Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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Ramsey Receives Recognition Award

Cherry Ramsey, R.N., CVICU clinical coordinator and charge nurse at Cookeville Regional, was awarded the Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award this past July by Mended Hearts.  The Mended Hearts organization recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process.  This award is given to…

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Obits 9/19/17

Homer Mahaney Factory Worker Homer Mahaney, 90, passed away Sept. 9 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Mahaney Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Jan. 6, 1927…

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Obits 9/12/17

JC Kilmon Business Owner JC Kilmon, 55, passed away Sept. 3 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Kathie Bowles and Rev. Tim Dunavant officiating. Interment followed at Kilmon Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Feb. 13, 1962…

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Obits 9/5/17

Hilde Richard Retired Hilde Richard, 79, passed away Aug. 25 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Kessel, Germany. She was retired. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erich and Magdalina Rohde. Surviving relatives include her…

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Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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Ramsey Receives Recognition Award

Cherry Ramsey, R.N., CVICU clinical coordinator and charge nurse at Cookeville Regional, was awarded the Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award this past July by Mended Hearts.  The Mended Hearts organization recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process.  This award is given to…

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Becoming A Healthier Community

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced Jackson County has been named a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community. Healthier Tennessee Communities are those that encourage and enable more physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level. The program takes a community-wide approach to improving Tennesseans’ health…

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HSD Proudly Presents: He Is Near: A True Story

The Homeschool Dramatic Society will present their 19th annual production on Sept. 14-16 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Mary Evelyn McCurdy of Gainesboro has been writing, directing, and producing plays with this group since she established it in 1999. “This spring I was having trouble deciding what this year’s play should be about,” McCurdy…

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