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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Dr. Dudney Receives Award From U.T. Knoxville

Elijah Dudney, MD, was one of four alumni selected to receive Outstanding Alumni Awards from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Dr. Dudney is a 1952 alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon was part of the College…

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House Fire In Jackson County

Around 10 a.m on Jan. 18, Jackson County Fire, EMS and law enforcement crews responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 2003 Sherpardsville Hwy, in the Nameless Community. Upon arriving at the residence crews found a mobile home with smoke pouring out of it. Once fire crews gained entry into the home,…

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Martin Honored By County Commissioners

Betty Martin was honored during the last Jackson County Commission meeting. Betty Martin has been a volunteer with the Jackson County Archives and Veterans Hall since September 2009. At which time she was nominated for the position of the head of the archives. She was instrumental in many aspects of keeping the archives running, obtaining…

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Obits 11/20/18

George Michael Flatt George Michael Flatt, 57, of Gainesboro, passed away on Nov. 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Nov. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in McCoinsville Community. He was born Sept. 20, 1961, in Gainesboro. He was a factory…

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Obits 11/13/18

William R. (Bill) Medley Funeral services with military honors for Mr. William R. (Bill) Medley, age 95, of Algood, were held on Mon., Nov. 5 at Algood United Methodist Church. Pastor Albert Willis officiated at the service. The family received friends Sunday at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home and again…

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Obits 11/6/18

Edna Frances Clark Edna Frances Clark, 88, of Royal Oak, Mich., passed away Oct. 29. Funeral services were held on Nov. 1 at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home in Royal Oak, Mich. Interment followed in the Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich. She was born Feb. 9, 1930 in Gainesboro. She worked as a meat cutter…

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Recent News

Early Morning Fire Destroys Local Home

Friday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Fairview, Central and Dodson Branch fire departments were called to a structure fire at 495 Greenwood Ridge Road. The home was vacant. This was not the first time this week that they had been called to this address. On Wednesday afternoon there was a report of a fire in…

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Record Rainfall Makes Creeks Swell

Jackson County has seen a lot of rain in the past month. Overnight on Dec. 30 it rained so much that some roads were flooded; creeks were overflowing into Roaring River. Through out the next week it had continued to rain. Better the rain than snow. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Beautification Grant Process To Continue Moving Forwards

A large grant that would help beautify the Town of Gainesboro will be moving forward as the Board approved a Parks and Recreation Committee to apply for it. During the monthly meeting of the mayor and aldermen of Gainesboro, a wide variety of topics were on the agenda. Most notably was a Parks and Recreation…

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Burglary Suspect Apprehended On New Year’s Day

New Years Day brings closure to some North Springs victims in, area burglaries. A two month long investigation culminated in the arrest of Eric Ferguson on multiple theft and burglary charges. In early November citizens in the North Springs area expressed their concerns about lumber and antiques being stolen from barns and old family homes.…

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Beloved Restaurant Closes Doors

The Spot closed their doors for good on Dec. 27. They appreciate all their loyal customers who had helped make The Spot a better place. But it just wasn’t meant to be. They will be opening at a new location on Cedar Ave. in Cookeville. It will also have a new name, Nowhere Bar and…

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Board Approves All Budgets

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Mon., the third day of Dec. 2018 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Paul Ballard offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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