County Election Results Are In

Another election has come and gone in Jackson County. On Aug. 6 Jackson County saw some changes in political offices. The most notable were City Aldermen, County Clerk and Assessor of Property. Lloyd Williams retained the office of City Mayor. The Aldermen had a few changes. Travis Agee received 149 votes, Wayne Strong received 130…

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TWRA Responds To Boating Accidents

TWRA officers responded to three serious boating incidents last weekend. Incidents resulted in three life flights to area medical establishments. The first incident occurred on Watts Bar, just north of King Creek in Roane County, around 6 p.m. EST Saturday, Aug. 1. A 48-year-old Rockwood man entered the water from his boat, misjudging water depth.…

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State Government Gives Resources To Schools

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced the State of Tennessee’s continued efforts to assist families, teachers and districts as the 2020-2021 school year begin. “As schools begin to reopen amidst unprecedented circumstances, we’re committed to providing Tennessee students, parents and educators the resources they need to ensure children continue to…

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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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Obituaries

Obituaries 8/11/20

Eddie Strong Eddie Strong, 75, of Gainesboro, passed away Aug. 1 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 in the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson, Bro. Duane Gossett and Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery. He was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Jackson…

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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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County Election Results Are In

Another election has come and gone in Jackson County. On Aug. 6 Jackson County saw some changes in political offices. The most notable were City Aldermen, County Clerk and Assessor of Property. Lloyd Williams retained the office of City Mayor. The Aldermen had a few changes. Travis Agee received 149 votes, Wayne Strong received 130…

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TWRA Responds To Boating Accidents

TWRA officers responded to three serious boating incidents last weekend. Incidents resulted in three life flights to area medical establishments. The first incident occurred on Watts Bar, just north of King Creek in Roane County, around 6 p.m. EST Saturday, Aug. 1. A 48-year-old Rockwood man entered the water from his boat, misjudging water depth.…

Read More
State Government Gives Resources To Schools

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced the State of Tennessee’s continued efforts to assist families, teachers and districts as the 2020-2021 school year begin. “As schools begin to reopen amidst unprecedented circumstances, we’re committed to providing Tennessee students, parents and educators the resources they need to ensure children continue to…

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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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