Economic Concerns Discussed Recently

To my friends in Gainesboro and Jackson County Tennessee. We had a great day of meetings with our state Senator, commissioners and representatives about our economic concerns, town development and future opportunities. I’m so happy our County Executive Randy Heady and the head of our chamber of commerce Jordan Hunter was able to join us. …

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Celebrating National Health Care Week

The Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department will celebrate National Health Center Week Aug. 4-10. The goal of this observance was to raise awareness of the ways health centers are providing affordable health care in communities. There are 14 community health centers/health departments across the Upper Cumberland Region. These health centers provide full-service adult and…

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Commissioner Of Tourism Visits Granville

Historic Granville recently had the Commissioner of Tourism Mark Ezell, Director of Outreach & Development Melanie Beauchamp and Ruth Dyal, Executive Director of Upper Cumberland Tourism; for lunch at Sutton General Store to present their tourism plan for Historic Granville for 2019-2020. The first part of this occurs on Aug. 3 is hosting Country Music,…

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John Windle Sued By Hospital CEO

The CEO of a healthcare company is suing State Representative John Mark Windle after the closure of a Jamestown hospital. Rennova Healthcare, Inc. CEO Seamus Lagan is suing Windle for defamation – slander and also for false light invasion of privacy regarding statements Windle made during the closure. According to the suit, Windle referred to…

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Obituaries

Obits 2/20/18

Fara Miller Teacher Fara Miller, 64, passed away Feb. 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept. 10, 1953 in Memphis. She taught for 16 years at Tennessee Technological University’s…

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Obits 2/13/18

Brenda Sue Browning Brenda Sue Browning Coffee, age 70, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was born on June 15, 1947 in Switzer, West Virginia, the daughter of Arland Browning, Sr. and Louise “Una” Kiser Browning.  On October 2, 1971, she married Billy R. Coffee.  She was preceded in death…

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Obits 2/6/18

Janet M. Crooker Janet M. Crooker, 76, passed away Jan. 25 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. She was born March 13, 1941 in Orlando, Fla.. She was retired from Crotty. She donated her body to science in hopes of helping others. She was preceded in death by her…

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Recent News

Recent Ribbon Cutting Held

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce had their ribbon cutting for The Front Porch Mercantile on Feb. 1. Joyce Draper has opened this new and exciting establishment, The Front Porch Mercantile, adjacent to Citizens Bank. The Mercantile will feature several vendors with an exciting variety of old and new items for sale from antiques and…

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Announcements 2/5/19

Free Movie Night There will be a free movie night on Feb. 8 at the Gladdice Community Center starting at 7 p.m. The movie will be a comedy drama, “Me Again.” There will also be free popcorn. This is brought to you by the JC Christian Fellowship. Therold’s Little Opry Therold’s Little Opry will be…

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Principal Appreciation Day Set

It’s that time of year when we get to slow down and take time to honor our well-deserving principals and assistant principals in the Jackson County School system. The School Board has passed a resolution declaring Feb. 7, 2019 as Principal Appreciation Day using American Revolution theme. The theme for Principal Appreciation Day is a…

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Rare Super Blood Moon

So what can we do on the coldest night so far of the year? Well if you were lucky and waited a bit for the clouds to clear on Jan. 20th you would been treated to the Super Wolf Blood Moon. You have the same look about you that most of my third graders have…

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Jackson County Home Destroyed By Fire

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, West End Volunteer Fire Dept. was dispatched to a home at 126 Wartrace Hwy. Upon arrival at the residence they found the home fully engulfed. They were able to contain the fire and extinguish it. It took approximately two hours. The residents were able to escape the home without injury. For…

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Cumberland River Hospital Closing Its Doors

Facing declining reimbursements and declining patient volumes, the Cumberland River Hospital Board of Trustees voted to close Cumberland River Hospital, ending an era of local medical services. The closure will be on March 1, 2019 at 7 a.m. No services including emergency room, inpatient or outpatient services will be available at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH)…

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