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by Neill Calabro
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The Hunt House is 203 years old and stands despite the many challenges time has presented, for now, at least.
The Hunt House is 203 years old and stands despite the many challenges time has presented, for now, at least.
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One last Civil War battle has begun in Jones County.

Although it’s hopeful for no loss of life, there will be destruction, and there will be loss of property. And as the skirmishes won’t require muskets or sabers, it’s the canon of history that may take Jones County as the lone casualty.

When tragedy strikes Jones County, like the death of Otis Redding, one can face the Big-O Ranch, remembering his voice, an indelible mark on the historical timeline. But if one turns and looks across the road, they will see an empty plot of land. Not quite yet, though. It depends on how the war turns out.

A 203-year-old house sits there, in jeopardy, on Otis Redding Drive. The house and its land have accumulated beginnings, successes, tragedies, history, maybe even controversy, not to mention drizzling earth from the sky, ghosts, and an unforgiving settling as wood, nails, paint, and bricks head back to the dust from whence it came. But that’s still not the war.

Two sources tell The Jones County News a buyer is in talks with the owner to take the house apart and sell the wood for lumber. And if one remembers the sad fisherman in a tiny rowboat from The Old Man & the Sea, he fought off the sharks unsuccessfully to where nobody ever knew what the finest catch of his life was.

For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's newspaper or subscribe to our e-Edition at http://ee.jcnews.com.
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