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Two commissioners attend last meeting; board approves resurfacing
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jan 03, 2013 | 1461 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Commissioners Bert Liston (l-r), Tommy Robinson, Chairman Preston Hawkins, Chap Nelson, and Larry Childs stand together as the 2012 Board of Commissioners at their final meeting Dec. 21. A new board will be sworn in Jan. 3 with Daylon Martin replacing Liston in District Three and Jonathan Pitts replacing Nelson in District Two. Their first board meeting is Jan. 8.
Commissioners Bert Liston (l-r), Tommy Robinson, Chairman Preston Hawkins, Chap Nelson, and Larry Childs stand together as the 2012 Board of Commissioners at their final meeting Dec. 21. A new board will be sworn in Jan. 3 with Daylon Martin replacing Liston in District Three and Jonathan Pitts replacing Nelson in District Two. Their first board meeting is Jan. 8.
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The final meeting of the year for the Jones County Board of Commissioners bade farewell to two of its five members.

District Two Commissioner Chap Nelson has held the position for approximately two and a half years. He came on board after the former commissioner, David Gault, gave up his seat to run for state representative.

Nelson qualified for the position without opposition in 2010 and was sworn into office shortly thereafter. Due to health concerns, however, he decided to bow out of politics. Jonathan Pitts, who defeated Gault in the July Democratic primary, will be representing District Two for the next four years.

District Four Commissioner Bert Liston was defeated in the November General Election by Daylon Martin. Liston, who had represented the district for eight years as a Democrat, qualified as a Republican for the 2012 contest.

Chairman Preston Hawkins prevailed over challenger Chuck Baker in the November election. District One Commissioner Larry Childs and District Three Commissioner Tommy Robinson were unopposed.

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