Gainesboro Antioch Community Has A Fatal Accident On Nov. 27

A fatal accident occurred on Mon., Nov. 27 around 8 p.m. on Stacy Cemetery Road in the Antioch community. William Tucker, 20, of Gainesboro, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup southbound on Stacy Cemetery Road when he attempted to negotiate a right curve. He traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a…

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Gainesboro Man Arrested In Shooting

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Gainesboro man in connection to the shooting of his girlfriend on Wednesday, Nov. 29. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating the incident that occurred in the 500 block of Stacy Cemetery Lane in Jackson…

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Over 200 Books Donated To Help Child Health Book Drive

The Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library recently partnered with TennCare Kids Community Outreach to bring awareness to child health. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Grand Marshal Named For Annual Christmas Parade

Dr. Doug Dycus will serve as the 2017 Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade grand marshal on Sat., Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Dr. Dycus graduated from Jackson County High School in 1980. He attended and graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 1984 with a B.S. degree in biology. Next in his education pursuits…

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Citizen Statesman 12-6-16

Forest Vernon Britt Forrest Vernon Britt, 71 of Celina, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 27 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Eric Copass officiating. Billy Britt, Chris Britt, Randall Rhoton, Johnny Dulworth, Terry Jenkins, Bob Irvin, Donnie Brown and Ray…

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Enterprise 12-6-16

Ruth Copeland Garrett Ruth Copeland Garrett, 89, of Livingston, passed away Dec. 1 at her home. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. James Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Okolona Cemetery. She was born in Overton County April 7, 1927. She was Methodist in faith…

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Enterprise 11-29-16

Alice June Boyd Alice June Boyd, 82, formerly of Hilham and Anderson, Ind., passed away Nov. 21 in Johnson City, Tenn. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. She was born April 5, 1934 in Overton County. She graduated from Anderson…

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Recent News

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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Bell Named New Extension Agent

Eryn Bell will be serving Jackson County as the new University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agent and County Director. She grew up in Goodlettsville, Tenn. and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Middle Tennessee State University. She then headed out west to Oklahoma where she completed a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from…

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City And County Mayors Volunteer For Meals On Wheels

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) recently part-icipated in the national 2017 March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, led by Meals on Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to encourage action on the part of the local communities. Hundreds of Senior…

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Working To Eliminate Litter

Sheriff Marty Hinson and Keep Tennessee Beautiful representative sheriff’s department correctional officer Sandy Warren, spoke to residents of the county about helping keep Jackson County clean. To help promote keeping litter picked up in our County, they traveled to the public schools donating a book entitled “Nancy and Sluggo Love Tennessee” promoting keeping Tennessee beautiful.…

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Former J.C. Sheriff’s Deputy Honored

By a joint resolution on October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 that declared May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week, the annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice. In January 2015, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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