Approved Second Reading Of The 2019-2020 Budget

The Mayor, Mr. Lloyd Williams, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Aldermen Present: Roger Dale Gore and Jackie Jenkins Jr. Absent: Wayne Strong. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Announcements 9-10-19

Allen and Knights Family Reunion The Allen and Knights Family Reunion will be Sept. 14 at the Dodson Branch Community Center, 16160 Dodson Branch Hwy, Cookeville from 9 a.m. Until 3 p.m. Please bring covered dish, the meal will be at noon. Bring pictures and instruments. For any questions call Edna Merle at 931-310-4695 or…

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County Schools Awarded Safe Schools Grant

Jackson County Schools have been awarded $70,000 through the Tennessee Department of Education to put toward funding two additional full-time School Resource Officers. The funding is part of Governor Bill Lee’s $40 million investment for school safety grants, which prioritizes School Resource Officers being placed in underserved areas and in schools that currently do not…

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Energy Efficiency Schools Initiative Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Special Called Session on Monday, the 12th day of August 2019 at 7 p.m in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Chris Carter, offered the invocation. All in attendance…

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Sheriff’s Department Busts Drugs

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in March of this year after intelligence led deputies to running surveillance on specific locations of possible narcotics trafficking. On August 19, the investigation culminated in multiple indictments being returned by the Jackson County Grand Jury on individuals involved in trafficking large quantities of Methamphetamine in Jackson…

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Obituaries 9-3-19

James Edward Brown James Edward Brown, 70, of Gainesboro passed away Aug. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Crossman, Bro. Nathan Miller and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. He was born Oct. 29, 1948 in Jackson County. He was a factory worker…

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Legals 9-3-19

    NOTICE RACHEL LYNN LUCAS The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a petition against you seeking to terminate forever your parental rights to Destin Michael Doney, Aubriona Nichole Doney and Sophiria Michelle Doney. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown.…

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Tennessee’s First Lady visits Jackson County

Maria Lee, the wife of Governor Bill Lee, was in Jackson County on Aug. 20 to visit the residents of Maranatha House. Maranatha, located in Jackson County, is a year long Christ-centered residential recovery program for women struggling with addiction, abusive relationships and patterns of incarceration. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Announcements 9-3-19

Jackson County Farm Bureau The Jackson County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Middle School Cafeteria. Decoration at Vinson Cemetery There will be a Decoration at Vinson Cemetery on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. The cemetery is located on Shepardsville Highway.

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Unemployment Holds Steady

A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent matches the figure from the same month a year ago. The July 2019 statistic represents a small increase of 0.1 of a percentage point when compared…

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