Log Truck Rolls Over

On Monday, Oct. 1, at approximately 8:19 a.m., a 1999 Mack Tractor Trailer logging truck driven by Gregory Muse, 51 of Burkesville, Ky., failed to negotiate a right hand curve on York Hwy. This caused the truck and trailer to roll over on its driver’s side, coming to rest on the left side of the…

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Jackson County Inmates Receive Certificates For Skills Class

On Sept. 12, 17 male inmates from the Jackson County Jail received certificates for completing one of the life skill classes taught by Maranatha Recovery House located in Jackson County. “These classes, taught at the jail by Maranatha volunteers provide valuable tools to help the inmates succeed in life,” said Pastor Ken. “We can make…

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Mark Brown Elected As Chairman Of School Board

The Jackson County Board of Education met in quarterly session on September 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Michelle Hix, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by James Childress, seconded by…

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The Other Side Of The Lens

One step forward, two steps back, as the saying goes. Last week at East Robertson our Blue Devils played tough and together but at a price. We lost Cole Parkerson (5) who shares quarterback duty with Wid Robbins (7) to a knee injury. Eli Biggs (88) on special teams had to have his appendix removed…

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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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Obits 3/28/17

Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home of 60 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born on July 24, 1931 in the John Tack Carter hollow in Liberty, TN, daughter to Oliver Hugh and Hallie Baugh Meadows Philpot. She was raised in Gainesboro,…

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Obits 3/21/17

Judy C. Sutton Clothing Factory Manager Judy C. Sutton, 71, passed away March 10 at her residence. Funeral services were held March 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 24,…

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Recent News

Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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Director Barlow Set To Retire In October

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Feb. 22, 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 by Mark Allen, seconded by…

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 11

Get ready to spring your clock ahead. It’s that time of year when the evenings are getting lighter and we’re thinking ahead to the sunshine and warmth of summer. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour later on March 11 than the day before, meaning there will be more light in the evening hours.…

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Red Carpet Service Award Presented

Donna Elrod, vice president and Gainesboro office manager of First Freedom Bank, has been selected as the Red Carpet Service award winner for 2017. This award represents the bank’s highest honor for enhancing the customer experience and rendering service above and beyond the call of duty. Donna was selected for this award by her peers…

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