Category Archives: Water

CITY OF MONTICELLO NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF IMPENDING 40 YEAR LOAN

June 20, 2017 City of Monticello officials have been in talks with USDA-Rural Development since early March about a new ‘megasite’ off  Hwy 11 South at Feldspar Rd.  according to open records received from the USDA.  The most recent meeting … 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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BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A FRAUD FROM THE BEGINNING

NEWTON COUNTY FORENSIC AUDIT VINDICATES ALL THOSE OPPOSED TO BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR How exciting can it be to know that when you stand up for something, you might eventually make a difference?!  It took 13 years, but TWG, Mary Patrick, … Continue reading

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ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR LAND DEAL AND THE STANTON SPRINGS LAND DEAL?

December 18, 2015 After you read the article below, think about the proposed Stanton Springs land sale deal, and ask yourself, is it worth selling $6,560,000+ of land to a developer to reap $836,000? That’s an 87% loss of our … Continue reading

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Newton County commissioners cut ties with County Attorney Tommy Craig

Newton County commissioners cut ties with County Attorney Tommy Craig Alice Queen alice.queen@rockdalecitizen.com As of Wednesday, November 18, 2015 © Copyright 2015 Newton Citizen #COVINGTON — Newton County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday night to sever ties with long-time County Attorney … Continue reading

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DON’T MISS THE 11-Alive INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ON NEWTON COUNTY & TOMMY CRAIG

November 10, 2015   Bear Creek Reservoir?  IRS liens?  $1,000,000+ in fees from Newton County?  What will it be?     Tonight, 11/10/15 at 11:00PM there will be another report by 11-Alive investigator, Catie Beck, about Newton County and attorney … Continue reading

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Newton County BOC Votes to Suspend Spending and to Shelve Bear Creek Reservoir

October 21, 2015   Following are comments after last night’s Newton County BOC meeting and two news articles already posted on the web! This is BIG NEWS, folks! This reservoir would have impacted Jackson Lake and people in Jasper County. … Continue reading

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