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TDOE Announces A New Reading Initiative

Recently, the Tennessee Department of Education released details on a new $100 million statewide initiative, “Reading 360,” to ensure Tennessee districts, teachers, and families are equipped with tools and resources to help students read on grade level by third grade. To help support literacy development in Tennessee, the state will leverage approximately $60 million of…

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City And Store Owner Reach A Compromise

The Town of Gainesboro Board of Mayor and Alderman met in regular session last Thursday and disputed allegations made against a local business owner. As previously reported in the Sentinel, the board discussed putting into place a property ordinance that would enforce the de-cluttering of a local storefront—which was targeting a specific business, but would…

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Blue Devils Split Games Against The RBS Bulldogs

The Blue Devils basketball teams of Jackson County High School (JCHS) took the court to face Van Buren County on Monday, Jan 4. The Lady Blue Devils lost to the Lady Eagles 48-35. Leading in the scoring for the lady Blue Devils was Jacklyn Agee with eight points. Scoring for the girls against Van Buren…

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The New Year Brings New Change At The Sentinel

  At the dawn of the New Year, we’re excited to announce the major changes that have taken place at the Jackson County Sentinel—starting with new ownership. We at the Sentinel are delighted to share that Adam Johnson, formerly of Knoxville, Jamestown-based Holler Media, LLC, which also publishes the Fentress Courier, has purchased the newspaper.…

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Blue Devils Split Games Against Tigers

The Blue Devils basketball teams of Jackson County High School took the court to face Pickett County, on Tuesday, Dec. 29 The Lady Blue Devils lost to the Lady Bobcats 64-26. Scoring for the girls against Pickett County were: Emma Crockett with five, Ericka Davidson with four, Emma Stepp with one, Lilly Chaffin with four,…

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TDH Updates COVID Vaccine Plan

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The plan…

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive

Overton County Health officials gave out the first round of vaccines Monday afternoon soon after they arrived that morning to health and emergency professionals. Pictured is Overton Ambulance Services Director and Jackson County Commissioner Jim Morgan receiving the first vaccine in the county. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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250,000 Expected To Be Vaccinated By Year End

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said last Tuesday that he expects almost a quarter million Tennesseans to be partially vaccinated by the end of the year. “We’re fairly certain we’ll have 250,000 Tennesseans vaccinated by the first,” Lee said. Lee made his comments during a teleconference with community newspapers from across the state. Lee also addressed…

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Shots Fired Lead To Arrest

On Dec. 18 Deputies responded to the Pine Lick Road area of Jackson County in regards to shots being fired into an occupied camper. Upon arrival Detective Daniel Cummings and Deputy Cody Buck found a bullet hole in the camper and got a statement from the victim identifying Danielle Henry-Kilmon as a person in the…

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County Commission To Enhance Fairgrounds

The Jackson County Commission has elected to upgrade the county fairgrounds using grant money from two different places. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture offered the county a grant for $75,000 to help with renovations on the fairgrounds, provided that the county match the $75,000. The county will be paying the remaining $75,000 with grant money…

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