Local Woman Indicted

In January of 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renae Carr, a former house manager for a home care giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents.…

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Parks To Host Promise Events

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the…

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Tragic End at Cummins Falls State Park

Rising floodwaters at Cummins Falls has resulted in a tragic end. At approximately 5 p.m on Sunday the Jackson County Rescue Squad was called to Cummins Falls for a swift water rescue. 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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75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is your invitation to participate in a memorable program that honors the service personnel who participated in that historic, world-changing event. Wesley Notgrass was born in 1915 and grew up in Columbia, Tenn. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 6-11-19

Myrtle I. Emerton Myrtle I. Emerton, 67, of Gainesboro, passed away June 5 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. She was born June 17, 1951 in Harlan, KY. She worked as a waitress. She was preceded in death by parents, James Ayers and Edith Ayers; and husband,…

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Obituaries 6/4/19

Walter Earl Flynn Walter Earl Flynn, 77, of Gainesboro, passed away May 21 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Anderson and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community. He was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Jackson County.…

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Obituaries 5/28/19

Larrie Edward “Lane” Martin Larrie Edward “Lane” Martin, 70, of Baxter passed away May 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville. He was born May 31, 1948, in Gainesboro. He…

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Local Woman Indicted

In January of 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renae Carr, a former house manager for a home care giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents.…

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Parks To Host Promise Events

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the…

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Tragic End at Cummins Falls State Park

Rising floodwaters at Cummins Falls has resulted in a tragic end. At approximately 5 p.m on Sunday the Jackson County Rescue Squad was called to Cummins Falls for a swift water rescue. 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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75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is your invitation to participate in a memorable program that honors the service personnel who participated in that historic, world-changing event. Wesley Notgrass was born in 1915 and grew up in Columbia, Tenn. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four…

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School System Is Awarded Bus Grant

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program, which…

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Tips On Water Safety This Summer

Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the…

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