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  • Jones County Board of Commissioners Celebrate Prescription Savings Success
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    The Coast2Coast Rx Card program has saved residents $194,819.79 dollars on their prescriptions since the launch of the Coast2Coast Rx Card. The program launched in July 2012 with the endorsement of the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

    “The Jones County Board of Commissioners is very pleased to have approved distribution of the Coast2Coast Rx Free Discount Prescription Card to assist Jones County residents with the cost of their prescription medications,” said Preston Hawkins, Chairman of the Jones County Board of Commissioners. “ We believe that this card will offer savings to our residents that are not insured, underinsured, or who have plans that do not cover a certain drug. In the 42 months that this Free Prescription Card has been offered, our citizens using the card have saved 71.2% on their prescriptions.”

    The free discount prescription card program provides residents and their families with a number of benefits that produce immediate discounts on prescriptions as well as dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services. The discount card also offers discounts on various lab and imaging services; diabetes supplies and equipment as well as pet prescriptions. Not only does the Coast2Coast Rx program facilitate discounts on healthcare resources for Jones County residents and their families — the program provides a royalty of $1.25 per prescription for Jones County public programs.

    “We are pleased to work with Jones County, which prides itself on providing programs that enrich the lives of its residents, in assisting its families with beneficial discounts on health related needs. It is of utmost importance to the Jones County Board of Commissioners and the Coast2Coast Rx program to help those in need of obtaining prescriptions and other health care related services,” said Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of the Coast2Coast Rx program. He added, “We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with Jones County and maintaining savings on health services for Jones County families.”

    The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all consumers, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 65% in 2015 on the cost of prescription drugs. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Florida and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

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  • We Welcome You
    We Welcome You
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    In today’s fast-paced and bustling society, it may seem impossible to find a place that offers both tranquility and excitement within the same area. Jones County, in Middle Georgia, is such a place, offering businesses, families, and retirees an endearing and affordable lifestyle.

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  • Keep Jones Beautiful
    Keep Jones Beautiful
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    The Keep Jones Beautiful Commission was started in 1978 by Carol Brittain. Under her direction, it won two National First Place awards which were presented to the KJB Commission in Washington, D. C. In 1981 Carol Brittain received the Professional Leadership Award which was one of the four awards presented in the United States. The award was presented in Washington, D. C. There were several first place awards received on the state level by Commission Directors, Carol M. Brittain and Tammy Seabolt Brittain. Awards were received based on the submission of a detailed account of all of the events and program accomplishments sponsored by the Commission for the year.

    KJB is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. and Keep Georgia Beautiful, Inc. which are under the umbrella of the Department of Community Affairs. They strive to educate the public on the importance of preserving, cleaning and beautifying the environment with one of the goals to be litter free. Emphasis is placed on the importance of recycling and proper waste disposal.

    Volunteers from throughout the county serve on a commission/board dedicated to beautification projects and educational programs designed to improve our community and promote awareness of environmental issues. Partnerships have been formed with the schools as well as civic organizations, churches, scouts, residential neighborhoods, the business community, and law enforcement.

    Examples of the success of this program are seen throughout the community including Carol’s Park, seasonal decorations, day lily beds along the railroad tracks, and the planting of trees and flower beds in several public areas and government buildings.

    There were numerous grants received under the direction of Tammy Brittain and Carol Brittain. Carol Brittain received grants to initiate the County’s first recycling centers and earned an outstanding reputation for Jones County throughout the state in our innovative leadership in this area. Tammy Brittain received the first Scrap Tire Management grant which was used to begin the Environmental Code Enforcement Program. This program still continues although all state funding has been eliminated. Tiffany Whorton is the County’s Code Enforcement Officer. Grants have sponsored a wide variety of things from the purchase of playground equipment and timbers enclosing the area made from recycled tires to oil recycling stations at several recycling centers.

    The office is open part time and is located at the Jones County Civic Center in downtown Gray.

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  • Jones County History
    Jones County History
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    Carrie Williams
    Jones County Historian

    Jones County is rich in history and natural beauty. Originally inhabited by the Creek Indians, Jones County was part of the frontier settlement when it was partitioned from neighboring Baldwin County on December 10, 1807. Named for James Jones, a prominent Savannah attorney, Georgia legislator and United States Congressman, Jones County sat on Georgia’s southwestern border, at that time the Ocmulgee River.

