2014-02-06 E-Edition

Saying farewell

Hayes retires after 30 years

After 30 years in business, Looking Glass owner Martha Hayes said she is looking forward to relaxing after she closed the doors to her downtown Jackson store on Jan. 31. Hayes, who has supplied clothing, makeup and plenty of laughs to her customers for the last three decades, said she began her career in retail by selling clothes, but quickly […]

Few problems reported from storms

Jackson’s first severe ice storm in decades was a surprise to many. However, city crews were praised this week for their quick response and preventative measures. Throughout the freeze, only one significant car accident and zero fire calls were reported. Public Works Director Kevin Woodson credited having the proper equipment as a major factor in the city’s ability to deal […]

Averett will seek re-election to Commission

Elma Averett is seeking a third term as Clarke County Commissioner for District 1. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of District 1 and of Clarke County for the past eight years. I feel that the experience and knowledge I’ve gained while working with the other members of the Commission, the county staff, and with […]

Dees enters the race for Revenue Commissioner

Mary Ann Dees has announced her candidacy for the office of Washington County Revenue Commissioner. Dees is a lifelong resident of Washington County. She and her husband, Gaylon Dees, have one daughter, Jennifer Williamson, and two grandsons. Dees is the daughter of Michi Jordan and the late George Elmer Jordan of Tibbie. Dees has more than 20 years of experience […]

JHS senior headed to UT

An early commitment to the University of Tennessee held for Jackson High School defensive standout Gavin Bryant. Bryant, who committed to the Volunteers in June, put his name on the dotted line Wednesday morning and will join the “Big Orange” soon after graduation. Bryant, who was rated as a top 10 inside linebacker by most recruiting services, said he was […]


Relay for Life announces upcoming fund-raisers

Residents of Jackson will soon have two opportunities to join the fight against cancer through Relay for Life fund-raisers. In addition to events held by individual teams, the Jackson Relay for Life Committee recently announced a pair of fundraising programs. Publicity Chair Bridgett Powell said Relay has always been a popular event in Jackson, because cancer impacts so many people. […]

John Erzen

John Erzen, age 84, was born June 1, 1929 and entered into rest Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center. Mr. Erzen was a resident of Grove Hill. He was a retired shift leader in the knitting department at Vanity Fair, having been employed for 41 years. Mr. Erzen was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church and […]

Laura Forshee Garraway

Laura Forshee Garraway, a resident of Jackson, was born Jan. 12, 1923 to the late Augusta and Lillie Chaney Forshee in Pennington. In the early morning of Jan. 27, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, she transitioned from this earthly life. Early in life, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Homer Garraway. She was a member of […]

Gunnar Arnold Hudson Sr.

Gunnar Arnold Hudson Sr., a resident of the Houston area for 22 years, passed away Jan. 30, 2014. He was born Dec. 6, 1949 in Jackson. He was a member of Antioch Community Church in Friendswood, Texas and was senior manager of Field Operations for Ameco with 35 years of employment. He enjoyed playing golf, gardening, traveling and family gatherings. […]