Tag Archives: Comm. Carl Pennamon

Comm. CRAIG SALMON SABOTAGES BOC MEETING—AGAIN

June 16, 2017 At the 5/25/17 BOC meeting, Salmon derailed the multi-month budget discussions and tentative approval of the budget by wanting to add several hundred thousand dollars to the budget at the last minute.  His idea was to either … Continue reading

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IN THE LINE OF DUTY?

March 30, 2017 Dear Editor, I have contemplated for over a year about writing this letter, and have talked myself out it several times.  However, the continued “incidents” I see need to be addressed before someone is injured or killed … Continue reading

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GDOT THREATENS BOC – MAINTAIN ROUND-A-BOUTS OR HAVE 380 MONEY WITHDRAWN

February 13, 2017 There was a lot of time spent at last Monday night’s meeting discussing the round-a-bouts (RAB) that GDOT wants to install at Hwy 16 E and Hwy 380 and Hwy 83 N and the new extension of … Continue reading

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SOME COLD HARD FACTS ABOUT JASPER COUNTY EMS

September 13, 2016 With EMS Operations and Billing Services on the agenda last night, there was much anticipation as to what the BOC had decided to do about privatizing EMS.   Comm. Trammell stated, “We all looked at restructuring and … Continue reading

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JASPER COUNTY & NEWTON COUNTY HANDLE NEW JDA AGREEMENT MYSTERIOUSLY

Included–Details on how much each county has provided to JDA to date September 6, 2016 On August 16, 2016 Newton County posted an agenda for a Special Called Meeting which contained item D. Consideration of Amended and Restated IGA Contract … Continue reading

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COMMISSIONERS LUKE & PENNAMON REBUKE TRAMMELL FOR FAVORITISM

July 13, 2016 An unusual exchange between commissioners took place at the Monday, July 11, BOC meeting after citizen comments.  After not keeping time on one citizen, Comm. Trammell tried to reign in other citizens and then tried to cut … Continue reading

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PART 2—DURING AND AFTER THE 3/24/16 BOC MEETING

April 1, 2016  If you missed Part 1—BEFORE the 3/24/16 meeting, read it here.  The purpose of the special called meeting on 3/24/16 was to discuss the purchase of an emulsion tank for Public Works.  DURING THE MEETING Before the … Continue reading

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