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Cummins Falls To Get Warning System

Two-year-old Steven Pierce of Eddyville, Ky. died at Cummins Falls State Park after heavy flooding trapped about 65 people on June 9. Pierce is the third person to die at the park in the past two years after the incident in 2017 that killed two women. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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J.C.M.S. Audit Shows Money Mishandling

Financial statements have been released for the Jackson County internal school system and the audit, for the period ending on June 30, 2018, showed that Jackson County Middle School had several items out of place and unaccounted for. It is required by the school system that both managers and employees of each school be trained…

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Sobriety Checkpoint

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints on June 28, in Jackson County on State Route 135 and State Route 56. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers who would violate the driving under the influence laws of…

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Boating Registration Fees To See Increase On July 1

Tennessee boaters have the month of June to renew their boat registration before the first fee increase in 12 years goes into effect on July 1, pending approval by the Government Operations Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly. Any boating vessel operated by a gas engine, electric motor or sail is required to be registered.…

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Mabry To Celebrate 40 Years

Mabry Health Care & Rehab center has been changing lives since 1979. The doors opened June 25,1979. The facility was originally opened as the Theo Spivey Rest Home. Then later Thomas J. Mabry, administrator, bought the facility from the county and then the name was changed to Mabry Health Care & Rehab. For more on…

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Local Woman Indicted

In January of 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renae Carr, a former house manager for a home care giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents.…

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Parks To Host Promise Events

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the…

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Tragic End at Cummins Falls State Park

Rising floodwaters at Cummins Falls has resulted in a tragic end. At approximately 5 p.m on Sunday the Jackson County Rescue Squad was called to Cummins Falls for a swift water rescue. 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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75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is your invitation to participate in a memorable program that honors the service personnel who participated in that historic, world-changing event. Wesley Notgrass was born in 1915 and grew up in Columbia, Tenn. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four…

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School System Is Awarded Bus Grant

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program, which…

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