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Veterans Day Program Held

The Local Girl Scouts led the crowd in the pledge of alliance to start the program. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net  

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Boys Golf Team Finishes Second

In a district and region tournament that finished just like the regular season, the Jackson County Boys Golf Team finished in second place. The boys were easily in second in both tournaments behind Upperman. The team advanced to region after district but only the region winner advances to state. However, Alex Barlow and Mason Wade…

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JCHS Is Recognized By The State

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn today announced that Jackson County High School for its Nursing Services Pathway is one of 74 Tennessee high schools that is leading the way in the state to become the first to receive a pathways certification from the Tennessee Department of Education. This certification recognizes strong alignment between high school programs…

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Gainesboro Ghost Walk Held

Pictured are three of the tour guides for the 2019 Ghost Walk. See Inside For more pictures. 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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Library Receives Technology Grant

Tennessee Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, visited the Library last week to present a technology grant to the Library in the amount $550. Senator Paul Bailey and Representative John Mark Windle, who have been very supportive of the library, attended for the presentation of the grant. The technology grants are provided to Tennessee public libraries…

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Governor Lee Visits Jackson County

Governor Bill Lee was in Gainesboro last Wednesday, to meet with local leaders. The Governor requested the attendees to give a presentation on their vision and efforts going on in Gainesboro and Jackson County. Loui Silvestri and Diana Mandli shared with Governor Lee why they were reopening their restaurant, The Bull & Thistle, in late…

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Fun Had At Jeep Or Treat

It wouldn’t be Halloween without Jack and Sally on hand to help hand out candy. See Inside for more pictures on page 5. 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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Facade Improvement Grants Announced

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $500,000 in Commercial Facade Improvement Grants to assist Tennessee communities with downtown improvements. Commercial Facade Improvement Grants are used to improve commercial buildings in downtown districts that have active revitalization programs in place through the Tennessee Main Street and…

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Crews Battle Structure Fire

Crews from Southside and Central stations along with Dodson Branch FD, JCEMS and JC Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a single wide structure fire on Bethel Palk Rd. in the early morning hours on Oct. 19. Upon arrival crews found the structure fully involved. Crews were able to quickly and safely extinguish the fire. No one…

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Three Star Grant Given

In total, TNECD is awarding $2.4 million in funding to Tennessee communities through this round of the ThreeStar grant program. The grants will be used for a variety of local community development initiatives, including education, workforce development, health, entrepreneurship and economic development programs, among others that are prioritized by the communities. For more on this…

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