75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is your invitation to participate in a memorable program that honors the service personnel who participated in that historic, world-changing event. Wesley Notgrass was born in 1915 and grew up in Columbia, Tenn. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four…

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School System Is Awarded Bus Grant

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program, which…

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Tips On Water Safety This Summer

Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the…

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County Resident Receives Doctorate

On May 11, 2019 Tory De Shannon (Heady) Lawrence celebrated her educational accomplishments at Liberty University’s yearly commencement ceremony in Lynchburg Virginia with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, delivering the commencement address. Dr. Lawrence defended her research on the impact of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports on school climate in secondary schools…

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Obits 12/26/17

James Earnest Litchford Factory Worker James Earnest Litchford, 78, passed away Dec. 16 at Signature Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 15, 1939 in…

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Obits 12/19/17

Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson Sr. Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson Sr., 69, passed away Dec. 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born…

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Obits 12/12/17

Ronald Edward Arnold Automotive Maintenance Technician Ronald Edward Arnold, 67, passed away Dec. 1 at Bethesda Health Care Center. The family has chosen cremation with interment at a later time in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 27, 1950 in Asheville, NC. He was…

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Recent News

House Totally Destroyed

On Dec. 6 a home at 212 Salt Lick Park Lane was totally destroyed by a fire. The homeowner and her dog were able to flee the home. West End, Central and Flynn’s Lick Fire Departments assisted in putting out the fire. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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One Transported After Accident On Highway

On Dec. 3 an accident on Hwy. 56 left one injured. Tommy Ward, 65, of Gainesboro, who was driving a 2009 Ford F-650 was traveling south on State Route 56 in Jackson County when a 1995 Dodge Dakota driven by Sammie Worthington, 75, of Gainesboro turned in front of Ward causing him to crash into…

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Two Arrested At Local Motel

On Nov. 28 Deputy Kamron Johnston and Deputy Cody Buck responded to a 911 call at 56 Motel in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Upon arrival the deputies suspected narcotics activity and recognized individuals to have outstanding warrants for their arrest out of Putnam County. Both individuals attempted to resist arrest and flee…

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Granville Hosts Annual Country Christmas

Historic Granville will host the 19th annual Granville Country Christmas with the theme “Christmas Memories of the 1950’s.” The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a full day of activities. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a dedication of the New Granville History Book entitled “The Legacy of a Rural Riverboat…

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Gainesboro Hosts Annual Christmas Parade

On Sunday, Dec. 2 Gainesboro held its annual Christmas Parade. With temperatures in the mid 60’s, it felt more like spring than then the start of the holiday season. It was a perfect day for this event. All of the children enjoyed seeing the floats, along with Elmo, the Grinch, Cookie Monster and more. For…

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Christmas Time Is Coming

We may not have any snow but David Ward with Twin Lakes Telephone Coop was hanging up the annual Christmas decoration around Gainesboro. David stated that he had been hanging the banners up for about 20 years. The Town of Gainesboro appreciates Twin Lakes Telephone for allowing David to continue hanging the Christmas decoration. They…

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