State Rep. Jeff Jones announced Monday his intentions to sponsor a bill that could lead to cityhood for St. Simons Island. On the immediate surface we in fact agree with Jones that this is the right course of action to allow any area its own opportunity to determine its own future.
Rep. Jones and Rev. Karvunis, join Gov. Deal and First Lady for a proclamation recognizing the outstanding youth participating in the Jekyll Island 2016 National Day of Prayer. 02/10/2016
Pictured: Mrs. Allison Neidhardt - Chaperone, Miss Staciah Collins, Senior - Brunswick H.S., Master Christian Myers and Master Hunter Hall, Seniors - Glynn Academy, Mrs. Crystal Hall - Chaperone, Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal, Miss Mary Neidhardt, Junior - Glynn Academy, Rev. Terri Karvunis - Jekyll Island National Day of Prayer Task Force Chair, and Rep. Jeff Jones.
Brunswick and Glynn County, meet the Village of St. Simons Island — the proposed name of the new city that residents of St. Simons and Sea islands will vote on if the Georgia Legislature allows it.
State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-St. Simons Island, said the charter for the Village of St. Simons Island is now in the hands of legislative services, which is writing it in the form of legislation. He presented it last week.
By Rep. Jeff Jones
The House reconvened on Monday, February 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are hard at work in the General Assembly passing legislation that will hopefully have a positive impact on all Georgians. Numerous bills have been approved and passed out of their respective committees and many made their way to the House floor this week for a vote before the entire House of Representatives. I discuss a variety of these bills later in this newsletter.Read more
Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:00 am
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Rep. Jeff Jones Petitions DNR to Expand Access to Wildlife Management Areas
ATLANTA - State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County, Georgia.Read more
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Rep. Jeff Jones Calls on the Shore Protection Committee Reconsider Recent Decision
ATLANTA - State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) recently requested that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Shore Protection Committee reconsider its recent decision to allow construction of a new groin at the south end of Sea Island due to “a significant threat to wildlife and private property on St. Simons Island.”Read more
Pictured: Rep. Jeff Jones, Sen. Ted Cruz and Lisa Jones 12/19/2015.
Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to a crowd of over 2000 enthusiastic supporters at Ottawa Farms just outside Savannah, Georgia today.
Senator Cruz laid out his vision for America as a return to the values that have made America great. In his first days in office, Cruz promised a repeal of all the illegal, unconstitutional executive order's President Obama has made, to stop Common Core, and to reign in the out of control EPA and other federal agencies that are infringing on our rights as American citizens.
As the Christmas holiday approaches Lisa, and I wish you and your family all the blessings of the season. It has been a busy and productive year, and we are looking forward to spending some quality family time together with our son Brant, who is home from school.
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Lindsey Adkison/The Brunswick News
Glynn County’s delegation to the Georgia General Assembly is pushing for township over incorporation for St. Simons Island.
That was the collective message Sen. William Ligon and Reps. Alex Atwood and Jeff Jones, all St. Simons Island Republicans, delivered to the business community during the annual Grits and Issues event, hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.
“I personally support this concept. It avoids the full blown city issue but still gives authority to the residents,” Jones said. “It will help address the real issue — control over development on St. Simons Island..."
Creating a township would be a wiser route to take, they said, noting it would mitigate any negative effects incorporation may have on Brunswick, Sea Island or other unincorporated areas of the county. READ FULL STORY →