Traveling Exhibit Visits

Granville Museum, Granville announced that the Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibit entitled Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation will be at Granville Museum till June 3. This traveling exhibit was developed by Rob DeHart curator at Tennessee State Museum.  John F. Baker, Jr. an ancestor of the Washington family who lived on the plantation as…

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Several Narcotics Arrests Are Made

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office continues an aggressive stance against illegal narcotics. Deputy Ridge Long, Sgt. Chris Carter and K-9 Taya started out 2017 with several arrests, which were the result of traffic stops made across the county. This is a great example of “looking beyond the ticket” to discover other criminal activity. For more…

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New Athletic Field House

The new athletic field house, located at the end of the football field, is coming along smoothly. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Chandler Maberry Honored As Jackson County High School Good Citizen

On Sat., Feb. 18, Austin Chandler Maberry was honored as the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen in the senior class of 2017 at Jackson County High School. Austin was accompanied at the awards ceremony by his mother, Tammy Tucker.  This is the first time the award has been presented by the Caney Fork…

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Local Band Director Conducts Regional Honor Concert Band

Jackson County’s Director of Bands – Carroll Gotcher – recently conducted the Concert Band at the 54th Annual Festival of Winds and Percussion held at Tennessee Technological University. This event draws talented students from six states and fifty different schools to TTU’s campus for an intensive musical experience. The students audition for placement in one…

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Gainesboro Gets Water System Grant

Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau announced on Friday, Feb. 10 that Gainesboro will receive a low-interest loan to help make drinking water infrastructure improvements. The Town of Gainesboro will receive $648,150 for a water meters and water line replacements project to replace approximately 6,000 linear feet…

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Miss Tennessee Teen America Visits Rep. Windle And State Legislature

The reigning Miss Tennessee Teen America, Gainesboro’s Gracie Gipson, was recently honored with a proclamation by the Tennessee State General Assembly in Nashville. Gipson, a 15-year-old sophomore at Jackson County High School, was the guest of State Rep. John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) on Wednesday, Feb. 8. She was accompanied by her mother, Judge Tiffany Gipson,…

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Hardy Hits 1,000 Points

Coach Jim Brown presented Kyleigh Hardy with a basketball to congratulate her for scoring her 1,000th career point on Friday, Feb. 3 at the matchup with Monterey. For more photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Obituaries

Obits 3/7/2017

Agnes Loftis Martin Homemaker Agnes Loftis Martin, 88, passed away Feb. 24 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 12,…

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Obits 2-28-17

Susan Marie Smith Nurse Susan Marie Smith, 73, passed away Feb. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Feb. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born March 25, 1943 in Roslyn,…

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Sentinel Obituaries 2-21-17

Barbara (Cooper) Hammons Means Homemaker Barbara (Cooper) Hammons Means, 79, passed away Feb. 11 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Pall bearers were James David Hammons, Josh Anderson, Johnny Adams, Chuck Adams, Kenneth Bean, and Keith Bean.…

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Recent News

Spring Sports Preview

Get a preview of both the Middle School and High School’s Spring Sports teams, including rosters, schedules and team photos. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Partnering To Help

A new community pantry will soon be in place to help those in need, thanks to a partnership with the library and the High School Ag Department. Library Director Kate Chalman, of the Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library, in partnership with Jackson County High Schools Agriculture Department, fashioned a community patron pantry for the Jackson…

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Area Educators Meet In Livingston

Educators from across the Upper Cumberland gathered at Volunteer State Community College at Livingston for the Upper Cumberland Education Leaders (UCEL) annual meeting. Representatives from Vol State, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Tennessee Tech, and directors of schools provided program updates and shared knowledge about current themes in education. For more on this story, pick…

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Ward Retires

On Feb. 27 Jackson County EMS celebrated the retirement of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Terry Wayne Ward. Ward served Jackson County EMS and the residents of Jackson County for 42 years. Keith Bean, director of Jackson County EMS, and all his staff greatly appreciates and commends Ward on a long and successful career. For more…

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Traveling Exhibit Visits

Granville Museum, Granville announced that the Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibit entitled Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation will be at Granville Museum till June 3. This traveling exhibit was developed by Rob DeHart curator at Tennessee State Museum.  John F. Baker, Jr. an ancestor of the Washington family who lived on the plantation as…

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Several Narcotics Arrests Are Made

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office continues an aggressive stance against illegal narcotics. Deputy Ridge Long, Sgt. Chris Carter and K-9 Taya started out 2017 with several arrests, which were the result of traffic stops made across the county. This is a great example of “looking beyond the ticket” to discover other criminal activity. For more…

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