FLINTSTONE, GA (WRCB)- One of the Tennessee Valley's most enduring radio personalities will be honored this week by the naming of a new intersection. "Tommy Jett Drive" is about to be unveiled in Walker County, Georgia, and county officials are inviting the deejay's friends to attend the dedication.
The event is scheduled for Friday October 5th at 11 am. Tommy Jett Drive will be on Highway 193 just north of the new intersection at Happy Valley Road in the Flintstone area.
Jett, a 50-year veteran of local radio will be there, with many friends and colleagues, as well as some elected officials who spearheaded the road-naming effort, including Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell and Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Starting his local career at WFLI, Tommy routinely attracted up to 70 percent of the after-school audience during radio's heyday. To this day, Tommy with his trademark rings and sunglasses is recognized everywhere he goes, always graciously thanking his fans.
Jett is one of Walker County's best-known longtime residents. He has for decades worked tirelessly for Walker County charities and has hosted numerous Walker County Stocking Full of Love programs. His annual Entertainers Reunion has raised countless thousands, for a different charity each year.
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, Georgia 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."