PLAN Chairman Ted Stone led the meeting, and the first report to the group was by Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Bert King, who is also a member of Gray’s Downtown Development Authority. He said the Chamber has been active, starting with an Eggs and Issues breakfast in April at Healy Point Country Club. He said all of Jones County’s legislative delegation was in attendance.
King said the Chamber supports the Atlanta Gas Committee that is attempting to get Jones County removed from the requirement of using higher-priced, low sulfur and low revapor fuels and also supports an effort to put packaged liquor sales on November’s ballot.
“We’re in favor of people being able to govern themselves. The problem now is getting enough signatures for it to get on the ballot,” he said.
He said a tourism inventory is being conducted in the county and added that Jones County has many tourist attractions to focus on and market. He said the Chamber golf tournament is coming up, as is the Business Expo/Taste of Jones.
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