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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JCHS Students Attend Career Fair At Tech

The Jackson Co Middle School and Dodson Branch School eighth graders attended the Career Fair along with White Co, Avery Trace, Upperman, Irving College and Centertown on Tuesday Dec 4th. The guest speakers at the event were Dr. Phil Oldham TTU President, Advance Manufacturing’s Kristin Rosecrants, FICOSA, Health Science’s Brandon Smith, Putnam Co EMS, Information…

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Schools “Be A Santa Program” Is A Complete Success

The third annual “Be A Santa To A Student” Program for Jackson County schools was another great success. A special thank you to all sponsors, community members and our present delivery crew for making this happen. This year over 220 students and their families in the Jackson County School System received presents from the program.…

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Both Teams Take A Loss To Gordonsville

The girls lost to Gordonsville and I could not be prouder of our Lady Devils! In the past I have written about how girls are hesitant to take shots or even chances. In Friday’s game against Gordonsville, I decided to count all the shots taken (both made and missed) by our Lady Blue Devils. The…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 12-13-16

Bonnie Kate Collins Bonnie Kate Collins, 58 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away Dec. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Beaty officiating. She was born May 24, 1958 in Celina. Throughout her life, Bonnie served in many roles including: a wife,…

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Enterprise 12-13-16

Bonnie Kate Collins Bonnie Kate Collins, 58 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away Dec. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Beaty officiating. She was born May 24, 1958 in Celina. Throughout her life, Bonnie served in many roles including: a wife,…

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Enterprise 12-13-16

Wanda Carol Polson Homemaker Wanda Carol Polson, 67, of McMinnville and formerly of Overton County, passed away Dec. 4 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Dec. 8 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in the Carter Bilbrey Cemetery. She was born March 11, 1949 in Arkansas.…

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Recent News

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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Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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Director Barlow Set To Retire In October

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Feb. 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by Mark Allen, seconded by…

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