Hayden Jack’s ready to serve



The long and deliciously-anticipated official opening of Jack’s at Hayden and I-65 happened Friday at evening rush hour, to the accompaniment of the Hayden High School Band, lots of dignitaries, and mobs of customers. For a while, it was a three-ring happening. Doing the dignitary honors, from the left, Economic Development Council director Don Mitchell; District 1 Commissioner Allen Armstrong, Hayden council member Randy Curtis; Hayden council member Jo Young; Jack’s General Manager Audra Mullins (on the scissors); District 34 Rep. David Standridge; Jack’s area supervisor Kathy Van Zant; Hayden council member Roger Hurt; West Blount Chamber secretary Delores Fort; Blount County Probate Judge Chris Green; and Hayden Mayor Larry Armstrong.

-Ron Gholson