Historical Ghosts Come To Life For Ghost Walk

History is something that one person cannot learn enough about and, of course, the best way to learn is from the people that were there. The problem is, however, how do you learn from someone who has already passed on? Easy, you talk to their ghost, and this is exactly what happened at Jackson County’s…

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Lady Blue Devils Host The District Tournament

On Oct. 10 and 12, the Lady Blue Devils hosted the District Tournament at JCHS for the first time. The Lady Blue Devils played York Institute on Tuesday night and defeated the Lady Dragons 3-1 moving them into the finals on Thursday night against the Lady Owls of Smith County. Scoring for the Lady Blue…

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Woman Caught For Drugs In Celina

A Bloomington Springs woman was allegedly caught with drugs and needles after initially being pulled over for a broken taillight. Ashley Hammock, 30 of Bloomington Springs, was arrested on Oct. 4 for possession of Schedule III and possession of paraphernalia by Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy James Owens. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Celebrate Custodian Appreciation Day

This year’s appreciation days will be centered around the idea of taking a trip around the world. Jackson County Schools will pretend to “travel” to 8 different cities to celebrate and honor school staff members. Each city will be the theme for the appreciation days. The second stop is in Amsterdam. The school will using…

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Obituaries

Obits 7/11/17

Tiewonia “TJ” Roberts Certified Nurse’s Aide Tiewonia “TJ” Roberts, 74, passed away July 3 at NHC Health Care Center. Funeral services were held July 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Elder Bennie Maggart officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Aug.…

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Obits 7/4/17

Steve Goolsby Steve Goolsby, 44, passed away June 19 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held June 22 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Steve Goolsby was born Steven Randall Goolsby on Dec. 22, 1972 in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was a 1992…

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Obits 6/27/17

Lenora L. Dudney Bookkeeper Lenora L. Dudney, 88, passed away June 20 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held June 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabery and Bro. Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Recent News

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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Water Lines Replaced On Murray

The Town of Gainesboro began over-seeing the replacement and repairs of old water lines on Murray Street about a month ago. The city received a grant to cover the expenses for this project recently and hired several contractors to begin the work. The project is expected to be completed by Jan.2018 for all water lines…

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Jackson County School Board has declared Sept. 21, Bus Driver Appreciation Day in all Jackson County Schools. Bus drivers across the state will be honored with an “All Things Nashville VIP” style theme. “We are happy to honor our bus drivers because they are so very important to our school system,” Mark Brown, Board…

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Coaching Lists Announced

School Board Minutes August 24, 2017 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Aug. 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the new JCHS Fieldhouse. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, Mark Allen, Amanda Taylor, James Robert Childress, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown.…

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Two Gainesboro Residents Arrested

According to recent information from the Herald-Citizen, two local Gainesboro residents have been arrested in Putnam County. Recently booked on a $12,000 bond, George Denson, 56, of Gainesboro, has been charged with possession of burglary tools and attempted theft after a Putnam County deputy responded to a report at an attempted theft in Baxter outside…

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