J.C.H.S. Choir Performs At Disney World

The Jackson County High School Advanced Choir had a great opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida on, March 16. The choir performed a 20-minute concert for tourists and guests visiting that day. The choir was presented a nice trophy with a gold outline of Mickey Mouse on top of the base…

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Sheriff’s Department Warns To Watch For Counterfeit Bills

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning retailers and consumers that counterfeit bills are circulating in and around the county. Business owners should train their employees to examine all bills they receive that are $10 and higher. If they believe they are given a phony bill, call the police. Small business owners need to be…

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Head Recently Promoted To New Police Chief

Officer Michael Head was recently promoted to Gainesboro’s Chief of Police. Head has been in police work in some capacity for over three decades. Some of the areas that he will be focusing on will be the fight on drugs and making the police presence more know in the city with more patrolling, he said.…

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Heady Appointed As Jackson Co. Mayor

Jackson County residents now have a new county mayor. Randy Heady was appointed Jackson County Mayor at Monday night’s meeting of commissioners. Heady received 10 votes for the appointment. Michelle Hix, the only other candidate, received seven votes. Commissioner Joey Denson took over the duties of managing the meeting after Heady was nominated. Heady was…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 10-4-16

Neva Florence Ritter King Neva Florence Ritter King, 85 of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away Sept. 28 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel with interment following in the Memory Gardens in Iowa City. She was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Red Boiling Springs.…

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Enterprise 10-4-16

  Martha Jane Whitaker Martha Jane Whitaker, 85, of Cookeville, passed away on Sept. 24 in Sparta. A memorial service was held on Oct. 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville. Born on March 5, 1931 in Durham, N.C. to Eric Clyde Johnson and Annie Bagwell Johnson, Martha Jane graduated with the Durham High School…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 10-4-16

JB Davidson Retired JB Davidson, 88, passed Sept. 24, at his home. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Hawkins and David Netherton officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge…

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Recent News

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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Grand Opening Celebration

The newest member of Jackson County’s industrial community, Thompson Brown Inc. (TBI), opened their doors to the community for a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 22. The Tennessee native company specializes in innovative electrical prefabrication assembly manufacturing which helps increase productivity in their clients’ major construction projects across the U.S. For more on this…

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Public Infrastructure Needs Increasing

Tennessee needs at least $43.4 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of July 2015 through June 2020. Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $64.8 million, an increase of $13.3 million (25.9 percent) since last year’s report, according to a new report released by the…

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