Friday, January 21, 2022
Happening Now

Tag Archives: Mayor Randy Heady

Randy Heady Announces Plan To Run For Jackson Mayor Re-Election

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady has announced his intent to run for re-election. Heady said that after three-and-a-half years as mayor, he decided there is still more he hopes to accomplish. “I really enjoy what I do,” Heady said. “And secondly, I ran to make a difference in my community. And I’m not finished.” Heady said that his drive for ... Read More »

Jackson Gains More Land From Surveying New County Building Property

Jackson County receive more land than originally thought in the purchase of its new downtown Gainesboro building. Mayor Randy Heady said that county commissioners approved the purchase of the property contingent on a completed survey of the building. He said the original purchase of about five to eight acres ended up being more than 10 acres. “The property is hillside, ... Read More »

Jackson To Cover Five Percent Increase In County Employee Insurance

Jackson County will cover the cost of a five percent health insurance increase for county employees. Mayor Randy Heady said that the state’s insurance plan has seen an increase in premiums due to the pandemic. Heady said that the county wanted to do what it could to prevent that increase from affecting its employees. “By adding this $19 a month ... Read More »

Jackson Approves Two New Litigation Tax Resolutions

Jackson County Commission approved two resolutions Monday that would bring in more money to the county general fund. One being increasing litigation taxes, and the other levying an additional litigation tax. County Mayor Randy Heady said that the idea behind the move stems from finding a revenue stream the county didn’t previously have, that also doesn’t burden the average taxpayer. ... Read More »

Jackson County Redistricting Approves Plan To Present To Commission

Jackson County Redistricting Committee approved its map to present before the county commission. The committee approved the map with a unanimous vote, as well as selected District Four Commissioner Paul Ballard as its chair. The Administrator of Elections Drew McMillan said it was a positive that the redistricting plan had just over 200 people moving districts out of 11,617. CTAS ... Read More »

Jackson To Auction “I Walk the Line” Courthouse Benches

Jackson County planning to auction the old courthouse benches that were featured in the 1970 film “I Walk the Line.” Mayor Randy Heady said that the commission thought with tourists interested in Gainesboro because of the film, there might be interest in pieces from the movie as well. “(Tourists) were taking pictures of the old courthouse and a lot of ... Read More »

Jackson Looking To Purchase Property To Lessen Courthouse Traffic

Jackson County will potentially use American Rescue Plan funding to purchase property that would mitigate courthouse traffic. County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night allowing Mayor Randy Heady to start the process of purchasing a long-vacant building near the courthouse. Heady said that the ARP funding would be used for both purchase of the property and its renovation. “And this ... Read More »

Jackson Looking To Expand Cell Phone Service Coverage

Jackson County is looking to expand the county’s cell phone coverage. The county commission approved a resolution Monday night for Mayor Randy Heady to enter an agreement with wireless infrastructure Vogue Towers. Heady said the company would find county lands suitable for cellphone towers, build them, and lease them with the county to cell service providers, such as Verizon. “I ... Read More »