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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 »

FAFSA Application Can Be Daunting, But Beneficial

FAFSA application process is now open to prospective college students. The program provides need-based financial aid to those who apply and meet qualifications. Jackson County High School Gear Up Coordinator Gary Flynn said that the process can sometimes be daunting for applicants. He said that the key is to be prepared prior to starting the application. “The IRS tool that’s ... Read More »

New Jackson Domestic Animal Committee To Hold First Meeting

The Jackson County Domestic Animals Committee will have its first ever meeting Tuesday. Coordinator Karen Fitzmaurice said members will be meeting with Gainesboro Mayor Lloyd Williams and Commissioner Don Chinoy to discuss animal services. “One of our needs is to try to have a one-stop website, so that it’s easier to find lost and found animals,” Fitzmaurice said. “And then, ... Read More »

Jackson Approves Two New Litigation Tax Resolutions

Jackson County Commission approved two resolutions Monday that would bring in more money to the county general fund. One being increasing litigation taxes, and the other levying an additional litigation tax. County Mayor Randy Heady said that the idea behind the move stems from finding a revenue stream the county didn’t previously have, that also doesn’t burden the average taxpayer. ... Read More »

Jackson Middle Hosting One Of Eight TN School Funding Town Halls

Jackson County Middle School will host one of only eight town halls in Tennessee to discuss school funding. The town hall on November 30 at 5:30 PM will be for the entire Upper Cumberland region. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said that with Tennessee’s BEP currently facing a lawsuit, there will be questions about what changes the state and department ... Read More »

Jackson County Redistricting Approves Plan To Present To Commission

Jackson County Redistricting Committee approved its map to present before the county commission. The committee approved the map with a unanimous vote, as well as selected District Four Commissioner Paul Ballard as its chair. The Administrator of Elections Drew McMillan said it was a positive that the redistricting plan had just over 200 people moving districts out of 11,617. CTAS ... Read More »

Jackson UT Extension Office Welcomes New Director

The Jackson County UT Extension Office has welcomed a new member to its team. New Director Dill Hughes said that after working in agriculture across the state, he’s ready to bring his knowledge to the community of Jackson County. “I like to talk about ag processes,” Hughes said. “And how everything that we have comes out of the earth and ... Read More »