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Volume 23, Issue 7

July 2019

COMMUNITY NEWS Councilmembers: Alfred Dixon, Mayor Protem Larry Boak Pat Sebo Bobby Lester Billy Powell Ed Wise Ricky L. Clark, Jr., City Manager Clifford Kelker, Chief of Police David Allen, Community Dev. Director Joe Nettleton, Public Works Director Pat Daniel, Asst. City Clerk Sandra Meyers, Finance Derry Walker, Code Enforcement Fincher Denmark, Legal Counsel Keith Wood, Municipal Judge Jerry Patrick, City Solicitor City Hall (770) 478-3800 Jonesboro PD (770) 478-7407 NON-Emergency # (770) 477-3550

4TH OF JULY PARADE & BARBEQUE Join us on July 4 at 10 am for an old fashioned Parade & Barbeque. The parade will begin forming at 9:00 am on North Main Street just north of the Post Office. If you or your group would like to participate, call Maria at (770) 478-3800. Following the parade, the Masonic Lodge will hold its annual Barbeque on North McDonough Street. Plates are $8.00. (See P.2) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AWARDED TO CITY


The City of Jonesboro has been awarded a 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $285,500.00 for use in the Downtown area. The grant, written and submitted by Mayor Joy B. Day, is planned to enlarge the downtown sidewalk fronting businesses in the main corridor. The redesign and expansion of the area will provide additional room for foot traffic as well as sidewalk cafes and other seating in the downtown district. The project will begin in Fall 2019. In 2018, the City also received a grant proposed by Mayor Day in the amount of $594,462.00 for the Broad Street Project, slated to break ground in August 2019. The Broad Street Project will include a new Streetscape, seating areas, a City Green, a small stage area, a three station restaurant and brew pub. Previous CDBG and DOT grants secured by Mayor Day have included the Fayetteville Road Sidewalk Projects (3), Streetscapes I and II, the North Avenue to Tara project, and the Broad Street Demolition. Thank you, CDBG and Clayton County Community Development.

The Georgia Main Street Program has awarded the City of Jonesboro its Main Street of the Month recognition for June 2019. The project’s goal is to provide economic stability for downtown Jonesboro while creating a vibrant streetscape for residents and visitors. Since the Jonesboro Main Street was founded in 2017 and accredited in 2018, the program has raised over $100,000 in memberships and fundraising, with over 160 members. The City estimates public and private investments in Main Street Jonesboro at about $9.91 million thus far. Jonesboro Main Street projects include food truck court, seasonal street banners, planters, festivals, a property purchase for a small business accelerator, and the new Arts & Entertainment District. We appreciate all of our Friends of Main Street. Please consider joining us today. Call City Hall for more information. Special Concert:

“THE PRODUCERS” presented by Main


Street Jonesboro

Starring Jonesboro’s own Bryan Holmes! “THE PRODUCERS” is a

new wave and power pop band from Atlanta, Georgia. Sat., July 20 -7:00 pm - Lee Street Park

Call Pat or Maria at City Hall if your would like to order one. (770) 478-3800


JPD STATS - MAY 2019 Citations: 567 Warnings: 392 Accidents: 62 Arrests: 72 DUI: 4 Property Checks: 276 Active Investigations: 34 Active Warrants: 575 Active Probation:860

IN MEMORY Claudia Turner 1922-2019

Pictured above are: Trenton Terrell and Pam Hill Scott, winners of the Dance Contest at the City Concert on June 1, 2019.

IN MEMORY Blake Taylor 1956-2019




July 4: 11:00 a.m.-Until 142 North McDonough Street

113 Johnson Street (770) 471-9303

Brunswick Stew / Chopped Barbeque Chips/Pickle/Bread Iced Tea—$8.00 Don’t miss this Jonesboro tradition! Funny 4th Riddles

1.What did one flag say to the other flag? 2.How many E’s are in the 4th of July? 3.Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell? 4.What kind of tea did the Colonists thirst for? 5.Why were the colonists like ants? (Answers on p.4)

BHW Sheet Metal “Quality Work Completed on Time” ******

Dailey Printing CSS Healthcare CSS CORP 8896 Tara Boulevard, (770) 210-0631 *Personal Support *Skilled Nursing Services *Private Home Care *Adult Health Services *Developmental Disabilities Services 20 years of proven of care and support to the young, the elderly, the physically frail and the developmentally disabled individuals in our community.

