Cummins Falls State Park Reopens

Cummins Falls State Park reopened last Friday—but with new regulations. All visitors wishing to hike to the gorge and waterfall must apply for a safety permit. There will be a fee of $6 per permit, and visitors must apply for the permit online before they arrive to the park. Upon arrival, visitors wanting to visit…

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JCHS Graduates Honored

Pictured are signs made to honor the seniors graduating this year. Check out this week’s Jackson County Sentinel to view the 2020 Graduation Special Edition.

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Update Given On Pandemic

In the past two weeks since Governor Lee has ended the Safer at Home order, Tennessee mounted a significant effort to open our state. We have seen steady progress as restaurants, hair salons and retail stores have begun to open while others are taking a little while longer to reopen. Jackson County has had steady…

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Director’s Performance Discussed

Jackson County Board Meeting Feb. 10, 2020 The Jackson County Board of Education met in a special called session on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. The purpose of the meeting was to reconsider roofing bids from the January meeting after consulting with the board attorney. Members present were Mark…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 5/19/20

Linda Hawkins Linda Hawkins, 58, of Gainesboro, passed away May 13 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community. She was born Feb. 10, 1962 in Gainesboro. She worked as an RN and was…

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Obituaries 5/12/20

Roger Pippin Roger Pippin, better known as “Flop”, 67, of Gainesboro, passed away April 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held April 28 at the Young Cemetery in the McCoinsville community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating at the services. He was born Oct. 23, 1952 in Gainesboro. He worked in construction. He…

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Obituaries 4/28/20

Jack Simpson Johnson, M.D. Dr. Jack, as he was known by friends and patients, passed away on April 23, 2020, at the age of 94 years. Born and raised in Flynn’s Lick, Jackson County, he later served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Dr. Jack obtained his medical degree from…

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Cummins Falls State Park Reopens

Cummins Falls State Park reopened last Friday—but with new regulations. All visitors wishing to hike to the gorge and waterfall must apply for a safety permit. There will be a fee of $6 per permit, and visitors must apply for the permit online before they arrive to the park. Upon arrival, visitors wanting to visit…

Read More
JCHS Graduates Honored

Pictured are signs made to honor the seniors graduating this year. Check out this week’s Jackson County Sentinel to view the 2020 Graduation Special Edition.

Read More
Update Given On Pandemic

In the past two weeks since Governor Lee has ended the Safer at Home order, Tennessee mounted a significant effort to open our state. We have seen steady progress as restaurants, hair salons and retail stores have begun to open while others are taking a little while longer to reopen. Jackson County has had steady…

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Director’s Performance Discussed

Jackson County Board Meeting Feb. 10, 2020 The Jackson County Board of Education met in a special called session on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. The purpose of the meeting was to reconsider roofing bids from the January meeting after consulting with the board attorney. Members present were Mark…

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City Park Name Change Discussed

Town Of Gainesboro Meeting Minutes March 05, 2020 Mayor Lloyd Williams called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Jackie Jenkins Jr. and Wayne Strong. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, was observed by all present. Wayne Strong made a motion to approve the special called meeting…

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Gov. Lee Touts The Importance Of Masks

Reporters from many community papers from around the state met with Governor Bill Lee last Wednesday via conference call and discussed issues surrounding the reopening of Tennessee business—particularly inability of enforcement. As previously reported in the Jackson County Sentinel, Lee released a plan called the “Tennessee Pledge” that would allow citizens to return to work…

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