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Jackson County Fairgrounds Booked As Renovations Near Completion

Renovations to the Jackson County Fairgrounds building are almost complete and the facility is already booked out for the next six months. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said that the community building is one of the most used pieces of property in the county. Heady said he thanks the Jackson County Commission for allowing him to partner with the Department ... Read More »

Jackson Mayor Heady: Rural Summit Allows For Ideas To Be Exchanged

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady back from last week’s Rural Opportunity Summit where he said ideas were exchanged and these ideas will benefit the county. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee hosted the summit with at-risk and distressed county leaders to discuss problems and potential solutions. Heady said there were several panels and discussions held at the event. He said his biggest ... Read More »

Jackson Commissioners To Discuss Potential Planning Commission In October

The potential need for better county planning will come before the Jackson County Commissioners this month, including the possible need for a planning commission. The Commission would make sure proper infrastructure is in place before projects move forward. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the conversation started as people began buying up large acre tracks and then subdividing them for ... Read More »

Heady: Mayors Conference About Education And Networking

Last week’s County Mayors Conference in Murfreesboro gave Upper Cumberland mayors updates on T-DOT’s increased road spending, reappraisal and how changes in the state education funding will impact county budgets. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said sometimes constituents do not understand why the elected official is out of the office for several days. But Heady said the networking and education ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Commission Passes Budget After Large Turnout At Public Hearing

Standing room only at Jackson County’s budget hearing over concerns of the proposed 30 cent tax rate Monday night. County leaders and residents spoke for almost an hour about how the tax rate would impact them. Most residents said while they support necessary raises for the county’s employees, it is not fair to put that burden of cost on the ... Read More »

Property Tax Increase On Table For Jackson Co., First Time In 11 Years

A 30-cent property tax rate is on the table for discussion in this year’s Jackson County budget. Mayor Randy Heady said the inflationary costs have skyrocketed over the last two years and it has caught up to the county. He said that paired with revenue lost due to the pandemic and a low sales ratio, something needed to be done. ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Mayor Pleasantly Surprised At County’s Progress In At-Risk Designation

County Mayor Randy Heady pleasantly surprised by recent state numbers regarding Jackson County’s status as an economically at-risk county. Heady said Jackson County placed 17th out of 27 Tennessee at-risk counties. He said just four years ago, the county was considered economically distressed. “The poverty rate is 17.9 percent, we were around 23 percent five years ago and now we ... Read More »

UCDD/UCHRA Executive Committees Approve Budget For FY 24

Upper Cumberland Development District and Human Resource Agency Executive Committees approved its budget for the next fiscal year. The Development District is projected to operate with some $10.2 million in expenditures, with a balanced budget after netting out match requirements and revenues. Chair Randy Heady said the new budget includes a cost of living adjustment for employee raises. “Last year, ... Read More »