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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:39

Jackson salutes its new flag

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fr jaxflagJackson County is no longer a banner-less government. County commissioners selected an official county flag this week from a pool of a dozen designs submitted by high school, community college and university students. The chosen design is by Southwestern Community College graphic design student Jessica Waldron.

County Manager Chuck Wooten hopes to have the image replicated on county publications, flown outside the county administration building and a traveling version to represent Jackson County at statewide county gatherings.

The quest to find a flag began more than a year ago when 13-year-old aspiring eagle scout David Hopkins came before commissioners and pointed out the county didn’t have a flag.

“We have to really recognize him for pointing commissioners down this path,” Wooten said, who was also on the flag committee.

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