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New District Attorney General Looks To Continue Mentor’s Legacy

Jason Lawson has been appointed by the Governor as the District Attorney General for the 15th Judicial District. The 15th Judicial District includes Jackson, Macon, Trousdale, Smith and Wilson Counties. Lawson had been serving as the Pro Tem District Attorney General following the retirement of Tommy Thompson. Lawson said he is excited for the chance to fill the shoes of ... 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 »

Jackson County Establishing Hotline For Flood Damage Reports

Jackson County EMA has established a hotline for residents and business owners to report flood damage. Anyone who has taken flood damage is asked to call (931) 268-6177. Jackson County EMA Spokesperson Derek Woolbright said residents who call will receive a voicemail prompt asking for their name, phone number and address. Woolbright said that residents who leave a message will ... Read More »

Trousdale Man Arrested In Jackson Co On Murder Charges

A Trousdale County man faces criminal homicide charges and attempted first degree murder charges after being arrested in Jackson County Monday night. 53-year-old Todd Lee Freeman allegedly attacked three people at a Trousdale County home on Riverview Estates Lane. One of the victims, 66-year-old Katherine Crawford Darnell, died from her injuries. Two other people remain hospitalized. TBI agents arrested Freeman ... Read More »

Jackson County Utility District Finished With Repairs

The Jackson County Utility District has finished making repairs and will soon have all customers supplied with water. Office Manager Crystal Bean said the water tank is filled and lines are currently filling. Bean said there are roughly 100 people out of water in Flynns Lick still, but expects all customers to have water by the time they get home ... Read More »

Jackson Utility District Down To 150 Water Outages

The Jackson County Utility District remains under a Boil Notice until further notice as crews work to restore water and water pressure. Office Manager Crystal Bean said crews made progress Monday, cutting the number of water outages from 850 to roughly 150. Bean said water has been restored to Roaring River, Big Bottom and North Springs communities. “We’re needing a ... Read More »

Cumberland River Water Levels Expected To Recede Quickly

There is a positive outlook on river water levels in Jackson County following the weekend’s flooding. National Weather Service Lead Forecaster Mark Richards said the Cumberland River reached 22 feet in Jackson County, but has already begun to recede. Richards said even with more rain in the mid-week forecast, he does not expect the river level to be seriously impacted. ... Read More »

Jackson County Utility District Working To Restore Water Monday

The Jackson County Utility District is aiming to have water restored to all customers on Monday. Office Manager Crystal Bean said 850 customers are still without water due to Gainesboro’s water tank running dry. Bean said her crews are assisting Gainesboro to find lines that were underwater to get the tank refilled. “As the day goes on, their tank is ... Read More »