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Gainesboro Studying Downtown For Additional Parking And Connectivity

Gainesboro has partnered with UCDD to conduct a community transportation feasibility study of the downtown area. Mayor Lloyd Williams said over 100 residents indicated through a preliminary survey that parking and connectivity are the highest wants. “It is the first step in maybe getting some more grants on making our sidewalks more ADA accessible,” Williams said. “More parking, getting some ... 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 Outdoor Master Plan Highlights River Possibilities

The river could be the spine of Jackson County’s recreational opportunities. That’s according to planner Kevin Gunther who led a public meeting Tuesday night on Jackson County’s master parks and recreation plan. Gunther said the river could provide recreational opportunities that draw tourists to Jackson County. “Now you can think about the kind of different experiences you can give people,” ... Read More »

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 County Looks to Create Master Plan for Recreation

Community Leaders from around Jackson County attended an open forum Wednesday night to discuss a master plan for recreation. Botanical gardens to tractor pulls were discussed as ideas to draw people into the county. County Mayor Randy Heady said the plan over the next 10 years, needs to be finding the missing piece between Granville and Cummins Falls. “How do ... Read More »

Jackson County Planning Roaring River Cleanup

Jackson County has plans to clean up debris in the Roaring River to help with recreation. River bank erosion has brought down trees, causing a hazard in the water. Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President Jordan Hunter said they are pinpointing areas to work on. “Currently there are three locations we’re looking at that have trees that are blocking either ... 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 »