News Line for Jackson

Jackson Mayor Kay Pippin appointed to Georgia Municipal Association committee
Jackson Mayor Kay Pippin has been appointed to serve on a Member Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Municipal Association.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson enacts another group home freeze
For the second time this year, the Jackson City Council has enacted a moratorium on new group care homes in the city.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson police chief attends association conference
Jackson Police Chief Mike Riley was among more than 500 heads of Georgia law enforcement agencies who attended the recent Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Savannah.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson Councilman Lewis Sims attends leadership program
Jackson City Councilman Lewis Sims was recognized at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 81st annual convention in Savannah in June for completing the Robert E. Knox Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson appoints new city clerk
The Jackson City Council last week voted to appoint a new city clerk to take over for the retiring Perry Ridgeway.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Volunteers clean up Jackson streets
The City of Jackson Clean City Task Force organized its first litter pick-up day, assigning groups to roughly 15 local streets in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson Police Department gets new breath tester
Drivers suspected of being under the influence in Jackson will be having their breath checked on a new machine at the Jackson Police Department.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

City of Jackson crews re-paving streets
With more funding this year than last year from the state Department of Transportation Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG), city crews will be able to repave 1.4 miles of city streets, whereas last year’s funding lasted only seven-tenths of a mile.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Butts County officials agree to sell Hawkes building
Butts County commissioners voted Monday to sell the 1925 Hawkes library building to the City of Jackson for $1.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson denies group care home expansion request
After city and county officials raised a number of questions about the Covington Care Home’s operations on April 1, the Jackson City Council voted to deny a permit that would have allowed the group home to expand.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson to offer $1 for Hawkes building
The City of Jackson will offer the sum of $1 to the Butts County government for the 1925 Hawkes library building.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Butts County Commission candidates weigh in on consolidation
Butts County commission candidates on Monday weighed in with their views on whether the county government should be consolidated with its three cities, with most signaling a willingness to explore the idea if not offering an outright endorsement.
Source: Jacksonville Times-Union

Governments gather for joint meeting
Members of Butts County’s elected and appointed boards on Thursday met for their periodic joint dinner meeting.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Panel learning about transportation projects
Impaneled late last year to review and recommend transportation projects across Butts County and its three cities, members of the board met last week for only the second time.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson OK’s church cell tower
The Jackson City Council last week OK’d a 150-foot cell tower planned for the grounds of First Baptist Church of Jackson.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson-Butts County Day held at state Capitol
Dozens of Butts County leaders converged on Atlanta Monday for the first Jackson-Butts County Day at the state Capitol.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson puts freeze on one zoning district
The Jackson City Council on Monday voted to halt any activities within its residential-professional zoning classification.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson names cleanup task force
The Jackson City Council last week voted to empanel six residents on a new task force aimed at cleaning up litter, removing eyesores and banishing blight from the city.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Butts County cities, garden clubs celebrate Arbor Day
Butts County had at least 13 more trees planted in a 24-hour period thanks to Arbor Day celebrations held on Feb. 21 by each of the three cities — Flovilla, Jackson and Jenkinsburg.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus