Franklin Retires From Sheriff’s Department

Jackson County Sheriffs Detective Ron Franklin he has chosen to retire and spend some valuable time with family and friends after 28 years of service. It has been an honor to be able to work with him , He has solved many cases in the community and has taken pride in working for Jackson County.…

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J.C.HS. Holds Annual Homecoming Week

The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Abigail Poston, daughter of Lindsey Silvey and Chad Blair. Abigail was escorted by Micah Scoggins, son of Matthew and Amanda Scoggins. The pretty little flower girl was Jaycie Rae Lynn, daughter of Jason and April Lynn. The handsome little crown bearer was Hudson Eli Smith, son of Daniel and Lacy…

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Top Ratings

The Jackson County High School Band performed at the Upper Cumberland Marching Band Festival on Sat., Sept. 16 with 15 other Middle and East Tennessee bands. The Band as a group earned an Excellent Rating, as did the Color Guard (Flags) unit. The Percussion (Drums) section earned a rating of Superior. Congratulations to all of…

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Making A Highway For Hamp

Four years after his passing, a .4 mile section of the York Highway/Highway 85 East, that runs through the Fairview community of Jackson County, has been dedicated in the memory of George Hampton “Hamp” Scott, 1933 – 2013. Hamp, as his family and friends knew him, was a resident of the community for the better…

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Obits 8/1/17

Larry Wayne Heady Heavy Equipment Operator Larry Wayne Heady, 64, passed away July 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held July 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Feb. 26, 1953 in…

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Obits 7/25/17

Card Of Thanks Thank you, From our family to yours a sincere thank you goes out to each and every person that helped us through losing Richard Wayne Lafever on 7-6-2017. From Potters at Baxter for helping us with the camper to the Baxter city police, Baxter Fire Department and Baxter Ambulance Service for trying…

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Obits 7/18/17

Mary D. Chaffin Bull Homemaker Mary D. Chaffin Bull, 85, passed away July 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Raymond Hensley officiating. Interment followed at Hensley Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Recent News

Water Lines Replaced On Murray

The Town of Gainesboro began over-seeing the replacement and repairs of old water lines on Murray Street about a month ago. The city received a grant to cover the expenses for this project recently and hired several contractors to begin the work. The project is expected to be completed by Jan.2018 for all water lines…

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Jackson County School Board has declared Sept. 21, Bus Driver Appreciation Day in all Jackson County Schools. Bus drivers across the state will be honored with an “All Things Nashville VIP” style theme. “We are happy to honor our bus drivers because they are so very important to our school system,” Mark Brown, Board…

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Coaching Lists Announced

School Board Minutes August 24, 2017 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Aug. 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the new JCHS Fieldhouse. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, Mark Allen, Amanda Taylor, James Robert Childress, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown.…

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Two Gainesboro Residents Arrested

According to recent information from the Herald-Citizen, two local Gainesboro residents have been arrested in Putnam County. Recently booked on a $12,000 bond, George Denson, 56, of Gainesboro, has been charged with possession of burglary tools and attempted theft after a Putnam County deputy responded to a report at an attempted theft in Baxter outside…

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Drunk Drivers Beware

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach.…

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Standing Stone To Host Rolley Hole Championship

Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the Super Bowl of marbles. In its 35th year, the event includes kids’ games, marble making,…

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