About the Mayor


  • Served as Councilman for District 2 since 1992
  • Served as Mayor Protem since 1999
  • Worked at Boise Cascade 1979-2016
  • Serves on Jackson's Water & Sewer Board


Originally from Arab, AL, Mr. South attended the University of Alabama and then moved to Jackson in 1976. He is married to Jan (Rudder) South and they have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time, Mr. South enjoys fishing. Regarding service to the community, Mr. South’s favorite quote is: “There are two types of leaders; those who are interested in the flock and those who are interested in the fleece”.(Author unknown) ​​

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From the Mayor's Desk...

Mayor Paul South

​​​​​​​400 COMMERCE STREET, JACKSON, ALABAMA  36545 | ​(251) 246-2461