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Seven Charged In Human Trafficking Operation

COOKEVILLE – Seven men face felony charges following an undercover operation aimed at addressing human trafficking in Middle Tennessee. The two-day joint operation by the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Cookeville Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway sought to identify individuals…

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September Named Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Proclamation From The Office Of The Mayor Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September 2021 WHEREAS, suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, with more than 1100 lives lost in Tennessee each year and an estimated 25 attempted suicides for each suicide death; and WHEREAS, suicide is…

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TDOE Announces Reading Districts

NASHVILLE, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced five districts have been recognized as Reading 360 Model Districts for their promising early literacy work- Bristol Tennessee City Schools, Jackson County Schools, Lebanon Special School District, Milan Special School District, and Williamson County Schools- and have been selected as Tennessee Model Foundational Skills Implementation…

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New Maintenance Position Approved

The Jackson County School Board met in regular session on August 19, 2021 at the Jackson County Board of Education Office. Members present were Amanda Taylor, Kim Denson, Mark Allen, Marty Woolbright, & Mark Brown. Michelle Hix was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Mark Brown. A motion was made by Mark…

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Single Vehicle Accident

On Sept. 16 at approximately 7:05 p.m., Brooklyn Way, 27 of Gainesboro and her one-year-old son, were traveling south on Hwy. 56, in a 2018 Nissan Murano, when Way failed to maintain her lane, crossed over the fog line striking a 1974 Ford 9000 Heavy Duty Truck-tractor with a Gooseneck trailer in the rear. The…

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JCMS Royalty Recently Named

Malenna Lawson is the Jackson County Middle School Football Queen for 2021. Her escort was Justice Whitaker. For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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Well Child Preventive Screening Held

L.B.J. & C Head Start believes health is the foundation for school readiness. We want children to thrive and believe it is important for children to obtain a well child preventive screening prior to enrollment. Kaitlyn (Katie) Mashburn FNP-C and Jennie Garland LPN graciously volunteered to come to L.B.J. & C. Head Start’s Central Office…

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Jackson County Schools Have Been Designated As A Level 5 School District

Students in Jackson County Schools have made significant gains in overall academic growth for the 2020-2021 school year. Tennessee public schools are required to administer annual TN Ready Academic Assessments to all students in grades 3-12. Academic performance is measured by annual growth and achievement in reading, math, science, and social studies. Growth levels range…

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Local Women Arrested On Drug Charges

On Aug. 27 Ms. Brewington was arrested in Jackson for Trespassing. On Monday, Aug. 30, the 15th DTF and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office closed out a month long investigation. A search was conducted at the Brewington residence and farm. Officers ask Ms. Brewington how much marijuana was in the residence? She responded “maybe about an…

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Ribbon Cutting Held Recently

Last Thursday a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting was held at Allen’s Market on Old Gainesboro Hwy. Allen’s Market is under new ownership. They are open daily until 9 p.m. For all your needs from gas, food, drinks, beer and more. So stop by and say hello. For more on the story, pick up a copy…

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