Obituaries 11/24/20

Judy Jones Judy Jones, 70, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 18 at her home. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Mike Fox officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville. She was born April 27, 1950 in Jackson County. She…

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Legals 11/24/20

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE AT GAINESBORO JORJENNA LEE CHRISMAN, PLANTIFF/WIFE Case No. 2020-DV-1 JEMINI RAY CHRISMAN, DEFENDANT/HUSBAND ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION In this action, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Clerk, from the Plaintiff’s Complaint, which is sworn to and Motion and Order that has been filed in this Court,…

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COVID Outbreak At Nursing Home

As of Nov. 23, there are 45 resident COVID cases, 31 staff cases and 2 resident deaths at Mabry Health Care and Rehab. (Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/clusters-in-long-term-care-facilities.html)

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Second Food Distribution A Success

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Gainesboro 1st United Methodist Church on Main Street held their second food distribution in two months this time they were able to hand out almost 3,000 boxes of perishable food consisting of chicken, milk and vegetables. This was distributed by a reservation only system that allowed volunteers to distribute the…

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Dale Hollow Eagle Watch Canceled

The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is canceled in January 2021 due to COVID-19 and concerns with space limitations on the barge that transports visitors during this event. “We regret not being able to engage our community in our environmental education programs,” said Stephen Beason, Dale Hollow Lake resource manager. “However, we encourage the…

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Obituaries 11/17/20

John R. Henry Sr. John R. Henry Sr, 86, of the Big Bottom community, passed away Nov. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Nov. 7 at the New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. He was born Feb. 10, 1934 in Wellsburg, W.Va. He was a retired carpet installer,…

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County To Participate In Book Program

Recently, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced the launch of a new K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 580,000 books to 58,000 kindergarten through third grade students and teachers across the state. Over 70 school districts are…

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Schools To Receive Aviation Education

Overton County Schools was awarded the 2020 Perkins Reserve Grant, Growing Opportunities in the Upper Cumberland with Unmanned Aircraft Systems in excess of $179,000. This is an initiative that focuses on college and career readiness of students in rural counties. Overton County has created a regional partnership that includes Clay, Jackson, and Pickett Counties. Students…

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Legals 11/17/20

STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY AT GAINESBORO NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF: Rita Sloan Jenkins Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of November, 2020, Letter of Testamentary, in respect to the estate of Rita Sloan Jenkins, deceased, who died August 28th, 2020 were issued to the undersigned by the…

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Jackson Voters Go For Trump

Voter turnout for the 2020 election has exceeded all expectations for Jackson County election officials, breaking records this election cycle. “This is the most I’ve voted through and I’ve been here for seven years,” Election Administrator Clay Thaxton said. He says not including provisional votes, a total of 5,340 people cast ballots in this year’s…

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