Articles about Allan


Allan Jones Featured on Rush Limbaugh Show

Allan Jones' decision to cease all advertising on NFL games made him the subject of a discussion on the world-famous Rush Limbaugh radio program. Here is the transcript.

[Link to "RushLimbaugh.com"]


Allan Jones' NFL Boycott Causes National Controversy

The Chattanooga Times Free Press investigates Allan Jones' decision to cancel his companies' advertisements during NFL games due to the players' unpatriotic behavior.

[Link to "Times Free Press"]


Gateway Pundit Notes Allan Jones' NFL Boycott

Popular blog the Gateway Pundit examines the effect Allan Jones' boycott of the NFL over its unpatriotic players might have on other business owners.

[Link to "The Gateway Pundit"]


Allan Jones Cuba Trip Draws Attention from Media

Award-winning reporter Brian Graves recently sat down with Allan Jones to discuss the businessman's trip to Cuba.

[Link to "Cleveland Daily Banner"]


Dalton Students Celebrate Eclipse With Glassed Donated by Allan Jones

Students in Dalton who always wondered what a solar eclipse would be like had the chance on Aug. 21 thanks to the donation of special NASA approved Eclipse viewing glasses donated by Allan Jones.

[Link to "Dalton Daily Citizen"]


Allan Jones Donates 43,000 NASA-Approved Eclipse Glasses

Allan Jones made sure that before donating 43,000 pairs of eclipse sunglasses to students in six school systems, the glasses were as safe as possible and had been approved by NASA.

[Link to "Cleveland Daily Banner"]


World Famous Jones-a-Tron To Get "Upgrade"

The Jones-a-Tron has fans from all across the world. Many were excited to hear that in June there will be a high-tech update. Brian Graves examines this new revelation.

[Link to "Cleveland Daily Banner"]


Allan Jones Sells George W. Bush Truck for Charity

A truck once owned by President George W. Bush and acquired by Allan Jones in 2013 was sold recently to benefit youth wrestlers and the Dan Gable Museum - named after the most dominant wrestler in history.

[Link to "Cleveland Daily Banner"]


Allan Jones Hosts Cleveland’s 175th Birthday Party

More than 250 people turned out on Feb. 4, 2017 at the home of Janie and Allan Jones to celebrate Cleveland’s 175th birthday party.

[Link to "Cleveland Daily Banner"]


Allan Jones Steps In To Provide Transportation for Wrestlers

Transportation to the state wrestling tournament can sometimes be tricky – but Allan Jones stepped in to ensure the Cleveland and Bradley athletes were able to travel in style.

[Link to "Cleveland Daily Banner"]


Allan Jones Talks With Fox and Friends 2017

On the day before Donald Trump's inauguration, Allan Jones was asked to appear on the highly rated "Fox and Friends" television show. The broadcast was watched my millions across the world.

[Link to "Hardwick.com"]


Allan Jones Offers Praise to President Donald J. Trump

from The Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ushers in a new era for America with high praise from Allan Jones for the president.

[Link to "TimesFreePress.com"]


Allan Jones Named First "Bobby Taylor" Award Winner

from the Cleveland Daily Banner

Allan Jones made another "first" recently at the Bank of Cleveland Christmas Party.

[Link to "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Tall Betsy Returns Draws Record Crowd to Centenary

from the Cleveland Daily Banner

Tall Betsy returned to Centenary Avenue for the first time in 18 years and Allan Jones was on hand to witness the fanfare. Read the exclusive story here.

[Link to "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones Foundation Rescues Legacy of Giant Tree

from the Cleveland Daily Banner

An old tree is getting a new life as a sculpted bench thanks to the intervention of the Allan Jones Foundation. Read Joyanna Love's incredible story here!

[Link to "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones, Hardwick on Fox News Global

from Hardwick.com

Allan Jones and Hardwick Clothes were featured on a special "Fox and Friends" this week. Watch it here!

[Link to "Hardwick.com"]


Jones Foundation Funds Purchase of Park Land

from Facebook

The Allan Jones Foundation recently funded the purchase of property that will be a part of a new city park named after Andrew Taylor. Read the article by Joyanna Love here!

