Jackson County Featured In Tennessee Vacation Guide

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Jackson County is prominently featured. The 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s fifteen Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800-GO2-TENN (462-8366) and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. A digital version…

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Library Has New Tech Training Class

Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library has begun Library Technology Training. The grant was provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in May 2017 and will conclude in April 2019. It is made available for public libraries to create or update training labs for the express purpose of providing free public training on computer skills.…

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Amphitheater Discussed At Chamber Meeting

The Gainesboro – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Board Meeting was held on Dec. 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office. Frank Hardegree, President, called the meeting to order. Guests and Members were welcomed. Due to absence of Secretary, minutes were not reviewed for November Board Meeting. There was an update given…

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Winter Storms Hit, Covers County In Snow

Winter storms recently hit the Upper Cumberland area, coating everything in snow and ice. Several roadways were closed due to this weather system with several vehicles sliding off the road into the ditch. No major accidents have been reported. Schools have been closed the entire past week because of the inclement weather, which students have…

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Obituaries

Enterprise 12-13-16

Bonnie Kate Collins Bonnie Kate Collins, 58 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away Dec. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Beaty officiating. She was born May 24, 1958 in Celina. Throughout her life, Bonnie served in many roles including: a wife,…

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Enterprise 12-13-16

Wanda Carol Polson Homemaker Wanda Carol Polson, 67, of McMinnville and formerly of Overton County, passed away Dec. 4 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Dec. 8 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery. She was born March 11, 1949 in Arkansas.…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-6-16
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Recent News

Youth Leaders From Jackson County Attend Teen Institute

Students from Jackson County, Tennessee joined 440 youth leaders from across the state at the Tennessee Teen Institute. The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day youth leadership and prevention camp sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA). This year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Teen Institute Program in Tennessee.…

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Old Dam Removed..

The removal of the Roaring River Dam began on Mon., July 31 with several heavy machines breaking the dam apart. This dam was built on Roaring River in 1976 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It was determined that removal would be better than to repair it. For more on this story, pick up…

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School Zone Suggestions For Parents

In an effort to streamline the congestion in the school zones during periods of peak traffic, please follow these suggestions to make the dropping off or picking up of your child more efficient. Use your turn signals. Without them, the officers who direct traffic at the intersections cannot tell in which direction you wish to…

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Breakfast And Lunch Continues To Be Provided To Students

Director of Schools Joe D. Barlow 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…

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Roaring River Dam Set To Be Removed

An aging dam on the Roaring River will be removed in a multi-organizational effort in late July. The exact date will depend on river conditions and visitors should expect limited access in this area. This will be the largest Tennessee dam ever removed for river and stream restoration purposes. The dam is roughly 220 feet…

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Alice Barlow Retires From UCHRA

July 7th marked a day in our agency’s history.  A one of a kind lady who has devoted 27 years to this agency and the people she served has retired. Ms. Alice Barlow started work here as a case manager in what used to be called JTPA and now is WIOA, before becoming the County…

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