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Volume 22, Issue 7


July 2018

COMMUNITY NEWS Councilmembers: Pat Sebo, Mayor Protem Larry Boak Alfred Dixon, III Bobby Lester Billy Powell Ed Wise Ricky L. Clark, Jr., City Manager David Allen, Comm. Dev. Director Joe Nettleton, Public Works Director 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

LCI Supplemental Study Moves Forward


BLUEPRINT JONESBORO: “ Building an Active Community” The City of Jonesboro has embarked on its second LCI (Livable Cities Initiative) study with a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Initiatives include a transportation component linking our downtown with Lee Street Park and the Park & Ride on Fayetteville Road as well as potential designs for modes of transportation and the possible look for the target area. Also included are preliminary plans for a municipal complex, the Jonesboro Town Center. Incorporated into the process is the appointment of an LCI Advisory Group, Stakeholder interviews, work sessions with city staff, Public Workshops for input, and a Draft Plan Open House. TSW, a consulting firm, is facilitating the six month process for the City.

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018—10:00 a.m. MASONIC LODGE BARBEQUE July 4, 2018: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 pm 144 North McDonough Street Plates: $8.00

“A Jonesboro Tradition”….Great BBQ!

“Sip and Sounds” Thursday, July 19

Lee Street Park: 7:00-9:30 pm (FREE)

Presenting Tyrone Jackson & Friends, DJ, and Hank Stewart

City Receives CDBG Grant for Broad Street Project Clayton County Community Development Department, HUD Programs Division, recently announced its proposed 2018 allocations for the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Included in that plan is a grant of $594,462.00 to the City of Jonesboro. Mayor Joy Day, who submitted the grant application, earmarked the application for the Broad Street Project downtown. Mayor Day commented, “We are appreciative to CDBG for their vision regarding the Broad Street project and their willingness to become critical stakeholders in the renewal of our downtown area.” Previous CDBG grants secured by Mayor Day have included the Fayetteville Road Sidewalk Projects (3), Streetscapes I and II, and the North Avenue to Tara project, and the Broad Street Demolition. Thank you, CDBG and Clayton County Community Development! Approved:

“Earth, Wind, & Fire” Tribute Saturday, July 7, 2018—7:00 pm (FREE) Lee Street Park ***Firework display following the concert!


-Intergovernmental agreement between the City of Jonesboro and the Downtown Development Authority and a lease agreement. (103 West Mill Street) -Amendment to the City Classification and Pay Plan to create the position of City Historian. -Purchase two new City Limit signs -Intergovernmental agreement between the County Board of Elections & Registration and the City to allow usage of election equipment for 2018 municipal election. -Appointees to the LCI Advisory Group. -Resolution regarding receipt of grant funds from the state of Georgia in lieu of future FAA fuel tax receipts. -Purchase of property located at 153 Smith Street and 206 Fayetteville Road.

Brandi McIntyre Performs at Carnegie Hall Forty-one students from Georgia College, the Max Noah Singers, performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York City on May 19. The group was invited to Carnegie Hall after Dr. Jennifer Flory, music co-chair and director of choral activities, was selected to be a guest conductor. Among those sharing their vocal talents was Brandi McIntyre, daughter of Vicki McIntyre, owner of Nu-Dawn Beauty Salon and Day Spa in Jonesboro. Brandi is a rising senior at Georgia College, majoring in Music Education. Brandi is interested in using her talents after graduation in the area of Music Therapy. She performed the national anthem at the opening ceremony for Lee Street Park. Congratulations, Brandi McIntyre! LCI Supplemental


“Building an Active Community”


Please join us on

Thursday, July 19, 6 pm Location TBD (check Website)

To voice your opinion and give input on our City’s LCI Supplemental Study. Citizens, it is your future and WE NEED YOU! Questions? (770) 478-3800


Clint Eastwood in Jonesboro! Clint Eastwood acts and directs in his latest feature film, “The Mule,” based on the life of 90-year-old drug courier Leo Sharp. The film marks Eastwood’s first acting job since the 2012 baseball drama “Trouble With the Curve.” The movie is based on a 2014 New York Times Magazine feature by Sam Colnick and follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), a man in his 80s, who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive….easy enough. Unbeknownst to Earl, he has signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel, and also has hit the radar of a hard-charging DEA agent (Bradley Cooper). “The Mule” filmed on North Avenue, at the old Hardee’s building, and at the Citgo on South McDonough Street. CLINT EASTWOOD, YOU MADE OUR DAY!


