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Shop Local This Holiday Season

It’s official. When the Hallmark Channel has begun to promote its annual holiday season movie marathon, Christmas can’t be too far off. Thirty-one days from today to be exact—but who’s counting? Local businesses are counting, and so are their employees. Also counting on the next few months are local merchants, boutiques, restaurants and retailers in…

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COVID Outbreak At Nursing Home

As of Nov. 23, there are 45 resident COVID cases, 31 staff cases and 2 resident deaths at Mabry Health Care and Rehab. (Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/clusters-in-long-term-care-facilities.html)

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Second Food Distribution A Success

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Gainesboro 1st United Methodist Church on Main Street held their second food distribution in two months this time they were able to hand out almost 3,000 boxes of perishable food consisting of chicken, milk and vegetables. This was distributed by a reservation only system that allowed volunteers to distribute the…

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Dale Hollow Eagle Watch Canceled

The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is canceled in January 2021 due to COVID-19 and concerns with space limitations on the barge that transports visitors during this event. “We regret not being able to engage our community in our environmental education programs,” said Stephen Beason, Dale Hollow Lake resource manager. “However, we encourage the…

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County To Participate In Book Program

Recently, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced the launch of a new K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 580,000 books to 58,000 kindergarten through third grade students and teachers across the state. Over 70 school districts are…

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Schools To Receive Aviation Education

Overton County Schools was awarded the 2020 Perkins Reserve Grant, Growing Opportunities in the Upper Cumberland with Unmanned Aircraft Systems in excess of $179,000. This is an initiative that focuses on college and career readiness of students in rural counties. Overton County has created a regional partnership that includes Clay, Jackson, and Pickett Counties. Students…

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Jackson Voters Go For Trump

Voter turnout for the 2020 election has exceeded all expectations for Jackson County election officials, breaking records this election cycle. “This is the most I’ve voted through and I’ve been here for seven years,” Election Administrator Clay Thaxton said. He says not including provisional votes, a total of 5,340 people cast ballots in this year’s…

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Aldermen Discuss City Trash Collection

The Gainesboro Board of Aldermen met on Thursday and in addition to their regular business, they discussed the possibility of trash pick-up in city limits. Alderman Ricky Head opened up a conversation about city garbage pick up. “I’ve been thinking about trying to get a trash pick up for the people who live in the…

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Jackson County Man Arrested

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Jackson County man accused of sexually assaulting a minor. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating Dylan Martin, 26, a volunteer with the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition. During the investigation, Agents developed information Martin sexually assaulted…

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Man Found Guilty Of Murder

A local man, Kevin Meadows, 37, of Gainesboro was indicted and found guilty on the charges of first-degree murder, aggravated arson, theft over $1,000 and two counts of tampering with evidence, after a murder took place in Jackson County in May of 2018. As previously reported by The Jackson County Sentinel, an investigation by Special…

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