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Gainesboro Aldermen Vote To Repair Road Tile

Gainesboro Aldermen will repair a collapsed tile on Baugh Hollow Road after it was damaged by county trucks. The damage to the tile caused by trucks traveling to and from the county garage. Aldermen discussed the jurisdiction of the action, saying that while the road belonged to the city, it was county trucks causing the damage. Alderwoman Nancy Pruett. “I’m ... Read More »

New Firefighting Gear Unpacked In Gainesboro

New firefighting gear arrived in Gainesboro this week, some $70,000 worth of updated equipment as the result of a Tennessee Fire Marshals grant. Assistant Chief Isaac Davis said the new gear replaces their previous 12-year old equipment, which was heavier and more cumbersome on volunteers. Davis said the kits include eight masks, eight air packs, and 16 air bottles. “These ... Read More »

Gainesboro Voting Precinct Moving To Election Office

Voters in Gainesboro used to voting at Gainesboro Elementary School will now cast votes at the city’s new Elections Office. Election Administrator Drew McMillan said the elementary school has been susceptible to flooding. Moving the precinct gives election staff more control of the voting process and ensures voter safety. McMillan said he said some 550 voters have been notified that ... Read More »

300K Grant To Rehab Gainesboro Memorial Building

Jackson County will use a $300,000 grant to rehab the Memorial Building in Gainesboro. Mayor Randy Heady said the grant will be used to create more office space and a community room. Exterior repairs will also be done on the building that houses the American Legion, the Anti-Drug Coalition, and the Chamber of Commerce. “Very thankful for the E.C.D. the ... Read More »

Gainesboro Looking To Double Water Withdrawal With Structure

The Town of Gainesboro is looking to double its water withdrawal through the construction of a new water withdrawal intake structure and two raw water lines. The town is currently permitted to withdraw some 750,000 gallons per day and has requested a TDEC permit that would allow it to take some 1.5 million gallons daily. Consulting Engineer Nathaniel Green said ... Read More »

Jackson’s Polk Sallet Festival Showcasing Upgrades

Jackson County’s 46th annual Polk Sallet Festival underway, showcasing the newly ungraded Fairgrounds Community Building. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the building is upgraded and almost complete, but still has some work to be done. He said the kitchen is fully renovated. He said downtown Gainesboro businesses have put together a “Shop Hop” event on Saturday as well. He ... Read More »

New Gainesboro Utility Payment System Running

The town of Gainesboro has upgraded its utility payment system to allow online and telephone payments for increased efficiency and convenience. Town Clerk Lisa Dodson said residents had to pay in person with cash or checks until now. She said the town has added an online portal that allows customers to pay water and sewer bills with debit and credit ... Read More »

Gainesboro Adds Municipal Court Clerk

Talisha Ward hired as Gainesboro’s new municipal court clerk. Gainesboro Mayor Lloyd Williams said Ward came from the Jackson County 9-1-1 Department. Williams said he is excited to have her aboard to assist in Gainesboro City Hall where only two other staffers typically work full-time. Ward was selected from a pool of eight candidates. Ward replaces recently retired clerk Karen ... Read More »

Aldermen Approve Two Percent Water Rate Increase

Gainesboro Aldermen voted Thursday night to approve a two-percent increase to water rates. Gainesboro Mayor Lloyd Williams said the Tennessee State Comptroller approached the town and warned that it was losing money every year on its water rates. If the water utility does not become profitable, the Comptroller’s Office holds the authority to step in and adjust the rates. “We’ve ... Read More »

Jackson IDB Closes On Old Eaton Building

Jackson County has closed on the purchase of an industrial building on North Grundy Quarles Highway, vacant for the better part of eight years. Mayor Randy Heady said the Industrial Development Board has been working on a deal for two years. He said he hopes to lease the building to a client that can bring some 50-80 jobs to the ... Read More »