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Ballots Coming Together For August Elections

A host of Upper Cumberland residents put their names in the ring for state and county general elections in August. Putnam County Election Administrator Michele Honeycutt said Spencer Delk and Kevin Peters turned in petitions for Monterey Alderman Board One. Mark Farley and Larry D. Bennett will run for Board Two. James Cooney Foster, Cecilia Paulson for Board Three, and ... Read More »

Burn Permits Still Required Across UC Through May 15

With lawn work increasing, fire officials remind all residents of the region that burn permits are still required through May 15. Jackson And Putnam County Area Forester Jeff Thompson said permits have been required since October 15 when leaves began to fall. He said many people like to use the early spring for a brush burn. “Sometimes, in the late ... Read More »

Lawson Launches Website To Update Residents

District Attorney Jason Lawson has launched a new website designed to educate residents about court cases and the progress being made. Lawson said cases often garner a lot of attention when the crime happens and during the first court appearances. Then, as the case winds through the system, residents can often lose sight of what is happening. “Especially when you ... Read More »

Jackson Register Offering Boating, Fishing Licenses

Jackson County residents can now take care of fishing licenses and boating registration through the Register of Deeds Office. Register of Deeds Michelle Hix said until now, people had to travel to other counties to get licenses or purchase them online. She said fishing is popular with Jackson County’s elderly population and many of them do not have internet access ... Read More »

Jackson 9-1-1 Encouraging Emergency Alert Signups

Jackson County 9-1-1 encouraging residents to sign up for the county’s emergency alert system with storm season arriving. 9-1-1 Director Michael Smith said he calls the “Hyper-Reach” system a reverse 9-1-1. He said anytime there is an emergency, residents who have signed up will receive an alert with the details of the potentially dangerous situation. Smith said the system can ... Read More »

Jackson Partnership Battling Substance Abuse Thursday

A Recovery and Prevention Celebration will showcase resources available to Jackson County residents Thursday night to fight substance abuse. The Jackson County Prevention Partnership hosting the event at Gainesboro’s Bridge Church. Power of Putnam Project Director Nora Anderson said in rural counties, people often have to travel to find resources like these, or simply do not know they exist. She ... Read More »

Jackson Teachers’ Paddling Case To Trial In November

The case of two Dodson Branch Elementary School staffers accused in an October paddling incident is set for trial in November. 15th District Attorney General Jason Lawson said the defendants, Assistant Principal Tena Lynn and Teacher Jackson Patterson appeared at their first court date earlier this week. Lawson said the defendants entered a plea of “Not Guilty.” “The Grandy Jury, ... Read More »

Jackson To Purchase Building; Prepare For New Jobs

The Jackson County Industrial Development Board ratified a purchase-to-sale agreement Tuesday for an industrial building on North Grundy Quarles Highway. The county will pay $100,000 in earnest fees, and close the $1.1 million purchase within 45 days after due diligence. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said he hopes to lease the space to an employer that can bring 50-75 jobs ... Read More »

New Ambulance On Way To Jackson After Vote

Jackson County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase a new $225,000 ambulance for the county. County Executive Randy Heady said Ambulance Service Director Keith Bean came upon the ambulance at a EMS conference two weeks ago. A company offered one of three brand new chassis with a remounted box in good shape. “You just don’t see this happen every day,” ... Read More »

New Gainesboro Business Collective To Unite Businesses

Gainesboro’s new Small Business Collective wants to unite local businesses and facilitate economic growth in Jackson County. Local Business Owner Kara Smith said the organization will operate parallel to the Gainesboro/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. She said the collective will facilitate short-term tourist rentals, advertise for businesses, and build a cohesive network between all Gainesboro businesses. “It’s very, very important ... Read More »