Tag Archives: Jasper County

ALERT: The City Could Completely Do Away With City Taxes, Slash Utility Rates or Both

May 9, 2018 According a recent letter to the editor, Mayor Pro Tem Stone Workman stated, “the City could completely do away with City taxes, slash utility rates or both.”  There’s just one catch, the County taxpayers are supposed to … Continue reading

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TO SEE THE FALL LEAVES DRIVE THROUGH BEAUTIFUL JASPER COUNTY

November 18, 2016 Why waste an entire day driving to north Georgia to see the leaves turning, when a drive through Jasper County will give you all the color and beauty you could want? Coming into Jasper County on Hwy … Continue reading

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The New 50-Year JDA Agreement Has Some New Ways to Cut What the Counties Get

September 5, 2016 Under the new agreement, JDA gets first dibs on all tax revenues to fund their budget (that they set).  Then JDA debt is paid, which includes a $5.9M GEFA loan and Bank of Madison debt over $1.3M.  … Continue reading

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IS IT TIME TO REPLACE TOMMY CRAIG AS FOUR COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ATTORNEY?

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE JDA/4CDA BOARD September 11, 2015 Dear Joint Development Authority Board Members, Why do you continue to support William Thomas Craig, better known as Tommy Craig, as the attorney for the Four County Development Authority? Why … Continue reading

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MIKE BENTON CHOSEN AS FINANCIAL DIRECTOR FOR JASPER COUNTY

August 31, 2014 Mike Benton has been chosen by County Manager Karen Degges to become the Financial Director for Jasper County. His first day on the job was Monday, August 25, 2014. This choice came as no surprised as it … Continue reading

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RECREATION IN JASPER COUNTY—PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

August 18, 2014 Tonight at 6:00PM there will be a public hearing on a future recreation plan for Jasper County.   The BOC has hired the NE Georgia Regional Commission to work on a plan, and this will be your … Continue reading

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BOC USES NEW MATH TO DEFEND BUDGET

July 7, 2014 Don’t let the BOC misrepresent the recent property tax increase by using “new math” to explain it.   The expenditures shown in the new FY15 budget are $1,000,000 more than the FY14 budget. The BOC raised your … Continue reading

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