Parade Held At Mabry Health Care

HAROLD R. SCOTT While much of the focus of the COVID–19 pandemic is on the large cities and areas where there are rising numbers of cases, the small towns across the country are often forgotten. On Saturday, June 27, a drive through parade was held at the long-term care facility, Mabry Healthcare and Rehab Center,…

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Stafford Arrested On Violation

A little over a month ago, Amanda Stafford pleaded guilty to numerous charges. On July 2 she was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for violation of probation. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Jackson No Longer A Distressed County

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “McNairy, Jackson, Fentress and Morgan counties have shown tremendous improvement and we are proud to support continued efforts for greater stability and prosperity,” said Gov.…

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County Gets New School Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the 39 entities will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee: Jackson County Board of Education was one of the counties. The competitive grant program, which is the state’s first grant program funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement…

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Obituaries 7/7/20

Billy Rogers Coffee Billy Rogers Coffee, 76, of Hot Springs, passed away July 1. Funeral services were held July 6 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Gallimore officiating. Interment followed in the Crestview Memorial Park with military honors by the U.S. Army. Active pallbearers were John Batty, Jerry Batty, Nick Coffee, Vince…

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Obituaries 6/30/20

Terry Key Terry Key, 69, of Gainesboro, passed away June 16 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. He was born Nov. 14, 1950 in Detroit, Mich. He was a construction worker by trade. He was preceded in death by: mother, Maggie Lee Brummitt Key; and…

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Obituaries 6/16/20

James Dixon Blankenship James Dixon Blankenship, 88, of Springfield, passed away June 1 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville. Graveside services were held June 3 at the White House Memorial Gardens with Bro. Sam Brown officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date. He was born Oct.…

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Parade Held At Mabry Health Care

HAROLD R. SCOTT While much of the focus of the COVID–19 pandemic is on the large cities and areas where there are rising numbers of cases, the small towns across the country are often forgotten. On Saturday, June 27, a drive through parade was held at the long-term care facility, Mabry Healthcare and Rehab Center,…

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Stafford Arrested On Violation

A little over a month ago, Amanda Stafford pleaded guilty to numerous charges. On July 2 she was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for violation of probation. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Jackson No Longer A Distressed County

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “McNairy, Jackson, Fentress and Morgan counties have shown tremendous improvement and we are proud to support continued efforts for greater stability and prosperity,” said Gov.…

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County Gets New School Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the 39 entities will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee: Jackson County Board of Education was one of the counties. The competitive grant program, which is the state’s first grant program funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement…

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Unemployment Rate Decreases

Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not…

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Bust Vandalized

In the early morning hours of June 22, an individual decided to vandalize the monument of General Andrew Jackson located on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Gainesboro. It’s unknown why someone would vandalize government property that symbolizes part of Jackson County’s history, but nonetheless they did. Mayor Randy Heady made the statement after the incident…

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