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Cummins Falls State Park Named TN Park Of The Year

Cummins Falls State Park has been named park of the year by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Park Manager Ray Cutcher said park staff have worked hard to better protect park goers while also expanding learning opportunities. “We’re very proud,” Cutcher said. “I’m very proud of our staff and very proud that our department has chosen to recognize ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Using Layered Protection During Severe Weather

Sunday’s rainfall caused Cummins Falls State Park to close as a safety precaution. Park Manager Ray Cutcher said the park monitors rainfall through radar, the National Weather Service and its own rain and water depth gauges. Cutcher said the park adds as many layers of protection as possible to prepare for the unexpected. “When we think there’s a possibility of ... Read More »

Jackson Sees Completion Of Downtown Mural Representing County

Jackson County saw the completion of its first mural in downtown Gainesboro. Mural artist Manny Fuentes said the partnership came about with Jordan Hunter of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Fuentes said that after talking to Hunter about features in Jackson County, he wanted to create something for the community that would last. “To do something the community will ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Hiker Not Located After Two Weeks

A man who went missing at Cummins Falls State Park has not been located after more than two weeks of searching. Robert James Qucsai III entered the park February 3, and was reported missing after his vehicle was found abandoned. TDEC Communications Director Eric Ward said Tennessee State Parks utilized search teams in the air, on the ground and underwater. ... Read More »

Cummins Falls State Park Reopens After Missing Person Search

A more than three-day search of Cummins Falls State Park has led TDEC officials to believe the missing person is no longer on park property. TDEC Communications Director Eric Ward said 42 year-old Robert Qucsai III was not located and Cummins Falls State Park has reopened. Ward said TDEC will continue to work with agency partners to share any information ... Read More »

Missing Cummins Falls Hiker Named By Authorities, Search Ongoing

Tennessee State Park rangers have identified a missing 42-year-old man who was last seen Wednesday in Cummins Falls State Park. Robert James Qucsai III entered the park at around 1:30 p.m. on February 3rd. According to Tennessee State Parks, Qucsai was presumed missing after his car was found abandoned with no evidence of his whereabouts. Local rescue squads and numerous ... Read More »

Missing Persons Search Continues At Cummins Falls

Multiple agencies continued the search Friday at Cummins Falls State Park. That is according to TDEC Communications Director Eric Ward who said the search will continue while the park is closed to the public. The search began Thursday, the unoccupied vehicle was found on Wednesday. A hiker is presumed to being missing in the park. The car of the individual, ... Read More »

Other Agencies Involved In Missing Hiker Search

Additional agencies are getting involved as the search continues for a missing hiker at Cummins Falls State Park. That is according to State Park Manager Ray Cutcher, who said he could not disclose which agencies are joining the missing persons search. Cutcher said that the person might not even be in the park at this time. He said they know ... Read More »

Search Underway For Missing Person At Cummins Falls State Park

A person is missing in Cummins Falls State Park as first-responders and park rangers continue the search. Cummins Falls Park Manager Ray Cutcher confirmed that attempts are being made to try and ping the missing person’s cellphone. Cutcher said that 25 State Park Rangers, Jackson County Rescue Squad, Jackson County EMS and volunteer fire departments are working together in the ... Read More »