Eighth Grade Night Held

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Jackson County Ambulance In Accident With Drunk Driver

On the evening of Jan. 26, one of Jackson County’s ambulances were involved in an accident on Hwy 53 in Clay County, just west of Langford Lane. Rickey L. Davis, 52, of Tompkinsville, Ky, was driving a 2008 Pontiac G6 northbound while Ethan Burris, 24, of Cookeville, was driving a 2013 Chevy Ambulance, southbound. Davis…

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Jackson Co. Middle School Evacuates During Fire Scare

On Tues., Jan. 23, Jackson County Central Fire Dept. responded to Jackson County Middle School for reported smoke in the building and smoke showing from the roof. Upon arrival all children and faculty were found safe outside the building. Interior access was made to find smoke in one wing of the building mostly contained to…

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Jackson County Featured In Tennessee Vacation Guide

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Jackson County is prominently featured. The 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s fifteen Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800-GO2-TENN (462-8366) and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. A digital version…

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Obituaries

Obits 6/13/17

Douglas Ray Dyer Auto Mechanic Douglas Ray Dyer, 55, passed away June 3 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral with Bro. Ben Smith and Bro. Doyle Wilmoth officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov.…

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Obits 6/6/17

Rose Nell Jones Strait Clothing Factory Worker Rose Nell Jones Strait, 89, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 05/30/17

Edna Pyron Jackson Factory Worker Edna Pyron Jackson, 70, passed away May 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Pyron Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Old…

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Recent News

Officers Complete Drug Overdose Training

Opioids are highly addictive drugs used to reduce pain. Common types subscribed by doctors include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodine), Fentanyl and Morphine. These medications should always be kept in a secure locked location and unused pills be disposed of properly. Heroin is an illegal opioid. From 2014-2015, heroin overdose death rates increased by 20.6 percent…

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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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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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