Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Happening Now

Tag Archives: Jackson County

Jackson Election Commission Hires McMillan As New Administrator

The Jackson County Election Commission has selected Drew McMillan to take over as Election Administrator. McMillan said community trust and running an honest operation are important to him in the new role. “I’ve always wanted to be heavily involved in the community of Jackson County,” McMillan said. “I love it here and, I love the people here. So, this is ... Read More »

Jackson Sees Completion Of Downtown Mural Representing County

Jackson County saw the completion of its first mural in downtown Gainesboro. Mural artist Manny Fuentes said the partnership came about with Jordan Hunter of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Fuentes said that after talking to Hunter about features in Jackson County, he wanted to create something for the community that would last. “To do something the community will ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Exploring IT-Based Employer, At-Home Jobs

Two goals identified by Jackson County leaders in their ThreeStar grant proposal will be further explored by county leaders. The first, recruit an IT-based employer and, second, recruit a workforce who would like to work from home. Mayor Randy Heady said the county is a good fit being a gig speed county, with Twin Lakes based in Gainesboro. Heady said ... Read More »

Gainesboro Considering Options For Employee Pay Increases

Gainesboro is going to consider two options for employee pay increases during the next fiscal year. That includes either performance based raises or a bonus. The budget was passed by the city Thursday, and was going to include 50 cent raises across the board for city employees. However, Alderman Travis Agee said equal raises for everyone, was not the best ... Read More »

Jackson Creating First Local Fitness Center With Grant Funding

Jackson County plans to add the first fitness center in the county with $50,000 in ThreeStar grant funding. Mayor Randy Heady said a city-owned building on South Main Street in Gainesboro will be used. It sits next to the City Park. Heady said the plan is to purchase workout equipment to create a healthier workforce. “This will be an encouragement ... Read More »

Stacks For Steve Poker Tournament Fundraising For Scholarships

A night of Texas Holdem in Gainesboro to honor the life of a father, husband and friend. The inaugural Stacks for Steve is coming this Saturday at 5:00 PM to raise money for the Steve Eugene Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund. Event Host Jordan Hunter said up to 60 participants are welcome to the eight table tournament. “We wanted to start ... Read More »

GES Welcoming Students Back To School With Luau Night

Gainesboro Elementary School is welcoming students back to school on Thursday with a luau theme. Principal Tina Cassetty said the school always looks for a fun theme when it comes to parent engagement events. Cassetty said the event starts at 5:00 PM with an informational meeting, but then comes the moment students wait for all summer. “The kids are very ... Read More »

All Jackson County Teachers, Staff Getting Raises In School Budget

Jackson County teachers and staff are getting raises after the school system’s budget was approved by board members on Thursday night. Teachers will be getting a $1,200 raise, with staff receiving a 3 percent raise. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said this is the largest raise during her 17 years in the school system. “That’s exciting for them and certainly ... Read More »

Jackson Election Commission Searching For New Administrator

Jackson County is searching for a new elections administrator. Clay Thaxton left the position for a new job opportunity after eight years in the role. Election Commission Chair Jim Pappas said applications are due by noon Wednesday at the county courthouse. “We would like to have somebody that has pretty near the same qualifications that we currently have,” Pappas said. ... Read More »

Jackson Clerk Turns In Clean Annual Office Report

The Jackson County Clerk turned in a clean annual report to the county commission Monday Night. County Mayor Randy Heady said this was a first for the county. Heady said in just under a year in office, Brandon Stafford’s term as clerk has been a relief to county government and county residents. “That’s really important because we want to make ... Read More »