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County Finalizes Property Purchase

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has finalized the purchase of property to help free up space and foot traffic in the county courthouse. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said restricted funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are being used for the purchase. The purchase includes nine acres and an existing building. “Let me…

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County Redistricting Finalized

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Commission finalized its redistricting plans at last week’s regular meeting. County Mayor Randy Heady said around 200 people out of over 11,000 residents will be affected. “The only changes we’re made, the sixth, everything north of the river were not touched,” Heady said. “It was fine like it was. The first, second,…

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Jackson Hosting School Funding Town Hall

November 2, 2021

Jackson County Middle School will host a town hall meeting on Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed new student funding formula. That meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will be one of eight town halls across the state and the only one in the Upper Cumberland region. “I am happy to…

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Countdown To Open Enrollment

October 26, 2021

Visit the Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department to receive free, face-to-face assistance with applying for health insurance! Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department has certified application counselors available to assist with applying for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace for Affordable Care Act plans, TennCare and CoverKids. Individuals and families may receive help applying,…

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Obituaries 11-2-2021

November 2, 2021

Pat J. Forkum Pat J. Forkum, 78, of Gainesboro, passed away Oct. 27 at her residence. Memorial services will be held Nov. 10 at the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Dunavant officiating. Her wishes were to be cremated. She was born April 6, 1943 in Detroit, Mich. She was an administrative assistant…

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Obituaries 10/26/2021

October 26, 2021

Albert Joseph Richard Albert Joseph Richard, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 5 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. He was born June 14, 1936 in Rumford, Maine. He worked as a welder and served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by: parents, Bliss…

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Obituaries 10-12-21

October 12, 2021

Helen Elizabeth West Helen Elizabeth West, 68, passed away Oct. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Oct. 10 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kelly Stockton officiating. She was born Dec. 12, 1952 in Jackson County. She was a food service worker. She was preceded in…

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County Finalizes Property Purchase

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has finalized the purchase of property to help free up space and foot traffic in the county courthouse. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said restricted funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are being used for the purchase. The purchase includes nine acres and an existing building. “Let me…

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County Redistricting Finalized

November 2, 2021

The Jackson County Commission finalized its redistricting plans at last week’s regular meeting. County Mayor Randy Heady said around 200 people out of over 11,000 residents will be affected. “The only changes we’re made, the sixth, everything north of the river were not touched,” Heady said. “It was fine like it was. The first, second,…

Read More

Jackson Hosting School Funding Town Hall

November 2, 2021

Jackson County Middle School will host a town hall meeting on Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed new student funding formula. That meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will be one of eight town halls across the state and the only one in the Upper Cumberland region. “I am happy to…

Read More

Countdown To Open Enrollment

October 26, 2021

Visit the Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department to receive free, face-to-face assistance with applying for health insurance! Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department has certified application counselors available to assist with applying for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace for Affordable Care Act plans, TennCare and CoverKids. Individuals and families may receive help applying,…

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Mr. Bentley’s Memory Lives On

October 26, 2021

Recently Jackson County lost a former educator and coach, Raymond Elliott Bentley who helped to establish the Jackson County’s first Girls Softball team and later the youth girls softball league. Rather than flowers, the family requested donations be made in his memory to JCHS’s softball team For more on the story, pick up a copy…

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Happy Halloween

October 26, 2021

Residents of Jackson County have been decorating for Halloween. This is just one example of some decorations. For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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