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Jackson Clerk Turns In Clean Annual Office Report

The Jackson County Clerk turned in a clean annual report to the county commission Monday Night. County Mayor Randy Heady said this was a first for the county. Heady said in just under a year in office, Brandon Stafford’s term as clerk has been a relief to county government and county residents. “That’s really important because we want to make ... Read More »

Governor Lee Tells Jackson Residents He Wants To Ramp Up Tourism

Governor Bill Lee said that he wants to ramp up the tourism industry both across the state and in the Upper Cumberland at his visit to Jackson County on Thursday afternoon. Lee said after tourism took a hit during the pandemic, the state has invested a lot into the industry. This includes the many state parks located in rural communities ... Read More »

Jackson County Chamber’s New Executive Director Targeting Tourism

The Jackson County Chamber’s new Executive Director said her work has already started. Hope Vargas said she’s meeting with other Tennessee counties to see what can be replicated to boost tourism. Vargas said she is talking with a kayak group in Rhea County to see what can be done to improve outdoor recreation. “Hopefully see what comes from that, but ... Read More »

Free Meals Will Continue For Jackson County School Students

All Jackson County School students will get free breakfast and lunch for the next four years. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the school system reapplied for the Community Eligibility Provision program. Brown said it is important for the system to go after every program that can help families in Jackson County. “Families have not had to budget that for ... Read More »

Jackson County Chamber Voting To Add First Paid Position

A candidate has been selected and awaits approval as the first Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. President Jordan Hunter said this will be the first paid position at the chamber. Hunter said the candidate needed to have as much versatility, as the county wants to see in its economic development. “Trying to bring in a chain restaurant or ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Community Leaders On Father’s Day This Sunday

It’s a day for bad ties, smelly after-shave, and celebrating paternal figures in our lives: Father’s Day. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Sonora Dodd was inspired by the creation of Mother’s Day, and wanted a day to also honor fathers. After growing in popularity through the years, Congress passed an act officially making it a national ... Read More »

Gainesboro Studying Downtown For Additional Parking And Connectivity

Gainesboro has partnered with UCDD to conduct a community transportation feasibility study of the downtown area. Mayor Lloyd Williams said over 100 residents indicated through a preliminary survey that parking and connectivity are the highest wants. “It is the first step in maybe getting some more grants on making our sidewalks more ADA accessible,” Williams said. “More parking, getting some ... Read More »

Jackson County Middle School Recognized For Beta Club Growth

Jackson County Middle School has been recognized as a Beta Club School of Distinction this year. Principal Gary Tinsley said this distinction means they were able to grow the club by at least 10 percent. Tinsley said the Junior Beta Club got a new sponsor this school year and 26 students were added in 6th-8th grade. “A lot of students ... Read More »

Gainesboro Water Asking Aldermen To Reevaluate Water Meter Installation Costs

The Gainesboro Water Department has requested the town’s Board of Aldermen to consider raising the price for meter and sewer tap installations. The Water Department’s John Pigg said the current price of $675 has not changed for over 10 year and needs to be reevaluated. “The way parts and everything has gone up, we’re actually losing money at that,” Pigg ... Read More »

Local Investor Still Pursuing Barging System For Gainesboro Port Authority

Gainesboro Port Authority Chairman Tony Hunter said local businessman Hugh Cameron is pursuing grants to develop an autonomous barging system for the port. After several months, Hugh Cameron provided an update to the Port Authority on his plan to develop and implement an autonomous barging system. “He is working with different entities that do shipping on the river,” Hunter said. ... Read More »