With Winter Weather Preparedness Week and the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share some FEMA resources that you may find helpful. Feel free to customize them as you see fit!


    Winter Weather Social Media Toolkit: https://www.ready.gov/winter-toolkit


    Winter Storm Playbook: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1423496371216-93e95c701b1f9bc95a2faacfafa03590/AP_PLYBK_WS_final_090414_508b.pdf


    When the Sky Turns Gray (animated video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVpGJ_Xl__w&list=UUVrYey5SZMid_VZk9D8tYmA


    Holiday safety social media toolkit: https://www.ready.gov/holiday-toolkit


    Please let me know if Jones County EMA can assist you in any way.  Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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  • Check your provisional ballot status
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    NOTICE:  The Secretary of State’s Office has established a secure website and free-access telephone number for provisional ballot voters to access to determine whether their provisional ballots were counted and if not, the reason why.

    The website is http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/check_your_provisional_ballot_status_for_november_6_2018_election

    The free access number is 1-844-537-5375.

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    For the Past 36 years Jones County Department of Fire Rescue / EMA has sponsored an Annual Photo Fund Raising Program to help purchase equipment for our Fire Department and EMA. In the next few weeks representatives will be visiting our neighborhoods going from door to door asking to support our Annual Program.  All of the representatives are bonded, licensed, and registered through the Office of Georgia Secretary of State.  The representatives are also required to render an extensive back ground check and submit a personal photo I.D., including make, year, color, and license plate number of each vehicle that the representatives will be driving.  Each representative going from door to door will have to surrender all of the said information to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office prior to entering our neighborhoods.  This fund raiser has been extremely helpful for many years by purchasing rescue tools, extrication equipment, personal protective equipment, training equipment, etc.  For every donation submitted a 10 x 13 family portrait will be given free of charge as a way of saying thank you.  All donations are tax deductible.  On behalf of the Jones County Department of Fire Rescue / EMA, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your past, current, and future support.  Please call the Jones County EMA Office at 478-986-6672 for any information needed.


    Proudly Serving You,

    Don Graham

    Jones Co. Fire Chief / EMA Director


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  • Commissioner Work Session about Lake Jonesco Golf Course
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    Attention to all Jones County Golfers the Commissioners are having a work session on
    Oct. 2nd at 5:30 pm.
    Location will be at the Jones County Gov. Center Commissioner Meeting room.
    Everyone is invited to come and discuss Lake Jonesco Golf Course with the Commissioners and express any thoughts, ideas, or concerns about the Course.

    Thank you,
    Matt Goins

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    September is National Preparedness Month

    (ATLANTA) – September is National Preparedness Month, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is working with Jones County Emergency Management Agency along with other Emergency Management Agencies to ensure citizens across the state are preparing themselves and their families for natural and man-made disasters. Throughout the month, GEMA/HS is encouraging all Georgia residents to prepare before disasters strike. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

    “As we observe National Preparedness Month, it is the perfect opportunity for the citizens of Georgia to create a personal and family plan for potential disasters,” said GEMA/HS Director Homer Bryson.

    Taking steps each week toward developing a plan will increase household and community responsiveness when severe weather and other emergencies occur. The themes each week during National Preparedness month are:

    Week 1: September 1-8 Make and Practice Your Plan

    Week 2: September 9-15 Learn Life Saving Skills

    Week 3: September 16-22 Check Your Insurance Coverage

    Week 4: September 23-30 Save For an Emergency

    On September 15, National Day of Action, residents are encouraged to participate in a preparedness event in their school, business or place of worship. For tips and tools to get your family and community ready for a disaster, visit www.ready.ga.gov. Additional preparedness information is also available from your local EMA director.

    As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments in partnership with private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to www.ready.ga.gov for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready kit.

    Don Graham, EMA Director


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  • Jones County Board Appointments
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    BOARD OF ASSESSORS Jones County is accepting applications for consideration for the voluntary appointment to the Board of Assessors representing District II starting January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023.

    It is the duty of the Jones County Board of Assessors to:

    1. Value Property – assure that all personal property and all real property have been returned for taxation at the proper valuation;
    2. Examine Returns – examine the returns of real and personal property to determine if property has been omitted from the return or the valuation returned represents the fair market value of the property;
    3. Correct Returns – correct returns and assess the property at fair market value;
    4. Send Notices – give written notice to the taxpayer of changes in the return. Send annual assessed value notices. The Jones County Development Authority exists for the public good and general welfare to develop and promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities in Jones County. It allows job tax credits offered by the State as incentives for relocating manufacturers and warehouse facilities to Georgia (O.C.G.A. 36-62-5.1).  It does have the ability to take on debt and issue revenue bonds.  The Jones County Development Authority meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:00am in the Conference Room of the Knox Civic Center. Board members are appointed for 4 year terms by the Board of Commissioners.

    RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Jones County is accepting applications for consideration for the District II and District IV appointments to the Recreation Advisory Board starting January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021

    DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD Jones County is accepting applications for consideration for the appointments to the Development Authority Board starting January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022. There are (4) 4 year positions that have terms ending December 31, 2018.

    The Board of Assessors meets the first Thursday of every month and as needed in the Charlotte C. Wilson Conference Room, 166 Industrial Blvd., Gray, Georgia. Board members serve 6 year terms and are appointed by the Jones County Board of Commissioners.

    The mission of the Board is to assist in providing, establishing and maintaining a county wide public recreation program; to actively plan and facilitate present and future county recreational needs; to actively participate in programs and disseminate information to educate the citizens of Jones County concerning development and progress of the recreation department. To assist in providing, establishing and maintaining programs for all Jones county citizens and league participants regardless of age, race, gender or physical abilities. To progressively communicate the needs and accomplishments of the recreation department to the Board of commissioners, the citizens and the community partners. The term of office shall be for three (3) years.

    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. The County Wide position can be filled by any resident in Jones County. 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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  • Budget and Millage Rate Hearings
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners, do hereby announce that a meeting will be held at the Jones County Government Center on August 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM to adopt a millage rate. A 2019 Budget meeting will be held immediately following. Copies of the proposed budget will be available beginning August 30, 2018 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  A called meeting will be held at the Jones County Government Center on September 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM to adopt a budget for FY2019.

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

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