UPDATE: Mount Jackson Mayor Dies

Posted: July 16, 2013

MOUNT JACKSON — Mount Jackson’s Mayor Joseph Williams died today after a short illness, according to town officials. The exact cause of death could not be immediately confirmed. He was 81.

Jackson was elected as a write-in candidate in 1998 and had been the town's mayor ever since.

“He always had a saying, ‘As soon as we know something, you’re going to know something. …'  He was always very open about his approach to government,” Councilman Rod Shepherd said today after learning of Williams' death.

The Daily News-Record will have a complete report on this story in Wednesday’s print and online editions.