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County Inmates Receive Their Diploma

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Marty Hinson and his staff would like to congratulate these guys for achieving their Adult Education Diploma while incarcerated. So proud of Gregory Howard, Cody Huntley and Benjamin Patterson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Cummins Falls Swimming Area Re-Opens To Public

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has implemented a comprehensive safety improvement strategy at Cummins Falls State Park which re-opened Aug. 14. The additions will include new policies for minors, additional signage, additional safety-related information on the Cummins Falls State Park webpage, a safety education video for public viewing at the park, real-time weather…

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Man Injured At Cummins Falls State Park

According to Jackson County EMS, on Saturday, Aug. 17 at approximately 1:39 p.m. Jackson County EMS crews responded to Cummins Falls State Park for a medical patient below a bluff when a young male disregarded safety orders from on duty park rangers and jumped over wooden safety rails before failing approximately 50 feet off a…

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Local Man Has To Be Rescued From Water

A bad way to start a Monday. On Aug. 5, Frank Piacine of Crossville had this beautiful day all planned. He was going to go fishing at Wildwood Resort and Marina. Things didn’t go as he had planned. While attempting to launch his boat from the trailer, tragedy struck. For more on this story, pick…

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Bailey And Windle Have Meeting

On Aug. 8, the Board of Trustees of the Jackson County Library met with Senator Paul Bailey and Representative John Mark Windle to request their help in solving the problem of flooding at the Library. Also in attendance were Matthew Kirby, Regional Library Director, Jeanne Schmitzer, Assistant Regional Director, Commissioners Glenda Mayberry, Doug Stafford, Paul…

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Bailey Receives Award

Senator Paul Bailey received the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) and the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD). Senator Bailey was presented the award on June 7 at the 2019 Grants Conference and Legislative Update held in Cookeville, Tenn. The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts,…

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New Principal Named at Middle School

The Jackson County Board of Education met in quarterly session on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 7:15 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, Michelle Hix, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by Marty Woolbright, seconded…

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Parks and Recreation Board Announced

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 22nd day of July 2019 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Brian Lee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

The Jackson County Health Department recently participated in the Red Sand Project. The Red Sand Project is artwork created by Molly Gochman that uses sidewalk interventions and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation, according to the department. Participants…

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Annual Exams And Immunizations Offered

Are you getting your child ready for the new school year? Do they need their annual wellness exam and immunizations? The Jackson County Health Department and Community Health Center is here to help you! We want our students to be ready, prepared and healthy for the new school year. For more on this story, pick…

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