Tags: Jackson County

One New Animal Shelter, Many New Pet Homes

Jackson County’s first animal shelter opened on February 13, and in just over one week, rescuers and families adopted all 24 animals in the shelter. Brad Richards, the Director of Animal Control, says that the shelter is needed because of the increase in the population of Jackson County. People are moving into the county without…

High school students in Jackson County will soon be able to register for an AP Seminar course, which will begin at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year on August 4. Jackson County Comprehensive High School will join approximately 1,000 other schools worldwide by implementing the new AP Capstone program this fall. Originally developed in…

Jackson County School System rezoning assignments announced

JEFFERSON, Ga.— The Jackson County Board of Education sent letters to parents of students in the school system on Monday, Feb. 6, confirming attendance zones for the 2017-2018 school year. The confirmation letters are the culmination of a months-long process by the school board to approve the rezoning and determining the boundaries of the new…

Campaign Signs Vandalized in Athens

It’s only one day until election day and the national election polls are getting closer. Here in Athens supporters of both candidates are becoming frustrated because their signs have either been stolen or vandalized. Andrew Clyde, the Owner and CEO of Clyde’s Armory, has had 28 of the 50 Trump-Pence signs he purchased either stolen…

Getting To Know Captain Chris Smith

JEFFERSON, Ga.– The Jackson County Courthouse has offices that many work in day-to-day. One of the employees who gets to say that they work in the courthouse is Captain Chris Smith. Smith is a Division Commander of Jackson County and has worked for Jackson County since 1998. “Its not what you see on TV,” says Smith.…

Jackson County is not expecting any voter fraud this election

  One voting precinct has seen a record breaking increase in voters coming out. Jackson County Elections Office has had almost 2,000 ballots cast as of this week. With such a large number of voters, the question is being asked whether voter fraud happen. But elections supervisor Lori Wurtz isn’t worried about any cases of voter…

Parents expressed their concerns over rezoning in Jackson County

  The Jackson County School system held it’s first rezoning meeting last night. Parents voiced their concerns on how the new plan will impact them. This is the first rezoning proposal in more than 10 years. The plan calls for the closing of one elementary school. Students at Benton Elementary will be sent to the Maysville and East Jackson elementary…

Jackson County Property Tax Increase Proposal

Homeowners in Jackson County could see an increase in their property taxes. This evening, the Jackson County Commission is holding a public hearing to discuss the millage rates for 2017. The proposed millage rate will raise property taxes by more than three percent for unincorporated areas. That means an increase of a little more than…

Arts in the Park at Hurricane Shoals Kicks Off Saturday

Maysville, GA- The Tumbling Water Society and Hurricane Shoals Park are holding the annual Arts in the Park Festival on September 17 and 18. Events include a 5k Mill Race, a Civil War battle reenactment, and a bluegrass festival. Heritage Village, a collection of historic, 19th century buildings, will hold soap making, broom making, and…

Extra Special People Summer Camp

Athens, GA–“Teammates” is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think about Georgia and Georgia Tech. However, that’s exactly what they are today as they reveal their design plans for a summer camp for Extra Special People. Georgia and Georgia Tech students will present their designs to ESP representatives, campers and…