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Local Hero Receives Medal

On Jan. 24, Kevin Jones, a partner at Wildwood Resort & Marina was awarded the Public Service Commendation Medal for his selfless actions which lead to the water rescue of a marina patron at the Cordell Hull Lake, Nashville District. On Aug. 5, 2019, a patron of Wildwood Resort & Marina entered the lake when…

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Department To Sell Equipment

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 13th day of January 2020 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opened court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Tim Agee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Blue Devils Drop Both To Clarkrange

It may have been a Friday night, but it sure felt like a Monday for the girls at Clarkrange. Yes, I know that it is a bad pun considering we lost by 36 points, and the Buffalos key players, the Monday twins are a force unto themselves. All we could do washold on and try…

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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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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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TDOE Awards Middle School STEM

Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education are awarding start-up grants to fund middle school career and technical education (CTE); science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and the expansion of equitable access and participation in early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs). “The sooner we can introduce valuable career and technical skills to students, the…

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