Attorney, former Highlands commissioner Andrew Jackson dies
SEBRING - Former three-term county commissioner and long-time attorney Andrew Jackson died Tuesday. Flags were lowered at Highlands County courthouse, and will remain at half-staff until funeral services conclude. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Sebring, under the direction of Morris Funeral Home. "He was at the courthouse when I first got here," said Highlands County Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine, who has been with the clerk's office for more than three decades.Jackson has been a Florida Bar Association member since 1964. He lived on Lakeview Drive with his wife, Ida, and was the father of four children, Nathan, Randy, Crystal and Amber. One of hobbies was carving with a chainsaw. He was elected three times to the county commission. The first time was back in 1970, then again in 2000, and lastly in 2004. "Andy was the kind of guy who told it just like it is," Germaine said. "Whatever he said, you could trust him. And down at the courthouse, you need attorneys like that. He always followed up on what he said. He was a great guy, and I'm really going to miss him."
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