Area Recent News

Gainesboro Welcomes New Officer

The Town of Gainesboro has been on a four-month search for a new officer, and after their most recent Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting, she has been found. The hire of Ashley Griggs was approved recently in their regularly scheduled meeting. According to Police Chief Mike Head, Griggs was the only qualified candidate from…

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Jackson County Deputy Arrested

On March 19 deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office seized several pills during an investigation into unlawful possession. While processing the evidence a deputy observed Deputy Michael Moon close to the evidence and acting in manner that appeared to be suspicious. The deputies observed that there were missing pills from the location when Deputy…

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Teacher Celebrates 35 Years

Cheryl Allen celebrates 35 years of service with the Jackson County High School’s Beta Club. Pictured above with Mrs. Allen are current and former presidents that served JCHS. JCHS Principal Jason Hardy, who was a Beta president from 1992-1993; JCMS Teacher Toni Bowman, who was Mrs. Allen’s first president from 1986-1987; and Kylie Porter, now…

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One Million Tennesseans Fully Vaccinated

Tennessee has reached a vaccination landmark of one million Tennesseans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 22% have received at least one dose. ‘’We celebrate this milestone and expect to see this number increase as vaccine is more widely available,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The hard work and dedication of…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Schools

Twin Lakes recently visited all K-8 schools in the service area to present a check to these schools to further meet the needs of their students. Each school received $1 per student who is currently enrolled. Twin Lakes understands the importance of education in the rural areas.

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Damage Assessment Hotline Established

Jackson County EMA has established a hotline for residents and business owners to call to report damage from this past weekends flooding. Anyone who has sustained damage to their property is asked to call (931) 268-6177. Each individual who calls will receive a voicemail prompt instructing them to leave their name, address, and phone number.…

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All Tennessee Adults Eligible For Covid-19 Vaccination By April 5

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday, March 22 announced all Tennessee adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination no later than April 5. Tennesseans aged 55 and older and those in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan were made eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations on Mar. 18. By April 5, all Tennesseans age 16…

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County Nears Parks Plan Completion

The Jackson County Commission will vote on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan at the next County Commission meeting set for April 12. This news came at a public input meeting last Tuesday at the Jackson County Courthouse—with the meeting being led by Kevin Guenther of Ragan-Smith Associates. As previously reported in the Jackson County…

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Water, Water Everywhere

Roaring River Park flooded over the weekend after as much as eight to nine inches of rain fell over the area causing widespread flooding throughout the county.

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State Fire Marshal Visits

Members of the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) joined state and local elected officials on Friday to provide food and cleaning supplies to members of four Tennessee fire departments. The outreach events are part of ongoing outreach efforts by the SFMO to support the work of Tennessee fire departments and essential workers. They met…

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