Old Dam Removed..

The removal of the Roaring River Dam began on Mon., July 31 with several heavy machines breaking the dam apart. This dam was built on Roaring River in 1976 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It was determined that removal would be better than to repair it. For more on this story, pick up…

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School Zone Suggestions For Parents

In an effort to streamline the congestion in the school zones during periods of peak traffic, please follow these suggestions to make the dropping off or picking up of your child more efficient. Use your turn signals. Without them, the officers who direct traffic at the intersections cannot tell in which direction you wish to…

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Breakfast And Lunch Continues To Be Provided To Students

Director of Schools Joe D. Barlow has announced that for the upcoming school year, all Jackson County students will continue to receive their breakfast and lunch meal at no charge. This is possible through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. CEP is a universal meal plan within…

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Roaring River Dam Set To Be Removed

An aging dam on the Roaring River will be removed in a multi-organizational effort in late July. The exact date will depend on river conditions and visitors should expect limited access in this area. This will be the largest Tennessee dam ever removed for river and stream restoration purposes. The dam is roughly 220 feet…

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Obituaries

Obits 6/6/17

Rose Nell Jones Strait Clothing Factory Worker Rose Nell Jones Strait, 89, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 05/30/17

Edna Pyron Jackson Factory Worker Edna Pyron Jackson, 70, passed away May 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Pyron Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Old…

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Obits 5/23/17

Lara Lorene Rhoten Factory Worker Lara Lorene Rhoten, 91, passed away May 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Jared and Bro. Steve Rhoten officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Recent News

Ansei America, Inc. Celebrates 15 Years Open

Ansei America, Inc. was established in July, 1997, as a subsidiary of Ansei Corporation, Japan. It started as an importer and consignment assembly contractor in the state of Illinois. In July, 2002, Ansei America, Inc. opened its first manufacturing plant in Gainesboro, TN. Ansei Corporation has a long history of commitment to its customers in…

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Cummins Falls Rescue Mission

Due to large amounts of rainfall and increasing water, several people were caught in a flood at Cummins Fall State Park on Wednesday. Rescue efforts began immediately by land, water and air from many different rescue personnel. Within minutes, a large amount of water came down the falls causing many people to be trapped on…

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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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