Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Today, Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins will deliver his "State of the City" address at the Austell Business Association meeting.
Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins will speak at the Austell Business Association today to deliver the "State of the City" address. Jerkins was unable to deliver the address in January because he was at the side of his wife, who was in the hospital. The event is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Threadmill complex. The cost, which includes lunch, is $10 for association members, and $12 for general admission.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
One city council member believes the mayor's choice was "nothing but personal."
Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins has appointed all but two city council members to chair city committees for 2012. Ward 3 City Councilman Martin Standard and At-Large Post 1 City Councilwoman Trudie Causey were not assigned to any city committees. Last year, Standard was the Public Works committee chairman and Causey was the Community Development committee chairwoman. Jerkins said he makes his decision for committee chairpersons “by people working with me.” “I’m just saying it’s the mayor’s choice and that’s the way it is,” Jerkins said. According to Chapter 2, Section 2-20-8 of the Austell City Code, one of the mayor’s duties is “to appoint at the first meeting each year, (or as soon thereafter as expedient), a gas system liaison and members of …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Students needing uniforms can also get them from Sweetwater Valley CAMP.
Some Garrett Middle School students will soon receive free uniforms, thanks to the Austell Area Community Improvement Commission, a taskforce created by Mayor Joe Jerkins to help Austell residents in need. The AACIC, led by Jerkins, met recently and decided to purchase 250 uniforms for students with a total cost of $2,500. The decision was approved by the city council members at their Sept. 12 meeting. Garrett began a uniform dress code this school year after polling teachers and parents over the last two years. However, about 10 percent of the students at the school cannot afford to buy them, Jerkins told South Cobb Patch. Garrett's social worker was able to identify students who were most in need of the uniforms. Sweetwater Valley …