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  • Jones County Board of Commissioners seeking approximately 2 acres of land
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is searching for approximately 2 acres of land located in close proximity (approximately within 5 miles) of the Convenience Center currently located on Highway 18 East (1587 Ga. Hwy 18 East). If you have property that you would like to be considered, please give Jason Rizner, County Administrator a call at 478-986-8119.

     

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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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  • 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
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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
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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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  • Customer Service Representative (full-time) WD18-02505
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a Customer Service Representative. The applicant will be responsible for the collection of payments on accounts, collection of fees, and the establishment of new accounts. Work involves researching and providing information to customers and/or the collection and reconciliation of various fees related to services. Applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. The applicant must have a High School diploma or equivalent, a valid Georgia driver’s license, and 1-2 years’ experience.

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  • Custodian/Courier (full-time) BM18-00901
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a Custodian/ Courier. The applicant will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the interior of county buildings and performing periodic delivery/ courier duties.  The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Georgia driver’s license, and 1-2 years’ experience.

     

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  • SOCCER SIGNUPS ARE HERE
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    JONES COUNTY SOCCER

    FALL SEASON 2018

     

    What is Jones County Soccer?

    Jones County Soccer is a recreational intramural soccer program for boys and girls ages 4 to 16.  It is designed to promote fun, fellowship and instruction in the game of soccer.

     

    Where and When will games and practices be held?

    All Jones County Soccer games and practices will be held at the Jones County Recreation Center. All games and practices will ONLY be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Occasionally due to number of teams, there may be a need for a Saturday morning game, you will know this in advance from your coach.) The season lasts approximately 9 weeks.  The first date will be THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6 for team placements.  Times will be announced and will vary by age.

     

    What if my child is inexperienced at soccer?

    No problem! This is an instructional and recreational league, particularly in the younger age groups.  The game of soccer is a simple game and it will be taught in its simplest form.  The primary goal is for each child to have fun.

     

    How will the teams be organized?

    Teams will be composed of approximately 8 to 10 players. All teams will be made up of children from the same age group; split as follows (may change due to number of children registered):

    Ages 4 & 5            Boys & Girls

    Ages 6 & 7            Boys & Girls

    Ages 8 – 10            Boys & Girls

    Ages 11 – 12         Boys & Girls

    Ages 13 – 16         Boys & Girls

     

    Who will coach each team?

    This is where we need adult volunteers.  Please sign up on the registration form to volunteer.  No prior soccer experience is needed.  We are always in need of helpers of any kind in order to continue this program and to keep it growing.  We could not do this without our wonderful volunteers!

     

    How do I register?

    Fill out the attached form and either leave it at Dr. Kelleher’s Chiropractic Office or you can mail it to PO BOX 2320, Gray, GA 31032.  Registration will be until August 17. There is limited space available per age group.  Registration will be closed out for each age group once its maximum number has been reached which could happen before August 17.

     

    What is the cost?

    The cost for a child to participate in Jones County Soccer is $100 per child.  Sorry no discount for additional siblings.  This fee includes a jersey, shorts and socks.  Samples sizes available to try on.  Also included in the fee are a trophy, coach’s gift, player gift and refreshments at the end of the season party.  No refunds will be made after August 17.  Make checks payable to Jones County Soccer.

     

    What other equipment will each participant need to play?

    All players are required to wear shin guards and soccer cleats for practice and games and are the player’s responsibility.  Also needed per player is a soccer ball.  Sizes 3 for ages 4-5, Size 5 for ages 6-16.  These can be purchased at nearly any sports shop for a relatively small expense.  Bring water with you to drink for each practice or game.  There will be a Concession Stand open.

     

    How may I obtain more information?

    Any questions about soccer or to find out if soccer practice or game has been canceled due to weather please call 478-986-6444 or www.jonescountysoccer.org.  You can also visit us on Facebook at Jones County Soccer.  Cancellations will be on the voicemail and website.  More than not the game is on!

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  • JCYFL Youth Football Signups
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    JCYFL Nation…the time is almost upon us and we are preparing for our upcoming season.  Having said that, our sign up dates are listed below.  Please be on the look out for our signs out and about in Gray/Jones Co.  Also please share and let everyone know.  If you have any questions, please feel free to send a message or email jcyfl2.0@gmail.com

     

    Sign Up Dates:

    Tuesday’s, 6P.M.-8P.M.

    July 24th/31; August 7th

    Thursday’s, 6P.M.-8P.M.

    July 26th; August 2nd/9th

    Saturday’s**, 9A.M.-Noon

    August 4th/11th

    **Note, WILL NOT have signups on any Saturday in July.

     

    Football Player Prices:

    1st Child-$125

    2nd Child-$115

    3rd Child-$100

     

    Cheer $80.00, must be within the ages of 5-12. Can move and can cheer with a sibling in any league regardless of age.

