4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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2018 Highlands Fitness Challenge Set To Kick Off

The Highlands Fitness Challenge, a program that aims to help community members cultivate a healthy and fit lifestyle, is taking on a new look in 2018.  The program encompasses the four county region of the Highlands Economic Partnership with participants from Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.  Each year, dozens of companies and organizations from…

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Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 10-11-16

Betty Carol Walker Factory Worker Betty Carol Walker, 64, passed away Oct. 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Moss Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 1, 1952 in Jackson…

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Enterprise 10-11-16

Jane Mynatt Jane Allred Mynatt, 65, passed away Oct. 3. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.  Jane graduated from the University of Tennessee and worked for many years as a social worker for the State of Tennessee. She is preceded in…

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Sentinel 10-11-16

Sarah Smith It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Sarah Margaret Sircy Smith, aged 68, on October 4th, 2016 at her home in Algood, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sarah was beloved by many.  Her sense of humor, caring nature, loving heart and free spirit captivated all that met…

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Recent News

American Legion Retires Flag On Fourth

American Legion Post 129 and Cub Scout Pack 296 held a flag retirement ceremony on the square in Gainesboro on July 4. Jackson County Band in Blue participated by playing patriotic music during the ceremony. American Legion Post 129 greatly appreciates the participation by all those involved. For more on this story, pick up a…

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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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