasper County Board of Health  Rules of the Department of Public Health for … Continue reading

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WHO IS PROTECTING SHERRY BRALEY?

February 21, 2017 Miraculously, Sherry Braley’s case has been postponed once again.  The next “supposed” court date will be in May 2017. Sherry Braley was arrested by the GBI in June 2015, and the Grand Jury indicted her in August … Continue reading

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