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WGU Launches In Tennessee

WGU Tennessee launched Everywhere, TN, a new campaign focused on rural access to education. The campaign aims to increase the number of students in rural counties and affirms the university’s commitment to expanding access to students and working adults who live in rural counties. As part of Everywhere, TN, an accompanying scholarship is being offered to…

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Gainesboro Christmas Parade Held

At this year’s Christmas parade in Gainesboro, Katherine Anderson was the Grand Marshal. The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Jordan Hunter, presented Katherine with a bouquet of red roses. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: JCHS Plays Van Buren

Van Buren County High School, home of the Eagles and one of the oldest gyms we play in! It is small, loud and dimmer than most. This combination of factors, along with some, shall we say fascinating officiating resulted in two pretty interesting games, both great in their own right but both with different outcomes.…

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Twin Lakes Celebrates Grant Award

As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, the Foundation of Rural Service (FRS) offers aid for communities served by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association members, including Twin Lakes, through its annual Community Grants Program. These grants are designed to provide support to a variety of local efforts to build and sustain…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Overtime Thriller

Watertown was not a watered-down game for either team, but the girls showed the greatest amount of growth.  The ladies did fall in the end, but not without a fight.  The Lady Devils led for at least one good quarter during the beginning in a tit for tat battle.  The first quarter Jacklyn Agee and…

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Santa Claus Is Coming

The Jackson County Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. If it is cancelled due to weather it will be Monday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Jackson Co. Man Arrested

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Jackson County man on charges of child abuse, domestic assault and sexual battery. At the request of 15 District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on Sept. 5, TBI Special Agents began investigating John Stanley Reece, on complaints of…

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Drug Investigation Results In Arrests

A joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of four individuals on drug-related charges. TBI Drug Agents joined detectives and investigators with the Cookeville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Crossville Police Department, Putnam County…

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Crews Battle Residential Fire

At approximately 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning crews responded to a residential structure fire in Gainesboro City Limits on Oilfield Drive. The family was at home and everyone was able to get out of the home without injury. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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JC Delegation Hopeful For The Future

On Nov. 8 a delegation of leaders from Jackson County traveled to Greeneville, TN to work toward future economic development, infrastructure, education, and healthcare goals. They met with Mr. Scott Niswonger along with Greeneville City Manager Todd Smith, Anthony Keck and Todd Norris, both VP’s from Ballad Healthcare and Dr. Nancy Dishner, President of the…

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