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Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Jackson County 2022 Budget

Jackson Co Mayor Randy Heady discusses workforce development and the 2022 budget. Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady. They discuss current issues with workforce development and how the county is addressing the shortage, the current outlook for the county’s 2022 fiscal year budget, as well as where the county currently stands in regards to receiving and utilizing the American Rescue Plan funding.
Gainesboro, TNHerald-Citizen

Earl Crabtree

GAINESBORO — Funeral services for Earl Crabtree, 86, of the Center Grove community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will be held Thursday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. …
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Property Appraisal Appeals In Jackson Co. Begins

Several Jackson County residents participated in the start of week-long Board of Equalization meetings Monday. The five-member board hear pleas of property owners that feel their property value was unfairly adjusted. Mayor Randy Heady said it is a reappraisal year for the county and property values have rose. “In some...
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Jackson County Middle School Recognized For Beta Club Growth

Jackson County Middle School has been recognized as a Beta Club School of Distinction this year. Principal Gary Tinsley said this distinction means they were able to grow the club by at least 10 percent. Tinsley said the Junior Beta Club got a new sponsor this school year and 26 students were added in 6th-8th grade.
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Paul Davis Jackson

COOKEVILLE — Paul Davis Jackson, 83, of Cookeville, Tennessee, was born Oct. 22, 1937, to the late Reverend Leroy and Maggie Jackson in Jackson County, Tennessee. He departed this life Sunday, May …
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Jackson School Board Approves New Project Bids

The Jackson County School Board approved a bid to install new sound systems at multiple locations during its Thursday night meeting. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the sound system will come out of the ESSER federal funding as it meets the requirement of aiding in remote streaming and student activity.
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Jackson Co. Fire Safety House Helps Kids Learn Fire Safety

Both officials and participants say year one of the Jackson County Fire Safety House has gone well. The Counsel purchased a trailer last fall and remodeled it to look like a real home. Jackson County Central Fire Department Chief Jeffrey Conn said using the trailer, they have been able to travel to schools and provide children with better fire safety education.
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TCRS Rate To Stay The Same

Jackson County Commissioners met in regular session last Monday and discussed the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System rate (TCRS) and voted to keep it the same. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady stated the minimum employer contribution is 3.7%; however, the county has been contributing 7% for quite some time. “We recommend...
Monterey, TNLebanon Democrat

Bulldogs ends season with one-run loss

MONTEREY — The Red Boiling Springs High School baseball squad fell behind by four run and couldn’t complete its comeback, suffering a 5-4 loss to Jackson County in a game played on May 11 at Monterey High School. The Bulldogs fell into the loser’s bracket with a 19-1, five-inning loss...
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After Flooding, Jackson County Considering Solutions For 911-EMS Building

Insurance money for flood damage at the Jackson County EMS and 911 building has come in. Mayor Randy Heady said the county received roughly $50,000 for the damages and the department is back to work in the building. Heady said the county is in an assessment to see if flood mitigation is possible but ultimately any solution needs to prevent flooding from ever happening again.
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Reading 360 Initiative Launches Across The State

Students and educators at Jackson County’s Dodson Branch Elementary School received a visit from Tennessee’s Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn last Wednesday. The school was the launch site of the state’s new Reading 360 At-Home Decodable Reading Series. Earlier this year, the state secured $100 million in funding to launch an...
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Upper Cumberland Electric Warns of Scammers

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation reports scammers posing as company employees in Jackson County. UCEMC CEO and General Manager Jennifer Brogdon said that people in a black suburban would approach residents saying they were company employees who wanted to check on things in the home, but then would later return and break into their cars and steal things.
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Free Reading Resources for TN Families Launch

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the At-Home Decodable Book Series is available for ALL Tennessee families of kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade children to help our youngest learners become stronger readers. In partnership with Tennessee teachers and state-adopted instructional materials from the State Board of Education approved list, each...
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Department Of Education Launches Statewide Book Series at Jackson Co.

The state Department of Education traveled to Jackson County’s Dodson’s Branch Elementary School Wednesday to launch the Reading 360 Decodables Program. The at-home series focuses on a certain sound for each book for young readers to practice. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the program will help with Jackson County’s goal to lead the state in literacy.
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Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Methamphetamine and Two Drug Arrests

Deputy Ray Biggs performed a traffic stop on a black Toyota Corolla on April 15, 2021 for having a non-functioning tag light and a loud exhaust. Upon making contact with the driver, Mr. Jerry King and the passenger, Mr. Joshua Lawson, Deputy Biggs asked Mr. King to exit the vehicle. It was determined that Mr. King’s driver’s license was suspended out of Clay County for evading a police road block.
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MISSING: Ground Search Ceased, Investigation Continues

A ground search for missing 25-year-old Turkey Town girl ceases after a weekend bloodhound search; however, the investigation continues. Kaitlynn Ledbetter, 25, of Turkey Town had been missing since Sunday, May 2 according to Overton County Sheriff’s Department officials. She was last seen wearing pajamas (boy shorts) white with light...
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Overton County Sheriff looking for missing woman

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Overton County Sheriff's Office needs help finding Kaitlyn Ledbetter, no age given. Kaitlyn was last seen on May 2nd leaving her house on Turkey Town Road, entering a wooded area going west towards Jackson County. If you see her, call the Sheriff's Department at 931-823-5635...