    The original county seat of Clinton was one of the fastest growing centers of trade and culture in Georgia. It was a bustling town known for commerce and gracious living and the site of a factory of manufacturing cotton gins.

    Although the county prospered into the 1860’s, the Civil War had a profound effect on the county. Many of the county’s sons, homes, churches, schools, and even entire towns were lost to the war effort. Union troops burned the town of Griswoldville to stop the manufacture of Confederate pistols. Blountsville also suffered great losses during the War, and eventually disappeared.

    Moving into the twentieth century, the city of Gray became the county seat in 1905, and the city began to thrive with commercial and retail establishments. Gray is supported by excellent rail and highway access. Now a mixture of the old and the new flourish in the county which is dotted with small, quaint communities: Round Oak, Griswoldville, Haddock, Wayside, Bradley, East Juliette, James, and Clinton. Each of these communities is unique and rich in history, offering a glimpse of what life has been like in Georgia over the last two hundred years, and all are important to Jones County’s heritage.

    The renovated Jones County Courthouse, which was built in 1905, is located in Gray and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Another of the numerous sites of historic significance is the former Jones County High School facility, which was designed by female architect Ellamae League (1899 – 1991) and constructed in 1936. This facility has been renovated as the Jones County Civic Center, which houses the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Jones County, the Keep Jones Beautiful Commission, the Jones County Boys and Girls Club, Central Georgia Technical College, the Jones County Auditorium, the Family Connection office, and other meeting area for public and civic purposes as determined by the five-member county commission.

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  • Visit Carol’s Park
    Visit Carol’s Park
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    Located adjacent to the Jones County Courthouse in downtown Gray, this park offers picnic tables, benches and a gazebo. This park was named for Carol Moss Brittain upon her retirement as the Clean Community Coordinator after 18 years of service. She designed and over saw the development of the park. This park provides a quaint, romantic setting for outdoor weddings and is the perfect place for family picnics.

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  • Maintenance Worker (full-time) PR17-3103
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    Candidate will perform a variety of maintenance tasks including: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, cleaning, and lawn care. Preferred 1 years’ experience. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and valid Georgia driver’s license.

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  • Records Management Intern (temporary/part-time) HR17-202
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    Must be a college student or recent graduate. Position requires organizational skills, creative thinking, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Please submit application and resume.

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  • ESPLOST
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    ESPLOST RESULTS ARE IN!!

    YES – 1080 (84.11%)

    NO – 204 (15.89%)

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  • Automated Meter Reading System Installation Bid
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    Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for the installation of Automated Meter Reading System for the Jones County Board of Commissioners will be received by The Jones County Board of Commissioners until 11:30 a.m. on March 21, 2017 at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd., Gray, GA 31032, ATTN: Ms. Shannon Wagner or Mr. Jason Rizner at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read in the Commission Chambers, local time prevailing. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

    Work to Be Done: The work to be done shall consist installing up to 300 AMR water meters and various accessories for the Jones County Board of Commissioners, as shown in the Bid Form and Specifications.

    Plans and Contract Documents: Contract Documents are on file for review at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, Georgia 31032 and at the Dodge Plan Room. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Ingram & Associates Consulting Engineers, L.L.C., 332 New Street, Macon, GA 31201, Phone: (478) 745-3996, Fax: (478) 742-4690, upon payment of $50.00 for each set (non-refundable), Attn: Stephanie Watson.

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  • Water System Improvements – Haddock Water System Material Bid
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    Sealed Bids:  Sealed bids for the construction of Water System Improvements to serve the Haddock Water System will be received by the Jones County Board of Commissioners until 11:30 a.m. on March 21, 2017 at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd., Gray, GA 31032, ATTN:  Mr. Jason Rizner at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read.  No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days. BIDS MUST BE GOOD FOR 60 DAYS. 

    Work To Be Done: The work to be done shall consist of furnishing all materials and accessories necessary to construct the project titled Water System Improvements to serve the Haddock Water System as shown on the construction drawings. In general, this bid consists of furnishing all materials and accessories necessary to construct an 8” water main along Highway 22 from the Baldwin County line to the Haddock Water System approximately 3,800 LF away. This bid is for all materials needed for this.

