Area Recent News

Trial Rescheduled For USA v. Martin And Hynes

Federal trial dates have been reschedule for two Jackson County men who were charged with embezzlement in 2019. As previously reported in the Jackson County Sentinel, a 48-count indictment handed down in May 2019 charging Patrick Martin, 48, of Gainesboro with two counts of federal program theft, 30 counts of wire fraud, one count of…

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Two Arrested After Traffic Stop

On June 13, Deputy Kamron Johnston conducted a traffic stop in the Shepherdsville area of Jackson County. During the course of his investigation he discovered a significant amount of methamphetamine and other illegal narcotics. Deputy Johnston also discovered several paraphernalia items commonly used in narcotics distribution. Johnny W. Slagle was arrested for possession for resale…

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Dams Saved $1.8 Billion In March Flooding

The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin prevented an estimated $1.8 billion of flood damages during the late March flood event in the region. Nashville received a total of 7.01 inches of rainfall March 27-28, 2021, making it the second highest two-day total since precipitation records were kept…

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Officials Hear Request For VSO Salary Increase

Members of the Clay County American Legion are making requests to local government officials for an increase in pay for the Veterans Service Officer (VSO), which has recently become open. The VSO currently serves veterans in both Clay and Jackson County areas. Both Clay and Jackson Counties along with the cities of both Celina and…

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Statewide Tour Comes To Upper Cumberland

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the Accelerating TN 2021 Tour, a statewide tour spanning 50 school districts over the course of three weeks to highlight summer learning opportunities. Department members, elected officials, and education partners will have the chance to join the various engagements to learn more about how schools are accelerating student achievement.…

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New Business Opens

The Roaring River Post has officially opened for business. They are located across from the entrance to Roaring River Park. They have kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes and paddle boats for rent. The hours are Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Monday through Thursday. Call to make an appointment. They have concessions…

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Artist Recruited For Gainesboro Mural

A Clay County muralist has been recruited to complete a mural here in Gainesboro as a part of promoting public art and a way to promote local tourism. Artist Manuel Fuentes, 27, of Celina is not new to the mural scene having completed pieces for Clay County and several pieces spread through the Nashville area…

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Chamber Seeks Candidates For Director’s Role

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce met in regular session last Tuesday and approved adding an Executive Director role to fulfill the many needs of the organization. Chamber President Jordan Hunter informed it has been a necessity for quite some time and as the President he has filled the shoes when needed. He says now…

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Jackson County High School Graduation Held

Jackson County High School held its graduation ceremony recently. Pictured is Damien Gentry, class Valedictorian. Gentry received the Doyene Anderson Memorial Scholarship and the Josten’s Award. Pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel to see who else received awards during commencement night.

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Unemployment Drops

Tennesseans continued returning to the workforce in counties across the state in April. According to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, nearly all counties experienced a decrease in unemployment during the month. In year-to-year comparisons, each county showed a remarkable recovery from pandemic-era unemployment rates one year ago. The…

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