Jones named White Springs’ interim town manager
Town elections are held the 4th Tuesday of April each year. Even number years the town elects three council members and odd numbered years two are elected. The candidate who polls the highest number of votes for office shall be declared the winner thereof. The officials are sworn in the following Thursday after the election at which time the council elects among itself a mayor and vice mayor.
INTERIM TOWN MANAGER TOMMIE JEROME JONES
You will have to purchase the Jasper News to get the full story but the reporter in spite of what the Rhatt Watch stated did a very thorough job. In fact, it is obvious more than one source secured background information on Tommie Jerome Jones because nowhere in our listing of criminal charges was there one for “solicitation” but the Jasper news so indicated such as well. This is part of the News story:
“But Jones has a checkered background that includes a number of arrests dating from 1979 to 2005, including several burglaries and grand thefts as well as battery, resisting arrest without violence, improper exhibition of a firearm, solicitation, and cocaine possession.
That criminal history was not discussed in the special meeting but Councilman Tom Moore said the mayor and council were aware of his background prior to approving Jones as the interim town manager.
Jones has not submitted a formal application for the position.“
It may be mentioned that Councilman Tom Moore indicated he knew nothing of Jone’s checkered past and as such one must suspect these choices were made by certain councilors out of the Sunshine. – Karin for the blog
Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders.