Bob Hatcher, director of Jones County Tourism, met with the county supervisors during their Jan. 24 meeting to discuss the happenings in tourism throughout the county, as well as to request $15,500 for the next fiscal year. The request also includes the hotel/motel tax the county receives.
Hatcher explained to the board that tourists coming to Jones County spent $21.5 million in Jones County in 2016. That’s slightly up from $21.14 a year ago. Hatcher said the gas prices throughout the state were also down at that time.