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Officer Involved Shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County. A report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911 around 7:45 a.m., according to preliminary information, and deputies with both Overton and Jackson County…

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Board Rejects School Education Savings Plan

Jackson County School Board passed a resolution opposing school vouchers and Education Savings Accounts during its regular March board meeting. Governor Bill Lee is proposing a school voucher bill in the form of an Education Savings Account (ESA) that would divert a portion of your state and local tax dollars to fund private school education…

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County Inmates Graduate; Get GED

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department would like to take the opportunity to say Congratulations to these two individuals that studied hard and accomplished their goals of receiving their High School Diploma. 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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Restriping To Be Done Around City

The Mayor, Mr. Lloyd Williams, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Wayne Strong, and Jackie Jenkins Jr. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, was observed by all present. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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Clean Up Begins On Creek

Crews have been cleaning up the creek that runs along Grundy Quarles Hwy recently. In the past couple of months, when it has rained excessively, the creek has flooded and caused damage to some homes on one side of the creek. Hopefully by cleaning it up and out, this problem will not happen in the…

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House Burns On Jennings Creek Highway

On April 1 around 12:30 p.m., Central Fire Department was called to a fire on the corner of Old Hwy 85 and Jennings Creek Hwy. Upon arrival at the scene the shed was a total loss. Assisting Central Fire Department in battling the fire was Flynn’s Lick and Fairview fire departments. A Jackson County ambulance…

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Board Approves Fundraising Event

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on February 28, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. Michelle Hix was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by Mark Allen,…

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IRS Penalizes Jackson County,TN Over Obamacare

The Internal Revenue Service fined Jackson County officials a sum of $86,147 for failing to comply with Obamacare, according to an audit Tennessee Comptrollers released Tuesday. That penalty money, of course, will come from county taxpayers. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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Accident On Gainesboro Grade

Wednesday morning around 10 a.m., March 27, was not a good morning for Tiffany Breedlove, 25 of Sparta and her juvenile passenger. She was traveling East on S.R. 290/Gainesboro Grade when Richard Perrin, 56 of Cookeville, driving a pickup, also traveling East struck Breedlove’s vehicle in the rear. For more on this story, pick up…

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D.B.S Is Nationally Recognized

Jackson County’s Dodson Branch School was nationally recognized for the third consecutive year at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Conference. Under the leadership of Principal Tammy Woolbright, the school was a national finalist for the Lowell Milken Founder’s Award and received $10,000 for excellence in teacher effectiveness and student learning. Pictured in…

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