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Business Owner Honored by Fire Departments
By Kernel Banks, Reporter/Staff Writer
On Friday, March 13th, 2015, the Emergency Dispatch Center of Jackson County dropped the tones for Gray Hawk Volunteer Fire and Rescue to respond to a structure fire on Highway 421 South of Gray Hawk. After arriving at the scene, Gray Hawk Fire Chief Cleon Bingham immediately scanned the scene for safety. Following a quick check on the residents, Chief Bingham requested mutual aid. Gray Hawk arrived with two engines and a tanker, Chief Bingham then requested the City of McKee Volunteer Fire and Rescue for apparatuses and firefighters. Chief Donnie Gabbard responded personally with an additional two engines and a tanker. Fire Chief Larry Bowling of Pond Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the mutual aid call with manpower. Firefighters from the Sand Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue also responded to the mutual aid call. Jackson County Director of Emergency Management Greg Hayes and one unit from the Jackson County Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on the scene. All four county fire departments worked in unison to contain the fire to the one structure.
Fiscal Court Covers Many Topics at Regular Meeting
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
On Thursday, March 19th, the Jackson County Fiscal Court held their regular meeting, which was called to order after devotion by Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard and the Pledge of Allegiance. The first item on the agenda was the reading of the reading of minutes by County Clerk Donald R. Moore, which were accepted and approved by Magistrates Vaughn, Baker, and Todd, who were all in attendance. The first visitor on the list was R.J. Palmer, who explained the AOC Resolution which would save the county money and said all he needed was to have the resolution signed by the court, which they did. They also discussed the Jackson County Rural Secondary Roads for the year 2015 concerning asphalt resurfacing and the estimated cost. This was followed by Craig Bowles, who explained that the new tower project would improve the radio reception and would be no cost to the county, because the money was coming from CSEP. He explained that all the fiscal court had to do was vote and approve, which they did. In new business, during the Judge’s Report, Judge Executive Gabbard said this past month has had its ups and downs.