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True That

Hazlehurst, GA

#61 Sep 9, 2012
All you have to do is request it through the open records act at the county commission Office, Anyone who wants it, and again youre wrong , None of my Family is running to include me, But I do listen and see things.
Fitz native

Miami Beach, FL

#62 Sep 9, 2012
True That wrote:
All you have to do is request it through the open records act at the county commission Office, Anyone who wants it, and again youre wrong , None of my Family is running to include me, But I do listen and see things.
Thank you for the information.
knows

Hogansville, GA

#63 Sep 9, 2012
All offices that have elected officials were ASKED to participate in lay offs not told. And yes, most are participating.
Fitz native

Miami Beach, FL

#64 Sep 9, 2012
Why isn't the sheriff when he demands the lion's share of the budget?
True That

Hazlehurst, GA

#65 Sep 9, 2012
Because he has more responsibility keeping up a Jail with 100 plus inmates and not just a single wide. Smile
Fitz native

Miami Beach, FL

#66 Sep 9, 2012
He's going to bankrupt the county. You can make all the jokes you want. It doesn't matter what you say it's in black in white for all to see. The problem is poor management and if all the taxes were collected then they would be promptly spent by the sheriff.
Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, GA

#67 Sep 10, 2012
But doesnt the commissioners set his budget?Thats the way I understand it
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#68 Sep 10, 2012
True That wrote:
Well the commissioner should be held responsible for this happening
Commission can not do anything about it. Linda is a constitional officer and does not answer to the commission. Only the public. It is not only taxes here it is irrational spending on the county's part. unfortunatly the tax payers and the employees will be the ones making up for it. Not only will you pay more taxes you will also have less services. But that is what the whole outcry was about cut servises instead of raising taxes. Well guess what all you did was give them more. So Taxes were raised and your services are fixing to be cut.
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#69 Sep 10, 2012
Lol wrote:
Kathy Davis is a gutless, spineless fool. She talks alot of huff and puff and get in a meeting and turns to mush. She will be all friendly to your face and stab the hell out of you when your turn around. She is gone in November. Cowan will hand her ass to her.
and in the end you will have yours handed to you. Three silver spoon feed commissioners. You think they give a rats but about you!!!! dont fool yourself. YOU WILL REGET THAT ONE!!!!!!!!but go ahead vote him in. You will not be laughing in the end.
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#70 Sep 10, 2012
Fitzgerald wrote:
No One said shes at fault by her self, But she is apart of it, One of the five that dont know what the hell they are doing. And no its not there job to collect taxes, but they do approve budgets and spend money!, Our Tax money, and they should be help accountable in stead of the county employees!!! Again vote her and phillip outtttt
County commission does set budget however they can not do anything about a contitutional officer going over budget. They spend it cc has to cover it... So how do you stop a constitional officer from not spending if you have no controll over them... People you really need to find out what the cc can and can not do when it comes to Constitional officers. Constitional officers only answer to the public they do not answer to the CC. They do not have to abide by any County policy they choose to follow but do not have to.
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#71 Sep 10, 2012
Fitz native wrote:
Out of the $9,544,898 budgeted for the FY 2012 $3,402,163 is bugeted towards the sheriff's department, jail administration, and E911. That's makes up almost 30% percent of the entire budget. We are paying the tax commissioners office and it's assessors $457,748. If you are interested in exactly what your tax money is being spent on go to www.benhillcounty.com , click on the F.Y.I. tab, then click on 2012 budget, and then click on 2012 expenditures. Then you will see how lopsided the budget is towards the sheriffs office and his minions.
dont beleive everything you see. Not everything is put in those reports. Alot of revenue never shows back up in the departments budget. So some departments look over budget may not have actually been if all revenue showed up correctly. just saying.
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#72 Sep 10, 2012
Fitz native wrote:
Out of the $9,544,898 budgeted for the FY 2012 $3,402,163 is bugeted towards the sheriff's department, jail administration, and E911. That's makes up almost 30% percent of the entire budget. We are paying the tax commissioners office and it's assessors $457,748. If you are interested in exactly what your tax money is being spent on go to www.benhillcounty.com , click on the F.Y.I. tab, then click on 2012 budget, and then click on 2012 expenditures. Then you will see how lopsided the budget is towards the sheriffs office and his minions.
dont beleive everything you read. NOt everything is put in those reports like revenue. There are some departments that do bring in some revenue that is never placed back into their budget and still shows that department over budget. Where is that money showing up at? everything looks good on paper wether it is correct or not is the question>>>>>
Menace7

