Gainesboro Veteran Helping Other Disabled Veterans

A local veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder is raising money to start a farm for other disabled veterans with PTSD. Ray Russell, formerly of Mt. Juliet who now lives in Gainesboro, started farm work as a way to keep himself occupied. Little did he know how much relief the work would give him.…

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New Amphitheater Project Set To Ready To Proceed

The Gainesboro-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting was held on Sept. 5, 2017 at the Chamber office. Members and guests were welcomed. Meeting was called to order by Vice President Debbie Kinnaird in the absence of the President. Due to no minutes of last meeting, they were not read and approved. For more…

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Work Study For Water Flooding Issue To Be Done

The mayor, Mr. Lloyd Williams, called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Aldermen present: Jacob Stafford and Roger Calvert. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, was observed by all present. Approval of the minutes of Aug. 3, 2017, Jacob Stafford made a motion to accept the minutes, with Roger Calvert as…

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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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Obituaries

Obits 3/28/17

Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home of 60 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born on July 24, 1931 in the John Tack Carter hollow in Liberty, TN, daughter to Oliver Hugh and Hallie Baugh Meadows Philpot. She was raised in Gainesboro,…

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Obits 3/21/17

Judy C. Sutton Clothing Factory Manager Judy C. Sutton, 71, passed away March 10 at her residence. Funeral services were held March 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 24,…

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Obits 3/14/17

Jack Massa Retired Jack Massa, 71, passed away March 7 at his home. Funeral services were held March 10 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Frank officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Howard Cemetery in White County. Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge…

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Recent News

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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Breakfast And Lunch Continues To Be Provided To Students

Director of Schools Joe D. Barlow has announced that for the upcoming school year, all Jackson County students will continue to receive their breakfast and lunch meal at no charge. This is possible through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. CEP is a universal meal plan within…

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Roaring River Dam Set To Be Removed

An aging dam on the Roaring River will be removed in a multi-organizational effort in late July. The exact date will depend on river conditions and visitors should expect limited access in this area. This will be the largest Tennessee dam ever removed for river and stream restoration purposes. The dam is roughly 220 feet…

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Alice Barlow Retires From UCHRA

July 7th marked a day in our agency’s history.  A one of a kind lady who has devoted 27 years to this agency and the people she served has retired. Ms. Alice Barlow started work here as a case manager in what used to be called JTPA and now is WIOA, before becoming the County…

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