[Link to "Facebook.com"]


Jones Praised for Scholarship, Aid to Fallen Officers

from The Times Free Press

Award-winning reporter Alex Green takes a look at the some of the recent philanthropy from the Allan Jones Foundation.

[Link to article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Jones Writes Final "College of Knowledge" Check

from The Chattanoogan

Allan Jones has been paying the tuitions of local college students since 2011. Now, he is handing over responsibility to Gov. Haslam.

[Link to article published on "Chatanoogan.com"]


Allan Jones Named "Outstanding American" for Philanthropy

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame recently announced plans to honor Cleveland, TN, native Allan Jones with its "Outstanding American" award. Read about it here.

[Link to article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones Chosen as First "Bess Neil Award Winner"

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

The legendary Bess Neil selected Cleveland native Allan Jones to be the recipient of the first-ever award given in her honor. Read about it here.

[Link to article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


NBC Deal Gives Hardwick More Momentum

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

RA partnership between Hardwick Clothes and NBC Olympics serves as further proof that the clothing company is reclaiming its elite status.

[Link to article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Hardwick a Household Name after Major NBC Partnership

from The Times Free Press

Journalist Alex Green examines the fanfare surrounding news that Hardwick Clothes has inked a deal with NBC Olympics.

[Link to article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Allan Jones Foundation Honors Outstanding Wrestler

Walker Valley High School first-ever Outstanding Wrestler, Joseph Munoz, was honored by the Allan Jones Foundation with a life-size replica.

[Link to article on "ClevelandBanner.com" ]


Free Press Recognizes Major Hardwick Award

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Reporter Alex Green takes a look at the steps taken by Allan Jones and the team at Hardwick Clothes to lead the company to a victory in a national publication.

[Link to article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Hardwick Clothes Wins National Style Award

Cleveland Daily Banner

The Popular Garden & Gun magazine recently awarded Hardwick Clothes its coveted "Made in the South" award.

[Link to article on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


News jobs are coming to Southeast Tennessee

from from wrcbtv.com

News jobs are coming to Southeast Tennessee as a result of efforts by Allan Jones and his team. Watch the video here.

[Link to the article published on "wrcbtv.com"]


Allan Jones Remembers Margaret Duggan

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

Margaret Duggan was the first employee hired at what was then known as Cleveland Credit Exchange by Bill Jones, father of Allan Jones. After her recent passing, Allan spoke to the Cleveland Daily Banner to share his memories.

[Link to the article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones on hand to Help Hardwick Celebrate Birthday

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

Millions of dollars of new equipment and 70 new employees later, the Hardwick Clothes family recently gathered to celebrate the company's 135th anniversary with a ceremonial tree planting, cake and punch, and an optimistic outlook on what is to come. Allan Jones was present for the special event.

[Link to the article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones Leads Effort to Save Trees from Being Destroyed

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

Allan Jones, who wrote the city of Cleveland's original shade tree ordinance, recently made a surprise appearance before the tree board in an effort to save some beloved trees from destruction.

[Link to the article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones Makes Another Cleveland "First"

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

The Tennessee Board of Regents' Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy was recently given to Allan Jones for his generosity to Cleveland State. It was the first time in history the award had been given locally.

[Link to the article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones Receives Philanthropy Award from State

from The Chattanoogan

John Morgan, Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor, awarded Allan Jones with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Philanthropy for his donations and his volunteer efforts in raising funds for Cleveland State recently.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com"]


Cleveland State Honors Allan Jones with School's First Honorary Degree

from The Cleveland Daily Banner

The program for Cleveland State Community College's 2015 recent commencement exercises listed more than 400 who would receive their degrees and certificates. It also listed the commencement speaker - Allan Jones. Jones had no idea that before the morning was over, he would join the CSCC graduating class of 2015.

