******ATTENTION PARENTS*********Basketball Sign ups are here the following are the dates for the sign ups. They will be held at the GOV Center Gym off of Hwy 11. Please bring Birth Certificate and money.Oct 26th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmOct 28th 9:00 am – 1:00 pmNov 2nd 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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.
The Jones County Board of Commissioners, do hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the Jones County Government Center, 166 Industrial Blvd, on August 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM, and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32, do hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s tax digest along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.
Current 2017 Tax Digest & 5 Year History of Levy
County Incorporated 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Real & Personal 98,253,240 95,414,516 89,919,427 88,893,509 90,535,823 93,927,198 Motor Vehicles 6,528,110 6,528,110 5,608,980 3,913,570 3,913,570 2,146,730 Mobile Homes 91,488 91,488 79,272 75,780 58,256 56,093 Timber 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 Heavy Duty Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gross Digest 104,872,838 102,034,114 95,607,679 92,882,859 94,507,649 96,130,021 Less M&O Exemptions 4,745,661 4,896,204 4,069,814 4,062,651 4,227,401 4,338,681 Net M&O Digest 100,127,177 97,137,910 91,537,865 88,820,208 90,280,248 91,791,340 State Forest Land Assistance Grant Value 0 0 0 0 0 0 Adjusted Net M&O Digest 100,127,177 97,137,910 91,537,865 88,820,208 90,280,248 91,791,340 Gross M&O Millage 18.060 17.684 17.295 20.067 20.027 20.013 Less Rollbacks 2.940 2.890 2.396 2.418 2.378 2.364 Net M&O Millage 15.120 14.794 14.899 17.649 17.649 17.649 Net Taxes Levied 1,513,923 1,437,058 1,363,823 1,567,588 1,593,356 1,620,025 County Unincorporated 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Real & Personal 664,357,378 663,514,747 664,394,857 668,876,589 672,353,766 679,575,634 Motor Vehicles 67,764,140 67,764,140 59,692,870 45,088,830 45,088,830 27,420,040 Mobile Homes 4,878,089 4,608,132 4,464,843 4,269,130 3,392,980 3,535,357 Timber 100% 2,791,840 3,465,347 4,237,021 2,210,289 2,579,250 2,710,340 Heavy Duty Equipment 48,040 188,009 873,720 457,024 1,223,940 1,122,179 Gross Digest 739,839,487 739,540,375 733,663,311 720,901,862 724,638,766 714,363,550 Less M&O Exemptions 146,035,974 145,411,580 145,492,633 146,820,825 150,267,329 149,328,138 Net M&O Digest 593,803,513 594,128,795 588,170,678 574,081,037 574,371,437 565,035,412 State Forest Land Assistance Grant Value 7,995,896 8,940,360 10,864,891 11,357,561 15,577,208 19,182,304 Adjusted Net M&O Digest 601,799,409 603,069,155 599,035,569 585,438,598 589,948,645 584,217,716 Gross M&O Millage 18.060 18.134 17.776 20.703 20.835 20.990 Less Rollbacks 4.430 4.730 4.329 4.506 4.638 4.793 Net M&O Millage 13.630 13.404 13.447 16.197 16.197 16.197 Net Taxes Levied 8,202,526 8,083,539 8,055,231 9,482,349 9,555,398 9,462,574 Total County Wide 2012 2013 2014 2015 2,016 2,017 Total County Value 701,926,586 700,207,065 690,573,434 674,258,806 680,228,893 676,009,056 Total County Taxes Levied 9,716,449 9,520,597 9,419,054 11,049,937 11,148,754 11,082,599 Net Levy $ Increase 24,695 -195,852 -101,543 1,630,883 98,817 (66,155) Net Taxes % Increase 0.25 -2.01 -1.07 17.31 0.89 -0.59
The Jones County Board of Commissioners, do hereby announce that a 2018 Budget meeting will be held at the Jones County Government Center on August 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Copies of the proposed budget will be available beginning August 16, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. A meeting will be held at the Jones County Government Center on August 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM to adopt a millage rate and budget for FY 2018.Read more
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Jones County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by .35% in the Incorporated area, and .20% in the Unincorporated area. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Jones County Government Center, 166 Industrial Blvd, on August 23, the first meeting at 10am, and the second at 6pm. Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Jones County Government Center, 166 Industrial Blvd, on August 30, 2017, at 6pm. This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 17.649 mills in the Incorporated area, an increase of .061 mills over the rollback rate, and a millage rate of 16.197 for the Unincorporated area, an increase of .032 mills over the rollback rate. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 17.588 for the Incorporated area, and 16.165 for the Unincorporated area. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $2.44 in the Incorporated are and $1.28 in the Unincorporated area. The proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $50,000 is approximately $1.22 in the Incorporated area and $0.64 in the Unincorporated area.Read more
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)).
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Refer to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers (link is external) page for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products.
- Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.
- Always supervise children using solar filters.
- Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.
- Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
- Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.
- Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. Note that solar filters must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, camera lens, or other optics.
- If you are within the path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)), remove your solar filter only when the moon completely covers the sun’s bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark. Experience totality, then, as soon as the bright sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to look at the remaining partial phases.
- Outside the path of totality, you must always use a safe solar filter to view the sun directly.
- If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.
Note: If your eclipse glasses or viewers are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard, you may look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through them for as long as you wish. Furthermore, if the filters aren’t scratched, punctured, or torn, you may reuse them indefinitely. Some glasses/viewers are printed with warnings stating that you shouldn’t look through them for more than 3 minutes at a time and that you should discard them if they are more than 3 years old. Such warnings are outdated and do not apply to eclipse viewers compliant with the ISO 12312-2 standard adopted in 2015. To make sure you get (or got) your eclipse glasses/viewers from a supplier of ISO-compliant products, see the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers (link is external) page.
An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially eclipsed sun is pinhole projection (link is external). For example, cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other, creating a waffle pattern. With your back to the sun, look at your hands’ shadow on the ground. The little spaces between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse. Or just look at the shadow of a leafy tree during the partial eclipse; you’ll see the ground dappled with crescent Suns projected by the tiny spaces between the leaves.
A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime. More information:eclipse.aas.org (link is external) eclipse2017.nasa.govRead more
***********ATTENTION*************Back to School BashThis coming Friday we are having an amazing opportunity to start our school year out right with entire community. I would like to invite everyone to join us at Jones County Parks & Recreation Complex on Hwy 18 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Free family Concerts& Blow Ups in the Park featuring Unspoken, JJ Weeks, and others. Please bring your own chair and blankets. Doors open at 6:00pm, Concert starts at 7:00pm.
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 lookout 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up Dates:
Tuesday’s, 6P.M.-8P.M. July 18th/25th; August 1st/8th
Thursday’s, 6P.M.-8P.M. July 20th/27th; August 3rd/10th
Saturday’s**, 9A.M.-Noon August 5th/12th
**Note, we WILL NOT sign up on any Saturday in July.
1st Child- $110
2nd Child- $100
3rd Child- $90
Cheer must be within the ages of 5-12. Can move and cheer with a sibling in any league regardless of age.
~Cash and CC only, NO CHECKS. Child MUST be present at time of registration, MUST have copy of Birth Certificate~
MATTIE WELLS GYM
JONES COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE OPENING THE OLD MATTIE WELLS GYM OFF OF HIGHWAY 49. THE GYM WILL BE A YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER.
AGES 15 YEARS & YOUNGER
AGES 10 YEARS & BELOW MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOMEONE 15 YEARS OR OLDER!
HOURS : MONDAY – FRIDAY 5 P.M. – 9 P.M.Read more