- NOW: The filming of a NETFLIX series identified as project TARECO will take place in downtown Jackson over the next few weeks. Prep work is already underway. Prep work and filming will randomly occur beginning Monday, May 24 and ending no later than JUNE 15. Primary streets involved will include Second, Mulberry and Oak Streets, especially the area around Jackson Presbyterian Church. These streets will be completely blocked off at times, and traffic will be re-routed to assure the continuous flow of traffic. The cast and crews of TARECO will not work on weekends or Memorial Day. Local police officers will serve as security for the filming company and may be approached for questions regarding mobility of cars and pedestrians during this time.
- Saturday, June 5 – The grand opening of The Creeks Recreational Trails System, the city’s new mountain biking and hiking trail, will take place on June 5 with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 am at the trailhead in the city located just off Brownlee Road (a sign at the entrance will be installed). Participants will be encouraged to come downtown for lunch, shopping and visiting the historic court house. Please be prepared to welcome what we hope will be many visitors to our trails in the years to come. The Chamber of Commerce is also planning a Stranger Things Bike Ride for Kids beginning at 2:30pm on Second Street on the same day.
- Saturday, June 19 – The Jackson Renaissance Group will host its second annual Juneteenth Celebration & March on Saturday, June 19. Participants will gather at the City parking lot located at 145 North Oak Street around mid-day, participate in a march and return to the parking lot for activities. As of this writing, the exact time and route of the march was not confirmed. The entire event is scheduled to begin at noon and end by 5:00 pm.
- More on this later, meanwhile be preparing for the best Red, White & Boom 4th of July Celebration yet! The City of Jackson will host its annual 4th Celebration, in partnership with Butts County Leisure Services at Daughtry Park. Traditionally the gates to the park open at 5:00 pm and the event ends with a fireworks extravaganza! Stay tuned for more info.
MERCHANTS, ORGANIZATIONS, EVERYONE……HELP US HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF THESE EVENTS…. restaurants plan for special food & drink items, retailers/convenience stores have special items on sale, plan giveaways and enticements to enter your business, everyone put up friendly messages on your message boards, and let’s welcome everyone to our city with our best customer service skills.