Christmas On The Cumberland

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2018 Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the date will be changed to Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Entries should arrive around 4:30 p.m. The route of the parade should start at Southeastern Wholesale…

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Intoxicated Driver Leaves County Without Power

One intoxicated driver left an entire county without power on a very cold day. Nov. 15 was a day with temperatures slightly below freezing and some light snow fall. It wasn’t a happy time for some Jackson County residents, as the county was left without power for several hours and many did not have heat.…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: And So It Begins…

Basketball has arrived in Jackson County for a new year. This weekend we were treated to the annual Blue and White game. This is where our Boys and Girls play a quarter of inter-squad ball to help showcase what the season will be bringing. First up was the Lady Blue Devils and the most notable…

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Jackson County Man Arrested On Charges

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Johnny F. Stafford Jr., for one count of tax evasion and one count of theft. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Stafford, 24. Bond was set at $3,500. On Nov. 5 the Jackson County…

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Obituaries

Obits 10/23/18

Mary Ann Huffines A Celebration of Life Service for Mary Ann Huffines, age 80, of Cookeville, was held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 15 at Cookeville First United Methodist Church. Rev. Drew Shelley and Rev. Rob Wheeler officiated. Interment followed in the John L Clark Memorial Cemetery in Jackson County. The family received friends Sunday…

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Obits 10/16/18

Marilyn Rowe Marilyn Rowe, 88, of Gainesboro, passed away on Oct. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held on Oct. 13 at Gainesboro First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Chicago, Ill. She was a homemaker and…

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Obits 10/9/18

Richard Cooper Richard Cooper, 57, of Gallatin, passed away on Sept. 22 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Sept. 25 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro with Chris Reece officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born April 13, 1961, in Gainesboro.…

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Recent News

Democrats Didn’t Have A Chance On Election Day

Another election has come and gone. Things did not fair well for the Democrat Party. Ed Butler narrowly beat out John Mark Windle in Jackson County. Ed Butler received 2,022 votes in Jackson County, 923 of those votes came from early and absentee voting while 1,099 came on Election Day. John Mark Windle, his opponent,…

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Jackson County Man Indicted

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, have obtained indictments for a Jackson County man accused of possessing child pornography. After receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, TBI Agents began investigating Patrick Timothy Sheehan (DOB 9-3-56) in July of 2017.…

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Superintendent Reflects

Outgoing Superintendent Joe Barlow recently had an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the school system while under his oversight. Barlow said, “I am very proud of the successes of the school system during the past fifteen years. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all of…

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JCHS Welcomes New Principal

Jason Hardy has been selected as principal of Jackson County High School beginning Nov. 1. He is a 1993 graduate of JCHS and has advanced degrees from Tennessee Tech University. He has served in teaching, coaching and administrative roles in Gallatin and Shelbyville prior to returning to teaching at Jackson County High School. For more…

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Man Charged With Murder In Clay County

Jacob Stanley Snyder of Nimm Road in Red Boiling Springs has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly fatally wounded an 11-year-old girl. Snyder faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot two other victims. According to the TBI, the victim of the fatal shooting was 11-year-old Harley Evans of…

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Over The Bluff On Greenwood Ridge

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon a Black Nissan Altima went over a bluff on Greenwood Ridge Road. There was an old rock wall that kept the car from going any further down the hill. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. At press time the condition of…

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