City budget hearing is Tuesday

Next week, the citizens of Jackson will be allowed to voice their opinions on the amount of property taxes the city is asking them to pay next year.The Jackson City Council will host an open public hearing Tuesday evening at 6:30 on the subjects of the city’s proposed budget for 2011 and the amount of property taxes it is proposing […]

Retailers join youth for Smokeout Day

Local retailers joined those across three counties in blocking out tobacco ads on Great American Smokeout Day late last month at the urging of a local tobacco-awareness youth group.On Thursday, Nov. 18, 15 convenience stores in Jackson, Cottonwood and Redwood counties joined Start Noticing, the local youth group, in an effort to raise awareness of tobacco marketing strategies in the […]

Closing arguments are in on resource center

Attorneys for the Jackson Preservation Alliance and Jackson County submitted their closing arguments Friday for the legal hearing on the fate of the Jackson County Resource Center, and now they await a decision from District Judge Douglas Roberts.Here are copies of those closing arguments:Resource Center Closing Argument: Jackson Preservation Alliance Resource Center Closing Argument: Jackson County