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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Obits 4/25/17

Jo Ann Dennis Homemaker Jo Ann Dennis, 75, passed away April 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Interment followed at Welch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born April 18, 1941 in Soddy-Daisy,…

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Obits 4/18/17

Michael Edwin Harrison Painter Michael Edwin Harrison, 54, passed away April 1 at his residence. Graveside services will be held April 22 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 24, 1962 in Davidson County. He was a…

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Obits 4/11/17

Alphonse Paciunas Machinist Alphonse Paciunas, 97, passed away March 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 24, 1919 in Elizabeth, NJ. He was a machinist in the tool and…

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Recent News

Safety Day Event To Be Held

Jackson County EMS will be partnering with other emergency services, as well as the Jackson County Board of Education, to host a Safety Day/Tailgate Party prior to kickoff of the first home football game for Jackson County High School on Fri. Aug. 18. There will be various agencies providing fun and informative activities for both…

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House Destroyed By Fire

The afternoon of Aug. 6 was a busy one for the Flynns Lick, Nameless, South Side and Dodson Branch Fire Departments. They worked hard battling a fire at the home of Charles Scott at 2296 McCoinsville Rd. There were no injuries due to the fire and the cause of the fire is unknown at this…

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Order Of Confederate Rose Meets

Held in conjunction with the Sons of Confederate Veterans during their national reunion, 85 women from 10 states gathered in Memphis to represent their states in the annual meeting of the Order of Confederate Rose.  The reunion this year being hosted by our state, was presided over by Tennessee state president Vonda Dixon, of the…

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Youth Leaders From Jackson County Attend Teen Institute

Students from Jackson County, Tennessee joined 440 youth leaders from across the state at the Tennessee Teen Institute. The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day youth leadership and prevention camp sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA). This year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Teen Institute Program in Tennessee.…

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Old Dam Removed..

The removal of the Roaring River Dam began on Mon., July 31 with several heavy machines breaking the dam apart. This dam was built on Roaring River in 1976 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It was determined that removal would be better than to repair it. For more on this story, pick up…

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School Zone Suggestions For Parents

In an effort to streamline the congestion in the school zones during periods of peak traffic, please follow these suggestions to make the dropping off or picking up of your child more efficient. Use your turn signals. Without them, the officers who direct traffic at the intersections cannot tell in which direction you wish to…

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