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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JC Schools To Provide Free Meals

Director of Schools Kristy Brown 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 the…

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New Look To Local County Museum

Last year, the Town of Gainesboro submitted a grant application to the Tennessee Historic Commission (THC) in Nashville for improvements to the Jackson County Historical Museum. A grant amount was awarded by the state of over $17,000 for improvements to the building, which was supplemented by a local match of over $11,000, from Gainesboro and…

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Obituaries 6/18/19

Marion Hopkins Marion Hopkins, 88, of Baxter, passed away June 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held June 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Brown and Hopkins Cemetery in the New Salem community. He was born Nov. 9, 1930 in Jackson County. He worked as…

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Obituaries 6-11-19

Myrtle I. Emerton Myrtle I. Emerton, 67, of Gainesboro, passed away June 5 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. She was born June 17, 1951 in Harlan, KY. She worked as a waitress. She was preceded in death by parents, James Ayers and Edith Ayers; and husband,…

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Obituaries 6/4/19

Walter Earl Flynn Walter Earl Flynn, 77, of Gainesboro, passed away May 21 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Anderson and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community. He was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Jackson County.…

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Recent News

Black Bear Sighting More Common In Spring And Early Summer, TWRA Says

TWRA receives more calls regarding black bears in spring and early summer than any other time of year. Movement of young bears takes them into new, unknown territory. Human outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, camping and grilling increase the potential for humans to spot a bear and for bear-human discord. Humans unknowingly attract and…

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Branding Discussed by Chamber At Meeting

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce had their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse. President, Jordan Hunter called the meeting to order. May Minutes were reviewed and a motion was made to approve and seconded and motion carried. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Flooding Strikes The County Library Again

Once again on Wednesday, June 18, the Library suffered flooding from the torrential rains that we have experienced during the past couple weeks. This flooding of the Library is a recurring problem and in 2018 the damage was so severe that the Library was closed for three months and required replacing the flooring and much…

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Faculty And Staff Announced For 2019

The Jackson County Board of Education met in quarterly session on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 7:15 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, Michelle Hix, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by James Childress, seconded…

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First Responders Training Held

On June 20 and 21 the Tennessee Highway Patrol provided ALERRT – AAIR (AdvanceLaw Enforcement Rapid Response Tactics – Active Attack Integrated Response) training to First Responders from Jackson and Macon Counties. This was specialized training which would enable Law Enforcement to stop an active attack (Active Shooter) quickly and allow EMS, Rescue and Fire…

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J.C. Man Thanks EMS For Saving Life

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Jackson County 911 dispatched Jackson County EMS along with the Gainesboro Police Department to the Pecan Street Church of Christ in Gainesboro for an unresponsive male patient. Personnel were on scene in less than three minutes. Upon arrival they found a male patient who was unresponsive and…

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