Blue Devils Win Homecoming Game

Homecoming is a fun time for me to be behind the lens. It usually starts at Gainesboro Elementary with me herding my third graders for the parade that goes by the school every year. Our students love the band and all the decorated floats but it is the tons of candy flying through the air…

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JC Celebrates Bus Driver Appreciation

Schools across the Jackson County School District will be taking a safe flight around the United States starting with Bus Driver Day using the Wright Brothers theme on Sept. 20, 2018. Students and staff will be saying a great big “Thank You” to the men and women who transport the students to and from school…

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TCAT Building Receives New Name

BOARD MEETING August 23, 2018 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on August 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made…

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Democratic Office Holds Grand Opening

There was a grand opening ceremony of the new Jackson County Democratic Party office. On hand for the celebrations was Rascoe Dean, son of Karl Dean who is running for Governor, Angela Hedgecough who is running for the Senate, John Robbins was there representing John Mark Windle and Chris Barlow was representing his wife, Dr.…

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Obits 4/18/17

Michael Edwin Harrison Painter Michael Edwin Harrison, 54, passed away April 1 at his residence. Graveside services will be held April 22 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 24, 1962 in Davidson County. He was a…

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Obits 4/11/17

Alphonse Paciunas Machinist Alphonse Paciunas, 97, passed away March 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 24, 1919 in Elizabeth, NJ. He was a machinist in the tool and…

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Obits 4/4/17

      Carl Gilley Retired Louie Carl Gilley, 102, passed away March 24 at the Waters of Smyrna Healthcare. Graveside services were held March 26 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with military honors. Sanderson of Carthage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Jan. 4, 1915 in Rutherford County. He retired from…

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Recent News

Felony Theft Arrests Made

On Feb. 4, Captain Dennis Thrasher arrested Daniel Gensemer for deceptive business practices and felony theft. The investigation began when a victim reported that Gensemer took over $4,000 from him under deceptive circumstances. During the course of the investigation Thrasher obtained evidence of the crime and did file charges in General Sessions Court. For more…

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Historic Granville Opens 2018 Season With New Theme

Historic Granville’s theme for 2018 is “Strolling Through the 1950’s: Let the Good Times Roll”. It will open on March 7 with a great year of events planned. The official grand opening will be on April 14 with a full day of activities to include a 1950’s Antique Car Show, 1950’s music with DJ and…

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Waters Rise Quickly, Trapping Woman Inside Camper

Rescue personnel entered Roaring river by inflatable boat and were able to rescue the woman. “Thanks to all who were involved, the woman was safely rescued from a dangerous situation without incident,” states Patrick Martin, Jackson County Rescue Squad member. Jackson County personnel greatly appreciates the assistance of Putnam County and all others who assisted…

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Jackson Co. Infrastructure Needs Increase 3.6 Million

Tennessee needs at least $45 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2016 through June 2021, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $68.4 million, an increase of $3.6 million (5.5 percent) since last year’s report.…

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UCHRA Director Under Investigation

This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he spent actually working for the agency. Those sources say he was paid for time when he was not present. Collins released a statement after…

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Honor Students Receive Nominations

Honor Students Rebecca Harris and Justin King Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Rebecca Harris and Justin King, freshmen at Jackson County High School of Gainesboro will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. on June 25 to 27, 2018. For more on this…

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