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 8/29/17

Anthony V. Angelini Retired Anthony V. Angelini, 89, passed away Aug. 23 at Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Victoria Apicella officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 16, 1928 in…

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Obits 8/22/17

Jere Nelson Apple Truck Driver Jere Nelson Apple, 74, passed away Aug. 15 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 30, 1943 in…

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Obits 8/15/17

Thomas Davidson Diesel Mechanic Thomas Davidson, 63, passed away Aug. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 28, 1954 in…

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Recent News

School District Attains Level 5 In Academic Growth

Jackson County Schools have been designated as a LEVEL 5 school district by the Tennessee Department of Education. This is the highest level of academic growth recognized in Tennessee. Student growth is measured using the value-added method on the TNReady Assessment that is administered in the spring of each year in the areas of reading,…

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City Hall Meeting Held To Increase Economic Growth For Jackson Co.

A meeting was held on Dec. 6 in the conference room at City Hall. This meeting was sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TN ECD) as part of the Asset Based Planning Initiative. The forum for this meeting was designed to identify how assets to grow jobs and invest in our…

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Big Help Originates From A Little Person

Aiden Reece of the Gladdice Community has decided that he wants to help some people in need. He has chosen to raise money for the children of India to have clean drinking water. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at…

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Raising Food For Thought

Jackson County Schools are proud to announce the newest addition to the student resource center, the Food for Thought Pantry.  The Food for Thought Pantry is designed to assist any student and their family who may be in need of food or basic items.  It is located at Jackson County High School, but every student…

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Gainesboro Antioch Community Has A Fatal Accident On Nov. 27

A fatal accident occurred on Mon., Nov. 27 around 8 p.m. on Stacy Cemetery Road in the Antioch community. William Tucker, 20, of Gainesboro, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup southbound on Stacy Cemetery Road when he attempted to negotiate a right curve. He traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a…

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Gainesboro Man Arrested In Shooting

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Gainesboro man in connection to the shooting of his girlfriend on Wednesday, Nov. 29. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating the incident that occurred in the 500 block of Stacy Cemetery Lane in Jackson…

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