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Winter Wallop

January 11, 2022

After having close to record breaking warm temperatures in the month of December and several rounds of severe weather, mother nature has turned the heat off in the new year as Jackson county has received two significant snowfalls the week of Jan. 2. The first snowfall fell overnight Sunday, Jan. 2 into early Jan. 3.…

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County Finalizes Property Purchase

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has finalized the purchase of property to help free up space and foot traffic in the county courthouse. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said restricted funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are being used for the purchase. The purchase includes nine acres and an existing building. “Let me…

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County Redistricting Finalized

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Commission finalized its redistricting plans at last week’s regular meeting. County Mayor Randy Heady said around 200 people out of over 11,000 residents will be affected. “The only changes we’re made, the sixth, everything north of the river were not touched,” Heady said. “It was fine like it was. The first, second,…

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Jackson Hosting School Funding Town Hall

November 2, 2021

Jackson County Middle School will host a town hall meeting on Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed new student funding formula. That meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will be one of eight town halls across the state and the only one in the Upper Cumberland region. “I am happy to…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 1-25-2022

January 25, 2022

Kenneth “Kenny” Haney Kenneth “Kenny” Haney, 60, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fox officiating. The family has chosen cremation. He was born Aug. 20, 1961 in Gainesboro. He was preceded in death by: parents,…

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Obituaries 1-18-22

January 18, 2022

Clarence Oliver Anderson Clarence Oliver Anderson, 86, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 7 at his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rash Cemetery. He was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Jackson County. He was a former Agriculture Teacher at…

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Obituaries 1-11-22

January 11, 2022

Michael Paul Rainey Michael Paul Rainey, 51, of Bloomington Springs, passed away Dec. 28 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Jan. 29 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. He was born May 10, 1970 in Rockledge, FL. He was employed by HVAC as a Service Tech…

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Winter Wallop

January 11, 2022

After having close to record breaking warm temperatures in the month of December and several rounds of severe weather, mother nature has turned the heat off in the new year as Jackson county has received two significant snowfalls the week of Jan. 2. The first snowfall fell overnight Sunday, Jan. 2 into early Jan. 3.…

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County Finalizes Property Purchase

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has finalized the purchase of property to help free up space and foot traffic in the county courthouse. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said restricted funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are being used for the purchase. The purchase includes nine acres and an existing building. “Let me…

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County Redistricting Finalized

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Commission finalized its redistricting plans at last week’s regular meeting. County Mayor Randy Heady said around 200 people out of over 11,000 residents will be affected. “The only changes we’re made, the sixth, everything north of the river were not touched,” Heady said. “It was fine like it was. The first, second,…

Read More

Jackson Hosting School Funding Town Hall

November 2, 2021

Jackson County Middle School will host a town hall meeting on Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed new student funding formula. That meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will be one of eight town halls across the state and the only one in the Upper Cumberland region. “I am happy to…

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Countdown To Open Enrollment

October 26, 2021

Visit the Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department to receive free, face-to-face assistance with applying for health insurance! Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department has certified application counselors available to assist with applying for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace for Affordable Care Act plans, TennCare and CoverKids. Individuals and families may receive help applying,…

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Mr. Bentley’s Memory Lives On

October 26, 2021

Recently Jackson County lost a former educator and coach, Raymond Elliott Bentley who helped to establish the Jackson County’s first Girls Softball team and later the youth girls softball league. Rather than flowers, the family requested donations be made in his memory to JCHS’s softball team For more on the story, pick up a copy…

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