Franklin Retires From Sheriff’s Department

Jackson County Sheriffs Detective Ron Franklin he has chosen to retire and spend some valuable time with family and friends after 28 years of service. It has been an honor to be able to work with him , He has solved many cases in the community and has taken pride in working for Jackson County.…

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J.C.HS. Holds Annual Homecoming Week

The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Abigail Poston, daughter of Lindsey Silvey and Chad Blair. Abigail was escorted by Micah Scoggins, son of Matthew and Amanda Scoggins. The pretty little flower girl was Jaycie Rae Lynn, daughter of Jason and April Lynn. The handsome little crown bearer was Hudson Eli Smith, son of Daniel and Lacy…

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Top Ratings

The Jackson County High School Band performed at the Upper Cumberland Marching Band Festival on Sat., Sept. 16 with 15 other Middle and East Tennessee bands. The Band as a group earned an Excellent Rating, as did the Color Guard (Flags) unit. The Percussion (Drums) section earned a rating of Superior. Congratulations to all of…

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Making A Highway For Hamp

Four years after his passing, a .4 mile section of the York Highway/Highway 85 East, that runs through the Fairview community of Jackson County, has been dedicated in the memory of George Hampton “Hamp” Scott, 1933 – 2013. Hamp, as his family and friends knew him, was a resident of the community for the better…

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Obits 9/5/17

Hilde Richard Retired Hilde Richard, 79, passed away Aug. 25 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Kessel, Germany. She was retired. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erich and Magdalina Rohde. Surviving relatives include her…

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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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Recent News

Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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Ramsey Receives Recognition Award

Cherry Ramsey, R.N., CVICU clinical coordinator and charge nurse at Cookeville Regional, was awarded the Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award this past July by Mended Hearts.  The Mended Hearts organization recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process.  This award is given to…

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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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