City Alderman To Be Decided In August

Gainesboro voters get to decide who they want to represent them in the upcoming election in August. According to Election Administrator, Clay Thaxton, four candidates will be on the ballot for the Town of Gainesboro alderman position. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Missing Alderman Explains His Absence

A Gainesboro alderman has cited “severe back trouble” as the reason for missing the meeting. Alderman Roger Calvert in a written statement said the following, “This is to inform the citizens of Gainesboro that I, Roger Dale Calvert, have been going through severe back trouble. I had surgery on Wednesday, June 9, 2018. I had…

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Gainesboro Is At A Standstill

The Town of Gainesboro is at a standstill with regards to city business. For the third straight month, two of the aldermen haven’t shown up at the meeting. Mayor Lloyd Williams and Alderman Roger Dale Gore were at the meeting last week, but it was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Reportedly Alderman Roger…

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New CAO/CNO Selected At CRH

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer \ Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina, Tenn. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management. “Patricia has been with…

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Obits 1/2/18

Margaret Haile Hix Teacher Margaret Haile Hix, 95, passed away Dec. 20 at Heritage Pointe Senior Living in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 12/26/17

James Earnest Litchford Factory Worker James Earnest Litchford, 78, passed away Dec. 16 at Signature Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 15, 1939 in…

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Obits 12/19/17

Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson Sr. Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson Sr., 69, passed away Dec. 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born…

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Recent News

Sheriff’s Department Warns To Watch For Counterfeit Bills

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning retailers and consumers that counterfeit bills are circulating in and around the county. Business owners should train their employees to examine all bills they receive that are $10 and higher. If they believe they are given a phony bill, call the police. Small business owners need to be…

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Head Recently Promoted To New Police Chief

Officer Michael Head was recently promoted to Gainesboro’s Chief of Police. Head has been in police work in some capacity for over three decades. Some of the areas that he will be focusing on will be the fight on drugs and making the police presence more know in the city with more patrolling, he said.…

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Heady Appointed As Jackson Co. Mayor

Jackson County residents now have a new county mayor. Randy Heady was appointed Jackson County Mayor at Monday night’s meeting of commissioners. Heady received 10 votes for the appointment. Michelle Hix, the only other candidate, received seven votes. Commissioner Joey Denson took over the duties of managing the meeting after Heady was nominated. Heady was…

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Crash Leaves Two In Critical Condition

On Wednesday, a three-car vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened on S.R. 56 near Hubert Brown Circle. Two vehicles were traveling north on S.R. 56 and the third was traveling south on S.R. 56. A 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by Logan Duncan, 18, of Lafayette, was traveling…

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Sheriff Uncovers Narcotics Trafficking

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search warrant in the Dodson Branch Community. Detective Eddie Mott began an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Sunnyview area of Dodson Branch in response to concerned citizens. On Feb. 23, this investigation culminated with a search warrant being conducted at 180 O’Reilly Lane in Dodson Branch.…

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J.C.H.S. Receives Visit From The Tech Is Tenn. Tour

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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