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Jackson Student Leading 4-H Dairy Month In Her Community

The month of June is Dairy Month as local 4-H’ers showcase the industry to the community. Jackson County Student Savannah Agee serving a second year as the county’s chairperson. Agee said from school visits to senior centers, she spends this month promoting the industry. “Dairy Month is not only to educate our community about the dairy industry and how dairy ... Read More »

Jackson To Use $1.9M Of ARP Funds To Extend And Rehab Water Lines

Jackson County working to extend and rehab the water line in four areas of the county. Mayor Randy Heady said those areas include Big Branch, Lambert Hollar, Sycamore Hollar, and Spring Fork Creek Road. He said that the project has been in the works since he first took office. “One of the landowners was in here the other day, they ... Read More »

Man Arrested On Felony Charge After Driveway Scam

A man allegedly responsible for a driveway scam in Jackson County was arrested in White County Tuesday. Dennis Howard allegedly took $3,000 to develop a driveway on Cummins Mills Road. After multiple attempts by the victim, the work was not completed and a refund was unsuccessful. Howard was indicted on a felony charge for actions by a home improvement service ... Read More »

Jackson Election Administrator Passes State Exam For Certification

Jackson County Administrator of Elections Drew McMillan has gain state certification. McMillan passed the state’s Election Commission Certification Exam. By passing, McMillan demonstrated the level of knowledge and understanding required to successfully run county elections. Over 40 different topics were assessed in a written assessment lasting over three hours given by the Secretary of State’s Division of Elections. Read More »

Upper Cumberland Roads Mostly Clear Following Heavy Rains

Majority of impassable roads across the Upper Cumberland due to flooding now clear as waters receded Friday morning. DeKalb County Road Supervisor Danny Hale said the Possom Hollow and Vickers Hollow areas has water covering the roads. Hale said the roadways are now safe to pass. Putnam County had precautionary barrels set around floodwaters on Burgess School Road and Ditty ... Read More »

Putnam Partners With Jackson To Expand Public Water On Martin Creek

The Putnam County Commission approved a multi-party partnership Tuesday night that would bring public water to Martin Creek Road. Commissioners gave Mayor Randy Porter the go-ahead to hire an engineer for the project. Porter said the next step would be finalizing the project scope. “What were looking at is a six-inch line that would run up and down Martin Creek ... Read More »

Jackson Chamber Forming Beautification Committee

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is trying to create a beautification committee. Chamber Director Hope Vargas said that they want to have a group to help enrich downtown Gainesboro. “As we move forward our efforts need a home, just like anything does,” Vargas said. “And as well as a group of people who are passionate about this type of project. ... Read More »

UCEMC Warning Jackson, Smith Districts Of Possible Outages Lasting Overnight

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson and Smith Counties without power this evening should prepare for a cold night. CEO Jennifer Brogdon said due to the vast range of outages from snow, crews may not be able to restore all power by tonight. “The challenge has been the widespread nature of the snow, and so, we’ve had pockets ... Read More »

Jackson County Teachers Creating Literacy Models For Statewide Use

The Jackson County School District is in the process of creating content to help teachers across Tennessee. Jackson County Schools are one of five districts creating model lesson plan videos. Supervisor of Instruction Tammy Woolbright said the system’s early adoption of the “Sounds First” approach towards early literacy made this possible. Woolbright said the lessons focus on the science of ... Read More »