[Link to the article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Allan Jones Expected to Draw Crowd at Graduation Speech

from The Chattanoogan

Graduates at Cleveland State Community College on May 4, 2015 were scheduled to hear legendary businessman Allan Jones offer his advice on life.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com"]


Allan Jones Continues Efforts to Restore Hardwick Legacy

from The Times Free Press

Allan Jones recently announced that Hardwick Clothes has signed a contract with one of the "most sought-after and best-known designers" in the country to produce 65,000 suits, more than doubling the plant's production volume.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Roanoke Times Reports on Allan Jones' Successful Effort to Have Thaxton Victims Memorialized

from The Roanoke Times

Journalist Dan Casey was on site recently as Allan Jones and others gathered to witness the unveiling of a historic marker placed in honor of the victims of one of Virginia's most horrific train accidents.

[Link to the article published on "Roanoke.com"]


ABC Looks at Allan Jones' Involvement in Getting a Historic Marker Placed in Thaxton, Virginia

from WSET-TV ABC Channel 13

126 years ago at least 18 people lost their lives over a culvert in Thaxton. Now, the victims have been officially recognized.

[Link to the article published on "WSET.com"]


Lynchburg Newspaper Reports on Remembrance of Thaxton Train Tragedy

from News Advance

Reporter Katrina Dix tells why Allan Jones' campaign to honor the victims of an 1889 train tragedy is making headlines across the country.

[Link to the article published on "NewsAdvance.com"]


Chris Hurst Reports on Justice for Thaxton Victims

from WDBJ Channel 7

Over 125 years after it happened, the victims of a train tragedy are finally being recognized, thanks to efforts by Allan Jones and others.

[Link to the article published on "WDBJ.com"]


Daily Banner Details "The Day Cleveland Cried"

from the Cleveland Banner

The spot where a horrific train tragedy occurred had never been properly marked until May 19. Brian Graves from the Cleveland Daily Banner gives details on how Allan Jones started a campaign to ensure victims of the train tragedy finally got justice.

[Link to the article published on "ClevelandBanner.com"]


Jones Helps Youth Wrestlers Repeat as State Champs

from the Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Higher Calling Kids Wrestling Club repeated as state champions in 2015 and the coach had words of praise for the support given to the team by Allan Jones.

[Link to the article published on " Chattanoogan.com"]


Allan Jones Praised for Efforts to Revive American Institution

from the Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently sat down with Allan Jones for an in-depth look at his plan to restore Hardwick Clothes to greatness.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Story Reveals Details about the New Tall Betsy

from the Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan separates fact from fiction concerning the new Tall Betsy's authentic look.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com" ]


Allan Jones On Hand for Historic Steeple Removal

from the Chattanooga Time Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press covers the historic removal of the steeple at the old First Baptist Church. Allan Jones played a key role in saving the steeple.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com" ]


Allan Jones Updates TFP on the "Hardwick Turnaround"

from the Times Free Press

Allan Jones offers new details about his plan to lead Hardwick Clothes back to the top of the clothing industry.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com" ]


Ellis Smith Examines Allan Jones' Plans for Hardwick Clothes' Website

from the Times Free Press

Allan Jones reveals his plans to make Hardwick Clothes a major player in e-commerce.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com" ]


Payday Pioneer Allan Jones Continues Hardwick Resurgence

from The Chattanoogan

America’s oldest tailored clothing manufacturer continues to enjoy a new lease on life thanks to Allan Jones.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com" ]


Allan Jones Picks Industry Legend as Hardwick CEO

from The Chattanoogan

Bruce Bellusci, a legend in the clothing industry, was recently chosen by Allan Jones to guide Hardwick Clothes into the future.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com" ]


Allan Jones is the new owner of the 134-year-old Hardwick Clothes.

from TheChattanoogan.com

America’s oldest tailored clothing manufacturer now has a new lease on life thanks to Allan Jones - the man who has been called the pioneer of payday lending.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com"]


Times Free Press Examines Allan Jones Acquisition

from the Times Free Press

Dave Flessner take a look at efforts by Allan Jones to save one of America's most beloved companies.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com" ]


Allan Jones Acquires Most of Cleveland Airport

from TheChattanoogan.com

Allan Jones is the new owner of property located at the old Cleveland airport.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com"]


