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The general community shutdown due to the virus has also affected most local government offices.

The county has curtailed many operations and limited access to some of its offices. Here's a brief rundown of where things stand as of today:

County offices closed to the public

• County addressing office.

• Animal shelter (animal control only running emergency calls.)

• Building inspections and permits. Service available by appointment only.

• Most court functions are deferred. No juries slated for April 6 should report for duty. Call before you go to the Probate Court and Clerk of Court.

• Businesses licenses office. Service by appointment only.

• Elections and voter registration. Ballots available by phone to be mailed to you.

• 4-H offices.

• GIS office. Service by appointment only.

• Historic courthouse.

• Keep Jackson Beautiful.

• Parks and recreation.

• Senior Center.

• Zoning office.


• The Commerce DDA meeting set for next Monday has been canceled.

• The Jefferson Fire Department and Jackson County EMA officers set up two temporary 1,000 gal. "ponds" for two adult living facilities in Commerce due to a water outage in the city on Wednesday.

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