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Jackson Cell Tower Giving Residents Health Concerns; County Concerns

A Jackson County cell tower erected on Flynns Creek Road has left several residents about their health. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said that part of the issue is that the county does not have any cell phone tower regulations. Heady said that he and his team are currently looking to see what their best option is in this never-before-seen ... Read More »

Jackson Residents Concerned About Speeding On Aarons Branch Rd

Several Jackson County Citizens petitioned County Commissioners Monday night to set a speed limit on Aarons Branch Road. The concern is vehicles that frequently speed on the narrow one-lane road. Mayor Randy Heady said the Jackson County Commission has never set speed limits before. “More and more of these roads in these communities, they’re asking us to do this,” Heady ... Read More »

Randy Heady Announces Plan To Run For Jackson Mayor Re-Election

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady has announced his intent to run for re-election. Heady said that after three-and-a-half years as mayor, he decided there is still more he hopes to accomplish. “I really enjoy what I do,” Heady said. “And secondly, I ran to make a difference in my community. And I’m not finished.” Heady said that his drive for ... Read More »

Jackson Gains More Land From Surveying New County Building Property

Jackson County receive more land than originally thought in the purchase of its new downtown Gainesboro building. Mayor Randy Heady said that county commissioners approved the purchase of the property contingent on a completed survey of the building. He said the original purchase of about five to eight acres ended up being more than 10 acres. “The property is hillside, ... Read More »

Jackson To Cover Five Percent Increase In County Employee Insurance

Jackson County will cover the cost of a five percent health insurance increase for county employees. Mayor Randy Heady said that the state’s insurance plan has seen an increase in premiums due to the pandemic. Heady said that the county wanted to do what it could to prevent that increase from affecting its employees. “By adding this $19 a month ... 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 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 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 »