Times Free Press Examines Jones' Purchase of America’s oldest tailored clothing manufacturer

from the Times Free Press

Allan Jones came to the rescue of Hardwick employees recently with a plan to invest millions in the iconic clothing manufacturer.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Cleveland State Community College launches mentor program

from the Times Free Press

Cleveland State Community College, in cooperation with the Allan Jones Foundation, has launched bradleyAchieves, a financial and mentoring program to give Bradley County high school graduates an opportunity to attend the college in return for community service.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Cleveland, Bradley students get college tuition help

from wrcbtv.com

A contribution by Allan Jones, CEO and founder of Check Into Cash, Inc., makes it possible for tnAchieves to launch its scholarship and mentoring program in all three Bradley County high schools. The local program is called "bradleyAchieves." The Jones' donation also ensures that every student in Bradley County public schools will have the opportunity to attend Cleveland State Community College.

[Link to the article published on "wrcbtv.com" ]


Allan Jones Foundation Makes Final Payment For Cleveland, Bradley Central High School Wrestling Facilities

from TheChattanoogan.com

The philanthropic foundation established by Allan Jones has made its final payments to complete its contribution to wrestling facilities at Cleveland and Bradley Central high schools.

The final payments by The Allan Jones Foundation completes a multi-year commitment to each school.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com" ]


Cleveland hosts official Tennessee Arbor Day ceremony

from the Times Free Press

State forestry officials joined local leaders and urban forest advocates today for Tennessee's official Arbor Day observance.

The ceremony was held at businessman Allan Jones' Creek Ridge estate.

[Link to the article published on "TimesFreePress.com"]


Life Lessons Learned from the Wrestling Mat

from The University of Tennessee "Achievement Magazine"

Allan and Janie Jones of Cleveland, Tenn., generously support UT Chattanooga wrestling and Tennessee Athletics. In recognition of Allan's lead gift to establish the new UT aquatic center, the facility was names in his honor. Allan Jones learned the greatest life lesson as a teenager while sandwiched on a wrestling mat of the gym floor at Cleveland High School...

[Link to the article published on "Achievement Magazine" ]


The Richest Man in Town

Author: W. Randall Jones
Publisher: Business Plus; 1 edition (May 4, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446537837
ISBN-13: 978-0446537834

Have you ever wondered who the richest man in town is? W. Randall Jones has. The former magazine executive found himself in a country club near his hometown of Carrollton, Ga., one day when someone he was with pointed out a man at another table and said: "See him? He's the richest man in town."

That got Jones thinking. What his friend did is what people have been doing for millennia: pointing out the richest man in town. Sometimes people just want to know out of curiosity; other times it's because they think such proximity to wealth might present an opportunity.

So Jones got out a map and began identifying the largest metro areas in the U.S., then set out on a two-year search to find out who the richest men were. He spent more than two years interviewing local business editors, and business and community leaders in 100 towns across America in an effort to uncover their wealthiest citizens. In addition, he and a team of researchers combed through all available public data, including SEC filings, LexisNexis, EDGAR, and newspaper and magazine accounts. He even "Zillowed" their homes to determine their valuations.

Excerpt from “The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth” about Allan Jones

Allan Jones of Cleveland, Tennessee, says, “I failed the sixth grade twice and I made a 15 on my ACT, so I’m definitely not the smartest guy in town, but I can run accounting circles around the numbers guys who I went to school with, and I know how to get people motivated to accomplish things. I believe there are multiple levels of intelligence.” Jones has both IQ and EQ. At his core though, he is a people person who loves to have a good time. My bet is that most folks in Cleveland would say he is a lot more fun than his accountant friends, too. For twenty-five years, he threw Cleveland the best Halloween bash in the state right in his front yard. He invented a character call Tall Betsy-in essence a ten-foot-tall, ugly witch (Allan Jones in full costume and on stilts)- to greet thousands of kids and their parents on his favorite night of the year (pg. 133).

