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UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

Heady And Other UC Mayors Asked Bill Lee For Recurring Funding

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady among six Upper Cumberland Mayors who met with Governor Bill Lee to request recurring county funding. Heady said state government has always been open to offering the Upper Cumberland funding when available. He said he appreciates Lee advocating for rural communities, and long-term revenue commitment is another way for him to do that. “One-time money’s ... Read More »

Jackson County Mayor: UC Needs More Collaboration Between Counties

UCHRA Board Chairman Randy Heady said the region’s success relies on collaboration between county mayors. Heady addressed the board at Thursday’s End-Of-Year Board Meeting. Heady said county mayors need to pretend that there are no borders between cities and counties. “We need to work together,” Heady said. “We’re going to be stronger as an Upper Cumberland region. We have one ... Read More »

Jackson County Fairgrounds Booked As Renovations Near Completion

Renovations to the Jackson County Fairgrounds building are almost complete and the facility is already booked out for the next six months. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said that the community building is one of the most used pieces of property in the county. Heady said he thanks the Jackson County Commission for allowing him to partner with the Department ... Read More »

Jackson Mayor Heady: Rural Summit Allows For Ideas To Be Exchanged

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady back from last week’s Rural Opportunity Summit where he said ideas were exchanged and these ideas will benefit the county. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee hosted the summit with at-risk and distressed county leaders to discuss problems and potential solutions. Heady said there were several panels and discussions held at the event. He said his biggest ... Read More »

Jackson Commissioners To Discuss Potential Planning Commission In October

The potential need for better county planning will come before the Jackson County Commissioners this month, including the possible need for a planning commission. The Commission would make sure proper infrastructure is in place before projects move forward. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the conversation started as people began buying up large acre tracks and then subdividing them for ... Read More »

UCDD UCHRA Boards Reappoint Chair And Vice-Chair

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady reappointed as chair of the UCHRA and UCDD Executive Committee Wednesday. Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason once again will serve as the vice-chair. The secretary for the development district will be Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson. As for the human resource agency, Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson will be its secretary. The appointments were recommended from ... 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 Co. Recreation Master Plan Nears Completion

Jackson County’s recreation master plan is set to be revealed on April 12th during the next county commission meeting. Engineering Firm Ragan-Smith Associates will compile over 400 survey results and other community comments to create the 10 year plan. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the top 12 recreation wants were shared during Tuesday’s community input session. “Number one was ... Read More »