Jackson County Sees Increase In Unemployment

New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the vast majority of counties in the state had unemployment rates below 5% during December 2019. In December 2019, unemployment rates compared with the previous month decreased in 12 counties, increased in 55 counties, and remained unchanged in 28 counties. For more…

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Department To Sell Equipment

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 13th day of January 2020 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opened court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Tim Agee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Local Hero Receives Medal

On Jan. 24, Kevin Jones, a partner at Wildwood Resort & Marina was awarded the Public Service Commendation Medal for his selfless actions which lead to the water rescue of a marina patron at the Cordell Hull Lake, Nashville District. On Aug. 5, 2019, a patron of Wildwood Resort & Marina entered the lake when…

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Blue Devils Drop Both To Clarkrange

It may have been a Friday night, but it sure felt like a Monday for the girls at Clarkrange. Yes, I know that it is a bad pun considering we lost by 36 points, and the Buffalos key players, the Monday twins are a force unto themselves. All we could do washold on and try…

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Legals 1/28/20

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated October 1, 2018, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded October 4, 2018, in Book No. 90, at Page 844, in Office of the Register of…

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Obituaries 1/28/20

Robert D. Dudney Robert D. Dudney, 74, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 23 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Brown and Bro. Jeremiah Tatum officiating. Interment followed in the Dudney Family Cemetery in the Free State community. Pallbearers were George Dudney, Brian…

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Legals 1/21/20

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated October 1, 2018, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded October 4, 2018, in Book No. 90, at Page 844, in Office of the Register of…

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City Park Project Work Has Begun

The City Park project was made possible through the Diabetes Grant Program from the Tennessee Dept. of Health. Work started on the grant process in the summer of 2018 at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting and came up with a plan to improve the park and add a fitness center in an existing city…

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Obituaries 1/21/20

Ernest Gene Elkins Ernest Gene Elkins, 93, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 10 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community. He was born June 20, 1926 in…

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J.C.H.S. Softball Strikes Out Tobacco

The Jackson County High School Softball team recently made the pledge to “Strike Out Tobacco!” Coach Amanda Harris and her team each signed a pledge form promising not to use ANY tobacco or electronic cigarette (vape) products. Once signed, the Tennessee Department of Health, in conjunction with TNSTRONG (a youth-led initiative to take down tobacco…

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