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Grand Opening Of Mayberry Town

Historic Granville will celebrate the Grand Opening of Tennessee’s Mayberry Town on June 13 with a full day of celebration. The new Mayberry I Love Lucy Museum will have a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Tennessee Mayberry Town is honored to have Little Ricky of the I Love Lucy Show (he also performed as Johnny…

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School Board Approves Hiring Report

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Robert 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…

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Stafford Resigns From Office

During the recent Jackson County Commission meeting, a vote was taken to accept Amanda Ward Stafford’s resignation. All commissioners present voted to accept her resignation. A recent state audit found discrepancies in the County Clerk’s office. There was a cash storage of $36,086.24. The clerk failed to properly document changes and deletions to receipts. The…

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Cummins Falls State Park Reopens

Cummins Falls State Park reopened last Friday—but with new regulations. All visitors wishing to hike to the gorge and waterfall must apply for a safety permit. There will be a fee of $6 per permit, and visitors must apply for the permit online before they arrive to the park. Upon arrival, visitors wanting to visit…

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JCHS Graduates Honored

Pictured are signs made to honor the seniors graduating this year. Check out this week’s Jackson County Sentinel to view the 2020 Graduation Special Edition.

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Update Given On Pandemic

In the past two weeks since Governor Lee has ended the Safer at Home order, Tennessee mounted a significant effort to open our state. We have seen steady progress as restaurants, hair salons and retail stores have begun to open while others are taking a little while longer to reopen. Jackson County has had steady…

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Director’s Performance Discussed

Jackson County Board Meeting Feb. 10, 2020 The Jackson County Board of Education met in a special called session on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. The purpose of the meeting was to reconsider roofing bids from the January meeting after consulting with the board attorney. Members present were Mark…

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City Park Name Change Discussed

Town Of Gainesboro Meeting Minutes March 05, 2020 Mayor Lloyd Williams called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Jackie Jenkins Jr. and Wayne Strong. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, was observed by all present. Wayne Strong made a motion to approve the special called meeting…

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Gov. Lee Touts The Importance Of Masks

Reporters from many community papers from around the state met with Governor Bill Lee last Wednesday via conference call and discussed issues surrounding the reopening of Tennessee business—particularly inability of enforcement. As previously reported in the Jackson County Sentinel, Lee released a plan called the “Tennessee Pledge” that would allow citizens to return to work…

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2020 Graduation Announced

After much consideration, we have finalized plans for the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony. We appreciate the support and suggestions from students, parents and community members. It is clear that the graduating class and most others prefer to have a ceremony as close to traditional as possible and as close to the original date as…

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