Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

August 2, 2010

Hibbett Sports returning

Sporting goods store comes back to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville is set to receive a Hibbett Sports, a sporting goods store which had once been located in Jacksonville over five years ago. City Building Official Jody Watson said the business will move into the old Movie Gallery building on Jackson.

“They’re wanting to start construction Tuesday or Wednesday,” Watson said. “They’ll be changing the inside of it.”

Watson also said a building permit has been submitted through Southern Development of Mississippi, Inc.

Building Owner Donnie Hendrix said about 10 workers will aid in the renovation.

“It should take between four and five weeks,” he said.

Officials from Hibbett Sports were unavailable for contact at press time.

Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation President Darrell Prcin said after the loss of Discount City the new addition of Hibbett Sports makes a welcome addition to town.

“Every time we add another business it always helps us with our sales tax proceeds,” Prcin said. “It’s always good to see Jacksonville moving forward.

Jacksonville Mayor Dr. Robert Haberle said he once again sees more commercial development and growth in the city.

“It’s always a good thing,” Haberle said. “I’m glad to see them back.”

Haberle said the sporting goods store will likely benefit from having the nearby expanding colleges such as Lon Morris College and Jacksonville College to draw on and added the planned renovations and additions to the city’s sporting complex will tie into the new business.

“It’s a good addition to our economy,” Haberle said. “On another note, it’s taking over a building that has become vacant. I can’t think of anything bad about it.”

He also said Hibbett’s previous location was in a shopping center close to Wal-Mart

Text Only
Local News
  • Catherine look.tif Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells

    Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • HOPE event Pic 433.tif Folks attend weekend fundraiser for H.O.P.E.

    It was an evening fit for royalty, as supporters of the Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (H.O.P.E.) program gathered Saturday at The Castle on the Lake outside Jacksonville for “A Renaissance Evening.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church Member looks.tif Church of Wells members attend protest

    About 30 members of the Church of Wells arrived at a protest Saturday. The event was planned after an incident at Wells Homecoming Day on April 5 where the church loudly "street preached" causing a disruption. Three of the church members were injured by two men at the parade. On Saturday, the event was peaceful, despite a few loud voices.

    See the complete story and photos in the next edition of the Daily Progress on Tuesday, April 15.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • ScholarshipAwards.tif 5 receive scholarships from Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee

    The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on March 29.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Deadline to file taxes nears

    As an April 15 deadline for individuals to file their 2013 federal tax return approaches, pressure is mounting for tax preparers.

    April 11, 2014

  • Protest, march planned in Wells

    The town of Wells is planning a march to the R&R Mercantile on U.S. Hwy. 69 from the former Dairy Queen to protest the Church of Wells.
    The event is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

    April 11, 2014

  • Court date set for JP hearing

    A court date has been reset to April 28 for a hearing of a petition by a local primary candidate in an upcoming Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace race.

    April 11, 2014

  • Luncheon to include update on Lake Columbia

    Updates on the proposed Lake Columbia will be the topic at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  
    Kelly Holcomb, general manager for Angelina Neches River Authority, will provide updated information on the proposed Lake Columbia between Jackson-ville and New Summerfield.

    April 11, 2014

  • KiwanisDrive.tif Kiwanis Club collects 2,000 pounds of food

    Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long. But the excitement for service really builds in April each year when Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day – a day of community service that is felt around the world.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Several topics reviewed at council meeting

    Property footage, street closures and scheduling a date to canvass the upcoming municipal election were discussed Tuesday during the Jacksonville City Council meeting.

    April 10, 2014