Tommy Jett Drive will be unveiled in Walker County on Friday at 11 a.m. The road will be dedicated to the radio personality who has worked for numerous Walker Counties charities and hosted many Stocking Full of Love events. His annual Entertainers Reunion has raised thousands of dollars for a different charity each year.
To get to Tommy Jett Drive, take South Broad Street, go through St. Elmo on Tennessee Avenue, crossing over into Georgia onto Highway 193. Go through the intersection of Highway 193 and Ga Highway 2 and take the next left, just before a new intersection at Happy Valley Road, is Tommy Jett Drive.
Mr. Jett will be at the dedication, along with friends and elected officials including Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell and Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Mr. Jett has been a radio personality for more than 50 years, since the early 1960’s. Starting his local career at WFLI, he routinely attracted up to 70 percent of the after-school audience during radio’s heyday. To this day, Mr. Jett, with his trademark rings and sunglasses, is recognized everywhere he goes, always thanking his fans.
Commissioner Heiskell said, “We in Walker County can think of no one more deserving of a permanent place of honor than Tommy Jett, and no one who would appreciate it more. With Tommy’s miraculous recovery from a very serious auto accident, we look forward to his continued recovery and take this opportunity to show our appreciation of his service to Walker County.”
Sheriff Wilson said, “The new intersection be named in honor of our beloved Tommy Jett. That location is between Burnt Mill Road and State Route 193 in Flintstone where he lives. We are proud that Tommy is one of our own, and it’s an honor that his name will live forever in Walker County.”