Manufacturer Breathes Life Into J.C. Industrial Workforce

Machinery is humming once again at an industrial site along N. Grundy Quarles Hwy. more than two years after the site’s previous tenant, Eaton Corp., a hydraulics manufacturer, laid off its entire 93-person staff and closed its doors. TC Remanufacturing, the new tenant of the former Eaton facility, opened its doors there recently, offering local…

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Hiring Report Discussed At Recent BOE Meeting

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on May 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, 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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Tips For Going To Cummins Falls

With 282-acres, Cummins Falls State Park is an idyllic, but rugged day-use park. Located in Jackson County it is part of the Cordell Hull Watershed. For more than 100 years the swimming hole has been a popular spot for local residents. It is Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall and is 75 feet high. What To Know…

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Awards Presented To J.C.H.S. Students

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Obits 1/23/18

Roberta Steward Factory Worker Roberta Steward, 82, passed away Jan. 11 at her granddaughter’s residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born April 6, 1935 in Buffalo Valley, Tenn.…

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Obits 1/16/18

Nell “Fowler” Haney Factory Worker Nell “Fowler” Haney, 77, passed away Jan. 6 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Mike Fox officiating. Interment followed at Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She…

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Obits 1/9/2018

Donna Jean Barlow Greer Homemaker Donna Jean Barlow Greer, 58, passed away Dec. 28, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Jan. 13 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. at the Fairview Senior Center. Crest Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Dec. 31,…

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Recent News

Sheriff’s Department Warns To Watch For Counterfeit Bills

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning retailers and consumers that counterfeit bills are circulating in and around the county. Business owners should train their employees to examine all bills they receive that are $10 and higher. If they believe they are given a phony bill, call the police. Small business owners need to be…

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Head Recently Promoted To New Police Chief

Officer Michael Head was recently promoted to Gainesboro’s Chief of Police. Head has been in police work in some capacity for over three decades. Some of the areas that he will be focusing on will be the fight on drugs and making the police presence more know in the city with more patrolling, he said.…

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Heady Appointed As Jackson Co. Mayor

Jackson County residents now have a new county mayor. Randy Heady was appointed Jackson County Mayor at Monday night’s meeting of commissioners. Heady received 10 votes for the appointment. Michelle Hix, the only other candidate, received seven votes. Commissioner Joey Denson took over the duties of managing the meeting after Heady was nominated. Heady was…

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Crash Leaves Two In Critical Condition

On Wednesday, a three-car vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened on S.R. 56 near Hubert Brown Circle. Two vehicles were traveling north on S.R. 56 and the third was traveling south on S.R. 56. A 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by Logan Duncan, 18, of Lafayette, was traveling…

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Sheriff Uncovers Narcotics Trafficking

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search warrant in the Dodson Branch Community. Detective Eddie Mott began an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Sunnyview area of Dodson Branch in response to concerned citizens. On Feb. 23, this investigation culminated with a search warrant being conducted at 180 O’Reilly Lane in Dodson Branch.…

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J.C.H.S. Receives Visit From The Tech Is Tenn. Tour

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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