Area Recent News

TVA Announces Planned Outages

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is scheduled to disconnect power overnight Saturday, May 9, to do vital maintenance on their equipment. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson County will be affected. The interruption of power will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 for up to eight hours into Sunday Morning, May…

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Lemonade Anyone?

Payson Agee was taking advantage of the beautiful day on Friday. She was selling two flavors of lemonade at her stand on Old Field Drive. Payson is the daughter of Travis Agee and the stepdaughter of Brittany Agee.

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Restaurants To Reopen Under Guidelines

In the weeks since Governor Lee implemented the Safer at Home order, Tennessee mounted a significant effort to improve testing and healthcare capacity. The state has made steady progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. Jackson County has had steady testing up to April 20, at which time we saw a significant decrease in people…

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UT Extension Office, Here for You!

Due to restrictions set to help deter the spread of COVID-19 the office is not open to the public; however employees are still here for you! Staff have been moved to working from home until further notice. If you have any questions regarding agriculture or 4-H please reach out to Eryn Bell at (615) 927-2075…

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Businesses To Start Reopening

With more than 400,000 unemployed, many Tennesseans have wondered when they would be able to return to work. Last week Governor Lee announced the first steps in Tennessee’s phased reopening of the economy–allowing restaurants and retailers to reopen this week. Restaurants began reopening Monday, April 27 and retailers can begin reopening Wednesday, April 29. While…

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Schools Urged To Remain Closed

Last Monday Governor Bill Lee ordered an extension of the Stay At Home executive order until April 30 to preserve and increase the containment of COVID-19. The governor’s previous order for Tennesseans to stay at home unless engaging in essential activities or services was to expire April 14, but continued diligence is required to prevent…

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Fire Extinguished

On Thursday afternoon Central Fire Department responded to reports of a grass fire in the area of Fairground Lane. Upon Arrival crews quickly contained and extinguished the fire. Responding were Engine 11, Responder 14 and Tanker 75.

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Residents Urged To Complete Census

This is a very uncertain time for our community and our society. The coronavirus COVID-19 response has already had a devastating impact on our economy. We must take care not to compound the damage by allowing the crisis to affect our future. Perhaps the 2020 Census is the least of your concerns today because you…

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State Audit Finds Discrepancies

A recent state audit resulted in 11 findings and recommendations, which was then reviewed with Jackson County management. The two most notable discrepancies appeared in the Office of Director of Schools and the Office of the County Clerk. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Twin Lakes Receives Grant

Twin Lakes will receive more than $1.4 million for broadband internet access improvements in parts of Fentress and Overton counties. The grant is part of $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants announced by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe to expand service to nearly 31,000 Tennesseans. For…

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