TDOE Announces A New Reading Initiative

Recently, the Tennessee Department of Education released details on a new $100 million statewide initiative, “Reading 360,” to ensure Tennessee districts, teachers, and families are equipped with tools and resources to help students read on grade level by third grade. To help support literacy development in Tennessee, the state will leverage approximately $60 million of…

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Obituaries 1/12/2021

Charles Leonard Pippin Charles Leonard Pippin, 79, of the Union Hill community of Jackson County, passed away Jan. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at the Union Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Mike Fox, Bro. Steve Bowman and Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill-Flatt…

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Blue Devils Split Games Against The RBS Bulldogs

The Blue Devils basketball teams of Jackson County High School (JCHS) took the court to face Van Buren County on Monday, Jan 4. The Lady Blue Devils lost to the Lady Eagles 48-35. Leading in the scoring for the lady Blue Devils was Jacklyn Agee with eight points. Scoring for the girls against Van Buren…

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The New Year Brings New Change At The Sentinel

  At the dawn of the New Year, we’re excited to announce the major changes that have taken place at the Jackson County Sentinel—starting with new ownership. We at the Sentinel are delighted to share that Adam Johnson, formerly of Knoxville, Jamestown-based Holler Media, LLC, which also publishes the Fentress Courier, has purchased the newspaper.…

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Blue Devils Split Games Against Tigers

The Blue Devils basketball teams of Jackson County High School took the court to face Pickett County, on Tuesday, Dec. 29 The Lady Blue Devils lost to the Lady Bobcats 64-26. Scoring for the girls against Pickett County were: Emma Crockett with five, Ericka Davidson with four, Emma Stepp with one, Lilly Chaffin with four,…

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Obituaries 1/5/21

Jim Matoy Jim Matoy, 52, Bagdad Community, passed away Dec. 25 Riverview Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and close friends in Smith County and also near his native Tellico Plains. He was born Jan. 8, 1968 in Tellico Plains. He was a 1968 graduate…

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TDH Updates COVID Vaccine Plan

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The plan…

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Obituaries 12/29/20

Kenneth Earl Mahaney Kenneth Earl Mahaney, better known as “Jack”, 86, of the Free State community, passed away Dec. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Jerry Lee Ridge officiating. Interment followed in the Mahaney Family Cemetery. He…

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive

Overton County Health officials gave out the first round of vaccines Monday afternoon soon after they arrived that morning to health and emergency professionals. Pictured is Overton Ambulance Services Director and Jackson County Commissioner Jim Morgan receiving the first vaccine in the county. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Legals 12/29/20

STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY AT GAINESBORO NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF: Edith Marie Loftis Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of December, 2020, Letter of Testamentary, in respect to the estate of Edith Marie Loftis, deceased, who died September 14, 2020 were issued to the undersigned by the…

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