Douglas, GA

#73 Sep 11, 2012
Hey totally tired of politics how bout you shut your dumbass mouth Mr. Cowan wasn't raised on a silver spoon he worked hard to get where he's at and didn't run his mouth like you damn idiot... And noo40 how bout you give your real name if not stop telling people to give their's... I'll meet both of you anywhere if you keep talking stupid shit about Mr. Cowan.
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#74 Sep 12, 2012
hahahah Ignorance is hilarious! If you think Cowan wont be a yes man then you have another thing coming. Obviously you dont know squat about how this little town is ran! And if you do then you wouldnt be defending it unless you are one of those yes men too. GROW UP this is reality. It doesnt mean that he is a bad person I am sure he is a very nice man. BUT EVERYONE KNOWS who got him to run! He himself made the statement he didnt really want to run!. come on. Dont hate the game. Just know how its played! If he wins I HOPE and PRAY that HE will be everything you say he is! and not the yes man! It would be sad if he let you down with your high aspectations of him.
Menace7 wrote:
Hey totally tired of politics how bout you shut your dumbass mouth Mr. Cowan wasn't raised on a silver spoon he worked hard to get where he's at and didn't run his mouth like you damn idiot... And noo40 how bout you give your real name if not stop telling people to give their's... I'll meet both of you anywhere if you keep talking stupid shit about Mr. Cowan.
noo40

Fitzgerald, GA

#75 Sep 12, 2012
Menace7 wrote:
Hey totally tired of politics how bout you shut your dumbass mouth Mr. Cowan wasn't raised on a silver spoon he worked hard to get where he's at and didn't run his mouth like you damn idiot... And noo40 how bout you give your real name if not stop telling people to give their's... I'll meet both of you anywhere if you keep talking stupid shit about Mr. Cowan.
Personally, I really like Cowan.. Do I think he needs to be a cc, no!!! I think he would personally agree.. His own family has said he didn't really want to do it, but was harassed by 2 county commissioners that wants k.davis out [ she dont play along with them]!! I have also heard people with signs for cowan in their yard say they are supporting him because he is a friend...not necessarily voting for him. I have a lot of friends that I love, but that doesn't mean I want them running the county! As for putting my name on here I put a fictitious name to give an opinion, not to BASH someones name. And what do you plan on doing to " totally tired of politics" and me when we " meet you anywhere"???
Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, GA

#76 Sep 12, 2012
If he takes Cathys place, Phillip and scott will have what they want, But Phillip is gonna go too
Really

Fitzgerald, GA

#77 Sep 12, 2012
How is Philip going to "go"? He has no opposition..... DA
Totally tired of politics

Kittanning, PA

#78 Sep 12, 2012
There are specific CC's that think the people of Ben Hill county are not only beneath them but ignorant. They are so far from the people that they have no idea that people know exactly what is up. The thing is MONEY talks in this town. Like any small town. But the PEOPLE are getting tired of it and are starting to show it. It would have been interesting to see what the outcome would have been if they would have let that Herring guy run. But then again IT was known that there was a really good chance he could win.(If he wasnt scared he would not have stopped it.) It would have been let the best man win and let the PEOPLE make the choice but once again BEN HILL COUNTY has no voice. Let the Puppet Masters work their magic.. POOF its done.
noo40 Great POST!!!!! Totally agree with you
Fitz native

London, KY

#79 Sep 12, 2012
Totally tired of politics wrote:
<quoted text>dont beleive everything you read. NOt everything is put in those reports like revenue. There are some departments that do bring in some revenue that is never placed back into their budget and still shows that department over budget. Where is that money showing up at? everything looks good on paper wether it is correct or not is the question>>>>>
If there are departments that bring in some revenue, such as the sheriff's department; why aren't these department somewhat self sustainable? That is a good question. Where is all that revenue going? Why do the departments that create the most revenue demand the most from the county? It is foul anyway you look at it.
Phillip J

United States

#80 Sep 13, 2012
Whatever wrote:
If you want to know who hasn't paid taxes, go to this site and where it says search, choose by name and put just the first letter and it will list all the people and businesses that begin with that letter. You can just go down the alphabet.
http://www.benhillcountytax.com/TaxSearch/def...
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