Waters Rise Quickly, Trapping Woman Inside Camper

Rescue personnel entered Roaring river by inflatable boat and were able to rescue the woman. “Thanks to all who were involved, the woman was safely rescued from a dangerous situation without incident,” states Patrick Martin, Jackson County Rescue Squad member. Jackson County personnel greatly appreciates the assistance of Putnam County and all others who assisted…

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Jackson Co. Infrastructure Needs Increase 3.6 Million

Tennessee needs at least $45 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2016 through June 2021, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $68.4 million, an increase of $3.6 million (5.5 percent) since last year’s report.…

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UCHRA Director Under Investigation

This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he spent actually working for the agency. Those sources say he was paid for time when he was not present. Collins released a statement after…

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Honor Students Receive Nominations

Honor Students Rebecca Harris and Justin King Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Rebecca Harris and Justin King, freshmen at Jackson County High School of Gainesboro will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. on June 25 to 27, 2018. For more on this…

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Obituaries

Obits 11/7/17

Donald Pharris Farmer Donald Pharris, 80, passed away Oct. 29 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. Funeral services were held Nov. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Vinson Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer was Joe Moore. Pallbearers were Alan Pippin, Gregg Norton, Nick Norton, Ronnie Hoffman, Jack…

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Obits 10/31/17

Ina Flynn Homemaker Ina Flynn, 82, passed away Oct. 20 at TriStar Madison in Davidson County. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Hall and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 11,…

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Obits 10/24/17

Tommy Haney Factory Worker Tommy Haney, 43, passed away Oct. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Haney officiating. Interment followed at Dodson Branch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 7, 1974 in Jackson…

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Recent News

New Amphitheater Project Progress And Deadline Discussed

The town recorder, Brenda Spivey, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore and Roger Calvert. Jacob Stafford was not present at roll call. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, was observed by all present. Approval of the minutes of November 2, 2017, Roger Dale Gore made…

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Granville Museum Presents Volunteer Awards

The Granville Museum in Historic Granville recently had their 2017 Volunteer Christmas Party to honor all of the 185 volunteers that gave their time to operate the Granville Museum, Sutton General Store, Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, 1880 Sutton Historic Home, Pioneer Village and Antique Car Museum. The volunteer group began in 1999 with the…

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Stolen Firearm Recovered By Sheriff’s Office

On Dec. 18, Cpt. Dennis Thrasher, with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept., recovered a firearm that was stolen from a residential burglary in 2015. Thrasher became involved in this investigation on June 6, 2016. when he and Sgt. Chris Carter recovered a stolen tractor in the Brooks Bend area of the county. For more on…

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New Laws For The New Year

Jackson County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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2017 Jackson Co. Blue Devils Football Banquet Held

Pictured at the Banquet were bottom row:  Devin Mayberry (Best Offensive Lineman, Senior Award), Orry Smallwood (Defensive MVP, Senior Award), Jordan Whitehead (Playmaker of the Year, Senior Award), Caleb Boles (Kyle Sisco Memorial Award, Senior Award), Michael Punzalan (Offensive MVP), Wid Robbins (Scout Team Award), Colby Alexander (Most Improved). Back Row: Dawson Poston (Senior Award),…

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4-H Public Speaking Contest Winners Announced

The Jackson County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held Dec. 14 at the Jackson County Middle School. There were 40 young writers and speakers in grades fourth through eighth that competed for the top honors. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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