News Line for Jonesboro

Georgia Cities Week a time to highlight towns
During the week of April 13-19, Jonesboro will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week. This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro finishing preparations for Lee Street Park renovations
This summer will likely be marked with the loud clanging and the roaring engines of construction equipment in Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park. City officials have been working for nearly a year to come up with a redevelopment plan for the park, and Mayor Joy Day said construction is a few months away.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro leaders say no to more tag readers
A relatively new crime fighting effort that Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen said has been highly successful for the city will not be expanded because the city council rejected a request for additional equipment this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

New SPLOST collection would raise $272 million for Clayton, cities
Clayton County and its seven municipalities could raise nearly $272.3 million for roads and other needs, including aid to its ailing hospital, if voters approve a package of special-tax funded projects unveiled this week.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jonesboro leaders say ‘No’ to hospital debt
The Jonesboro City Council will not come to the aid of Southern Regional Medical Center.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro rejects rotating mayor pro tem proposal
A proposal to rotate Jonesboro’s second most powerful position among city council members instead of annually voting to fill the job divided the town’s governing body Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro Days to return this year
After a one-year absence, Jonesboro Days is on track to return this spring.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Clayton County featured on 2014 state travel guide cover
Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day was ecstatic over the news about the cover and she praised the Clayton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau staff for their work to promote the county’s positive attributes
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro City Council OKs day care, after-school center
A proposed day care and after-school learning center is one step closer to opening on South Main Street in Jonesboro after the city council voted unanimously to grant it a conditional-use permit to allow it to operate.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro City Council postpones mayor pro tem decision because of Joy Day’s absence
With Mayor Joy Day absent because of a death in her family, the Jonesboro City Council decided it couldn’t move forward with naming someone to lead the city in her stead Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

News Daily article prompts Jonesboro exec session discussion
Officials in Jonesboro discussed their use of executive sessions Monday during a brief conversation prompted by an article Clayton News Daily ran on the subject over the weekend.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro employees taking floating holiday survey
Employees who work for the City of Jonesboro will have the option this week to take an extra day off at either Independence Day or for Christmas.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro City Council to pick mayor pro tem Monday
The Jonesboro City Council will begin 2014 by welcoming two new members and picking a second-in-command for the city Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro City Council approves 2014 budget despite concerns about city administrator position
The Jonesboro City Council narrowly voted to allocate nearly $70,000 for a new city administrator position in its $3.8 million 2014 budget without deciding if it even wants to hire one Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro to vote on proposed $3.8 million budget Monday
The Jonesboro City Council will vote on whether to adopt a $3.8 million 2014 budget for the town Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Clayton County may build new admin building with 2015 SPLOST funds
Clayton County leaders could move out of their digs on Smith Street in Jonesboro if they get their way with the proposed 2015 special purpose local option sales tax.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro to address lawnmowers, tutorial center at work session
The Jonesboro City Council will have a light agenda when it meets for its monthly work session Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro approves conceptual renovation plan for Lee Street Park
The City of Jonesboro is one step closer to being able to start renovations at Lee Street Park after the city council approved a conceptual plan Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro seeking public input on proposed sanitation fees
There are now two related-yet-separate proposals floating around that relate to the sanitation issue in the city. One is to create a citywide sanitation fee and the other is to create a late fee for people who don’t pay their garbage bills
Source: Clayton News Daily

Pat Sebo, Billy Powell and Jack Bruce win Jonesboro City Council elections
Jonesboro voters chose a mix of experience and freshness in their election Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Jonesboro City Council will discuss Lee Street Park proposals during worksession Monday
After months of public discussions about the future of Lee Street Park, the time is nearing when the Jonesboro City Council will have to make a decision about what will be done.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Mayors deserve consideration
The fact that the mayors are speaking with one voice, speaks volumes.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Mayors say no to Clayton County government change
As you are aware Chairman Jeff Turner’s Administration has made significant and meaningful strides in developing a successful bilateral relationship with all of the cities in Clayton County
Source: Clayton News Daily