309 North Main Street, Ste. A (770) 472-0036 “Fast Friendly Service” *****

REMAX Advantage 123 Smith Street (770) 471-3625 “Find Your New Home” *****

Gibbs Auto Interiors & Accessories 8230 Tara Boulevard “Great Service at a Price You can Afford”

(770) 472-0224

CODE REMINDER: ANIMALS Sec. 14-12.- Running at large prohibited. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal, or any person having an animal in his custody, to allow it to run at large unattended on or about the streets and highways of the city, or on the property of another person without permission of the owner of that property or of the person in possession of that property. Such restriction shall not apply to cats. Sec.14-13.Duty to keep animal under restraint while on property. It shall be the duty of every owner of any animal...to ensure that the animal is enclosed by a fence or other enclosure or is restrained by a leash or in some other physical manner or under control by a competent person so that it cannot wander off of the real property limits...


Wendy’s 8543 Tara Boulevard (770) 471-0752 “Old Fashioned Burgers and Much More” *****

Randall Keen, P.C. 23 Lee Street (770) 473-0990 “Big City Firm Experience with Small Town Dedication” ****

T &R South Sanitation, LLC 149 South McDonough St. # 250 (770) 473-0821 “One Motto: Customer Satisfaction” ***

Shop Local!


July 11, 2019 July 25, 2019 Al Smith & Friends Atlanta Pleasure Band Robin Latimore & Alex Latimore Toni Byrd Bring your own lawn chairs, food & drink and enjoy the performances!

RESTAURANT SETS NEW LOCATION IN JONESBORO The Slutty Vegan, a highly popular vegan restaurant is locating in downtown Jonesboro at 164 N. McDonough Street in the near future. The brainchild of Pinky Cole, a master of social media marketing and television show producer, Slutty Vegan’s West End location regularly experiences up to four-hour waits as customers line up for a taste. An architectural plan for the location is currently moving forward.


Wayne & Cindy Day 123 Stewart Avenue

Jonesboro City Hall

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

124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236

Community Calendar JULY 1

Work Session, PD, 6 pm Hill Family Band, AOH, 6 pm


Design Review Comm,, CH, 4:30 pm,


-City Holiday -4th of July Parade, 10:00 am, Main St.


City Concert & Fireworks, 6 pm, LSP


Council Meeting, 6 pm, PD

Email a VACATION PICTURE during June and July... Be sure to list name (s) and the location of the picture. Email to jday@jonesboroga.com. We will share them in August.



JULY 10 Economic Revitalization, 5:30 pm , CH

Every Saturday

JULY 11 -DDA, 6 pm, PD -Sips & Sounds, 6:30 pm, LSP

Lee Street Park

JULY 15 -City Court, 8 am, PD -Historic Commission, 5:30 pm, CH

8:00 am— 12:00 pm

JULY 20 City Concert, 7 pm, LSP JULY 22 Beautification Comm., 5:30 pm, CH JULY 23 Promotions Comm., 4:30 pm, CH JULY 25 Sips & Sounds, 6:30 pm, LSP JULY 29 City Court, 8 am, PD AUG 1

DDA, 6 pm, PD

City Event Locations: PD=Police Department CH= City Hall LSP=Lee Street Park AOH=Alpha Omega House, 127 College St.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FUNNY 4th RIDDLE ANSWERS (P.2) Nothing, it just waved. “indEpEndEncE Day,” so there are 4. It really cracked me up. Liberty. (Liber-tea) Because they lived in colonies.

The Community News Published at Jonesboro City Hall. Written & Edited by Mayor Joy B. Day. To submit news items, (770) 478-3800 or email jday@jonesboroga.com .

Gerald (Jerry) Echols Lai Khe, Vietnam June 1969

The City needs ARCHIVE pictures! Email your pictures to mwetherington@jonesboroga.com,

or bring them by City Hall and we will scan them on the spot.

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The Community Newsletter (Volume 23, Issue 7)  

This newsletter is about all of the wonderful things going on in our community.

The Community Newsletter (Volume 23, Issue 7)  

This newsletter is about all of the wonderful things going on in our community.