North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones

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Mayor Lark Jones (center) talks to "Deputy" Doug Shull as Jones and Dr. John Newell (background left) are held in jail to raise bail money to benefit two youth mission trips during the Captives for a Cause event at Grace United Methodist Church on Friday. The church's fundraising goal of $10,000 would support two summer mission trips. In June, 33 people will volunteer at Give Kids the World in Kissimmee, Fla., and 13 volunteers will travel to Bolivia to build a church in July. "We're very close," said Marianne Harlan, director of worship arts, of the church's goal. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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Sara Caldwell/staff North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones tees off at The River Golf Club off Riverside Blvd. in North Augusta, South Carolina on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones stands along the bank of the Savannah River in North Augusta Tuesday Jan 27, 2004. A state senator from Charleston has introduced a bill that would legalize waterfront casinos. Mayor Lark says gambling is not an image North Augusta wants. Chris Thelen/Staff

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Jackie Ricciardi/staff Lark Jones attended the first par-3 contest at the Masters in 1960 and received several autographs from famous golfers on the back of a spelling test. He poses for a photo on Monday, March 29, 2010.

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Jackie Ricciardi/staff Lark Jones attended the first par-3 contest at the Masters in 1960 and received several autographs from famous golfers on the back of a spelling test. He poses for a photo on Monday, March 29, 2010.

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones (left) speaks to Chad Holbrook, head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, during the 25th annual MayorÕs Prayer Luncheon at North Augusta Community Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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The likenesses of North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones, Police Chief Lee Wetherington and Chamber of Commerce President Victoria Hann appear on a deck of cards. The Who's Who in North Augusta cards benefit the Rotary Club of North Augusta. CHARMAIN BRACKETT NEIGHBORS

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Heritage Council of North Augusta member Jeanne McDaniel, James U. Jackson’s great great granddauther Sarah Elisabeth Alexander, artist Maria Kirby-Smith and North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones unveil a statue of Jackson. April 28, 2007. DONNIE FETTER NEIGHBORS

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones introduces the guest speaker, Chad Holbrook, head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, at the 25th annual MayorÕs Prayer Luncheon at North Augusta Community Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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CHRIS THELEN/STAFF North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones speaks Thursday May 7, 2009 during his annual prayer lunch at the North Augusta Community Center.

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones, middle, gives his remarks during the Palmetto Parkway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday morning, June 22, 2004. Officials from both Georgia and South Carolina gathered at the center of the bridge over the Savannah River for the ceremony. Andrew Davis Tucker/Staff

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones, center, stands next to his wife as he is sworn in by Judge Thomas P. Murphy on Monday, May 6, 2013.

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones takes his turn to stand and speak in favor of Project Jackson during the Aiken County Council meeting and hearing in the amphitheatre on campus at Aiken Technical College on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Graniteville, South Carolina. Sara Caldwell/staff

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones (left) laughs as Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver (right) makes a joke about The University of Georgia's football team's loss to The University of South Carolina as he speaks on Thursday, October 18, 2012 in North Augusta, South Carolina during the 2012 State of Region meeting at the North Augusta Municipal Building. Sara Caldwell/staff

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones reads "Harry Goes On Vacation" to students at North Augusta Elementary School, Oct. 2, 2007, in North Augusta, S.C. RAINIER EHRHARDT/STAFF

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones listens during a public hearing on the revised Tax Increment Financing District, which would be used to help fund Project Jackson, at the North Augusta Municipal Building on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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North Augustan Lark Jones stands at the sixth hole at the North Augusta Country Club November 26, 2007. Mr. Jones recently made his third hole in one at the sixth. KENDRICK BRINSON/STAFF

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones listens as citizen George Batten speaks about concerns during a public hearing on the revised Tax Increment Financing District, which would be used to help fund Project Jackson, at the North Augusta Municipal Building on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones listens as citizen George Batten, not pictured, speaks during a public hearing on the revised Tax Increment Financing District, which would be used to help fund Project Jackson, at the North Augusta Municipal Building on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones and his wife Christy photographed near a tunnel along the North Augusta Greenway Thursday afternoon April 27, 2017. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones and wife Christy wave to spectators Sunday December 13, 2015 during the North Augusta Evening Lions Christmas Parade. CHRIS THELEN/STAFF

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North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones and his wife Christy photographed near a tunnel along the North Augusta Greenway Thursday afternoon April 27, 2017. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF

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Mayor Lark Jones signs a banner to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration of the Sno-Cap Drive-In during the North Augusta Chamber's Business After Hours event at the restaurant in North Augusta, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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LARK JONES mayor-elect of Norht Augusta. 3/21/97 Cindy Blanchard photo SCM

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