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Lost Dog Saved By Deputy Wade

On July 2 Deputy Jesse Wade with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched about a dog that was trapped on a bluff on 56 South just outside of Gainesboro. Upon arrival Deputy Wade was greeted by several citizens who assisted in rescuing the dog. Items such as ladders and rope were provided by citizens,…

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County Responds To COVID-19

RANDY HEADY county mayor Many of you have reached out to me, and I know that there are differing opinions on this topic. We don’t always agree on this issue and that’s ok. We all need to respect those with different views. We are all in this together. I personally will be more diligent about…

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County Schools Prepare To Return

Jackson County Schools are planning and preparing for all students to return to school on Aug. 4. The first full day for students is Wednesday, Aug. 5. Plans are not final; however, state and health guidelines to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place as reasonable as possible. According to Brown, most…

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Parade Held At Mabry Health Care

HAROLD R. SCOTT While much of the focus of the COVID–19 pandemic is on the large cities and areas where there are rising numbers of cases, the small towns across the country are often forgotten. On Saturday, June 27, a drive through parade was held at the long-term care facility, Mabry Healthcare and Rehab Center,…

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Stafford Arrested On Violation

A little over a month ago, Amanda Stafford pleaded guilty to numerous charges. On July 2 she was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for violation of probation. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Jackson No Longer A Distressed County

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). “McNairy, Jackson, Fentress and Morgan counties have shown tremendous improvement and we are proud to support continued efforts for greater stability and prosperity,” said Gov.…

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County Gets New School Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the 39 entities will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee: Jackson County Board of Education was one of the counties. The competitive grant program, which is the state’s first grant program funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement…

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Unemployment Rate Decreases

Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not…

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Bust Vandalized

In the early morning hours of June 22, an individual decided to vandalize the monument of General Andrew Jackson located on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Gainesboro. It’s unknown why someone would vandalize government property that symbolizes part of Jackson County’s history, but nonetheless they did. Mayor Randy Heady made the statement after the incident…

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Rank Exams Recently Held

Korra, six-year-old daughter of Steven and Carol Phillips of Jackson County, earned her yellow belt in a recent rank exam at Team Hunter Karate. See this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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