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Volume 22, Issue 1

January 2018

Councilmembers: Pat Sebo, Mayor Protem Larry Boak Alfred Dixon, III Bobby Lester Billy Powell Ricky L. Clark, Jr., City Manager Joe Nettleton, Public Works Director Franklin Allen, Police Chief Pat Daniel, Asst. City Clerk Sandra Meyers, Finance Derry Walker, Code Enforcement Steve Fincher, Attorney Keith Wood, Municipal Judge Jerry Patrick, City Solicitor City Hall (770) 478-3800 Jonesboro PD (770) 478-7407 NON-Emergency # (770) 477-3550

Ed Wise

A Message From the Mayor‌ As we begin a New Year, let’s resolve to make it our best year yet! We have many exciting projects on the horizon for Jonesboro. Primary among our goals as a City is to maintain a high level of services for our citizens. That means keeping the small town feel, with clean streets and a safe environment, among other things. Our newsletter is entering its 22nd year, and I have been privileged to serve as its Editor 18 of those years. In looking back at old issues, I am reminded of so many good times we have enjoyed in the City and the amazing amount of progress we have made. Please contact me if I can be of service, or if you would like to discuss any issue. I look forward to seeing you in 2018. Joy Day

Broad Street Project Moves Forward A standing-room-only crowd attended the Broad Street Public Meeting at the Firehouse Museum on December 12. Principles from TSW Planners/Architects presented the preliminary ideas for the project. Broad Street is located just behind the Main Street buildings across from the old Courthouse, and behind the Firehouse Museum (FM) on W. Mill Street. Demolition of the buildings behind the FM will begin very shortly. Central to the project is a City Green. Bill Tunnell, TSW, explained phases of the project and answered questions. Following the presentation, citizens were invited to view five different large posters of the project and write ideas on post-it notes to attach to the posters with their comments. Further questions and comments were entertained. .

CITY WELCOMES THREE NEW BUSINESSES Through the process of annexation, the City of Jonesboro welcomes three new businesses to our commercial family. On November 20, 2017, the City Council voted unanimously to annex 38.67 acres just south of the City. Included in that annexation is Low Temp Industries (LTI) located at 9192 Tara Boulevard, Bowen & Sons AAA Services at 9135 South Main Street, and Hilltop Pools at 9133 South Main Street.


Amanda Day Receives President's Award


THE SECRET GARDEN March 9-11, 16-18 THE GLASS MENAGERIE June 1-3, 8-10 THE ASCENSION OF TWYLA POTTS August 10-12, 17-19 FRUITCAKES November 9-11, 16-18 Season tickets available through March 18: $52 adults, $42 seniors(55+) and children (12-) Church, school, and other group rates; please call for information (770) 897-1404 www.thefrontporchplayers.com 1842 Lake Jodeco Road Family Life Center - 1st Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro

Mayor’s Christmas Decorating Contest Winners

The Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI ) recently cited Amanda Day for the prestigious President's Award. Amanda served as a GPCI Board Member, 2010-2015, Treasurer, Vice President, and also President of GPCI for three years. Bonnie Houk, GPCI President, presented the award in San Diego, California: “Amanda continues to serve the board through various volunteer opportunities and is dedicated to insuring the integrity and longevity of the GPC Exam. Anyone who knows Amanda cannot help but be uplifted; she is always smiling...she is a true leader in the Certified Grant Professional World .” Amanda currently serves as a trainer for Grant Writers of America. She is the daughter-in-law of Mayor Joy Day. Congratulations!

Jamrock Jerk Center South 265 Jonesboro Road “Authentic Jamaican Food and More”

Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau * “Atlanta's True South,” Reveals 2017 Stats *Located in the Jonesboro Depot

• 2,363 passengers on 92 buses visited the welcome center on group tours • 46,105 people used AtlantasTrueSouth.com • Added a blog on AtlantasTrueSouth.com • Visitors came from 62 countries in 2017 • Hosted 350 Rotary Int. Convention attendees • Added online ticket purchase for Road to Tara Museum & Bus Tour Thank you, CCVB!

MAMA’S Soup Kitchen January 11 & 12: 11 am-2 pm—$8.00 Homemade Soup, Cornbread, Dessert

Firehouse Museum: 103 W. Mill *Lunchtime fundraiser for Historical Jonesboro*

TTraining Hours—50

(678) 519-4603 *****

Thanks to all who participated!

Owner: Marcia Wyatt

Citations –723 Warnings—358 Accidents—36 Arrests—104 DUI— 4 Property Checks—246 Warrants— 420 Probation—856 Criminal Invest.—19

The W at Jonesboro 168 N. McDonough St. “We have plenty of space for your event”

2nd Place Residential: Rebecca Bright 203 #B Lee Street 3rd Place Residential: Jule F. Segner - 125 North Avenue Honorable Mention: Pat Daniel -114 Chestnut

FiFi Wyatt

November 2017


1st Place, Business: Crespo Properties, Inc . $100. 104-106 N. McDonough Street 1st Place Residential: Rebecca Gardner-$100 1497 Sunnybrook Drive

Pet of the Month


Tiffany Womack Graduates Georgia Tech Daughter of City Engineer, Tommy Newsome, Tiffany Womack graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology on December 16, 2017 with Honors in Civil Engineering. She has accepted a job with Jacobs Engineering. Tiffany and a friend, Bret Davis, Computer Science Major, are pictured above. Tiffany’s twin sister Brooke graduated from the University of Georgia in Spring of 2016, so the Newsome household holds two allegiances….Dawgs and Yellow Jackets! Congratulations to all.