[Link to the book, "The Richest Man in Town]


Cleveland's Allan Jones Takes The Plunge At New UT Aquatic Center

from the chattanoogan.com

The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at UT-Knoxville last month hosted the U.S. Olympic diving team selection camp, but the loudest applause there likely came Saturday night.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com"]


W. Jones: ZoomInfo Business People Information

[Link to the article published on "ZoomInfo.com"]


New UT Swim Center Named For Cleveland's Allan Jones (The Chattanoogan)

University of Tennessee at Knoxville swim coaches hope the under-construction Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center - which is named for the Cleveland businessman - is able to draw some recruits capable of producing swift times.

[Link to the article published on "Chattanoogan.com"]


WVLT - Sports

The facility is named in honor of Allan Jones, who made a $4 million challenge gift as part of Tennessee's STEP UP Capital Campaign for athletic facilities...

Link to the article published on "Local8Now.com"]


Willie's Snapshot Gallery!

With David McCormick, owner of The Ernest Tubb Record Shops, and Eddie Stubbs of WSM Radio in Nashville, TN. Willie & Allan Jones on stage with "Lucretia's ...

[Link to photo on WorldWideWillie.com]


All American From Nascar to College Football

Janie's owner, Allan Jones, is in full agreement, and he should ... his work, his home in Cleveland, Tennessee, a ranch in Jackson Hole, ...

[Link to the article published on "TrinityYachts.com"]


:: Allan Jones Foundation ::

ALLAN JONES, founder and chairman of Check into Cash, Inc., presented a challenge gift that will make possible construction of the University of Tennessee ...

[Link to the article published on "AllanJonesFoundation.com"]


:: Allan Jones Foundation ::

Make a written request for contribution to: Allan Jones Foundation, Charities & Community Relations, 201 Keith Street SW, Suite 80, Cleveland, TN 37311. ...

[Link to the article published on "AllanJonesFoundation.com"]


WVLT - Sports

Tennessee Athletics Honors Bronson & Johnson With Locker Room Dedication ... the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, an Intercollegiate Golf Complex ...

[Link to the article published on "Local8Now.com"]


:: Jones Wrestling Center ::

Allan Jones CHS Class of 1972 Donor of New Wrestling Center 2001... Cleveland, Tennessee is located 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga. ...

[Link to the article published on "JonesWrestlingCenter.com"]


Scout.com: UT honors Bronson, Johnson

Tennessee Volunteers Football, Basketball, and Recruiting ... the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, an Intercollegiate Golf Complex, Regal Soccer ...

[Link to the article published on "Scout.com"]


8/18/2007 - UT Athletics Honors Bronson, Johnson With Locker Room ...

KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee Athletics Department recognized two ... the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, an Intercollegiate Golf ...

[Link to the article published on "The Chattanoogan"]


:: Jones Wrestling Center ::

Allan Jones CHS Class of 1972 Donor of New Wrestling Center 2001 ... Cleveland, Tennessee is located 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga. ...

[Link to the article published on "JonesWrestlingCenter.com"]

CEO AND FOUNDER OF
CHECK INTO CASH, INC.

W. Allan Jones is an outspoken entrepreneur who believes in the value of hard work and the importance of giving back. The impact of this payday lending pioneer is felt not only in the industry he helped bring to prominence, but also in the positive influence he has brought to his community and far beyond.

"A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit."

- Greek Proverb

ALLAN JONES
Cleveland, TN
CEO and Founder of
Check Into Cash, Inc.


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W. Allan Jones founded Check Into Cash in his hometown of Cleveland, TN, in 1993. Since then, the company has grown into the third largest payday lending company in the nation and has become a billion-dollar-a-year enterprise.

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The Jones Wrestling Center
allan-jones-wrestling-center

The Jones Wrestling Center at Cleveland High School is regarded as one of the premiere wrestling facilities in the nation. The Allan Jones Foundation donated more than $1.5 million for the state-of-the-art center starting in 2001 and was the sole funder for the project. The center has digital scoreboards, padded walls, inflatable, overhead heating ducts and flat screen TVs. It is named after the late W.A. Jones, a prominent Cleveland businessman (Allan’s father). Visit http://joneswrestlingcenter.com for more information.

The Allan Jones
Intercollegiate Aquatic Center

The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center

The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center