Florists in Jonesboro, GA
Find local Jonesboro, Georgia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Jonesboro and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Jonesboro Flower Shops
1575 Commercial Ct
Jonesboro, GA 30238
809 Flint River Rd Suite 1
Jonesboro, GA 30236
7988 N Main St
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Jonesboro GA News
Sep 8, 2017
Heirloom flowers take root
Hazel Marie CampbellBy BONNIE BAILEYH&T CorrespondentOn the Jonesborough Senior Center patio, Hazel Marie Campbell strolled from flower to flower, pointing out the irises and chrysanthemums she donated to the Senior Center earlier this summer. “They’re not blooming right now,” she said as she bent to point to an iris, which was absent any colorful bud or bloom, “but the chrysanthemums will be in a few weeks. You should come back and see them then.”The chrysanthemums won’t bloom until after a killing frost, she said, and when they do bloom they’ll be a rust-orange color. She knows because they’ve been in her yard for as long as she can remember.Campbell inherited the decades-old flowers from her mother, who moved to Jonesborough with her family almost 100 years ago. “My mom’s family moved from Carter County in 1918,” Campbell said, “and those flowers came with them and were planted there in the yard.”Her grandparents loved flowers, she said, and so did her mother, Florence Treadway Wagner, so it was only natural for them to bring the blooms alon... (Herald & Tribune)Sep 21, 2016
Scott Memorial Fund sponsors tribute lunch
He added that, “we honor you and appreciate all that you have done. God is not through with you yet.” Monroe City Councilman Kenneth Wilson, former Jonesboro Mayor Lester Thompson and Scott’s first law partner, former state representative Willie Hunter, Jr. all reflected on how Scott has impacted their lives.
The program’s mistress of ceremonies was Alease Scott, daughter of Attorney Scott, a recent graduate of the Southern University Law Center. Dr. Elsie Scott, sister of Attorney Scott stated that the tribute was an opportunity to honor Atty. Scott while he is still alive.
The attendees were urged to give flowers to the living. Flowers for Scott were given in many forms. Colleagues and clients shared personal reflections and appreciation of Attorney Scott’s tenacity, authenticity and dedication to right the injustices in their community and abroad. There was moving praise dance performed by Power, a group of youth members of North Star Missionary Baptist Church where Scott is an assistant pastor. Family members honored Attorney Scott through expressions of love and the spoken word, including a beautiful poem written by Amatullah Umrani, sister of Scott.
To cap off the afternoon, the attendees were blessed to receive a word of gratitude and encouragement. Reverend Attorney Scott thanked all of his friends and family for their love and kind words. He recognized the John H. Scott Memorial Fund as a steadfast organization that cements the family and helps the community. Scott also shared how his life’s work is designed to parallel the mission of Christ, which is to save others even if they do not deserve to be saved. This powerful messaged was followed up by a declaration to, “Live for what you believe! Get up in the morning, say a prayer and live for what you believe everyday”. He closed with a medley of old meter hymns that moved the crowd and got them engaged in song. One song’s lyrics reads, “If the Lord don’t help me, I can’t stand the storm.” Solidifying his steadfast trust in God.
The John H. S... (richlandtoday.com)Aug 29, 2016
Georgia's Flowers at center of jobs dispute
Not all cases involve big companies. A Chinese restaurant owner in Jonesboro was ordered by the Labor Department two years ago to pay $2 million in back wages to 84 waiters and kitchen staffers. A Marietta printer paid $32,000 to 69 misclassified workers. And an Atlanta judge awarded 73 strippers at The Onyx in Atlanta a total of $1.6 million in back pay.
Cost to taxpayers
Misclassification costs taxpayers as well as workers. Businesses that wrongfully hire independent contractors typically don’t cover worker’s compensation, payroll taxes or unemployment insurance. The Government Accountability Office reported a decade ago that misclassification cost the federal treasury $2.7 billion alone in unpaid taxes. The tally is certainly much higher today.
“I suspect this is going on on a pretty widespread basis,” said state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, who held legislative hearings on misclassification last year.
“We had truck drivers tell us, ‘Look I’m one illnes away from being unemployed and unable to feed my family. I can’t afford to be sick and take time off.’ (And), what’s happening is that these businesses that don’t properly classify their employees are being subsidized by the state of Georgia.”
In the Flowers case, Rudolph Wordlaw of Douglasville sued the company and its Villa Rica warehouse subsidiary last December claiming he regularly worked 50-55 hours a week yet never received OT pay.
Wordlaw did not return calls seeking comment on the case.
His lawsuit says Flowers — the nation’s second largest packaged bread company with $3.7 billion in sales — controls just about every major aspect of the company-distributor-customer relationship.
An independent contractor, Worldlaw and dozens of other plaintiffs claim, would have much more say over distribution, sale and marketing of Nature’s Own, Sunbeam and Merita breads. Flowers, the lawsuits say, negotiates products, prices, displays and promotional campaigns directly with retailers.
“Distributors are dependent upon, and controlled by, the defendants and are not in business for themselves,” Wordlaw’s lawsuit contends. “The result is that distributors’ job duties and ability to earn income is tied directly to the sale and promotion of products outside of their control.”
Flowers, with 1,850 employees in Georgia and another 531 distributors, has relied upon independent drivers to distribute goods since the 1980s. A distributor buys a delivery route, sometimes with help from corporate financing, and is given exclusive rights to deliver breads and snacks within a certain territory.
“The independent distributor model … is a proven, market-driven approach to the operation of our direct-store-delivery segment,” the company said in a statement. “We believe that it results in significant benefits for independent distributors, their customers and Flowers.”
The company said, “We do not believe the Georgia lawsuit or the others being brought against... (MyAJC)Jul 27, 2016
Sports update | Monday's local results
Bay, NY, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
#5 Amber O’Dell, New Milford, NJ, d. Kiana Rizzolo, Jupiter, FL, 6-3, 6-3.
#6 Cali Jankowski, Carlsbad, CA, d. Hunter Roper, Jonesboro, AR, 6-4, 6-1.
#7 Briana Crowley, Battle Ground, IN, d. Alara Hollyfield, Tampa, FL, 6-2, 6-1.
#8 Hailey Baptiste, Washington, DC, d. Georgia Ryan, Rye, NY, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
#9 Dasha Kourkina, Brooklyn, NY, d. McKenna Smith, Scottsdale, AZ, 6-2, 6-2.
#10 Reilly Tran, Dunn Loring, VA, d. Katya Hersh, Carpentersville, IL, 6-0, 6-3.
#11 Christina Hand, Moorestown, NJ, d. Lauren Dunlap, Lithia, FL, 6-3, 6-3.
#12 Lea Ma, Dix Hills, NY, d. Ali Despain, Murrells Inlet, SC, 6-2, 7-6 (1).
#13 Chloe Beck, Watkinsville, GA, d. Page Freeman, Ashland, MA, 6-0, 6-1.
#14 Alana Wolfberg, Orlando, FL, d. Amanda Nowak, Summerfield, NC, 6-2, 6-2.
#15 Carolyn Campana, Hillsborough, CA, d. Jessica Largen, Jamestown, NC, 6-3, 6-2.
#16 Niluka Madurawe, Sunnyvale, CA, d. Makayla Mills, Wilmington, NC, 6-4, 6-2.
Maria Adiaconitei, Bethesda, MD, d. #17 Maia Sung, Rolling Hills, CA, 6-4, 6-2.
#17 Naomi Cheong, Las Vegas, NV, d. Madison Dillon, Hilton Head Island, SC, 6-1, 6-2.
#17 Marcella Cruz, Marlboro, NJ, d. Callie Creath, Austin, TX, 6-4, 6-0.
#17 Julia Deming, Fallbrook, CA, d. Ruth Marsh, Atlanta, GA, 6-0, 6-3.
#17 Addison Guevara, Keller, TX, d. Gracie Mulville, Mooresville, NC, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
#17 Ava Hrastar, Duluth, GA, d. Grace Shiau, Hockessin, DE, 6-3, 6-4.
#17 Raissa Lou, Pittsford, NY, d. Rhea Shrivastava, Skillman, NJ, 6-4, 6-3.
#17 Alexis Merrill, Fairfax, VA, d. Marina Zhang, Garnet Valley, PA, 6-0 Ret (inj).
#17 Emma Navarro, Charleston, SC, d. Chloe Kuckelman, Overland Park, KS, 6-1, 6-... (Virginian-Pilot)Feb 2, 2016
Love ME: Our Favorite Places
You also can pay to camp at Peaks Kenny.Roque Bluffs State ParkDick ShawContact: maine.gov/roquebluffsCan you get there from here: Take Route 1 to Jonesboro or Machias, then 8 miles to land's end. About 90 minutes from Bangor.Why I love it: I love Maine's little secrets, and Roque Bluffs fits the bill. It is close to Route 1 but is also secluded and special. There is nearly a mile of beach to walk, along with woods trails. Plus, plenty of parking. Some of the cottages in the village, which includes a historic church, are more than a century old.Cost: T... (BangorMetro)Feb 2, 2016
Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Feb. 1-14
Center.Memphis – The Daddy Daughter Dance includes a chance to win a free birthday celebration, games and more 5 p.m. CT at Incredible Pizza.Feb. 13Jonesborough – Chocolate Fest hosts more than 20 businesses offering special chocolate treats from strawberries to peanuts to clusters 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET in downtown Jonesborough.Jackson – Enjoy a performance by the Jackson Symphony as they present An Evening with Anthony Kearns 7:30 p.m. CT at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.Greeneville – Appraisers, antique dealers, museums, historical attractions and more are on sight for the Antique Appraisal Fair & Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Greeneville High School.Maryville – The Harp Ensemble Valentine’s Concert features multiple, full-size harps and multiple harpists from East Tennessee under the instruction of William Lovelace 2 p.m. ET in the Reading Rotunda of the Blount County Public Library.Feb. 13-14Woodbury – Enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a performance by pianist Heather Moulder at Stillhouse Restaurant.Feb. 14Nashville – Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art closes at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.###Explore more at tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers by following “tnvacation” on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. (The Chattanoogan)