Volume 22, Issue 1
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
A Message From the Mayorâ€Ś As we begin a New Year, letâ€™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.
*** PLEASE, NO LEAVES IN THE STREET. BLOW LEAVES TO EDGE OF CURB. ***
Amanda Day Receives President's Award
FRONT PORCH PLAYERS 2018 Season
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*
(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
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.
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 â€œAn American Christmas,â€? 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Economic Restructuring, 4:30 pm, CH
MAMA’s Soup Kitchen, FM
MAMA’s Soup Kitchen, FM
MLK, Jr. Day, City Offices Closed
Beautification Commission, 5:30 pm, CH
Design Committee, 6:00 pm, CH
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
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