City Park Project Work Has Begun

The City Park project was made possible through the Diabetes Grant Program from the Tennessee Dept. of Health. Work started on the grant process in the summer of 2018 at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting and came up with a plan to improve the park and add a fitness center in an existing city…

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J.C.H.S. Softball Strikes Out Tobacco

The Jackson County High School Softball team recently made the pledge to “Strike Out Tobacco!” Coach Amanda Harris and her team each signed a pledge form promising not to use ANY tobacco or electronic cigarette (vape) products. Once signed, the Tennessee Department of Health, in conjunction with TNSTRONG (a youth-led initiative to take down tobacco…

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TBI Laboratory Reveals Troubling Drug Trend

For the first time since the TBI crime laboratories began keeping detailed statistics, methamphetamine eclipsed marijuana as the most-submitted drug in the state in 2019. “Drug addiction continues to be a major issue in Tennessee, and I believe this sharp increase in methamphetamine has a connection to our state’s ongoing opioid epidemic,” said TBI Director…

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Devils Lose Both Battles With Clay Co.

The Blue Devil basketball teams of Jackson County fell to Clay County High School on Tuesday in both games of the double-header at home. The Lady Devils lost 43-65 and the Blue Devils lost 47-76. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 1/21/20

Ernest Gene Elkins Ernest Gene Elkins, 93, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 10 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community. He was born June 20, 1926 in…

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Obituaries 1/14/20

Larry R. Hix Larry R. Hix, 65, of Whitleyville, passed away Jan. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Duane Gossett and Bro. Shan Dozier officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born May…

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Obituaries 1/7/20

Marie Reece Marie Reece, 67, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 27 at NHC Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Richmond Cemetery in the Flynns Lick community. She was born July 17, 1952 in Jackson County. She retired from Nielsen and was a member…

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Recent News

City Park Project Work Has Begun

The City Park project was made possible through the Diabetes Grant Program from the Tennessee Dept. of Health. Work started on the grant process in the summer of 2018 at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting and came up with a plan to improve the park and add a fitness center in an existing city…

Read More
J.C.H.S. Softball Strikes Out Tobacco

The Jackson County High School Softball team recently made the pledge to “Strike Out Tobacco!” Coach Amanda Harris and her team each signed a pledge form promising not to use ANY tobacco or electronic cigarette (vape) products. Once signed, the Tennessee Department of Health, in conjunction with TNSTRONG (a youth-led initiative to take down tobacco…

Read More
TBI Laboratory Reveals Troubling Drug Trend

For the first time since the TBI crime laboratories began keeping detailed statistics, methamphetamine eclipsed marijuana as the most-submitted drug in the state in 2019. “Drug addiction continues to be a major issue in Tennessee, and I believe this sharp increase in methamphetamine has a connection to our state’s ongoing opioid epidemic,” said TBI Director…

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Devils Lose Both Battles With Clay Co.

The Blue Devil basketball teams of Jackson County fell to Clay County High School on Tuesday in both games of the double-header at home. The Lady Devils lost 43-65 and the Blue Devils lost 47-76. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Gainesboro Water Named Best In State

Recently the Town of Gainesboro was nationally recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts in non-revenue water (water loss) reduction. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) AQUARIUS Recognition Program nationally recognizes DWSRF-funded projects for exceptional focus on sustainability and protection of public health. These projects are examples of the…

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D.B.S. CyberPatriots Headed To Nationals

This year Dodson Branch School has two CyberPatriot teams. The teams consist of three to four students (sixth to eighth grade) who are working together to secure a computer that has been attacked by an unknown individual. Teams must answer forensics questions and find all the security vulnerabilities within a six-hour period. Points are awarded…

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