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Winter Wallop

After having close to record breaking warm temperatures in the month of December and several rounds of severe weather, mother nature has turned the heat off in the new year as Jackson county has received two significant snowfalls the week of Jan. 2. The first snowfall fell overnight Sunday, Jan. 2 into early Jan. 3.…

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County Finalizes Property Purchase

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has finalized the purchase of property to help free up space and foot traffic in the county courthouse. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said restricted funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are being used for the purchase. The purchase includes nine acres and an existing building. “Let me…

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County Redistricting Finalized

The Jackson County Commission finalized its redistricting plans at last week’s regular meeting. County Mayor Randy Heady said around 200 people out of over 11,000 residents will be affected. “The only changes we’re made, the sixth, everything north of the river were not touched,” Heady said. “It was fine like it was. The first, second,…

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Jackson Hosting School Funding Town Hall

Jackson County Middle School will host a town hall meeting on Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed new student funding formula. That meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will be one of eight town halls across the state and the only one in the Upper Cumberland region. “I am happy to…

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Countdown To Open Enrollment

Visit the Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department to receive free, face-to-face assistance with applying for health insurance! Jackson County Community Health Center/Health Department has certified application counselors available to assist with applying for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace for Affordable Care Act plans, TennCare and CoverKids. Individuals and families may receive help applying,…

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Mr. Bentley’s Memory Lives On

Recently Jackson County lost a former educator and coach, Raymond Elliott Bentley who helped to establish the Jackson County’s first Girls Softball team and later the youth girls softball league. Rather than flowers, the family requested donations be made in his memory to JCHS’s softball team For more on the story, pick up a copy…

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Happy Halloween

Residents of Jackson County have been decorating for Halloween. This is just one example of some decorations. For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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Veterans Expo Coming In November

Cookeville’s Leslie Town Center is set to host the Upper Cumberland Veterans’ Career and Resource Expo on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. One of the partners hosting is the American Job Center in Cookeville. Jimmie Simpson is the center’s Local Veteran’s Employment Representative. “For employers, the biggest challenge is connecting with veteran…

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Gainesboro Headstart Has Visitors

Jackson County EMS recently visited Gainesboro Head Start. Derek Woolbright and Scott Dillhaunty, with the JC EMS, showed the children the inside of the ambulance and answered questions that the children may have. For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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Nearly $1 Million To Be Awarded

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Humanities Tennessee announces a grant program, Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP), made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021. This program will…

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