Jasper County Board of Assessors Has An Opening…

The Jasper County Board of Assessors has an opening for a Board assignment.  The opening is to fill a new three year term starting April 18, 2019.

Anyone interested in serving on this Board should submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications along with contact information to Lynn Bentley in the Jasper County Board of Assessors Office or they may be emailed to LBentley@jaspercountyga.org.

For additional information, please contact the office at 706-568-4904.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2019.

Volunteer Needed for Recreation Board…

The Jasper County Board of Commissioners has a need for one citizen volunteer who is willing and able to serve their community as a member of the Jasper County Recreation Board.
The Board of Commissioners will be making this appointment during their March 4, 2019 regular meeting at 6pm.
Anyone interested in serving should submit a letter of interest with qualifications and contact information no later than Friday, February 22, 2019 by Noon.
Sharon Robinson, County Clerk
Jasper County Board of Commissioners Office
126 West Greene Street – Suite 18
Monticello, GA

Special Election Qualifying Fees and Dates…

Resolution #2019-02-04

Whereas, O.C.G.A §21-2-131(a)(1) requires Qualifying Fees and Election dates need to be established by the
Board of County Commissioners and published 35 days prior to the Special Election, and
Whereas, the Board of County Commissioners seeks to be in full compliance with laws and codes of the State
of Georgia.  Now therefore, be it resolved by the Jasper County Board of Commissioners that:

The qualifying fees for elected office for the year of 2019 within Jasper County are hereby established
as follows:
County Commissioner District 4 $216.00
Probate Judge $1392.25

Qualifying Dates:
February 13, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. – February 15, 2019 at 12:00 Noon

Election dates for 2019 County Elections established as follows:
2019 Special Election – March 19, 2019

Passed in the regular session of Jasper County Board of Commissioners February 04, 2019.

Register Now for JCRD Pitching and Catching Clinic…

Jasper County Recreation Department Pitching and Catching Clinic…

The Recreation Department will hold a Pitching and Catching Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday in February from 6-7:30 PM at the recreation department.

This is for all softball and baseball pitchers and catchers, or anyone that wants to learn the basics of pitching or catching.

Age requirements: 7-14 for baseball and 9-14 for softball

For more information our Recreation Director – Jonathan Green at 706-468-4916 or jgreen@jaspercountyga.org

JCRD Registration Now Open…

Baseball/Softball Registration for the 2019 season…

Registration is now open, now – March 1st.

If you are interested in coaching all Background checks are due back by February 6th. We will have a mandatory coaches meeting on February 13th, times and location to be announced.

If you have any questions please give us a call or shoot us an email.


Special Election Is Set…

Special Election Is Set

Jasper County is set for an upcoming special election With the retirement of Jasper County Probate Judge Linda Keller, effective January 31, 2019, and the resignation of District 4 Board of Commissioner Craig Salmon, a special election to fill those public offices shall be held.

In the case of a vacancy on the county commission, the call for a special election shall be issued not less than 30 days and no more than 60 days from the resignation. In that event, the call for the special election will be published Thursday, February 7.

Qualifying for both races will begin at 9 a.m. on February 13 at 9 a.m. and end at noon on February 15. The qualifying fees will be $1392.25 for Probate Judge and $216 for County Commission District 4.

Qualifying for both races will be in the office of the Probate Judge and will be nonpartisan. The last date to register to vote will be Tuesday, February 19 and the special election will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

If only one person qualifies for each race, the election would not be held.

Public Notice – Alcohol License Renewals…

The following applications will go before the Board of Commissioners on February 4, 2019 at 6 pm.

  • Bear Creek Restaurant, Application number 2019-A-009 located at 60 Bear Creek Marina Road. Name of applicant: John Herman and Nick Platek – Pouring License for distilled spirits, beer and wine – Renewal
  • Bear Creek Marina Store, Application number 2019-A-010 located at 62 Bear Creek Marina Store. Name of applicant: John Herman and Nick Platek – Retail sales of beer and wine – Renewal

Consideration of approval will be on the agenda for the monthly County Commissioners meeting on February 4, 2019 at 6 pm. The meeting will be in the Commissioners meeting room on the basement floor of the courthouse.

Advertisement for Rezoning…

Advertisement for a Rezoning at 740 Bear Creek Marina Road…


The Jasper County Board of Commissioners will hear a public hearing on the following item at their meeting on February 4, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Commissioners meeting room on the basement floor.

  1. A public hearing will be held for a rezoning at 740 Bear Creek Marina Road. The current zoning is Residential (R-1) and wants to be rezoned to Commercial (C-2).


The public is invited to attend and those with special needs related to handicapped accessibility, should contact the Planning and Zoning office at 706-468-4905.

A Message From The Sheriff…

Dear Residents,
I would like to take this opportunity to ask your help in addressing a dangerous situation within our county.

I believe there are few that would disagree that traveling Jackson Lake Road can be hazardous. In recent years this has been made evident by the number of traffic accidents, several of which resulted in fatalities. We have all encountered reckless driving, distracted drivers and speeding vehicles.
Because of these combined factors, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office will be launching a new campaign in 2019 to make Jackson Lake Road a safer road for our citizens to travel. This effort will began Monday January 14, 2019 and for the coming months there will be an increase in officer presence and strict speed enforcement.

I would request that each of you share this information with your friends and family. It is not our desire to issue any of our residents a citation. We are hoping for voluntary driving modification to make traveling conditions safer for everyone, however, if violations continue, our staff will take appropriate action.

Thank you for your help,

Sheriff Donnie Pope

Temporary Bridge/Road Closures…


Cook Road Bridge at Intersection of Millen/Cook is NOW OPEN.

Millen Road at Intersection of Cook is NOW OPEN.

Wicker Bridge is NOW OPEN.