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Festivals Rescheduled

Historic Granville has announced that they have rescheduled their April and early May Festivals. The Grand Opening of Tennessee’s Mayberry Town; opening of Mayberry “I Love Lucy” Museum; Mayberry Cruise In; and the Genealogy Festival will now occur on June 13 with the Cornbread and Moonshine Festival occurring on June 13 as well. The 22nd…

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Conference Call Held With Local News Outlets

The Tennessee Press Association (TPA) facilitated a call between local newspapers and Governor Bill Lee concerning the COVID-19 response last Thursday. Gov. Lee expressed his gratitude toward the TPA and each of the individual 129 local papers throughout the state. “We have talked in our office about how important it is that we get information…

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Drugs, Guns And Stolen Property Recovered

On March 19, the 15th Drug Task Force and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Jackson County. The Drug Task Force received information from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office that led the investigation to Smith County. The DTF received the information and conducted an investigation, which led to…

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2nd Amendment Resolution Passed

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 24th day of Feb. 2020 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opened court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Randy Heady offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Home A Complete Loss

Central Fire Department responded to a fully involved structure fire in the early morning hours of March 20. Upon arrival crews knocked the fire down quickly and safely. 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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COVID-19 What You Need To Know

The Coronavirus. It’s not just about you and me. The fact is that many of us are in an age group or health status that has a very small risk of serious complications. Does that mean we have nothing to worry about and that we should ignore the advice from our federal and state leaders?…

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Walk Across Tennessee Program Announced

Walk Across Tennessee, a University of Tennessee Extension program, will be conducted in Jackson County March 23 – May 17. This program is a free team-based walking program. It’s an eight-week challenge that encourages teams of four to be active by walking or choosing your favorite physical activity. Team members do not have to walk…

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Quiz Community Recognized

New signs have been installed and are being dedicated for the Quiz Community that lies in both Jackson and Putnam counties. Quiz’s Post Office moved from one location in Putnam County in 1898 to its second location, which was just inside Jackson County on Smith Chapel Road. This second post office was located near the…

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Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties

Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties. New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment increases in nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in January 2020. Ninety-four counties experienced some level of increase during the first month of the year. Meigs County is the only county in the state where…

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UCEMC Cookeville Offices Damaged, Temporarily Closed

UCEMC Cookeville offices are damaged and temporarily closed. The Cookeville District office of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation sustained significant damage from the tornado that ripped through the Putnam County area on March 3. Communications are down, and that office is temporarily closed. In the meantime, two banks are stepping up to help members who…

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