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Jackson County Falls To Clay County In A Close One

Although they gave it their all, the Jackson County Devils fell in a double header game to Clay County. Boys Lose A Close One The boys started out strong. Ian Poteet and Eli Burris each scored 4 -points in the first quarter. Jacob Hardy scored 3-points and at the end of the first the Devils…

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House Totally Destroyed

On Dec. 6 a home at 212 Salt Lick Park Lane was totally destroyed by a fire. The homeowner and her dog were able to flee the home. West End, Central and Flynn’s Lick Fire Departments assisted in putting out the fire. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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One Transported After Accident On Highway

On Dec. 3 an accident on Hwy. 56 left one injured. Tommy Ward, 65, of Gainesboro, who was driving a 2009 Ford F-650 was traveling south on State Route 56 in Jackson County when a 1995 Dodge Dakota driven by Sammie Worthington, 75, of Gainesboro turned in front of Ward causing him to crash into…

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Two Arrested At Local Motel

On Nov. 28 Deputy Kamron Johnston and Deputy Cody Buck responded to a 911 call at 56 Motel in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Upon arrival the deputies suspected narcotics activity and recognized individuals to have outstanding warrants for their arrest out of Putnam County. Both individuals attempted to resist arrest and flee…

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Granville Hosts Annual Country Christmas

Historic Granville will host the 19th annual Granville Country Christmas with the theme “Christmas Memories of the 1950’s.” The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a full day of activities. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a dedication of the New Granville History Book entitled “The Legacy of a Rural Riverboat…

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Gainesboro Hosts Annual Christmas Parade

On Sunday, Dec. 2 Gainesboro held its annual Christmas Parade. With temperatures in the mid 60’s, it felt more like spring than then the start of the holiday season. It was a perfect day for this event. All of the children enjoyed seeing the floats, along with Elmo, the Grinch, Cookie Monster and more. For…

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Christmas Time Is Coming

We may not have any snow but David Ward with Twin Lakes Telephone Coop was hanging up the annual Christmas decoration around Gainesboro. David stated that he had been hanging the banners up for about 20 years. The Town of Gainesboro appreciates Twin Lakes Telephone for allowing David to continue hanging the Christmas decoration. They…

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GES Soars To New Heights With Help From Others

Gainesboro Elementary School’s third grade science teacher, Michael Vigeant, took the students on a grand adventure. On what is becoming an annual event, Mr. Mike released a high-altitude weather balloon outfitted with all manner of cameras and special sensors. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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Christmas On The Cumberland

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2018 Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the date will be changed to Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Entries should arrive around 4:30 p.m. The route of the parade should start at Southeastern Wholesale…

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Intoxicated Driver Leaves County Without Power

One intoxicated driver left an entire county without power on a very cold day. Nov. 15 was a day with temperatures slightly below freezing and some light snow fall. It wasn’t a happy time for some Jackson County residents, as the county was left without power for several hours and many did not have heat.…

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