Making A Highway For Hamp

Four years after his passing, a .4 mile section of the York Highway/Highway 85 East, that runs through the Fairview community of Jackson County, has been dedicated in the memory of George Hampton “Hamp” Scott, 1933 – 2013. Hamp, as his family and friends knew him, was a resident of the community for the better…

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Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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Obituaries

Obits 4/25/17

Jo Ann Dennis Homemaker Jo Ann Dennis, 75, passed away April 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Interment followed at Welch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born April 18, 1941 in Soddy-Daisy,…

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Obits 4/18/17

Michael Edwin Harrison Painter Michael Edwin Harrison, 54, passed away April 1 at his residence. Graveside services will be held April 22 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 24, 1962 in Davidson County. He was a…

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Obits 4/11/17

Alphonse Paciunas Machinist Alphonse Paciunas, 97, passed away March 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 24, 1919 in Elizabeth, NJ. He was a machinist in the tool and…

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Recent News

Treatment Drug Courts In TN Awarded Money

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces funding of up to $1.9 million over several years for treatment drug court programs for people who are involve in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in Tennessee. Treatment…

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Jackson County Awarded Food And Shelter Funds

Jackson County has been selected to receive $5,667.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of…

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Male Run Club Winners

Eight and under one-mile male division winners are Noah Daugherty, Harrison Bay’s Samuel Pyles, Gabriel Daugherty, AJ Woods and Cedars of Lebanon’s Jaden Hubbell pictured with Ramble. 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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Happy Retirement

Melba Gore, who retired from the Jackson County Trustee’s office on July 15, had been working there as a secretary for 29 years. Melba began working in the Trustee’s office in 1988 under Vernon Ragland and then continued there when Anthony Flatt took office. She will be greatly missed in the courthouse and everyone wishes…

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Building A Better Body At The Library

On Thursday, June 22, the Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library hosted its weekly summer reading program that included local presenters from the Jackson County Health Department as well as Gainesboro’s Family Dentistry. The nurse practitioner, Margie Stafford, and Lisa Boles, public health office assistant, talked to the children about what it means to be healthy…

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Ansei America, Inc. Celebrates 15 Years Open

Ansei America, Inc. was established in July, 1997, as a subsidiary of Ansei Corporation, Japan. It started as an importer and consignment assembly contractor in the state of Illinois. In July, 2002, Ansei America, Inc. opened its first manufacturing plant in Gainesboro, TN. Ansei Corporation has a long history of commitment to its customers in…

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