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Development Authority Announces First Occupant of Griswoldville Park

The Development Authority of Jones County is pleased to announce that NFI Installation, Inc. will be the first occupant in Griswoldville Park, Jones County’s 972 acre industrial park.

NFI Installation, a full service provider to the energy and mining sectors, will be relocating its headquarters from Oregon and will begin operation in second quarter 2011 with approximately 25 employees.

NFI anticipates expanding and hiring additional employees in the future.
Griswoldville Park, a 972 acre park purchased in 2007, is Jones County’s first industrial park, the news release says.

Prior to 1865, Griswoldville was home to facilities that manufactured cotton gins, soap, candles and eventually revolvers.

Weekend Lane Closures on I-75 in Bibb

From 7 a.m. through 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 on I-75 north and southbound between Pierce Ave. and Arkwright Rd, there will be a single lane closure.

That's according to a news release from The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT)

The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of a single lane closure on I-75 north and southbound in order to continue removal of the Riverview Road Bridge. 

 

 

 

 

Local Bank Sponsors Toys for Tots Drive

Robins Federal Credit Union is currently collecting donations for Toys for Tots at branches in the following counties - Baldwin, Bibb, Clarke, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach.

Unwrapped toys for children ages birth-14 may be dropped off at these branch locations between now and Dec. 15.

For more information, call Megan Allen at 478-923-3773.

Chamber to Host Its First Silent Auction

The Chamber will host its first Silent Auction during the 21st Annual Dinner Thursday, Dec. 9.

Auction items will be viewed during the cocktail reception before the dinner and during the Grapevine's performance after the dinner. 

If you are interested in making a donation to be auctioned off, please contact the Chamber by Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. 

Contact the Chamber at 478-986-1123 or by e-mailing info@jonescounty.org.

 

Chamber to Host 21st Annual Dinner

This year, instead of a speaker, The Grapevine Band will perform after the Annual Dinner program. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. dinner will begin.

Griswoldville Battlefield Commemoration

Living history demonstrations by volunteer Union and Confederate re-enactors in their encampments begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 20. 

Local historian Wayne Dobson will explain details of the battle using a diorama.  The program concludes with a memorial service at 11:30 ending about 1:00 pm with a rifle salute.

Griswoldville Battlefield Memorial commemorates the clash between Georgia state militia and defenders of the right flank of the Gen. Sherman’s Union army as it moved toward a rendezvous at Gordon.

The battle was brief but intense as the old men and boys of the Georgia militia charged repeatedly uphill towards a better armed, better trained foe, resulting in a Confederate defeat. 

 The battle took place twenty miles east of Macon near the Jones-Twiggs County line.  The factory town of Griswoldville was just to the northwest and is still found on Georgia highway maps.