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Majority Of Jackson County ThreeStar Grant Going To TCAT Classes

The remaining funds of Jackson County’s ThreeStar Grant will go towards supplies for the school system’s TCAT classes. Mayor Randy Heady said stipulations of the grant require it to be spent on infrastructure or consumables. Since the county does not have a TCAT campus, the school will focus on materials. “We can’t buy computers that can be used again and ... Read More »

Jackson Co. TCAT Starts First Basic EMT School Tuesday

Jackson County’s TCAT campus will begin its first basic EMT school starting next week. EMS Public Information Officer Derek Woolbright said participants will learn the role an EMT plays in an emergency response. “EMS is a good profession to get into,” Woolbright said. “One aspect of it i guess is the medical field. There is always jobs in the medical ... Read More »

Jackson County Health Department Offering Preferred Route For Vaccinations

The Jackson County Health Department is asking residents to take a different route to help with COVID vaccine traffic. The health department is asking residents getting vaccinated to use the Free State Road end of North Murray Street. The health department will be on residents left hand side, vaccinations and testing will be under the red drive-thru cover. The Jackson ... Read More »

Recruiting Tech Companies A Possibility For Jackson Co. Square

Jackson County is considering recruiting in technology companies to fill vacant town square buildings. Chamber of Commerce President Jordan Hunter said a walkable downtown area is something businesses look for when setting up shop. “Something that we could use some of these older buildings for or empty vacant buildings is technology companies,” Hunter said. “They don’t take much as much ... Read More »

Friends Group Selling Books for Gainesboro Library

The Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library Friends group is having an online book sale to help raise money for the library. Junior Member Caleb Hensley said their are titles from many different genres to pick from, thanks to donations. The sale begins Monday and lasts until January 7, and they can be bought online through the friends group Facebook page. ... Read More »

Jackson County Schools Could Start Security Project Before July

Jackson County Schools could start on their entrance security upgrades before June 30. School Director Kristy Brown said they have consulted with an engineer and there’s a meeting scheduled for January. Brown said these would put double entrances in place, avoiding people being able to go directly into schools. “We’re going to start working towards that, possibly one school at ... Read More »

Jackson County Rescue Squad Still Responding After 50 Years

A lot has changed for the Jackson County Rescue Squad since a fatal Macon County Flood spurred the squads creation in 1969. Jackson County Rescue Squad Captain Joey Denson said when the squad was chartered in 1970, it was made up of mostly county commissioners responding to drownings and lost persons. Fifty years later, Denson said the squad is down ... Read More »

Jackson County HVAC Program Launching In January

Jackson County Schools will launch its dual-enrollment HVAC program in mid-January for Jackson County High School students. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said an instructor has been hired and the program is through Livingston-TCAT. Brown said workforce research shows how much local HVAC workers are needed. “They need workers, they need skilled people who can do that, not just from ... Read More »

Jackson County Closes Clerk’s Office, Courthouse Due To COVID

The Jackson County Clerk’s Office has been closed until at least December 28, due to a positive COVID test within its office. The Jackson County Courthouse is also closed to the public and will remain closed until January 4. Residents can still make transactions with the offices by appointment only, or through the drop-off available on the West side of ... Read More »

East Tennessee Man Wanted After Shots Fired In Jackson County

Jackson County Law Enforcement is looking for 26 year old Elijah Paul Foster after shots were fired into a residence on Pine Lick Road. The shots were fired on December 18, and Foster was last known to be on foot in the area. Foster is wanted for aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, felony vandalism and tampering with evidence. Elijah Paul ... Read More »