Area Recent News

Jackson Co. Abandons Amphitheater Project

Jackson County has decided to abandon the amphitheater project. Debbie Kinnard is the Vice President of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “When we began the excavation process, digging down, they ran into a footer from the adjoining building,” Kinnard said. “And to continue on it was going to render that building’s walls unstable. And because of…

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J.C. Chamber Holds Open House At Memorial Building

The Jackson County Chamber hosted an Open House and Luncheon Thurs., Oct. 11 in their new offices located in the Old War Memorial Building. The county owned building, which also houses the American Legion as well as other county offices, is being renovated in phases. Chamber Members, business owners and other folks from Jackson County…

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Access Denied At The Boils

As some of the residents of Jackson County may know, if you have recently went to The Boils, it is difficult to get to the water. You may have found portions of the entrance or portions to the sandbars blocked off. There is a reason for this. People were driving into the water to the…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Jackson Co. Vs. R.B.S.

A lot is on the line for both teams as Jackson County and Red Boiling Springs enter this contest without a win, so for one of the teams that streak will be broken. The first quarter started with Red Boiling Springs kicking off to Austin Birdwell (10). A hand off to Gage Clark (84) provided…

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Halloween Trick Or Treating Day Set

After much debate and discussion it was finally decided during the monthly city meeting on Thursday that trick or treating will be moved to Saturday, Oct. 27. This will also coincide with the trunk or treat that will be on the square that same day. Halloween being on a Wednesday this year caused some conflict…

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Two Jackson County Men Arrested In Weed Bust

Three area men were detained by the Overton County Sheriff’s Department after finding an estimated dry weight of 10-20 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. According to Chief Deputy Tim Poore, the three large bags of marijuana were discovered as a result from conducting saturation patrol in the area on Saturday night, Sept. 29. For…

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Log Truck Rolls Over

On Monday, Oct. 1, at approximately 8:19 a.m., a 1999 Mack Tractor Trailer logging truck driven by Gregory Muse, 51 of Burkesville, Ky., failed to negotiate a right hand curve on York Hwy. This caused the truck and trailer to roll over on its driver’s side, coming to rest on the left side of the…

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Jackson County Inmates Receive Certificates For Skills Class

On Sept. 12, 17 male inmates from the Jackson County Jail received certificates for completing one of the life skill classes taught by Maranatha Recovery House located in Jackson County. “These classes, taught at the jail by Maranatha volunteers provide valuable tools to help the inmates succeed in life,” said Pastor Ken. “We can make…

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Mark Brown Elected As Chairman Of School Board

The Jackson County Board of Education met in quarterly session on September 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Michelle Hix, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by James Childress, seconded by…

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The Other Side Of The Lens

One step forward, two steps back, as the saying goes. Last week at East Robertson our Blue Devils played tough and together but at a price. We lost Cole Parkerson (5) who shares quarterback duty with Wid Robbins (7) to a knee injury. Eli Biggs (88) on special teams had to have his appendix removed…

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