New Bistro Comes to Jonesboro 1423 Stockbridge Road Owners: Charmayne & Migale Bradberry

Featuring Chicago style Hotdogs and Italian style Beef. We specialize in Soul Food as well.

(678) 586-5888

Clayton County Humane Society Animal Shelter News www.claytoncountyhumane.org 7810 N. McDonough (770) 471-9436 Chong is an adult Siamese looking for a good home.

Buttercup is a super sweet and friendly dog. She loves people, so come meet her!

(678) 519-3952 *****

BB & T Banking 223 North Main Street “Meeting All Your Banking Needs” (770) 477-2424

***** Bouvette Properties 154 N. McDonough “Serving the metro area since 1964” (678) 479-8414

***** Robert T. Romeo, P.C. 194 South Main Street “Family Attorney” (770) 478-3200

***** Paragon Alarm Systems 7869 Old Morrow Road “Your Hometown Security Leader” (770) 478-1513


CVS Pharmacy 8139 Tara Boulevard (770) 477-6848

***** Benjamin Taylor. Jr, D.M. 153 West Mill Street “Family Dentistry” (770) 478-6588


Thanks to our Volunteer Committee Members 2017


Jonesboro Housing Authority Board Curtis Burrell Louise Guidry

Carol Cannon Allen Roark

Comprehensive Plan Steering Commission Helen Meadows Pat Sebo Karen Sullivan Anthony Watkins

Arlene Charles Cathy Roark Barbara Emert Juliana Anderson

Lillie Suder Harry Osborne Linda Crissey Wes Agnew

Historic Preservation Commssion Betsy Wester, Chairman Derry Walker Jule Segner Ricky Clark Joy Day

Cathy Roark Arlene Charles

Downtown Development Authority Joel Aviles, Chairman Allen Roark Joy B. Day

Jule Segner Karen Sullivan

Helen Meadows Ricky L. Clark

Citgo Jay Food Mart 190 Jonesboro Rd. Owner: Sharmil Raval The business has three employees and has been in Jonesboro for four years. The owner has provided City Hall with a Thanksgiving meal for the past two years.

Main Street Promotion Commission Adrienne Spain Keisha Wright Hill Crystal Black-Mills

Clea Ethridge Karen Sullivan Mitch Johnson

Jule Segner Helen Meadows

Lee Street Park Steering Commission Beverly Lester Pat Sebo

Derry Walker Suzy Cutler

Joe Nettleton Anthony Watkins

Rebranding Commission Carolyn Noel Betty Jean Burrell Glenetta Griffin

Courtney Hurst Brian Holmes Dondra Clark

Daniele Conroy Juliana Temple Joel Aviles

WWII Veterans Lead Christmas Parade

Adding to our theme of “An American Christmas,� the City was honored to have three WWII veterans act as Grand Marshals this year. They are pictured below.

PFC Rudolph V. Westley U.S. Army 1943-45

Main Street Design Commission Bonnie Shekarabi Corina Barbee

Joel Aviles Jule Segner

Arlene Charles

Beautification Commission Sam Fleet Alfred Dixon

Bobby Gardner Kathy Swint Derry Walker Precious Douse Jawana Scruggs-Taylor

Corp. Lofton Hill U.S. Army 1943-46

Main Street Economic Restructuring Kirby Glaze Joy B. Day

Sylvester Ford, Chairman Crystal Black-Mills Mike Johnson Dr. Bob McCullough Eldrin Bell

Urban Redevelopment Agency Jule Segner Pat Sebo

Helen Meadows Ricky Clark

Ed Wise Joy B. Day

Interested in serving on a Board or Committee? We need YOU. Email rclark@jonesboroga.com with your name, address, and contact number.

SSG Paul C. Seay Army Air Corps 1946-1953

Jonesboro City Hall

Pre-Sorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jonesboro, GA Permit No. 7

124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236

“Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service...You only need a heart generated by peace and a soul generated by love.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community Calendar No Work Session on January 1

NEW BUSINESSES Andy Camp 180 Fayette Avenue


DDA Meeting, 6:00 pm, PD

Car Mall of Georgia


City Court, 8:00 am, PD

Sparkles Motors & Rebuilders


Work Session & Council Meeting, 6:00 pm, PD

Tara Appliances

JAN 10

Economic Restructuring, 4:30 pm, CH

JAN 11

MAMA’s Soup Kitchen, FM

JAN 12

MAMA’s Soup Kitchen, FM

JAN 15

MLK, Jr. Day, City Offices Closed

JAN 22

Beautification Commission, 5:30 pm, CH

JAN 25

Design Committee, 6:00 pm, CH

JAN 29

City Court, 8:00 am, PD

194 Jonesboro Road, Suite T11 194 Jonesboro Road, Suite T10 265 South Main Street, Bay 9

Stepping With Integrity Outreach 194 Jonesboro Road, Suite A7

Magwood Auto Dealers, LLC 194 Jonesboro Road, Suite P1

WHO DO I CONTACT? Water, Sewer Issues: Clayton County Water Authority (770) 960-5200 Electrical Problems: Georgia Power:(888) 660-5890 Garbage: City Hall (770) 478-3800 All Other Emergencies: Dial 911

Happiness is like Tues. Movie, 6 pm Thurs. Bingo, 6 pm Potato Salad (10 & OLDER) ….when you share it with (unless otherwise noted on Calendar) others, life becomes PD =Police Dept. FM = Firehouse Museum a picnic.” LSP = Lee Street Park CH=City Hall Firehouse Museum Activities


Mary Alice Varner The Community News Published at Jonesboro City Hall Written & Edited monthly by

Mayor Joy B. Day To submit news items, email jday@jonesboroga.com or call (770) 478-3800. Items must be submitted by the 20th of the Month to appear in next month’s edition.

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