Please be advised that we are experiencing issues with the live stream of meetings. The First and Third Tuesday business meetings are being recorded and will be available under the live stream link once reviewed and downloaded. We hope to resolve this issue soon.Read more
Jones County Youth track and Field Board is still having signups. Below are the dates of the last two days to sign up your athlete.
Location: Morris Bank Recreation Complex (Upper Concession Building)
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dates: Saturdays Jan 12th & Jan 19th
ITS BALL TIME AGAIN. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GET OUT AND GET YOUR KID SIGNED UP.Read more
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
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!
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 free access number is 1-844-537-5375.Read more
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,
Jones Co. Fire Chief / EMA Director
LAKE JONESCO GOLF COURSE
COMMISSIONER WORK SESSION
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,Read more
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