Dodson Branch Graduation Held

Recently Dodson Branch School was able to have their 8th Grade Graduation. Due to the COVID-19 virus, things were a little different. Pictured are the graduating eighth graders. Some students were unable to attend. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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Citizens Not Responding to Census

As the U.S. Census Bureau continues its effort to count every person living in the country for the 2020 Census, self-response rates throughout rural Tennessee are well below the national response rate. Jackson County is faring better than some, with a 54.7% of households responding as of July 29, however that leaves a lot of…

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County Responds To COVID-19

Mayor Randy Heady   Update as of July 30 46 active cases; 103 positive cases; 57 recovered; 0 deaths officially reported; 6 hospitalizations (to date); 1,379 negative tests; 1,498 total tests. 6.8% of those that have been tested were positive. 0.85% of residents have tested positive. 0.38% of residents have active cases. As you can…

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Update On School Reopening

The Jackson County Board of Education passed an amended version of the 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan on Thursday night. The school year will begin in person and on time, with a virtual option. Registration day will be Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Students with last names beginning A through L will phase…

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Obituaries 8/4/20

Virgie Nell Guess Virgie Nell Guess, 95, of Hermitage, passed away July 23 at Lakeshore Heartland in Donelson. Funeral services were held July 25 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Bilbrey officiating. Interment followed in the Guess Cemetery on Huff Hollow Rd. She was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Jackson County. She…

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Obituaries

Ronnie Leonard Sr. Mr. Ronnie Leonard Sr. age 73 of the Brush Creek Community died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020 at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage where he was admitted Monday afternoon June 29 after suffering a fall at his Alexandria Highway farm home. Friday morning July 17th graveside services…

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Obituaries 7/21/20

Helen Lynn Fox Helen Lynn Fox, 85, of Gainesboro, passed away July 13 at her daughter’s residence. Memorial services were held July 19 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. She was born Oct. 25, 1934 in Clay County. She was a public…

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Dodson Branch Graduation Held

Recently Dodson Branch School was able to have their 8th Grade Graduation. Due to the COVID-19 virus, things were a little different. Pictured are the graduating eighth graders. Some students were unable to attend. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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Citizens Not Responding to Census

As the U.S. Census Bureau continues its effort to count every person living in the country for the 2020 Census, self-response rates throughout rural Tennessee are well below the national response rate. Jackson County is faring better than some, with a 54.7% of households responding as of July 29, however that leaves a lot of…

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County Responds To COVID-19

Mayor Randy Heady   Update as of July 30 46 active cases; 103 positive cases; 57 recovered; 0 deaths officially reported; 6 hospitalizations (to date); 1,379 negative tests; 1,498 total tests. 6.8% of those that have been tested were positive. 0.85% of residents have tested positive. 0.38% of residents have active cases. As you can…

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Update On School Reopening

The Jackson County Board of Education passed an amended version of the 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan on Thursday night. The school year will begin in person and on time, with a virtual option. Registration day will be Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Students with last names beginning A through L will phase…

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Armed Burglary Suspects Caught

The second suspect in a home invasion is in custody. On June 20 there was a home invasion in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Sheriff Marty Hinson and his staff responded to a call of two individuals entering the home and holding family members at gunpoint while they stole property from the residence.…

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June Unemployment Rates Decrease In Most Tenn. Counties

Unemployment rates in a vast majority of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to drop in June, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-four counties had lower jobless rates for the month, as Tennessee continues to reopen after many businesses closed in the spring to help curb the spread of…

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