Becoming A Healthier Community

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced Jackson County has been named a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community. Healthier Tennessee Communities are those that encourage and enable more physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level. The program takes a community-wide approach to improving Tennesseans’ health…

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HSD Proudly Presents: He Is Near: A True Story

The Homeschool Dramatic Society will present their 19th annual production on Sept. 14-16 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Mary Evelyn McCurdy of Gainesboro has been writing, directing, and producing plays with this group since she established it in 1999. “This spring I was having trouble deciding what this year’s play should be about,” McCurdy…

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Water Lines Replaced On Murray

The Town of Gainesboro began over-seeing the replacement and repairs of old water lines on Murray Street about a month ago. The city received a grant to cover the expenses for this project recently and hired several contractors to begin the work. The project is expected to be completed by Jan.2018 for all water lines…

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Jackson County School Board has declared Sept. 21, Bus Driver Appreciation Day in all Jackson County Schools. Bus drivers across the state will be honored with an “All Things Nashville VIP” style theme. “We are happy to honor our bus drivers because they are so very important to our school system,” Mark Brown, Board…

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Obituaries

Obits 8/29/17

Anthony V. Angelini Retired Anthony V. Angelini, 89, passed away Aug. 23 at Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Victoria Apicella officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 16, 1928 in…

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Obits 8/22/17

Jere Nelson Apple Truck Driver Jere Nelson Apple, 74, passed away Aug. 15 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 30, 1943 in…

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Obits 8/15/17

Thomas Davidson Diesel Mechanic Thomas Davidson, 63, passed away Aug. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 28, 1954 in…

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Recent News

Water Lines Replaced On Murray

The Town of Gainesboro began over-seeing the replacement and repairs of old water lines on Murray Street about a month ago. The city received a grant to cover the expenses for this project recently and hired several contractors to begin the work. The project is expected to be completed by Jan.2018 for all water lines…

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Jackson County School Board has declared Sept. 21, Bus Driver Appreciation Day in all Jackson County Schools. Bus drivers across the state will be honored with an “All Things Nashville VIP” style theme. “We are happy to honor our bus drivers because they are so very important to our school system,” Mark Brown, Board…

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Coaching Lists Announced

School Board Minutes August 24, 2017 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Aug. 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the new JCHS Fieldhouse. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, Mark Allen, Amanda Taylor, James Robert Childress, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown.…

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Two Gainesboro Residents Arrested

According to recent information from the Herald-Citizen, two local Gainesboro residents have been arrested in Putnam County. Recently booked on a $12,000 bond, George Denson, 56, of Gainesboro, has been charged with possession of burglary tools and attempted theft after a Putnam County deputy responded to a report at an attempted theft in Baxter outside…

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Drunk Drivers Beware

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach.…

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Standing Stone To Host Rolley Hole Championship

Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the Super Bowl of marbles. In its 35th year, the event includes kids’ games, marble making,…

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