Tag Archives: Development Authority of Jasper County

HAS THE TAXPAYER-BACKED WOOD FLOORING PLANT CLOSED?

March 21, 2018 Rumors have been rampant since before Christmas that the “Wood Flooring Plant” (Thompson & Thwaite, LLC) has closed.  Reliable sources have told us again this week that the plant is closed.  TWG submitted an open records request … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY GETS $400,000+ GRANT TO BUY PROPERTY—WHICH PROPERTY?

July 14, 2016  Please, don’t tell us taxpayer’s money—yes, a grant is taxpayer’s money—is going to buy “some old property” as Comm. Trammell revealed at the last BOC meeting.  Is this “old property” the Old Washington Park School building?    … Continue reading

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DON’T BE FOOLED! THE COUNTY IS NOT CUTTING THE BUDGET

May 19, 2015 County Manager, Karen Degges and our Commissioners are “struggling” with cutting the budget. Don’t be fooled! They are not cutting the budget; they are cutting out some of the wish lists submitted by the departments and others … Continue reading

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You are now on the hook for $1.8M if things don’t work out

April 16, 2015 Tonight, Comm. Gene Trammell took charge of the meeting, and immediately removed everything from the agenda except Economic Development and the Intergovernmental Agreement to guarantee $1,800,000 of bonds for the Thompson & Thwaite LLC Project (Frank Lake … Continue reading

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NOTICE—DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO FLOAT $2M OF BONDS

March 15, 2015   Following is the public notice posted in the legal ads this past Thursday. The Jasper County EDA plans to float $2,000,000 of bonds to help another company locate here in Jasper County. TWG will be interested … Continue reading

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