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  1. Tropical Storm Hits Jasper County HardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 21 | Monticello News

    Virtually all Jasper County roads were reopened by Wednesday morning, and there was hope that those homes without electricity may get it on Wednesday. Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation was still showing about 1,200 meters in Jasper County out, Wednesday morning, and persons in the city of Monticello along Hillsboro/Hilton Street were without power Wednesday.

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  2. Monticello Council Gets, Gives PraiseRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 21 | Monticello News

    The Monticello City Council heard from two very pleased citizens regarding the repair of Rooks Lane in Monticello and its repairs. The two citizens had been before the council several months ago to stress the need of repair to their street.

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  3. Football Contest Starts This WeekRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 7 | Monticello News

    The Monticello News annual football contest kicks off today, Aug. 31, with a slate of 15 games listed on page 9 of today's paper. Many readers are familiar with the format, and rules are on page 9. However, for newcomers, it is a mix of high school, college and pro games each week.

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  4. No Races Are Contested in NovemberRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 7 | Monticello News

    Qualifying for Monticello city council and mayor and Jasper County Clerk of Court ended last Thursday, at noon with no surprises. Lynda Gasses, who had previously announced she would be running for Clerk was the only person to qualify for that position.

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  5. Several Get Jail TimeRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 31 | Monticello News

    Judge Alison Burleson presided over the Jasper County Superior Court trial calendar proceedings last week that resulted in jail time for several defendants. Desi Jamar Appling was sentenced to serve seven years in confinement with the remainder of a 30 year balance on probation as a repeat offender for counts including sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and forgery in the first degree.

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  6. Job Fair Attracts ManyRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | Monticello News

    Over 100 job seekers attended the Jasper County Job Fair that was held on August 17, at Southern Crescent Technical College, Jasper County campus, on Industiral Park Drive in Monticello. The Development Authority of Jasper County, and Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Southern Crescent Technical College to host a combined Job Fair and SCTC Open House.

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  7. County Determines SPLOST ProjectsRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | Monticello News

    The Jasper County Commissioners Monday agreed on three items to be included on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax question to be on the ballot in November. The three items will not exceed what the sales tax will bring in...$3.9 million.

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  8. Monticello Baptist Church Calls New PastorRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2017 | Monticello News

    During the Sunday morning worship service on July 30th, 2017, the members of Monticello Baptist Church voted to call Rev. David Artessa as their new senior pastor.

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  9. Valdosta State University Drum Majors Tristan Harper, James SampsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | Monticello News

    Valdosta State University and former Jasper County High School colleagues Tristan Harper and James Sampson are now sharing the field as VSU drum majors of the university's marching band known as the Blazin' Brigrade. Readers may remember that James became a drum major for the Brigade last year, he will retain that role and now share it with fellow JCHS graduate.

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  10. Persons Are Arrested; Thefts Are ReportedRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2017 | Monticello News

    Jasper County deputies investigated several thefts that were reported this week, but most date back some time. In July, a resident reported the theft of livestock from a pasture off Hwy.

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  11. Qualifying Is August 21-24Read the original story

    Aug 11, 2017 | Monticello News

    Qualifying for the November 7 election will take place Monday, Aug. 21 through noon Thursday, Aug. 24, a week earlier than previously reported. Elections Superintendent Linda Keller explained the state moved the qualifying date up this year.

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  12. Open House and Job Fair SetRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2017 | Monticello News

    Southern Crescent Technical College has partnered with the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Jasper County to host an Open House and Job Fair at the Jasper County Center in Monticello on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy refreshments and learn more about the programs offered at the Southern Crescent Technical College Jasper location, 112 Industrial Park Dr. These programs include: *Early Childhood Care & Education *Management & Supervisory Specialist *Phlebotomy Technician *Welding SCTC application fees will be waived during this event.

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  13. Man Is Arrested for Armed RobberyRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2017 | Monticello News

    Marvis Armel Wyman, age 36, of Monticello, was arrested on August 2, and charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a report from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office . On July 27, at approximately 11 p.m., a.

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  14. Commission Slashes SPLOST ProjectsRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2017 | Monticello News

    The Jasper County Board of Commissioners heard from a financial planner about issuing General Obligation bonds, and basically determined they did not want to borrow the amount of money they had been considering. Instead of looking at borrowing $8.2 million for assorted projects, the commission is now looking at only $6.2 million.

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  15. Five Injured in Head-on CollisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | Monticello News

    Five people were injured Sunday afternoon, when two trucks collided on Hwy. 212 west at Conley Ditch Road.

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  16. DCA Visits MonticelloRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | Monticello News

    Representatives of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, comprising the community assistant team, visited Monticello and Jasper County last Wednesday and Thursday, July 19 and 20. The DCA group was given a walking tour of downtown Monticello, and a driving tour of the county by the Monticello team. The downtown walking tour focused on the buildings and small businesses.

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  17. Armed Robbery Is InvestigatedRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | Monticello News

    An armed robbery occurred last Thursday, July 27, at Johns's Store on Greene Street, just off the Square. The masked, armed man entered the store about 11 p.m. One round was discharged, according to the report from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office , and no one was injured.

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  18. Hearings Are Held on Proposed Sales TaxRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2017 | Monticello News

    The Jasper County Commission has had two public hearings on its proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax , and a third is scheduled for today, July 27, at 6 p.m. in the commissioner's meeting room in the Courthouse. The commission proposes to borrow some $8.2 million for several projects, then the SPLOST proceeds would be used to pay it back.

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  19. Elected Officials Discuss Splost for CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2017 | Monticello News

    All members of the Jasper County Commission, Shady Dale Mayor Larry Champion, and most of the Monticello City Council sat down together last Thursday to discuss the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax distribution, should voters agree to extend the SPLOST in November. The group reviewed collections to date for the 2012 SPLOST, and briefly discussed projects.

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  20. Two Thefts Are ReportedRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | Monticello News

    Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office had a relatively light week in the past week, investigating only two reports of theft and making note of an IRS telephone scam. A resident on Whitten Way reported the theft of a paint gun and accessories as well as a pair of tennis shoes.

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