Human Trafficking Awareness

The Jackson County Health Department recently participated in the Red Sand Project. The Red Sand Project is artwork created by Molly Gochman that uses sidewalk interventions and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation, according to the department. Participants…

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Annual Exams And Immunizations Offered

Are you getting your child ready for the new school year? Do they need their annual wellness exam and immunizations? The Jackson County Health Department and Community Health Center is here to help you! We want our students to be ready, prepared and healthy for the new school year. For more on this story, pick…

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Economic Concerns Discussed Recently

To my friends in Gainesboro and Jackson County Tennessee. We had a great day of meetings with our state Senator, commissioners and representatives about our economic concerns, town development and future opportunities. I’m so happy our County Executive Randy Heady and the head of our chamber of commerce Jordan Hunter was able to join us. …

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Celebrating National Health Care Week

The Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department will celebrate National Health Center Week Aug. 4-10. The goal of this observance was to raise awareness of the ways health centers are providing affordable health care in communities. There are 14 community health centers/health departments across the Upper Cumberland Region. These health centers provide full-service adult and…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 7-9-19

Emogene Way Jakob Emogene Way Jakob, 90, of Nashville passed away June 29 at Alive Hospice. Funeral services were held July 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Arlon Way officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery on Shepardsville Hwy. She was born March 21, 1929 in Jackson County. She was a public…

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Obituaries 7-2-19

Gail Hall Gail Hall, 66, of Gainesboro passed away June 25. Funeral services were held June 28 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Steve Bode officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh community. She was born Feb. 1, 1953. She was a retired public school teacher,…

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Obituaries 6/25/19

James C. Haney James C. Haney, 78, of Cookeville passed away June 16 at Signature Health Care Center in Algood. Funeral services were held June 18 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery in the Center Grove Community. He was born April 27, 1941, in Gallatin.…

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Recent News

Commissioner Of Tourism Visits Granville

Historic Granville recently had the Commissioner of Tourism Mark Ezell, Director of Outreach & Development Melanie Beauchamp and Ruth Dyal, Executive Director of Upper Cumberland Tourism; for lunch at Sutton General Store to present their tourism plan for Historic Granville for 2019-2020. The first part of this occurs on Aug. 3 is hosting Country Music,…

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John Windle Sued By Hospital CEO

The CEO of a healthcare company is suing State Representative John Mark Windle after the closure of a Jamestown hospital. Rennova Healthcare, Inc. CEO Seamus Lagan is suing Windle for defamation – slander and also for false light invasion of privacy regarding statements Windle made during the closure. According to the suit, Windle referred to…

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JC Schools To Provide Free Meals

Director of Schools Kristy Brown 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 the…

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New Look To Local County Museum

Last year, the Town of Gainesboro submitted a grant application to the Tennessee Historic Commission (THC) in Nashville for improvements to the Jackson County Historical Museum. A grant amount was awarded by the state of over $17,000 for improvements to the building, which was supplemented by a local match of over $11,000, from Gainesboro and…

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Budgets Are Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 24th day of June 2019 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Tim Agee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Mabry Is Bronze National Quality Winners

Mabry Health Care and Rehab has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the…

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