Jackson declares Darrell Woodard Day of Service

Jackson County and the Town of Sylva have officially declared Dec. 10 as Darrell Woodard Day of Service. 

Savannah Park will cost more than planned

Establishing a park in the Savannah community of Jackson County will be more expensive than originally anticipated, with commissioners voting unanimously July 16 to add $150,000 to the existing $250,000 project budget. 

Savannah community could get its first park

jacksonIf the details work out, Jackson County’s Savannah community could soon have a park to call its own. 

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