Budgets Are Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 24th day of June 2019 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Tim Agee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Mabry Is Bronze National Quality Winners

Mabry Health Care and Rehab has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the…

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Black Bear Sighting More Common In Spring And Early Summer, TWRA Says

TWRA receives more calls regarding black bears in spring and early summer than any other time of year. Movement of young bears takes them into new, unknown territory. Human outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, camping and grilling increase the potential for humans to spot a bear and for bear-human discord. Humans unknowingly attract and…

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Branding Discussed by Chamber At Meeting

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce had their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse. President, Jordan Hunter called the meeting to order. May Minutes were reviewed and a motion was made to approve and seconded and motion carried. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Obituaries 5/28/19

Larrie Edward “Lane” Martin Larrie Edward “Lane” Martin, 70, of Baxter passed away May 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville. He was born May 31, 1948, in Gainesboro. He…

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Obituaries 5/21/19

Donnie “Rooster” Spivey Donnie “Rooster” Spivey, 67 of Gainesboro, passed away May 16 at his residence. He had chosen cremation, with memorial services at a later date. He was born March 10, 1952, in Gainesboro. He worked as a logger. He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph J. Spivey and Dimple Louise Spivey. Surviving…

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Obituaries 5/14/19

Betty Cobb Flatt Betty Cobb Flatt, 91, of Gainesboro, passed away May 5 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with David Montgomery and Mark Stout officiating. Interment followed in the Granville Cemetery in Granville. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Glennville, Ga. She was a retired…

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Recent News

Certified Gig-Capable Provider

Twin Lakes has been recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in their serving areas. At the same time, the areas served by Twin Lakes have been designated a Smart Rural Community by NTCA. As a Certified Gig-Capable Provider, Twin Lakes joins…

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Cummins Falls To Get Warning System

Two-year-old Steven Pierce of Eddyville, Ky. died at Cummins Falls State Park after heavy flooding trapped about 65 people on June 9. Pierce is the third person to die at the park in the past two years after the incident in 2017 that killed two women. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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J.C.M.S. Audit Shows Money Mishandling

Financial statements have been released for the Jackson County internal school system and the audit, for the period ending on June 30, 2018, showed that Jackson County Middle School had several items out of place and unaccounted for. It is required by the school system that both managers and employees of each school be trained…

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Sobriety Checkpoint

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints on June 28, in Jackson County on State Route 135 and State Route 56. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers who would violate the driving under the influence laws of…

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Boating Registration Fees To See Increase On July 1

Tennessee boaters have the month of June to renew their boat registration before the first fee increase in 12 years goes into effect on July 1, pending approval by the Government Operations Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly. Any boating vessel operated by a gas engine, electric motor or sail is required to be registered.…

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Mabry To Celebrate 40 Years

Mabry Health Care & Rehab center has been changing lives since 1979. The doors opened June 25,1979. The facility was originally opened as the Theo Spivey Rest Home. Then later Thomas J. Mabry, administrator, bought the facility from the county and then the name was changed to Mabry Health Care & Rehab. For more on…

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