Melton Named New Extension Agent

Rebekah Melton is the new Jackson County Family and Consumer Science/4-H Youth Development Extension Agent with the University of Tennessee. Rebekah is from Livingston and attended Livingston Academy. After graduation she went on to Tennessee Technological University and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology with a Concentration in Family & Consumer Science. For more…

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Sale Of Surplus Equipment Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Special Call Session on Monday, the 21st day of August, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff, opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Randy Heady offered the invocation. All in attendance…

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5th Annual Art Walk Held

The fifth annual Arts in the Appalachians Art Walk was held Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 on the square in Gainesboro. Several stops were located at various business around town. 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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Volleyball Team Honors Seniors During Senior Night

Olivia Bean, daughter of Brandon and Crystal Bean. See more photos from Senior Night in our latest edition of the Jackson County Sentinel or by visiting jacksoncountysentinel.net if you’re a subscriber.

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Obituaries

Obits 6/6/17

Rose Nell Jones Strait Clothing Factory Worker Rose Nell Jones Strait, 89, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 05/30/17

Edna Pyron Jackson Factory Worker Edna Pyron Jackson, 70, passed away May 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Pyron Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Old…

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Obits 5/23/17

Lara Lorene Rhoten Factory Worker Lara Lorene Rhoten, 91, passed away May 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Jared and Bro. Steve Rhoten officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Recent News

TBI Arrests Nine On Meth Charges

          Partner law enforcement agencies from across the Upper Cumberland region have worked together to secure charges for 12 individuals in connection to an eight-month investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in several counties. Authorities from the Cookeville Police Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Crossville Police Department, the Putnam…

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Total Solar Eclipse

A wide variety of live music was heard over the weekend at the Sun Festival on the square of Gainesboro. 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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Trespassing Complaint Leads To Bust

On July 27, K-9 Officer Ridge Long, Deputy Jimmy Sizemore and Sergeant Chris Carter, uncovered a marijuana grow. The operation was discovered while investigating a trespassing complaint on Lambert Hollow in the Nameless Community. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is always appreciative of information regarding criminal activities. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Safety Day Event To Be Held

Jackson County EMS will be partnering with other emergency services, as well as the Jackson County Board of Education, to host a Safety Day/Tailgate Party prior to kickoff of the first home football game for Jackson County High School on Fri. Aug. 18. There will be various agencies providing fun and informative activities for both…

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House Destroyed By Fire

The afternoon of Aug. 6 was a busy one for the Flynns Lick, Nameless, South Side and Dodson Branch Fire Departments. They worked hard battling a fire at the home of Charles Scott at 2296 McCoinsville Rd. There were no injuries due to the fire and the cause of the fire is unknown at this…

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Order Of Confederate Rose Meets

Held in conjunction with the Sons of Confederate Veterans during their national reunion, 85 women from 10 states gathered in Memphis to represent their states in the annual meeting of the Order of Confederate Rose.  The reunion this year being hosted by our state, was presided over by Tennessee state president Vonda Dixon, of the…

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