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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 »

Cumberland River Festival Continuing As Scheduled, Rain Effects Minimal

Wednesday’s significant rainfall has not affected the schedule of Jackson County’s Cumberland River Festival. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Hope Vargas said doors still opened at 1:00 p.m. for the two-day event starting Friday. “Definitely mud can be a factor,” Vargas said. “Thankfully though, the airport is on level ground, and it is spread out enough to not affect us too ... Read More »

Jackson To Auction “I Walk the Line” Courthouse Benches

Jackson County planning to auction the old courthouse benches that were featured in the 1970 film “I Walk the Line.” Mayor Randy Heady said that the commission thought with tourists interested in Gainesboro because of the film, there might be interest in pieces from the movie as well. “(Tourists) were taking pictures of the old courthouse and a lot of ... Read More »

Jackson EMS Receives Grant To Upgrade Ambulances

Jackson County EMS will soon get an upgrade in their ambulance loading systems. EMS Director Keith Bean said they were approved for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, which he said EMS is eligible to receive. “We’ve applied for years in a row trying to get it for the loading systems,” Bean said. “Which will make it a lot easier on ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Looking For Tutoring Resources, Transportation Through ESSER

The Jackson County School System is focusing on capital projects and learning loss in its latest ESSER application. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the district is applying to put awnings on school buildings and outdoor classrooms. However, Brown said the district decided to go above and beyond what is required for learning loss spending to make the biggest difference ... Read More »

20th Granville Fall Celebration Celebrates The Start Of The Season In Tennessee’s Mayberry Town

The 20th annual Granville Fall Celebration brings jazz music, stories of Tennesse’s history, and an old-time craft show to the Upper Cumberland. President of Historic Granville Randall Clemons said that the festival provides good family fun in Tennessee’s Mayberry town. “It’s set right up in a beautiful fall scene,” Clemons said. “There are great jazz bands from all over Tennessee ... Read More »