Safety Day Event To Be Held

Jackson County EMS will be partnering with other emergency services, as well as the Jackson County Board of Education, to host a Safety Day/Tailgate Party prior to kickoff of the first home football game for Jackson County High School on Fri. Aug. 18. There will be various agencies providing fun and informative activities for both…

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House Destroyed By Fire

The afternoon of Aug. 6 was a busy one for the Flynns Lick, Nameless, South Side and Dodson Branch Fire Departments. They worked hard battling a fire at the home of Charles Scott at 2296 McCoinsville Rd. There were no injuries due to the fire and the cause of the fire is unknown at this…

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Order Of Confederate Rose Meets

Held in conjunction with the Sons of Confederate Veterans during their national reunion, 85 women from 10 states gathered in Memphis to represent their states in the annual meeting of the Order of Confederate Rose.  The reunion this year being hosted by our state, was presided over by Tennessee state president Vonda Dixon, of the…

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Youth Leaders From Jackson County Attend Teen Institute

Students from Jackson County, Tennessee joined 440 youth leaders from across the state at the Tennessee Teen Institute. The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day youth leadership and prevention camp sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA). This year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Teen Institute Program in Tennessee.…

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Obituaries

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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Obits 5/16/17

James Lewis Botts James Lewis Botts, age 88 of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  His wife, Brenda and their daughter, Rhetta were at his bedside.  He was born on August 6, 1928 at Whitleyville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1950 with…

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Obits 5/9/17

Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett passed away on April 28, 2017 at her home in Hendersonville, TN.  She was 64 years old. Funeral services will be held at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11 A.M. The family will receive friends on Monday…

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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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