County Gets New School Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the 39 entities will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee: Jackson County Board of Education was one of the counties. The competitive grant program, which is the state’s first grant program funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement…

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Legals 6/30/20

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on July 29, 2020 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the front steps of the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 East Hull Ave, Gainesboro, TN 38562, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by WINOLA…

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Unemployment Rate Decreases

Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not…

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Obituaries 6/30/20

Terry Key Terry Key, 69, of Gainesboro, passed away June 16 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. He was born Nov. 14, 1950 in Detroit, Mich. He was a construction worker by trade. He was preceded in death by: mother, Maggie Lee Brummitt Key; and…

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Bust Vandalized

In the early morning hours of June 22, an individual decided to vandalize the monument of General Andrew Jackson located on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Gainesboro. It’s unknown why someone would vandalize government property that symbolizes part of Jackson County’s history, but nonetheless they did. Mayor Randy Heady made the statement after the incident…

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Rank Exams Recently Held

Korra, six-year-old daughter of Steven and Carol Phillips of Jackson County, earned her yellow belt in a recent rank exam at Team Hunter Karate. See this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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SNAP Applications Are Now Available

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) is now offering application assistance with “SNAP” formerly known as the Food Stamp Program for adults 60 and over or individuals with a disability. The USDA created SNAP to provide eligible individuals with monthly benefits to buy food. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA),…

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Legals 6/23/20

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on July 29, 2020 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the front steps of the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 East Hull Ave, Gainesboro, TN 38562, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by WINOLA…

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Schools Receive Facelift

Jackson County schools are getting buildings ready updates include: New energy efficient lighting and plumbing at all schools, new gym floor at JCMS, new roof at JCHS and updated paint at DBS. Plans are for bringing kids back to school in the fall, coming soon. Pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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Granville To Have Heritage Day

The 22nd Granville Heritage Day will occur on July 11 with the theme Tennessee’s Mayberry Town Block Party. The festival, which was postponed in May, will feature all the events including an Antique Car Show, Antique Tractor & Engine Show, Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, children rides, petting zoo, ventriloquist, magician, memorial service, parade, craftsmen,…

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