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Gainesboro Takes First Step With CDBG Sewer Rehab Funds

Some $600,000 worth of sewer upgrades are coming to Gainesboro this year. The Board of Aldermen started the process of spending the awarded Community Development Block Grant. Engineer Nathaniel Green said the approved $76,000 contract is the first appropriations to find where rehab is needed. “We have to basically TV inside the lines and perform cleaning that will be to ... Read More »

Gainesboro Alderman Wants Safety Equipment And Training For Line Workers

Gainesboro Alderman Travis Agee is recommending that the city gets up to date with OSHA requirements. Agee said he wants all water line workers to complete a 10 hour training program for trench and excavation safety. “We don’t have anything, and a lot of our lines are three foot or deeper,” Agee said. “We’re already pushing the limits, and I ... Read More »

Jackson County Student FFA Plant Sale Begins With Wide Varieties

Jackson County High School’s FFA Plant Sale kicks off Monday, with a wide variety of produce and plants. Agriculture Teacher Brandon Chaffin said there is 25 types of tomatoes and peppers, melons, flowers and more. Chaffin said he looks over the students work, but it really is a student led effort. “They do all the seeding of the plants, they ... Read More »

Jackson County Mayor Meets With Army Corps To Discuss Roaring River Park

The Army Corps of Engineers told Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady that flooding is common in a park like Roaring River Park. Heady said the Corps simply knows flooding will happen, and the you close and clean up debris. However, Heady said they did talk tourism possibilities. “We talked about campgrounds a little bit and the possibility of some time, ... Read More »

Jackson County EMS Providing Free First Responder Training

Jackson County is taking applicants for its free emergency medical responder classes that begin on Thursday. EMS Field Training Officer Derek Woolbright said this 6-8 week course will teach skills to treat bleed control, traumatic injuries, splinting and administering oxygen. Woolbright said that a strong base of EMR workers allows for decreased response times in the county. “In a rural ... Read More »

FEMA In Jackson County Assessing Flood Damage

FEMA has been in Jackson County since Monday doing damage assessment from the March flood. According to the state of Tennessee, Jackson County has over $3.9 million in reported damages. Highway Superintendent Preacher Anderson said the county cannot do any work right now that could impact a running stream. “FEMA advised me yesterday and again today, ‘do not start any ... Read More »

Jackson County Adopts 10-Year Master Plan For Parks And Rec

Jackson County Commissioners approved a 10-year master plan for parks and recreation Monday night. Mayor Randy Heady said that nothing is set in stone and things can be changed, but now the county is armed with a plan. Landscape Architect Kevin Guenther led the planning process. He said his recommendations to the county include boosting its facilities, athletic programs and ... Read More »

JCHS Mentor Program Hoping To Boost Success After Grad

Jackson County High School has added another tool to its GEAR UP program this school year. GEAR UP is designed to help prepare low-income students for an education after high school. GEAR UP coordinator Gary Flynn said this semester they’ve had Jackson County High School graduates help mentor sophomores. “We want them to see that people from Jackson County High ... Read More »

Gainesboro Adds Police Officer After Four Month Search

After a nearly four month search, the Gainesboro Police Department has found a new officer. The hire was approved by the Gainesboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday night. Police Chief Mike Head said she was the only qualified candidate from Jackson County who applied. “She’ll probably start one day next week and hopefully the next go to school,” ... Read More »

JC Utility District Sending Water Samples To Get Boiling Lifted

The Jackson County Utility District has water supplied to all residents except on Big Branch Lane. The Jackson County Utility District is pulling water samples today, and expects to have results within 24 hours of delivery. The utility district said that if all samples come back negative, the boil notice could be lifted as early as tomorrow afternoon. However, the ... Read More »