Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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Director Barlow Set To Retire In October

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Feb. 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by Mark Allen, seconded by…

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Obituaries

Obits 10/10/17

Rae N. Lawhon Bakery Owner Rae N. Lawhon, 74, passed away Sept. 20 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She ran a bakery on the square in Gainesboro. She was the beloved wife of Lee Lawhon and beloved…

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Obits 10/3/17

Randall Winningham Truck Driver Randall Winningham, 40, passed away Sept. 22 in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 18, 1976 in Orange County, Florida. He was a truck driver. Surviving…

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Obits 9/26/17

Kathy Pippin Retired Kathy Pippin, 67, passed away Sept. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Flatt, Bro. Steve Bowman, and Bro. Stan Gantt officiating. Interment followed at Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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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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