The Jackson Parish Journal is pleased to offer a Classifieds section where you can make announcements, post items for sale, offer job opportunities or professional services and review public notices. Cost per post is $10.00 per week and can be submitted by email at or by text to 318-480-1206.

For Sale:

5.06 acres of land (Price Reduced) – located one mile East of Jimmie Davis Tabernacle on Hwy. 542, Beech Springs Road, Quitman, LA.  Call (706)745-3933 for more information.  

Facemasks – Show your school pride with special designed cloth facemasks for Jonesboro-Hodge, Quitman, Weston, LA Tech, Grambling, ULM, LSU and the New Orleans Saints. You can even add personal monograms. Adult and children sizes available. Only $5.00-$7.00.Call 318-475-0349

Church Bus – Jonesboro-Hodge United Methodist Church is selling small Bus that is equipped with Handicap accessibility. Engine work needed. Contact Paul Sterns for more information at (360) 399-8347.  

Book for sale – “The 100 year history of JHHS football” – An in-depth, year by year review of each season that includes names of players from virtually every year and individual/school records. Cost is $25.00 per copy plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To place your order, call 318-480-1206.

Things to do:

Saturday, Sept. 19thShrimp Boil from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm hosted by the Caney Lake Community Foundation. Location at Hook’s Marina, 400 Spillway Road on Caney Lake. $10.00 per plate includes one pound of shrimp, corn, potato and drink. Live band will be playing!

Services offered:

Harris Yard Beautification – Professional Lawn Care provided at reasonable rates. Call Greg at (318) 245-2349

A1 Honey Do, LLCBoat house, deck building and repairs. A Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). For estimates contact Mark Droesser, Owner at 318-366-7598 “We do what your honey can’t do”.



Town of Jonesboro Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Public Hearing was called to order by Mayor Leslie Thompson at 5:30 P.M.

Roll Call:  When roll call was taken Ginn, Johnson, and Flowers were present. Stringer and Siadek came in later. Invocation was conducted by Flowers. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Johnson.

Ordinance #2020-009 Water Rates Mayor Thompson read over the ordinance then gave the public opportunity to ask questions or express any concerns regarding this ordinance. There were no comments made by the public.


Amendments- There were no amendments made to the agenda.

Public Comments- Wilda from the Chamber of Commerce shared some of the events that will be taking place in the Town.

Approval of August Minutes: Motion by Flowers to approve August’s minutes, seconded by Ginn. Motion carried.

Approval of August Bills: Motion to approve August’s bills made by Stringer. Seconded by Flowers. Motion carried.

Approval of August Financials:  Motion by Johnson to approve the August financials, Seconded by Ginn. Motion carried.

Mayor’s Update: “Your complaints let us know what we need to fix.” “I have heard what you have asked; I will be doing more Facebook Live videos and be more informative.”

Ordinance #2020-005 Council Raise- Stringer made a motion to override the Mayor’s veto, seconded by Ginn. Flowers opposed.  Siadek was not present at the time of voting.

Department Head Reports- Police Chief Harris, Fire Chief Brown, and Public Works Director Wortham expressed how busy each department has been over the last month, especially from Hurricane Laura related cleanup.

Approval of Department Head Reports- Flowers made a motion to approve the reports given, seconded by Stringer. Motion carried.

Resolution #2020-033 Millage Rates- Adoption of Resolution #2020-033 was voted for as followed; Johnson-Yes, Ginn-Yes, Siadek-Yes, Stringer-Yes, and Flowers-Yes. Carried.

Resolution #2020-032 Hazard Mitigation Plan- Siadek made a motion to table Resolution #2020-032, seconded Johnson. Motion carried.

Ordinance #2020-012 Hazard/Comp. Pay Salaried Employees’- Johnson made a motion to introduce Ordinance #2020-012 and set a Public Hearing for October 13, 2020 at 5:45 P.M.

Ordinance #2020-009 Water Rates- Flowers made a motion to adopt Ordinance #2020-009, seconded by Johnson. Ginn opposed. Motion carried.

Revisit Ordinance #2020-005 Council Raise- Stringer made a motion to revisit Ordinance #2020-005 due to Siadek not being present at the time of voting. Siadek seconded. Motion carried.

Ordiance #2020-005 Council Raise- A vote was taken again Council voted as follows; Johnson-Yes, Ginn-Yes, Siadek-Yes, Stringer-Yes, and Flowers-No. Veto was overridden.

Council Comments- Comments were expressed.

Mayor Comments- Comments were expressed.

Adjournment-  Motion to adjourn the meeting by Ginn, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.

Public Hearing set for October 13th

A Public Hearing will be held October 13, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. to discuss the purposed Ordinance #2020-012. An ordinance amending the Jonesboro Employee handbook regarding compensatory time during Federal and/or State declared disasters.

Jackson Parish Recreation District Board Meeting Minutes

August 17, 2020                   Jonesboro, Louisiana

The Jackson Parish Recreation District met in regular session on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Brent Barnett, Mr. Ricky Cash, Mr. Jeff Hairston, Mr. Sullivan Stevens and Mr. Chris Womack. Absent: Mr. Brandon Lamkin and Mr. Rodney Potts. Also present, Mr. Steven Gatlin.

The President, Mr. Barnett, called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Mr. Cash and Mr. Barnett led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Barnett opened the floor for public comments.

Mr. Darrell Avery, one of the candidates running for District Judge in Division A, introduced himself. Mr. Barnett moved on to the next item on the agenda.

Motion Mr. Cash seconded Mr. Womack to approve minutes and financials (July). All in favor. Motion carried.

Mrs. Jennifer Hawkins, CPA, discussed the 2019 Annual Financial Report.

Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Cash to award construction and approve contract with Dodson Enterprises, Inc. for the South Concession Building in the amount of $104,200.00. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Tommy Smith gave board update on some of the ongoing programs at the sports complex including baseball/softball season and archery.

Ms. Rebecca Williams gave board update on the golf course including membership and banquet rentals.

Motion Mr. Hairston seconded Mr. Barnett to approve purchase of 80 acres for $2200 per acre from Weyerhaeuser. All in favor. Motion carried.

Next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, Jonesboro.

Motion Mr. Hairston seconded Mr. Barnett to adjourn meeting.

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