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Gainesboro Receives $630,000 Grant

State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced recently that Gainesboro has been awarded $630,000 through a Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant to improve the sewer system. Bailey made the announcement after receiving information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). “Infrastructure, like our sewer system, is very important to the well-being of our residents…

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UCEMC To Assist With Recovery

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is sending two crews of lineworkers and equipment to assist Baldwin Electric Membership Corporation with recovery efforts near Gulf Shores, Ala. Hurricane Sally slammed the Gulf Coast with winds and heavy rain, leaving more than a half million residents without power. “We’re proud of our linemen for volunteering to assist…

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Devils Hold On To Beat The Indians

The (3-1) Jackson County Blue Devils traveled to play the (1-3) East Robertson Indians in a regional game. The Blue Devils received the ball first at their own 33-yard line. The first drive seen the Blue Devil offense go with all runs by Austin Birdwell, Wid Robbins and Eli Burris. After getting a first down,…

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TN Voices Offers Free Mental Services

September is officially recognized as Suicide Prevention Month, and it is crucial that TN Voices continues to work to assist the Tennessee community in mental health support services and shine a light on disparities in underserved populations. Experts have feared a wave of depression and suicide triggered by complications of the global COVID-19 pandemic, including…

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Blue Devils Destroy Bulldogs

The (2-1) Jackson County Blue Devils traveled to play the (0-3) Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs. The Blue Devils received the ball first at their own 48-yard line. The first play was a pass to Justin Davis for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good, the score was 7 to 0 Blue Devils. Red Boiling…

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Fall Schedule Of Events In Historic Granville Announced

Historic Granville-Tennessee’s Mayberry Town announced their great fall schedule of events will occur during the month of October. Granville will be celebrating the entire month of October with the Scarecrow, Quilt and Old Time Craftsmen Festival. The theme will be “Magic in Mayberry” as the entire town will be turned into fall decorations as well…

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Two Arrested For Burglary

On Aug. 17 the Jackson County Grand Jury returned indictments against Danny Garcia and James Wallace for multiple felony counts. Captain Dennis Thrasher presented the cases to the grand jury after an investigation of burglary and theft over $60,000. The investigation culminated into identifying Garcia and Wallace, with the assistance of Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal…

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Baseball Fundraisers Approved

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on July 23, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, Marty Woolbright, James Childress and Michelle Hix (via phone). The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by Marty Woolbright, seconded…

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Arson Investigation Results In Arrest

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Murfreesboro man on charges including theft and vandalism. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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Unemployment Rates Decrease Across Tennessee

The unemployment situation in three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to improve in July following business closures earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Seventy-two counties had lower unemployment in July compared to the previous month. Rates in four counties mirrored their rates from June. Nineteen counties did experience a slight uptick…

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