Jackson County Archivist Retires

After nine years volunteering as the Jackson County Archivist, Betty Martin is retiring. Pictured are current volunteers. Back row left to right: Lisa Dadd, Frances Anderson, Joyce Draper and Wanda Bybee. Seated left to right are Cindy Anderson Vedross, Betty Martin and Patty Walker. Joyce Draper is the acting archivist. For more on this story,…

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Jackson Co. Abandons Amphitheater Project

Jackson County has decided to abandon the amphitheater project. Debbie Kinnard is the Vice President of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “When we began the excavation process, digging down, they ran into a footer from the adjoining building,” Kinnard said. “And to continue on it was going to render that building’s walls unstable. And because of…

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J.C. Chamber Holds Open House At Memorial Building

The Jackson County Chamber hosted an Open House and Luncheon Thurs., Oct. 11 in their new offices located in the Old War Memorial Building. The county owned building, which also houses the American Legion as well as other county offices, is being renovated in phases. Chamber Members, business owners and other folks from Jackson County…

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Access Denied At The Boils

As some of the residents of Jackson County may know, if you have recently went to The Boils, it is difficult to get to the water. You may have found portions of the entrance or portions to the sandbars blocked off. There is a reason for this. People were driving into the water to the…

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Obituaries

Obits 6/6/17

Rose Nell Jones Strait Clothing Factory Worker Rose Nell Jones Strait, 89, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 05/30/17

Edna Pyron Jackson Factory Worker Edna Pyron Jackson, 70, passed away May 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Pyron Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Old…

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Obits 5/23/17

Lara Lorene Rhoten Factory Worker Lara Lorene Rhoten, 91, passed away May 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Jared and Bro. Steve Rhoten officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Recent News

Rescue Personnel Receive Critical Response Training

When it comes to rescue scenarios, an angle creates a more challenging and technical aspect to rescue. Low angle is defined as any angle that is less than vertical, or an angle or incline in which a rope or system failure would not result in the rescuer falling to his/her death or sustaining serious injury.…

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J.C.H.S. Choir Performs At Disney World

The Jackson County High School Advanced Choir had a great opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida on, March 16. The choir performed a 20-minute concert for tourists and guests visiting that day. The choir was presented a nice trophy with a gold outline of Mickey Mouse on top of the base…

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Sheriff’s Department Warns To Watch For Counterfeit Bills

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning retailers and consumers that counterfeit bills are circulating in and around the county. Business owners should train their employees to examine all bills they receive that are $10 and higher. If they believe they are given a phony bill, call the police. Small business owners need to be…

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Head Recently Promoted To New Police Chief

Officer Michael Head was recently promoted to Gainesboro’s Chief of Police. Head has been in police work in some capacity for over three decades. Some of the areas that he will be focusing on will be the fight on drugs and making the police presence more know in the city with more patrolling, he said.…

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Heady Appointed As Jackson Co. Mayor

Jackson County residents now have a new county mayor. Randy Heady was appointed Jackson County Mayor at Monday night’s meeting of commissioners. Heady received 10 votes for the appointment. Michelle Hix, the only other candidate, received seven votes. Commissioner Joey Denson took over the duties of managing the meeting after Heady was nominated. Heady was…

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Crash Leaves Two In Critical Condition

On Wednesday, a three-car vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened on S.R. 56 near Hubert Brown Circle. Two vehicles were traveling north on S.R. 56 and the third was traveling south on S.R. 56. A 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by Logan Duncan, 18, of Lafayette, was traveling…

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