Gainesboro Water Named Best In State

Recently the Town of Gainesboro was nationally recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts in non-revenue water (water loss) reduction. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) AQUARIUS Recognition Program nationally recognizes DWSRF-funded projects for exceptional focus on sustainability and protection of public health. These projects are examples of the…

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D.B.S. CyberPatriots Headed To Nationals

This year Dodson Branch School has two CyberPatriot teams. The teams consist of three to four students (sixth to eighth grade) who are working together to secure a computer that has been attacked by an unknown individual. Teams must answer forensics questions and find all the security vulnerabilities within a six-hour period. Points are awarded…

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TDOE Awards Middle School STEM

Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education are awarding start-up grants to fund middle school career and technical education (CTE); science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and the expansion of equitable access and participation in early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs). “The sooner we can introduce valuable career and technical skills to students, the…

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Resource Officers Budget Passed

County Commission Minutes December 2, 2019 The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 2nd day of December 2019 at 7:15 p.m. in the large courtroom in the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff, opens court promptly at 7:15 p.m. The Honorable Chris Carter offered…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 12/31/19

Jackie Christian Jackie Christian, 39, of Livingston passed away Dec. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medial Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community. He was born July 20, 1980 in Gainesboro. He was a factory worker.…

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Obituaries 12/24/19

Harold Douglas Hawkins Harold Douglas Hawkins, 78, of Hilham passed away Dec. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Murphy and Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery in Hilham. He was born Aug. 19, 1941 in Clay…

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Obituaries 12/17/19

Linda Perrin Linda Perrin, 79, of Gainesboro passed away Dec. 13 at Mabry Health Care Center. Graveside services were held Dec. 14 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiated at the services. She was born Sept. 16, 1940 in Jackson County. She was a garment factory worker.…

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TDOE Awards Middle School STEM

Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education are awarding start-up grants to fund middle school career and technical education (CTE); science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and the expansion of equitable access and participation in early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs). “The sooner we can introduce valuable career and technical skills to students, the…

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Resource Officers Budget Passed

County Commission Minutes December 2, 2019 The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 2nd day of December 2019 at 7:15 p.m. in the large courtroom in the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff, opens court promptly at 7:15 p.m. The Honorable Chris Carter offered…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Blue Devil Boys Beat Eagles

Van Buren once again, this time it was on the home court.  This time I almost got to write the headline I have been waiting for, but it was not to be.  In this contest for the first time, the Lady Devils really showed control, much-improved shooting and a greater level of confidence.  So, what…

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Unemployment Holds Steady

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties, and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Valentine Play To Be Held

Historic Granville Sutton Store Players will perform Romance in Mayberry on Jan. 30, 31and Feb. 5, 6 and 7 for their 2020 Valentine Play at the 1880 Sutton General Store. The plays have become one of Middle Tennessee’s most popular dinner theaters with two Mayberry Shows being performed with dinner. This year’s Valentine Show will…

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New Year, New Laws

On Dec. 21 President Trump signed a bill mandating the federal smoking age to be raised to 21 years of age in the U.S. Beginning in the summer of 2020, it will be a violation of federal law to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. Since the 1990s, federal law mandated the…

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