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Cummins Falls Ornaments Available Through Jackson Historical Society

The second ornament in the Jackson County Historical Society’s Christmas series of historic places is available for purchase. Last year, ornaments were designed after the county courthouse. Treasurer Eldin Pippen said Cummins Falls gets the spotlight this year. “The ornament is a replica of the falls,” Pippen said. “It has a little bit of the fall foliage seen on it ... Read More »

Four UC State Parks Earn Highest Rank For Sustainability

Four Upper Cumberland State Parks have received the highest honor from TDEC for their efforts in environmental sustainability. Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Rock Island and Standing Stone all received platinum status in the, “Go Green With Us,” program. Regional Director of External Affairs Tara Wohlgemuth said only 10 out of the 56 state parks earned the highest ranking. “The four ... Read More »

Jackson County Looks to Create Master Plan for Recreation

Community Leaders from around Jackson County attended an open forum Wednesday night to discuss a master plan for recreation. Botanical gardens to tractor pulls were discussed as ideas to draw people into the county. County Mayor Randy Heady said the plan over the next 10 years, needs to be finding the missing piece between Granville and Cummins Falls. “How do ... Read More »

Williams Discusses Budget Priorities With Governor

Governor Bill Lee unveiled a plan Thursday to shave another $284 million in revenue from the new fiscal year budget. Representative Ryan Williams and the House Finance Committee discussed budget priorities with the governor Thursday. “They presented us a way in which we can continue to cut, areas where we can cut, and rob Peter to pay Paul for a ... Read More »

Permits Required To Hike Cummins Falls Gorge

A new permit system will limit access to the Cummins Falls gorge area beginning Friday. Permit carriers will be the only visitors allowed to hike to the gorge. The new safety measures come as a response to three deaths in the park from 2017 to 2019. Park manager Ray Cutcher said the permit is not necessary to access other trails. ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Will Not Reopen Friday

Cummins Falls State Park will be one of three state parks not to reopen Friday. Park Ranger Ray Kutcher said the park saw an inordinate number of out-of-state visitors prior to Governor Bill Lee’s shutdown. The large number of non-local visitors was a major reason state parks were closed statewide. In addition, Kuthcer said the park only offers one trail ... Read More »