• Board of Assessors Board Appointments
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    Board of Assessors: The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for consideration for the voluntary appointment to the Board of Assessors representing District I, II, and III starting January 1, 2020 fir a 6 year term.

    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 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.

    Board application and the policy for Board Members can be found at  Applications can be submitted in person to the Administration Office at the Government Center or via fax to 478-986-8298.



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  • Planning and Zoning Board Appointments
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    Planning and Zoning Board: The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for consideration for the voluntary appointment to the Planning and Zoning Board representing District I and District IV, starting January 1, 2020 for a 5 year term.

    The Duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission are to conduct public hearings and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners concerning rezoning and conditional uses, and to make final decisions for new subdivisions within the County.

    This Board meets once a month, usually on the third Monday of each month at the Jones County Government Center.

    Board members are appointed for 5 year terms and are appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

    Board application and the policy for Board Members can be found at  Applications can be submitted in person to the Administration Office at the Government Center or via fax to 478-986-8298.


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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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  • 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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  • Assistant Building Maintenance Director (full-time) BM20-00906
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Building Maintenance Director. Applicant will be responsible for performing all functions of maintaining interiors and exteriors of county-owned buildings and their component parts. Applicant will be responsible for supervision and custodial supervision of county- owned buildings. Applicant must have 2-3 years of experience, a high school diploma or GED and a valid Georgia driver’s license

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  • Maintenance Worker (Full- Time) PR20-03104
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    The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for the full time position of Maintenance Worker for the Parks & Rec Department. Applicants must be able to work 2nd shift hours. The applicant must have 1 year experience with maintenance equipment, cleaning equipment, and hand tools. The position will be responsible for performing routine cleaning, grounds maintenance, and repair tasks for all county recreational facilities. The applicant must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid Georgia driver’s license.

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  • NOTICE: Magistrate Court update
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    Pursuant to an “order declaring judicial emergency”, signed by Georgia supreme court chief justice Harold D. Melton, magistrate court will only be conducting “essential” court functions, as described in the “order declaring judicial emergency.”

    Magistrate court

    Civil filings:

    This court will accept new filings and answers including “statement of claims”, “dispossessories”, “foreclosures of personal property”, and “garnishments.” however, no hearings will be conducted unless there is an emergency situation. All deadlines and statute of limitations are currently suspended.

    Marriage ceremonies:

    No marriage ceremonies will be performed while the “judicial emergency” is in effect {March 14- April 14, 2020)

    Initial appearance hearings (first appearance hearings):

    Initial appearance hearings will be conducted by “tele-conference”

    Pre-warrant applications:

    Pre-warrant applications will be accepted. However, no hearings will be scheduled while the “judicial emergency” is in effect.

    (March 14- April 14, 2020)

    Court dates:

    All court dates for jones county magistrate court that are currently scheduled are postponed until further notice.

    If you have any questions concerning these matters, please feel free to contact Magistrate Court at (478) 986-5113.

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    Letter from Jones County Admin Office

    March 13th, 2020

    Re: Recreation Activities

    After consulting with Emergency Management officials, the Board of Commissioners, and various other Parks and recreation Departments, Jones County has decided to follow suit with the Jones County School System and cancel all recreation events for two weeks, effective immediately.  This includes practices and games for baseball, softball, and track and field.

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  • BASEBALL and SOFTBALL signups for Hwy 49 park
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    JCAL Registration at Highway 49

    3 dates left for registration


    We’ve had someone donate 2 sets of 2 tickets for the Feb 25th Macon Mayhem Hockey home game. JCAL will be holding a drawing for each pair of tickets.


    To be entered in the drawing. All you have to do Is come sign your kids up for baseball or softball.


    1 entry per child.


    You have 3 more chances to get entered.

    Thursday 2/20 from 6-8

    Saturday 2/22 from 9-3

    Sunday 2/23 from 1-3


    Only 3 days left for registration!


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    MORRIS BANK RECREATION COMPLEX is about to kickoff with baseball and softball season.

    JCNL sign ups dates are listed below

    Location: 146 Recreation rd  in the Football Boardroom

    Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-8pm from Jan 21st – 30th

    Saturdays 10am – 2pm  Jan 25th & Feb 1st


    Please make sure you bring your child for sizing and their birth certificate for age verification.

    Fees for registration :

    $110.00 for first child

    $100.00 for additional children in household

    $60 for Weeball

    Payment maybe Cash, Credit, or Check

    For other info visit –





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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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