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Jackson County Asking Air BnB’s to Get Business License

Jackson County wants all Air BnB clients to make sure they have a business license so occupancy taxes can be collected. In January of 2020 an occupancy tax went into effect for the county. While the tax has brought in $15,000 in revenue, Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said word of mouth indicates some clients are not paying what they ... Read More »

Jackson County Reaches Settlement with Fired Chief Deputy

A fired Chief Deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has reached a settlement with his former employer. Chief Deputy Chris Carter was fired six days after giving a statement to the Tennessee Comptroller’s office. The statement included his knowledge of Jackson County Sheriff Marty Hinson reportedly using a county credit card for unauthorized uses. That’s when Carter filed a ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Receives Restitution For Stolen Money

Jackson County has received about $50,000 in insurance and restitution for the theft of about $25,000 by a former county clerk. Mayor Randy Heady said the majority of the money will go to unpaid monthly wheel tax payments. “Because of the missing money in the clerk’s office, we were unable to pay a month and maybe, a little more than ... Read More »

Gainesboro Port Authority Wants Army Corps of Engineer Meeting

The Gainesboro Port Authority is looking to meet with the Army Corps of Engineers this month to get them to sign off on a use beyond industrial. The Port Authority asked interested investors in July to submit long range plans so they can get approved for tourism use. Gainesboro Port Authority Commissioner Eddie Lane expected investor Truman Sterns to be ... Read More »

Jackson County Looks to Create Master Plan for Recreation

Community Leaders from around Jackson County attended an open forum Wednesday night to discuss a master plan for recreation. Botanical gardens to tractor pulls were discussed as ideas to draw people into the county. County Mayor Randy Heady said the plan over the next 10 years, needs to be finding the missing piece between Granville and Cummins Falls. “How do ... Read More »

Business Booming for Upper Cumberland Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast owners said when the pandemic hit it was devastating for their business. But now, things seem to be back and better than ever once people started to get out and look for safe places to visit. Co-Owner of The Garden Inn, Mike Kopec said he saw the change this Summer. “Absolutely phenomenal, people are wanting to travel ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed for Gainesboro City Park Demolition

Jackson County and Gainesboro are looking for volunteers to help clear out floors and paneling Saturday in the City Park. Jackson County Parks and Recreation Chairman Jordan Hunter said the demolition work will be inside an old building owned by Gainesboro. Hunter said the community help is needed so the area is cleaned out when Twin Lakes starts installing WiFi ... Read More »

Jackson Co. HWY 56 Corridor Study To Expand

Jackson County is conducting a corridor study to increase safety and economic development along highway 56. Corridor studies develop long term plans for roadways and adjacent land. Dale Hollow Rural Planning Coordinator Mark Dudney said the roadway being reviewed stretches from the Robert Fox Middle School south to the Putnam County line. “The ultimate goal of the study,” Dudney said. ... Read More »

HVAC Training Coming to Jackson County High

Jackson County High School Students will soon be able to get HVAC training. There will be two different sites, including Jackson County High School and Jackson County Instructional Service Center in Gainesboro. Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the decision to put HVAC on campus comes from employer’s needs. “There’s research that goes into what program we’re able ... Read More »

Security Upgrades for Jackson County Schools

Jackson County Schools are looking to upgrade school entrances to increase school safety. Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the Safe Schools Grant application process is open and her safety teams have determined the best use of this grant money. Brown said the new entrances would create an area where visitors would have to be directed to the ... Read More »