Beautification Grant Process To Continue Moving Forwards

A large grant that would help beautify the Town of Gainesboro will be moving forward as the Board approved a Parks and Recreation Committee to apply for it. During the monthly meeting of the mayor and aldermen of Gainesboro, a wide variety of topics were on the agenda. Most notably was a Parks and Recreation…

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Burglary Suspect Apprehended On New Year’s Day

New Years Day brings closure to some North Springs victims in, area burglaries. A two month long investigation culminated in the arrest of Eric Ferguson on multiple theft and burglary charges. In early November citizens in the North Springs area expressed their concerns about lumber and antiques being stolen from barns and old family homes.…

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Beloved Restaurant Closes Doors

The Spot closed their doors for good on Dec. 27. They appreciate all their loyal customers who had helped make The Spot a better place. But it just wasn’t meant to be. They will be opening at a new location on Cedar Ave. in Cookeville. It will also have a new name, Nowhere Bar and…

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Board Approves All Budgets

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Mon., the third day of Dec. 2018 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 Paul Ballard offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Obits 10/9/18

Richard Cooper Richard Cooper, 57, of Gallatin, passed away on Sept. 22 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Sept. 25 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro with Chris Reece officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born April 13, 1961, in Gainesboro.…

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Obits 9/25/18

Michael Lee McClendon Michael Lee McClendon, age 62 of Nashville, Tenn., passed from this life Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at his home in Flynns Lick, Jackson County. He was born Saturday, November 26, 1955 in Reading, England. He was the son of the late Harold McClendon of Nashville and Jean (Olney) McClendon of Reading, England.…

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Obits 9/18/18

Dwight Spivey Dwight Spivey, 75, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 6 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sept. 9, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Huffines officiating. Interment followed in the Hall Cemetery in the Big Bottom community. He was born on Dec. 5, 1942, in Gainesboro. He…

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Dodson Branch Receives Award

The Dodson Branch Community Center Board of Directors awarded $3,000 to Dodson Branch Elementary School as part of its Community Outreach Program. All funds for this award was raised by the Dodson Branch Community. The money will be used to help purchase Chromebooks for the fifth grade students. Accepting (second from the right) is school Principal…

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Jackson County Falls To Clay County In A Close One

Although they gave it their all, the Jackson County Devils fell in a double header game to Clay County. Boys Lose A Close One The boys started out strong. Ian Poteet and Eli Burris each scored 4 -points in the first quarter. Jacob Hardy scored 3-points and at the end of the first the Devils…

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House Totally Destroyed

On Dec. 6 a home at 212 Salt Lick Park Lane was totally destroyed by a fire. The homeowner and her dog were able to flee the home. West End, Central and Flynn’s Lick Fire Departments assisted in putting out the fire. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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One Transported After Accident On Highway

On Dec. 3 an accident on Hwy. 56 left one injured. Tommy Ward, 65, of Gainesboro, who was driving a 2009 Ford F-650 was traveling south on State Route 56 in Jackson County when a 1995 Dodge Dakota driven by Sammie Worthington, 75, of Gainesboro turned in front of Ward causing him to crash into…

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Two Arrested At Local Motel

On Nov. 28 Deputy Kamron Johnston and Deputy Cody Buck responded to a 911 call at 56 Motel in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Upon arrival the deputies suspected narcotics activity and recognized individuals to have outstanding warrants for their arrest out of Putnam County. Both individuals attempted to resist arrest and flee…

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Granville Hosts Annual Country Christmas

Historic Granville will host the 19th annual Granville Country Christmas with the theme “Christmas Memories of the 1950’s.” The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a full day of activities. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a dedication of the New Granville History Book entitled “The Legacy of a Rural Riverboat…

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