News Line for Jackson

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

Butts County Transportation Board organizes
The Butts County Transportation Board was created in August by a resolution of the Butts County Board of Commissioners after months of lobbying by the group Partners for Smart Growth. The voting members of the board are appointment by the governments of Butts County and each of its three cities.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

City of Jackson Can-a-thon donors recognized
The City of Jackson last month recognized the biggest contributors to the annual Can-a-thon canned food drive.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson council makes appointments
District 1 City Councilman Theodore Patterson was re-elected as the mayor pro tem during the Jackson City Council’s first meeting of the new year, Jan. 7.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson city officials take office
Kay Pippin on Sunday made history in the city of Jackson, taking the oath of office as the city’s first female mayor during a swearing-in ceremony and reception at the city’s municipal court building.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson faces budget deficit
To balance next year’s city budget, Jackson Mayor Wayne Phillips is asking council members to consider tapping more than $300,000 from the city’s electricity trust fund.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Elected, appointed officials share pre-Thanksgiving meal
A host of Butts County’s elected and appointed officials met Thursday for a meal and discussion of their recent activities and future plans.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Cook takes oath of office for Jackson City Council seat
Jackson’s newest elected official took the oath of office Tuesday, Nov. 19 before assuming his post on the city council.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson mayor makes 2014 budget pitch
Jackson Mayor Wayne Phillips is proposing the city add two full-time employees to the city staff, one of which will take the place of a part-time worker who will be going back into retirement.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jackson elects Kay Pippin mayor
In the contest to be the next mayor of Jackson, Kay Pippin topped Mitch McEwen in Tuesday’s municipal voting.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Two contests for Jackson council seats
When residents go to the polls in the city of Jackson Nov. 5, in addition to picking a new mayor, voters in Districts 3 and 4 will be picking a new city council member to represent them.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus