Board of Supervisors

The five-member board is the chief policy making and administrative body or unit of the county. Each county is divided into five districts, commonly referred to as "beats". Each district elects a supervisor who serves a four-year term.

Each supervisor handles some administrative duties in their district, together the members set policy. While each supervisor represents their district, all of the members are expected to look after the good of the county as a whole.

Road construction and maintenance are the responsibility of the Board. It is a very important job to be responsible for hundreds of miles of local highways and roads. The board can also set traffic regulations for the county roads. But the board must look after many things in addition to roads.

The power to tax and the power to appropriate and budget funds are the two most significant powers the board exercises.

Board meetings are held twice a month. Meetings are open to the public. The board serves a unique role in Mississippi counties -- it is the one body which supervises almost everything that goes on in county government.


Board of Supervisors:

Beat 1 - Johnny Burnett
Phone 601-425-5370
Fax 601-425-2511

Beat 2 - Danny Spradley
Phone 601-729-8680
Fax 601-729-4043

Beat 3 - Barry Saul
Phone 601-428-4929
Fax 601-428-9714

Beat 4 - Andy Dial
Phone 601-477-8533
Fax 601-477-3909

Beat 5 - Jerome Wyatt
Phone 601-649-5275
Fax 601-428-3619

County Administrator
Charles Miller
Phone 601-428-3134

Board & County Attorney
Wayne Thompson
Phone 601-426-0056

Contacting the Board:

Physical address:
415 North 5th Ave
Laurel, MS 39437

Mailing address:
PO Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39437
Phone: 601-428-3139
Fax: 601-428-3602

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Public Meetings Dates:

1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 9:30 am.

Each meeting on even numbered months and all 3rd Monday meetings are held at the Laurel Courthouse.

The 1st meeting on odd numbered months is held at the Ellisville Courthouse

Click to view:
Jones County 2006-07 Budget Recap
Jones County Budget Schedule
Jones County Facilities
General Fund Tax Revenue
Jones County Interesting Facts
Chart - Where County Gets Its Revenue
Top Five Counties in Number of Road Miles
Top Five Counties in Number of Volunteer Fire Stations
Jones County Voting Precincts
Jones County Tax Information
Jones County 2007 Tax Rate

To Appear Before The Board

  • If you wish to appear before the Board of Supervisors to discuss an important matter, you must notify the Board Office not later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Monday meeting.
  • Any backup information and/or exhibits pertaining to the matter you wish to discuss must be delivered to the Board Office by the same deadline.
  • If you have been scheduled to appear before the Board, or if you have a matter to be discussed and you would like to have it dismissed from the agenda, please contact the Board Office prior to the beginning of the meeting.