Citations – 713 Warnings— 368 Accidents—71 Arrests—80 DUI— 6 Property Checks—136 Warrants—405 Probation—711 Criminal Invest.—8 Training Hours—86

#SHOPJONESBORO Premier EMS Atlanta 268 Jonesboro Road Suites 3 & 4 (770) 489-5097 *****

MAACO 8284 Tara Boulevard “ American’s Body Shop” (678) 619--5584 *****

Mr. T Auto Repair 241 South Main Street “Trust Mr. T” (678 604-7058 *****

Hardin’s Auto Sales 291 North Main Street “Quality Used Cars ” (770) 519-5256 *****

The Pink Suite Boutique 184 North Avenue, Ste. 102 “Unrivaled clothing style for teens and women” (770) 703-5725 *****

Tara Plumbing 180 North McDonough Street “Where all your plumbing problems can be gone with the wind” (770) 478-8820 *****

Lola Jones 1928-2018

Rolf Jones & Associates 118 North Avenue “ Legal Services Extraordinaire”

(770) 210-3000

Shop Local!

Happy 96th Birthday, Claudia Turner! July 2



Officer and Mrs. John Upole proudly announce the birth of their daughter

Born: May 8th, 2018 6 pounds, 7 ounces 18 inches long Mom: Katie Upole

HUMANE SOCIETY NEWS Shelter: 7810 N. McDonough St. (770) 471-9436 Donations: Clayton Co. Humane Society P.O. Box 2116 Jonesboro, GA 30237

Tara Financial Group 191 North Main Street Owner: Noel Edwards V.P. : Noel Edwards Jr. Tara Financial Group has six employees, and has been providing insurance and investment services since 1981.

Rosemary wants someone to spend time with her and loves to play. Lots of energy is this cute girl. Prudence is a sweet lady who is looking for love. She is a good companion.

BUSINESS FEATURE -Pat and Jerry’s Outlet 261 South Main Street (770) 472-0200 Pat and Jerry’s has it all! Here are some special values there: *Replacement watch batteries—installed, $2.00 *Speidel Watchbands—$3.00 *Foster Grant, Reading glasses and Sunglasses : $3.00 *Office Furniture / Office Supplies at a DEEP DISCOUNT *Costume Jewelry, Hair ornaments *Wrapping and tissue paper/Greeting Cards *School Supplies And much, much more!  NEW MERCHANDISE WEEKLY!

Pictured above: Sybil & Jerry Chamberlain, owners of Pat & Jerry’s Outlet

Jonesboro City Hall

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

124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236

The picture at right shows our Victorian Work Session, 6 pm, PD Courthouse downtown prior to the Hill Family Band, 6 pm , AOH removal of the adParade, 10 am, Main Street ministration building Masonic Lodge BBQ, 11 am, N. McDonough in front. The renovation and beautificaDDA, 6 pm, PD tion of this historic Design Committee, 4:30 pm, CH building was accomplished City Concert, 7 pm, LSP completely with City Court, 8 am, PD SPLOST (Special Local Option Sales Council Meeting, 6 pm, PD Tax) funds. Economic Vitality Comm., 4:30 pm, CH Notice the water Covered Dish Supper, 6 pm, AOH tower and the jail building to the right Historic Commission, 5:30 pm, CH of the LCI Public Meeting, 6 pm, Location TBD courthouse. Quite a City Court, 8 am, PD transformation...

Community Calendar


Beautification Commission, 5:30 pm, CH

City Activities

FARMERS MARKET—Lee Street Park Every Saturday, 8 am-12 pm Wednesdays, 10 am-12 pm

Thurs. Bingo, 6 pm (10 & OLDER) (AOH) = Alpha Omega House, 127 College Street CH=City Hall PD = Police Dept.

LSP=Lee Street Park

The Community News Published at Jonesboro City Hall Written & Edited by Mayor Joy B. Day To submit news items, call (770) 478-3800 or email jday@jonesboroga.com . Items must be submitted by the 20th to appear in next month’s edition .

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The Community Newsletter (Volume 22, Issue 7)  

This newsletter provides information about all of the exciting things going on in our community.

The Community Newsletter (Volume 22, Issue 7)  

This newsletter provides information about all of the exciting things going on in our community.