American Legion Retires Flag On Fourth

American Legion Post 129 and Cub Scout Pack 296 held a flag retirement ceremony on the square in Gainesboro on July 4. Jackson County Band in Blue participated by playing patriotic music during the ceremony. American Legion Post 129 greatly appreciates the participation by all those involved. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Old Mill Camp Is Ready For Business

Old Mill Camp, located across the street from the front gate of Cummins Falls State Park, is now open and ready for business. The General Store on site offers deli sandwiches, snacks, jewelry, tees, hats, Amish goods, drinks, hand scooped ice cream and more. There are twelve tent sites available with water, fire ring, grill…

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J.C.M.S. Student Participates In TSA National Competition

Cassidy Collins, an upcoming eighth grade J.C.M.S. student, participated in the National TSA Conference in Orlando, Fla. on June 21 -25. Cassidy won first place in digital photography for the State of Tenn. this past April and she represented the state in the competition. Each state was able to send three students from their state…

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Gaines House Archaeological Study Done

A recent archaeological monitoring was done on the foundation repairs at the E.O. Smith house; also know as the Gaines House. The project consisted of the replacement of the foundation under the first addition of the house, which required excavation of the soils around the existing structure. Several trenches were dug under the north and…

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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

Local Works With The Pros

Jerome Kline, son of Victor and Misty Kline, owners of Vic’s Remember When Bakery in Gainesboro and a senior at Tennessee Tech University, has the opportunity to live out his dreams. Kline, a sports administration major, will be serving an internship with the equipment department of the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens. He has currently…

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Working To Eliminate Litter

To help promote keeping litter picked up in Jackson County, Sheriff Marty Hinson and Keep Tennessee Beautiful representative Sheriff’s department Correctional Officer Sandy Warren traveled to the public schools donating a book entitled “Nancy and Sluggo Love Tennessee” promoting keeping Tennessee Beautiful. The inmates help keep the highways and the county roads clean, trash from…

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Grand Opening Celebration

The newest member of Jackson County’s industrial community, Thompson Brown Inc. (TBI), opened their doors to the community for a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 22. The Tennessee native company specializes in innovative electrical prefabrication assembly manufacturing which helps increase productivity in their clients’ major construction projects across the U.S. For more on this…

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Public Infrastructure Needs Increasing

Tennessee needs at least $43.4 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of July 2015 through June 2020. Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $64.8 million, an increase of $13.3 million (25.9 percent) since last year’s report, according to a new report released by the…

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Summer Reading Competition Is Currently Underway

Get kids excited about reading this summer with First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition, a challenge to read the most number of minutes over the summer break! All Tennessee children, from rising Kindergarteners to rising 4th Grade students, are eligible to track their number of minutes read from June 1…

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Wi-Fi Here, Wi-Fi There, Wi-Fi Everywhere

Twin Lakes is proud to announce their partnership with local communities to provide free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the year for community events. They appreciate the cooperation and collaboration of the city and county officials on the designated public venues for this service.  Twin Lakes CEO, Jonathan West, said “We have worked diligently to continuously…

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