Area news outlets need to keep an eye on Jasper. Though stories have been run, primarily on circumstances surrounding a recent city audit, the controversy continues to rage there.
A reader e-mail indicates that the city leadership recently attempted to shut the water off for the Jasper R-5 School District, not because the district was not paying its bill, but because they were paying them when those officials wanted them paid.
The same reader says that nearly three dozen city employees have left during the year and the city no longer has a police department.
This would appear worthy of an examination by the local media.