June Unemployment Rates Decrease In Most Tenn. Counties

Unemployment rates in a vast majority of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to drop in June, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-four counties had lower jobless rates for the month, as Tennessee continues to reopen after many businesses closed in the spring to help curb the spread of…

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New Health Department Testing Hours

The Jackson County Health Department is providing COVID-19 testing at: Jackson County Health Department (parking area) 600 North Murray Street, Gainesboro Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. Additional information about Tennessee’s assessment sites is available for each county on the Tennessee Department of Health website at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html.

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Local Traffic Stop Leads To Charges

On July 16, Deputy Dillon Sandlin attempted to stop Dalton Willey for a traffic violation in the Bethel Palk area of Jackson County. Willey fled into Putnam County then back in to Jackson County where he was stopped and taken into custody at the Highway 56 Motel in Jackson County. For more on this story,…

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Gainesboro Receives Grant

The Town of Gainesboro has received a grant to cover the costs to attend Year 3 of the Retail Academy. The program is organized by Retail Strategies and is designed to help communities who desire to be more effective in retail recruitment. More than 85 Tennessee communities have participated in Retail Academy over the past…

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Obituaries 6/30/20

Terry Key Terry Key, 69, of Gainesboro, passed away June 16 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. He was born Nov. 14, 1950 in Detroit, Mich. He was a construction worker by trade. He was preceded in death by: mother, Maggie Lee Brummitt Key; and…

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Obituaries 6/16/20

James Dixon Blankenship James Dixon Blankenship, 88, of Springfield, passed away June 1 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville. Graveside services were held June 3 at the White House Memorial Gardens with Bro. Sam Brown officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date. He was born Oct.…

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Obituaries 6/9/20

Donald C. Henry Donald C. Henry, 77, of Ashland City, passed away May 31 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were held June 2 from the chapel of Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery on Seven Knobs Road in Gainesboro. He was born May 17, 1943 in Jackson County. He…

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Recent News

Two Sales Tax Holidays Coming

Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug.…

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Counties Join Forces For Residents

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady and Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan have teamed up to get families along Mate Allen on the Jackson County side and Tick Road on the Clay County side reliable water. Other areas will also be getting reliable water. It’s all part of a Appalachian Regional Commission grant with help from…

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Lost Dog Saved By Deputy Wade

On July 2 Deputy Jesse Wade with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched about a dog that was trapped on a bluff on 56 South just outside of Gainesboro. Upon arrival Deputy Wade was greeted by several citizens who assisted in rescuing the dog. Items such as ladders and rope were provided by citizens,…

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County Responds To COVID-19

RANDY HEADY county mayor Many of you have reached out to me, and I know that there are differing opinions on this topic. We don’t always agree on this issue and that’s ok. We all need to respect those with different views. We are all in this together. I personally will be more diligent about…

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County Schools Prepare To Return

Jackson County Schools are planning and preparing for all students to return to school on Aug. 4. The first full day for students is Wednesday, Aug. 5. Plans are not final; however, state and health guidelines to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place as reasonable as possible. According to Brown, most…

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Parade Held At Mabry Health Care

HAROLD R. SCOTT While much of the focus of the COVID–19 pandemic is on the large cities and areas where there are rising numbers of cases, the small towns across the country are often forgotten. On Saturday, June 27, a drive through parade was held at the long-term care facility, Mabry Healthcare and Rehab Center,…

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