Jackson County Featured In Tennessee Vacation Guide

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Jackson County is prominently featured. The 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s fifteen Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800-GO2-TENN (462-8366) and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. A digital version…

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Library Has New Tech Training Class

Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library has begun Library Technology Training. The grant was provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in May 2017 and will conclude in April 2019. It is made available for public libraries to create or update training labs for the express purpose of providing free public training on computer skills.…

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Amphitheater Discussed At Chamber Meeting

The Gainesboro – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Board Meeting was held on Dec. 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office. Frank Hardegree, President, called the meeting to order. Guests and Members were welcomed. Due to absence of Secretary, minutes were not reviewed for November Board Meeting. There was an update given…

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Winter Storms Hit, Covers County In Snow

Winter storms recently hit the Upper Cumberland area, coating everything in snow and ice. Several roadways were closed due to this weather system with several vehicles sliding off the road into the ditch. No major accidents have been reported. Schools have been closed the entire past week because of the inclement weather, which students have…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 11-8-16

  Champ Boles Champ Boles, 62 of Celina, passed away Oct. 28. Graveside services were held Oct. 31 at the Ashlock Cemetery in Burkesville, Ky. with Willie Kerr officiating. Interment followed with friends and family serving as pallbearers. He was born March 22, 1952 in Livingston. He served in many roles throughout his life including:…

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Enterprise 11-8-16

Argil Raymond Colson Argil Raymond Colson, 74, of the Willow Grove community, passed away Nov. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John Cemetery. He was born Aug. 17,…

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Citizen Statesman 11-1-16

Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew, 79 of  Cookeville and formerly of Pinellas Park, Fla, passed away Oct. 20 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home in Celina with Sonny’s brother, Reverend Larry Cheesebrew officiating. He was born May 6, 1937 in Pointe Pleasant, W.Va. He was a husband,…

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Recent News

Old Mill Camp Is Ready For Business

Old Mill Camp, located across the street from the front gate of Cummins Falls State Park, is now open and ready for business. The General Store on site offers deli sandwiches, snacks, jewelry, tees, hats, Amish goods, drinks, hand scooped ice cream and more. There are twelve tent sites available with water, fire ring, grill…

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J.C.M.S. Student Participates In TSA National Competition

Cassidy Collins, an upcoming eighth grade J.C.M.S. student, participated in the National TSA Conference in Orlando, Fla. on June 21 -25. Cassidy won first place in digital photography for the State of Tenn. this past April and she represented the state in the competition. Each state was able to send three students from their state…

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Gaines House Archaeological Study Done

A recent archaeological monitoring was done on the foundation repairs at the E.O. Smith house; also know as the Gaines House. The project consisted of the replacement of the foundation under the first addition of the house, which required excavation of the soils around the existing structure. Several trenches were dug under the north and…

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Local Works With The Pros

Jerome Kline, son of Victor and Misty Kline, owners of Vic’s Remember When Bakery in Gainesboro and a senior at Tennessee Tech University, has the opportunity to live out his dreams. Kline, a sports administration major, will be serving an internship with the equipment department of the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens. He has currently…

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Working To Eliminate Litter

To help promote keeping litter picked up in Jackson County, Sheriff Marty Hinson and Keep Tennessee Beautiful representative Sheriff’s department Correctional Officer Sandy Warren traveled to the public schools donating a book entitled “Nancy and Sluggo Love Tennessee” promoting keeping Tennessee Beautiful. The inmates help keep the highways and the county roads clean, trash from…

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Grand Opening Celebration

The newest member of Jackson County’s industrial community, Thompson Brown Inc. (TBI), opened their doors to the community for a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 22. The Tennessee native company specializes in innovative electrical prefabrication assembly manufacturing which helps increase productivity in their clients’ major construction projects across the U.S. For more on this…

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