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Rare Super Blood Moon

So what can we do on the coldest night so far of the year? Well if you were lucky and waited a bit for the clouds to clear on Jan. 20th you would been treated to the Super Wolf Blood Moon. You have the same look about you that most of my third graders have…

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Jackson County Home Destroyed By Fire

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, West End Volunteer Fire Dept. was dispatched to a home at 126 Wartrace Hwy. Upon arrival at the residence they found the home fully engulfed. They were able to contain the fire and extinguish it. It took approximately two hours. The residents were able to escape the home without injury. For…

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Cumberland River Hospital Closing Its Doors

Facing declining reimbursements and declining patient volumes, the Cumberland River Hospital Board of Trustees voted to close Cumberland River Hospital, ending an era of local medical services. The closure will be on March 1, 2019 at 7 a.m. No services including emergency room, inpatient or outpatient services will be available at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH)…

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Dr. Dudney Receives Award From U.T. Knoxville

Elijah Dudney, MD, was one of four alumni selected to receive Outstanding Alumni Awards from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Dr. Dudney is a 1952 alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon was part of the College…

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House Fire In Jackson County

Around 10 a.m on Jan. 18, Jackson County Fire, EMS and law enforcement crews responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 2003 Sherpardsville Hwy, in the Nameless Community. Upon arriving at the residence crews found a mobile home with smoke pouring out of it. Once fire crews gained entry into the home,…

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Martin Honored By County Commissioners

Betty Martin was honored during the last Jackson County Commission meeting. Betty Martin has been a volunteer with the Jackson County Archives and Veterans Hall since September 2009. At which time she was nominated for the position of the head of the archives. She was instrumental in many aspects of keeping the archives running, obtaining…

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Person Of Interest Wanted For Questioning In Shooting

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call on Dec. 16. Upon arriving at the home they found a victim that had been struck on the side of the head. The victim was treated for a non-lethal injury. It was then determined that a shooting had taken place. Justin Cody Stewart, 26, is considered…

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Eighth Grade Night Held At JCMS

Eighth grade night was held at Jackson County Middle School this past week. To see photos from the event, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Local Home

Friday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Fairview, Central and Dodson Branch fire departments were called to a structure fire at 495 Greenwood Ridge Road. The home was vacant. This was not the first time this week that they had been called to this address. On Wednesday afternoon there was a report of a fire in…

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Record Rainfall Makes Creeks Swell

Jackson County has seen a lot of rain in the past month. Overnight on Dec. 30 it rained so much that some roads were flooded; creeks were overflowing into Roaring River. Through out the next week it had continued to rain. Better the rain than snow. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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