Jackson County Holds Steady

New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment rates improve in many counties during February 2020. The lagging statistic reflects the employment situation before the COVID-19 health emergency starts to take an unprecedented toll on the economy. During the month, unemployment decreased in more than one-third of Tennessee’s counties. Thirty-six…

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COVID-19 Testing Happening

The National Guard has set up drive thru COVID-19 testing stations in rural communities throughout the state to aid in the fight against the pandemic, including in our very own. National Guard medics will be set up outside of the Jackson County High School Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every week…

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Stay At Home Order In Effect

Governor Bill Lee ordered a “Safer At Home” order early last week to take precautionary action in lessening the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, Lee changed the “Safer At Home” order to a “Stay At Home” order due to an increase in movement across the state. Data from the Tennessee Department of Transportation analyzed…

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Festivals Rescheduled

Historic Granville has announced that they have rescheduled their April and early May Festivals. The Grand Opening of Tennessee’s Mayberry Town; opening of Mayberry “I Love Lucy” Museum; Mayberry Cruise In; and the Genealogy Festival will now occur on June 13 with the Cornbread and Moonshine Festival occurring on June 13 as well. The 22nd…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 4/7/20

Hubert C. Chaffin Hubert C. Chaffin, 83, of Baxter, passed away April 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A private graveside service was held at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. He was born Jan. 20, 1937 in Double Springs. He had an environment and conservation degree, along with his wife; they operated Chaffin’s Fur and Ginseng…

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Obituaries 3/31/20

Wayne H. Lawton Wayne H. Lawton, 72, of Cookeville, passed away March 5 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Memorial services were held March 28 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Haney officiating. The family has chosen cremation. He was born April 28, 1947 in Pawtucket, RI. He was a…

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Obituaries 3/24/20

John Boone Hestand Born October 30, 1932 in Jackson County Tennessee. Died March 2, 2020 at Soddy Daisy Health Center in Soddy Daisy Tennessee. Son of the late Ernest Clyde Hestand and Mabel Cummins Fox. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Fox Hestand. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Ann…

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Jackson County Holds Steady

New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment rates improve in many counties during February 2020. The lagging statistic reflects the employment situation before the COVID-19 health emergency starts to take an unprecedented toll on the economy. During the month, unemployment decreased in more than one-third of Tennessee’s counties. Thirty-six…

Read More
COVID-19 Testing Happening

The National Guard has set up drive thru COVID-19 testing stations in rural communities throughout the state to aid in the fight against the pandemic, including in our very own. National Guard medics will be set up outside of the Jackson County High School Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every week…

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Stay At Home Order In Effect

Governor Bill Lee ordered a “Safer At Home” order early last week to take precautionary action in lessening the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, Lee changed the “Safer At Home” order to a “Stay At Home” order due to an increase in movement across the state. Data from the Tennessee Department of Transportation analyzed…

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Festivals Rescheduled

Historic Granville has announced that they have rescheduled their April and early May Festivals. The Grand Opening of Tennessee’s Mayberry Town; opening of Mayberry “I Love Lucy” Museum; Mayberry Cruise In; and the Genealogy Festival will now occur on June 13 with the Cornbread and Moonshine Festival occurring on June 13 as well. The 22nd…

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Conference Call Held With Local News Outlets

The Tennessee Press Association (TPA) facilitated a call between local newspapers and Governor Bill Lee concerning the COVID-19 response last Thursday. Gov. Lee expressed his gratitude toward the TPA and each of the individual 129 local papers throughout the state. “We have talked in our office about how important it is that we get information…

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Drugs, Guns And Stolen Property Recovered

On March 19, the 15th Drug Task Force and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Jackson County. The Drug Task Force received information from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office that led the investigation to Smith County. The DTF received the information and conducted an investigation, which led to…

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