     

    ~Cash and CC only, NO CHECKS.

    If paying with a credit card a processing fee of $5.00 per transaction will be added.

     

    Child MUST be present at time of registration, MUST have copy of Birth Certificate these are NOT kept on file.

     

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  • Historic Preservation Commission Appointment
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    Historic Preservation Commission Board Appointment

    Jones County is accepting applications for consideration for the appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission Board for a 3 year term beginning 9/1/2018 to 8/31/2021. This Board was established to provide designation of Historic Properties or Historic Districts and to provide for issuance of certificates of appropriateness; to provide for appeals procedure; to repeal conflicting ordinances while preserving and enhancing places, districts, sites, buildings, structures and works of art having a special historical, cultural or aesthetic interest or value to Jones County. Board members are appointed for 3 year terms by the Board of Commissioners.

    Board application and the policy for Board Members can be found at www.jonescountyga.org under Boards and Authorities under the Government Heading. District map can be found under Board of Commissioners under the Government Heading. County Wide positions can be filled by anyone residing in the county. District positions must be filled by resident within the district. This is not a district appointment. Application can be submitted in person to the Administration Office at the Government Center or via fax to 478-986-6008.

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  • Parks/Rec and BOE Summer Feeding Program
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    Summer Feeding Program

    location:  Wells Elementary School

    June 4th – July 27th          Monday – Thursday  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    We will be taking off the week of July

    Below is the Bus route that will be picking up kids.   All kids are welcome to come to Wells Elementary School.

     

    Bus Routes:       June 4-July 27
    SEAMLESS Summer Meals
    Wells Elementary School
    10:50 to 11:45
    Route 1 Pick up Pick up spots Drop off
    10:25 Baker Acre Mobile Home Park 12:10
    10:30 Emerald Mobile Home Park 12:05
    10:38 Kingsview/ Champion 12:03
    10:40 Champion/Kingsview 12:00
    10:42 Stonewall/Confederate 11:58
    10:45 Confederate/Rebel 11:55
    11:45 to 12:45
    Route 2 Pick up Pick up spots Drop off
    11:00 Fox Road/Hollow Dr 12:35
    11:05 Largo / Robbie Dr 12:40
    11:08 Largo/ Traci Dr 12:42
    11:15 Jones Acre Mobile Home Park 12:45
    11:18 East Virginia Ave/ Sage 12:50
    11:20 Avalon / Tanner Ter 12:55
    11:25 Hickroy Ridge/Timothy Cir 1:00
    11:30 Hinton MHP 1:10
    11:32 Herndon MHP 1:05
    11:38 Jones Crossing stops will be at: 12:25
    Amie/Aaron
    Aaron/Parker
    Parker /Mattie Wells
    12:45 to 1:30
    Route 3 Pick up Pick up spots Drop off
    12:15 New Clinton/ Bramble Ln 2:00
    12:18 SunValley/ Coral Way 1:58
    12:20 Neptune Way/Neptune Ct 1:56
    12:22 New Clinton/Adahi and Alton 1:55
    12:25 Bethune Dr/ McCrary Dr 1:52
    12:28 Bethune Dr/ Starlight 1:49
    12:30 Ruby Dr./ Woodall 1:48
    12:32 Ruby /Joycliff 1:45
    Bus schedule may be slightly delay by 5-10 minutes. slightly delayed by 5-10 minutes.
    Questions or concerns, please call the School Nutrition Office at 478-986-1390

     

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  • RFP- Athletic Field Lighting Improvements
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed proposals for labor and material for lighting improvements on 3 baseball fields at the Highway 18 Complex. Sealed proposals will be accepted until Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10:00AM when they will be opened and read aloud in the Government Center Conference Room. Please contact Leslie Faulk via e-mail at leslie.faulk@jonescountyga.org to receive a bid package.

     

    The Jones County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or proposals, to waive minor irregularities or to select the bid or proposals that is in the best interest of the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

     

     

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  • Resurfacing and Full Depth Reclamation
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed and competitive bids for 1.6 miles of paving, 3.1 miles of resurfacing, and 2.4 miles of full depth reclamation for various roads. Sealed bids will be accepted until 2:00PM April 11, 2018 where they will be opened and read aloud in the Government Center Conference Room. To obtain a bid package please contact Leslie Faulk at 478-986-8261 or leslie.faulk@jonescountyga.org.

    ***Addendum #1 has been issued for this bid with a change date of May 2, 2018 at 2:00PM***

    ***Addendum #2 has been issued for this bid with a change date of May 23, 2018 at 2:00PM***

    ***Addendum #3 has been issued for this bid***

     

    The Jones County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive minor irregularities or to select the bid that is in the best interest of the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt
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    EASTER EGG HUNT

    March 31st at Jones County Parks and Recreation Central Complex off of hwy 18.

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Contact Us

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

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