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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  • Non-CDL Truck Driver PW18-12309
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of non CDL truck driver at the Public Works Department. Position will operate trucks of various sizes and perform manual labor tasks.  Must have 1 year experience.  Applicant must also have a high school diploma or its equivalent and must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.

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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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  • Current 2018 Tax Digest & 5 Year History of Levy
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                   Current 2018 Tax Digest & 5 Year History of Levy
    County Incorporated 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
    Real & Personal 95,414,516 89,919,427 88,893,509 90,535,823 93,927,198 93,988,748
    Motor Vehicles 6,528,110 5,608,980 3,913,570 3,913,570 2,146,730 1,720,920
    Mobile Homes 91,488 79,272 75,780                  58,256             56,093 62,913
    Timber 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Heavy Duty Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gross Digest 102,034,114 95,607,679 92,882,859 94,507,649 96,130,021 95,722,581
    Less M&O Exemptions 4,896,204 4,069,814 4,062,651 4,227,401 4,338,681 4,514,642
    Net M&O Digest 97,137,910 91,537,865 88,820,208 90,280,248 91,791,340 91,257,939
    State Forest Land Assistance Grant Value 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adjusted Net M&O Digest 97,137,910 91,537,865 88,820,208 90,280,248 91,791,340 91,257,939
    Gross M&O Millage 17.684 17.295 20.067 20.027 20.013 19.938
    Less Rollbacks 2.890 2.396 2.418 2.378 2.364 2.289
    Net M&O Millage 14.794 14.899 17.649 17.649 17.649 17.649
    Net Taxes Levied 1,437,058 1,363,823 1,567,588 1,593,356 1,620,025 1,610,611
    County Unincorporated 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
    Real & Personal 663,514,747 664,394,857 668,876,589 672,353,766 679,575,634 695,503,094
    Motor Vehicles 67,764,140 59,692,870 45,088,830 45,088,830 27,420,040 21,623,460
    Mobile Homes 4,608,132 4,464,843 4,269,130 3,392,980 3,535,357 3,696,072
    Timber 100% 3,465,347 4,237,021 2,210,289 2,579,250 2,710,340 4,090,755
    Heavy Duty Equipment 188,009 873,720 457,024 1,223,940 1,122,179 448,444
    Gross Digest 739,540,375 733,663,311 720,901,862 724,638,766 714,363,550 725,361,825
    Less M&O Exemptions 145,411,580 145,492,633 146,820,825 150,267,329 149,328,138 151,789,877
    Net M&O Digest 594,128,795 588,170,678 574,081,037 574,371,437 565,035,412 573,571,948
    State Forest Land Assistance Grant Value 8,940,360 10,864,891 11,357,561 15,577,208 19,182,304 21,601,938
    Adjusted Net M&O Digest 603,069,155 599,035,569 585,438,598 589,948,645 584,217,716 595,173,886
    Gross M&O Millage 18.134 17.776 20.703 20.835 20.990 21.039
    Less Rollbacks 4.730 4.329 4.506 4.638 4.793 4.842
    Net M&O Millage 13.404 13.447 16.197 16.197 16.197 16.197
    Net Taxes Levied 8,083,539 8,055,231 9,482,349 9,555,398 9,462,574 9,640,031
    Total County Wide 2013 2014 2015 2,016 2,017 2018
    Total County Value 700,207,065 690,573,434 674,258,806 680,228,893 676,009,056 686,431,825
    Total County Taxes Levied 9,520,597 9,419,054 11,049,937 11,148,754 11,082,599 11,250,642
    Net Levy $ Increase -195,852 -101,543 1,630,883 98,817 (66,155) 168,043
    Net Taxes % Increase -2.01 -1.07 17.31 0.89 -0.59 1.52
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P.O. Box 1359
Gray, Georgia 31032-1359
Office: (478) 986-6405
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