Long time Sandersville Mayor Walter Jack Jr. remembered - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Long time Sandersville Mayor Walter Jack Jr. remembered

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A portion of Highway 11 in Jones County has been named in honor of three-term Sandersville Mayor Walter W. Jack Jr.

Jack served as mayor of the town from 1969 to 1981. He was originally from Houston Mississippi and moved to Sandersville in 1929 and became a high school teacher after graduating from Mississippi State. He later worked as a county agent in the Agriculture Stabilization and Conversation Service. He also worked as a district manager for the Federal Crop Insurance Agency in Jackson covering Jones County to the Delta and parts of Arkansas.

Jack retired in 1968 and was elected Mayor of Sandersville in 1969.

The portion of roadway through the center of Sandersville to the northern corporate limits has been name the Walter W. Jack Memorial Highway in honor of the former mayor.

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