Tractor-trailers collide on I-81
November 30, 2016
A collision between two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning caused traffic issues on Interstate 81 just south of Mount Jackson, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.
People Inc. abandons retirement home plans in Mount Jackson
November 23, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – The town manager announced at a planning commission meeting Monday that People Inc. has withdrawn its request for a special-use permit with the town and abandoned its plan to build a retirement home for low income individuals.
Planning commission conflict of interest talk continues
November 21, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – Despite her September resignation, the former chair of the Mount Jackson Planning Commission contested the objectivity of one of the planning commissioners due to a conflict of interest at its meeting Monday.
One killed in crash near Mount Jackson
November 7, 2016
A single-vehicle Saturday afternoon crash on Interstate 81 killed a man from southwest Virginia and sent the driver to the hospital with “serious injuries,” according to a news release from the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred at mile marker 270, between Shenandoah Caverns and Mount Jackson.
Grant awarded to town to assess site business readiness
November 3, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has awarded a $5,000 Virginia Business Ready Site Program grant to the town of Mount Jackson as a part of the program’s first round of grant distributions, according to a release from McAuliffe’s office.
Council meets to discuss signs, tourism council
October 11, 2016
The Mount Jackson Town Council met Tuesday in a brief session to discuss a new historical marker for the town and to recommend a new member for the Shenandoah Tourism Council.
70 years in business: Zerkel’s Hardware celebrates anniversary with customer appreciation day
September 16, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – Since its establishment in 1946, the folks who run Zerkel’s Hardware have seen their share of change. At the time of the company’s founding, Harry Truman was president, World War II had just ended and a gallon of gas was 15 cents.
Mount Jackson sells old Triplett School building
September 14, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – The Mount Jackson Town Council has accepted a contract from two local businessmen to sell the old Triplett School building and property for $250,000.
Drainage concerns remain over retirement home plan
September 14, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – The Mount Jackson Town Council approved a zoning request for development of a potential retirement home, but worries persist regarding drainage issues associated with the site.
Commonwealth attorney’s opinion prompts commissioner to resign
September 8, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON — Bonnie Good has resigned her seat as chairwoman of the town’s Planning Commission following an advisory opinion issued by Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda McDonald Wiseley that finds a new commission member does not have a conflict of interest in his role on the panel.
Commission allows rezoning for retirement home
September 8, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON — The Planning Commission granted a rezoning request from a potential retirement home developer Wednesday, although members tabled the same developer’s request for a special-use permit, citing drainage issues.
Mount Jackson to hold public hearing on retirement home
September 6, 2016
The Mount Jackson Planning Commission will host a public hearing Wednesday to hear citizen comments on the potential rezoning of a plot of land to host a retirement home.
Mount Jackson water main breaks, leaks 1.5 million gallons
August 13, 2016
A water main ruptured in Mount Jackson early Friday morning near the Merillat Industries plant on the west side of town.
Council to sell old Triplett school building
August 9, 2016
The Mount Jackson Town Council voted Tuesday to enter negotiations to sell the old Triplett school building to two local businessmen.
Town Council to decide on old Triplett School bid
August 9, 2016
The Mount Jackson Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. today to consider heeding a recommendation to sell the old Triplett School building.
Middle school students try out Triplett Tech classes during summer academy
August 8, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – Shenandoah County middle school students are getting a look at the wide variety of occupations they could enter with skills learned through Triplett Tech classes.
Mount Jackson considers rezoning lot for retirement home
August 2, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – The planning commission scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 7 to consider rezoning a piece of property for a company to build a retirement home in town.
Committee to recommend selling Triplett building
July 25, 2016
The public properties committee decided Monday it would advise Town Council to sell the old Triplett school building after negotiating with the bidder.
Conflict of interest talk arises at meeting
July 22, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON — Tensions flared at the joint town Planning Commission and focus group meeting this week when a question of a potential conflict of interest was brought up.
Holtzman offers bid on old Triplett school building
July 12, 2016
MOUNT JACKSON – A Mount Jackson man presented plans to convert the old Triplett school building into a theater, frozen yogurt shop and restaurant at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.