In 2004, he saw his opportunity: there was a shortage of housing in Jackson for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Moore soon bought a large house on 3.5 acres, and started pouring his savings into repairs and upgrades. His first tenants soon moved in.
Three Gillespie Group communities in Jackson are still accepting non-perishable food donations for the group’s “Silver Bells” can drive to benefit the Salvation Army of Jackson and the AWARE Shelter. Gillespie Group’s Gallery Place at 1400 Gallery Place Drive near the Lansing Avenue and Parnall Road intersection, Springbrook Meadows at 1903 Springport Road, and Victoria Pointe at 243 Depuy Avenue on Jackson’s west end near Westwood Mall, will be serving as a drop-off point for donations through Friday, December 14th.
In his latest effort to capitalize on his new position as City Manager, Patrick Burtch has proposed a new city ordinance that would take away the freedom of Jackson citizens to chose their trash collector and monopolize the trash collection business in the City of Jackson. One has to ask why? Burtch says that he wants to "streamline" the city's trash collection services and prevent unsanitary conditions but something about this garbage deal stinks.
The Mayor of our city, his crooked City Manager and the self-interested City Council member who stand with him our stealing our tax dollars right from under our noses, rubbing it in our faces and destroying any hope Jackson has for an economic recovery.
If you think Jackson sucks, Jackson’s jail sucks even worse. Although I have never been inside of its walls, I have had the privilege of seeing it through ten inches of bullet proof glass. In what reminded me of a weird night in a peep show booth, I was able to visit my relative behind protective glass. Besides the fact that the room was around 40 degrees and that my feet stuck to the floor, it wasn’t that bad.