Missing Alderman Explains His Absence

A Gainesboro alderman has cited “severe back trouble” as the reason for missing the meeting. Alderman Roger Calvert in a written statement said the following, “This is to inform the citizens of Gainesboro that I, Roger Dale Calvert, have been going through severe back trouble. I had surgery on Wednesday, June 9, 2018. I had…

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Gainesboro Is At A Standstill

The Town of Gainesboro is at a standstill with regards to city business. For the third straight month, two of the aldermen haven’t shown up at the meeting. Mayor Lloyd Williams and Alderman Roger Dale Gore were at the meeting last week, but it was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Reportedly Alderman Roger…

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New CAO/CNO Selected At CRH

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer \ Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina, Tenn. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management. “Patricia has been with…

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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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Obituaries

Obits 11/28/17

Martha Moss Spivey Factory Worker, Volunteer Martha Moss Spivey, 92, passed away Nov. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Charles West, Bro. David Flatt, and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was…

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Obits 11/21/17

Randall Allen Factory Worker Randall Allen, 59, passed away Nov. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Shannon Hammock officiating. Interment followed at Turkeytown Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Feb. 22, 1958 in Jackson County.…

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Obits 11/14/17

Billy Joe Stafford Factory Worker Billy Joe Stafford, 66, passed away Nov. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov. 7, 1950 in Jackson County.…

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Recent News

From The Other Side Of The Lens

As I sat in my truck waiting for the softball game to begin against Monterey, (I am an hour early, because I think four is the same thing as five), I am watching the wind blowing and wondering how we are going to play in these 500 mph gales.  Our Lady Blue Devils arrive and…

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Moment Of Silence Held In Honor Of Mayor Kinnaird

The county recognized a moment of silence for the passing of Jackson County Mayor James “Bobby” Kinnaird on Thurs., March 22 at noon. Residents, business owners and the family of Bobby gathered on the courthouse lawn in a show of gratitude for all he had done for Jackson County over his lifetime. Bobby passed away…

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4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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2018 Highlands Fitness Challenge Set To Kick Off

The Highlands Fitness Challenge, a program that aims to help community members cultivate a healthy and fit lifestyle, is taking on a new look in 2018.  The program encompasses the four county region of the Highlands Economic Partnership with participants from Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.  Each year, dozens of companies and organizations from…

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Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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