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Cornbread and Moonshine Festival Returns to Granville

The town of Granville is hosting its 8th annual Cornbread and Moonshine Festival this Saturday, May 1st. Attendees can expect a variety of different activities, including a cornbread cook-off, whiskey tastings, the grand opening of the Whiskey Decanter Museum, and local craftsmen demonstrating their talents in woodworking, blacksmithing, and other crafts. President of Historic Granville Randall Clemons said he hopes ... Read More »

Hermitage Springs VFD And Rescue Hosts Fundraising Car Cruise

The Hermitage Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue is holding an 83 mile cruise to help raise money. Chief Jeff Fleming said this type of fundraiser is a first and felt trying this car cruise would be safe after COVID cancelled all 2020 fundraising. Fleming said that registration starts at 10:00 AM and the cars will start riding at noon ... Read More »

Historic Granville Highlighting Women This Spring

Tennessee’s Mayberry town opens for the Spring season on Wednesday in Historic Granville. The 2021 season is themed with women and their contributions. Historic Granville President Randall Clemons said highlighting women from Granville to the White House is about showing their talents and impact throughout history. “We have a wonderful exhibit at the Granville Museum and we have totally changed ... Read More »

Two Jackson County Senior Centers Getting Food Pantries

Jackson County’s two senior centers will be getting food pantries in Granville and Fairview. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said this is through COVID money the county has already received. “One of them is getting $850, the other one is getting $725,” Heady said. “So, this is money to help them put a food pantry in to help senior citizens ... Read More »

Jackson County Asking Residents For Parks And Rec Input

Jackson County is asking the community to give its input on what they want to see to improve parks and recreation. Mayor Randy Heady said he put the survey up on his Facebook today and over 90 people responded within two hours. Heady said they’ve even added questions today to get a better snapshot of what people are using. “What facilities ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Opens New Visitor Center

Cummins Falls has opened its new visitor center Tuesday morning, a day Park Manager Ray Cutcher has been waiting on for over six years. What used to a be 12 x 12 foot area for park employees to operate from, is now an over 5,000 square foot visitor center. State Senator Paul Bailey said this new look will play a ... 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 »

Business Booming for Upper Cumberland Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast owners said when the pandemic hit it was devastating for their business. But now, things seem to be back and better than ever once people started to get out and look for safe places to visit. Co-Owner of The Garden Inn, Mike Kopec said he saw the change this Summer. “Absolutely phenomenal, people are wanting to travel ... Read More »

UC Tourist Attractions Say Business Is Healthy

Upper Cumberland tourist attractions are experiencing a boom in business since reopening. Floating Mill Park in Silver Point reopened on June 1st. Park Attendant Kathy Johnson said all 107 camp sites have been 100 percent booked every weekend since. “Last year, we would maybe be at 80 percent on weekends,” Johnson said. “We are more booked during the week then we ... Read More »

Granville Mayberry I Love Lucy Museum Grand Opening

I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show crossover in Granville’s grand opening of the Mayberry I Love Lucy Museum. President of the Granville Museum Randall Clemons said the museum will open on June 13th and tell the story and connections of both TV shows. The museum includes recreations of multiple settings from each show and a 30 year collection ... Read More »