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Jackson Creating First Local Fitness Center With Grant Funding

Jackson County plans to add the first fitness center in the county with $50,000 in ThreeStar grant funding. Mayor Randy Heady said a city-owned building on South Main Street in Gainesboro will be used. It sits next to the City Park. Heady said the plan is to purchase workout equipment to create a healthier workforce. “This will be an encouragement ... Read More »

Jackson Clerk Turns In Clean Annual Office Report

The Jackson County Clerk turned in a clean annual report to the county commission Monday Night. County Mayor Randy Heady said this was a first for the county. Heady said in just under a year in office, Brandon Stafford’s term as clerk has been a relief to county government and county residents. “That’s really important because we want to make ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Community Leaders On Father’s Day This Sunday

It’s a day for bad ties, smelly after-shave, and celebrating paternal figures in our lives: Father’s Day. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Sonora Dodd was inspired by the creation of Mother’s Day, and wanted a day to also honor fathers. After growing in popularity through the years, Congress passed an act officially making it a national ... Read More »

Jackson County Mayor Meets With Army Corps To Discuss Roaring River Park

The Army Corps of Engineers told Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady that flooding is common in a park like Roaring River Park. Heady said the Corps simply knows flooding will happen, and the you close and clean up debris. However, Heady said they did talk tourism possibilities. “We talked about campgrounds a little bit and the possibility of some time, ... Read More »

Jackson County Meeting Army Corps of Engineers For Roaring River Enhancements

Jackson County officials will meet with the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday to talk expansion and enhancements for Roaring River Park. Mayor Randy Heady said the Army Corps of Engineers has shown interest in improving the park themselves. Heady said they had floated the idea of adding things like a Frisbee golf course, however now the county has its own ... Read More »

Jackson County Adopts 10-Year Master Plan For Parks And Rec

Jackson County Commissioners approved a 10-year master plan for parks and recreation Monday night. Mayor Randy Heady said that nothing is set in stone and things can be changed, but now the county is armed with a plan. Landscape Architect Kevin Guenther led the planning process. He said his recommendations to the county include boosting its facilities, athletic programs and ... Read More »

Jackson County Signs 5-Year Solid Waste Contract With Smith County

Jackson County accepted a new solid waste contract Monday night after its agreement with the Moss landfill expired. Mayor Randy Heady said costs were going up $12 a ton and other offers were one-year contracts at over $40 dollars a ton. Heady said Smith County reached out and offered a five-year contract at $37 a ton. “We believe that this ... Read More »

Heady: Stafford Has Confidence of Community

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said he believes newly elected County Clerk Brandon Stafford has the confidence of the people. Stafford resoundingly defeated five other contenders in last Thursday’s county general election. Heady said he believes it is Stafford’s work ethic that tilted the vote to his favor. “I think the public knew,” Heady said. “I think the word got ... Read More »

Jackson Passes $6M Budget For New Fiscal Year

Jackson County passed a $6 million county budget for the new fiscal year Monday night. The budget includes a 2 percent pay raise for general county employees. County Mayor Randy Heady said the change in state law concerning internet sales tax helped the county’s revenues. “The port of origin sales tax, if you buy something and you live in rural ... Read More »

Jackson County Creating Park Plan

Jackson County will soon begin upgrades to the Roaring River Park. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said a $60,000 TDEC grant will help pay for planning and design. He said because of COVID shutdowns the county is about 2-months behind on the grant’s public feedback requirement. “It’s a 10-year plan,” Heady said. “So we find out over then next 10-years ... Read More »