    Plans and Contract Documents: Plans and Contract Documents are on file for review at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, Georgia 31032. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Ingram & Associates Consulting Engineers, L.L.C., 332 New Street, Macon, GA 31201, Phone: (478) 745-3996, Fax: (478) 742-4690, Email: stephanie@ingrameng.com upon payment of $100.00 for each set (non-refundable).

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  • Final Phase – Water System Improvements for Gray Hwy. Material Bid
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    Sealed Bids:  Sealed bids for the construction of FINAL PHASEWater System Improvements to serve Gray Highway from Joycliff Road to Greenwood Road will be received by The Jones County Board of Commissioners until 11:30 a.m. on March21, 2017 at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd., Gray, GA 31032, ATTN:  Mr. Jason Rizner at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read.  No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days. BIDS MUST BE GOOD FOR 60 DAYS.

    Work To Be Done: The work to be done shall consist of furnishing all materials necessary to construct the project titled Final Phase – Water System Improvements to serve Gray Highway from Joycliff Road to Greenwood Road as shown on the construction drawings. In general, this bid consists of furnishing all materials and accessories necessary to construct a 12” water main along Creekside Road, from Lite-n-tie Road to Gray Highway. This bid is for all materials needed for this.

    Plans and Contract Documents: Plans and Contract Documents are on file for review at the Jones County Board of Commissioners, 166 Industrial Blvd, Gray, Georgia 31032. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Ingram & Associates Consulting Engineers, L.L.C., 332 New Street, Macon, GA 31201, Phone: (478) 745-3996, Fax: (478) 742-4690, Email: Stephanie@ingrameng.com upon payment of $100.00 for each set (non-refundable).

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  • Laborer (full-time) PW17-12331
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    This position requires light to heavy manual labor and involves working in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to safely use common hand tools, garden/yard equipment, and various power tools. Must have High School Diploma or equivalent and valid Georgia Driver’s License.

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  • Laborer (part-time) GC17-3207
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    This position requires light to heavy manual labor and involves working in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to safely use common hand tools, garden/yard equipment, and various power tools. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and High School diploma or equivalent.

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  • Water Well Trust Seeks Low Income Households for a new water well or rehabilitation of an existing water well.
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    Funds are still available for low-interest loans to eligible individual households for a new water well or rehabilitation of an existing water well. WWT limits funding to a maximum of $11,000 per household. Loans have an interest rate of 1% with terms of up to 20 years.

    To qualify for a WWT loan, applicants must be the owner and occupant of the home as their primary residence. In addition, the applicant’s household income must not exceed 100% of the median non-metropolitan household income for the state in which the applicant resides. The 2016 Non-Metropolitan median household income for Georgia is $45,300.The income criteria apply to both the applicant and all other occupants of the home.

    Prospective applicants can download the application form and instruction letter from the Water Well Trust website at waterwelltrust.org/apply or call 202-625-4383 for more information.

     

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  • SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK – FEB 6-10
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    In conjunction with Jones County Emergency Management Agency and state and local partners, next week (February 6-10) will be recognized by the state of Georgia as Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

    In light of the devastating outbreak that affected the southern half of the state on January 21-22, a larger number of Georgians have now witnessed the incredible power/impacts severe weather can bring to this state/region.  Let us use this preparedness week as a reminder to everyone, of just how dangerous severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, and even flash flooding, can be across this state, and the Southeast region.

    Specific topics and days through the week are as follows:

    Monday, February 6: Family Preparedness (including NWR and Wireless Emergency Alerts).

    Tuesday, February 7: Thunderstorm Safety (large hail/damaging wind)

    Wednesday, February 8: Tornado Safety **including statewide Tornado Drill at 9AM EST**

    Thursday, February 9: Lightning Safety.

    Friday, February 10: Flash Flooding/Flood Safety.

    Thank you for all your continued support.
    AUTH:  DRG600

     

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Jones County, Georgia
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, Georgia 31032-1359
Office: (478) 986-6405
Fax: (478) 986-6462

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