Lost Dog Saved By Deputy Wade

On July 2 Deputy Jesse Wade with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched about a dog that was trapped on a bluff on 56 South just outside of Gainesboro. Upon arrival Deputy Wade was greeted by several citizens who assisted in rescuing the dog. Items such as ladders and rope were provided by citizens,…

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County Responds To COVID-19

RANDY HEADY county mayor Many of you have reached out to me, and I know that there are differing opinions on this topic. We don’t always agree on this issue and that’s ok. We all need to respect those with different views. We are all in this together. I personally will be more diligent about…

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County Schools Prepare To Return

Jackson County Schools are planning and preparing for all students to return to school on Aug. 4. The first full day for students is Wednesday, Aug. 5. Plans are not final; however, state and health guidelines to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place as reasonable as possible. According to Brown, most…

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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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Obituaries

Obituaries 7/14/20

Kevin Stafford Kevin Stafford, 43, formerly of Gainesboro, passed away July 2 in Brunswick, Ga. Graveside services were held July 10 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. He was born Oct. 15, 1976 in Gainesboro. He was a factory worker. He was preceded in death…

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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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Lost Dog Saved By Deputy Wade

On July 2 Deputy Jesse Wade with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched about a dog that was trapped on a bluff on 56 South just outside of Gainesboro. Upon arrival Deputy Wade was greeted by several citizens who assisted in rescuing the dog. Items such as ladders and rope were provided by citizens,…

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County Responds To COVID-19

RANDY HEADY county mayor Many of you have reached out to me, and I know that there are differing opinions on this topic. We don’t always agree on this issue and that’s ok. We all need to respect those with different views. We are all in this together. I personally will be more diligent about…

Read More
County Schools Prepare To Return

Jackson County Schools are planning and preparing for all students to return to school on Aug. 4. The first full day for students is Wednesday, Aug. 5. Plans are not final; however, state and health guidelines to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place as reasonable as possible. According to Brown, most…

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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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