School System Is Awarded Bus Grant

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program, which…

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Tips On Water Safety This Summer

Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the…

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County Resident Receives Doctorate

On May 11, 2019 Tory De Shannon (Heady) Lawrence celebrated her educational accomplishments at Liberty University’s yearly commencement ceremony in Lynchburg Virginia with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, delivering the commencement address. Dr. Lawrence defended her research on the impact of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports on school climate in secondary schools…

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Former UCHRA Director Sues Agency

The former embattled director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is now suing the agency for wrongful termination. Luke Collins, who served as director of the agency for several years, has filed the suit. The UCHRA board dismissed him in May of 2018 for what was cited as abuse of compensatory time. News…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 5/21/19

Donnie “Rooster” Spivey Donnie “Rooster” Spivey, 67 of Gainesboro, passed away May 16 at his residence. He had chosen cremation, with memorial services at a later date. He was born March 10, 1952, in Gainesboro. He worked as a logger. He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph J. Spivey and Dimple Louise Spivey. Surviving…

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Obituaries 5/14/19

Betty Cobb Flatt Betty Cobb Flatt, 91, of Gainesboro, passed away May 5 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with David Montgomery and Mark Stout officiating. Interment followed in the Granville Cemetery in Granville. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Glennville, Ga. She was a retired…

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Obituaries 4/30/19

Dr. James Smith Dr James Smith, 83, of Cookeville, passed away April 21, near his farm in Overton County. Funeral services were held April 26 at Cookeville First Baptist Church with Pastor Scott McKinney officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Cookeville City Cemetery. He was born April 14, 1936, in Cookeville. He served…

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County Resident Receives Doctorate

On May 11, 2019 Tory De Shannon (Heady) Lawrence celebrated her educational accomplishments at Liberty University’s yearly commencement ceremony in Lynchburg Virginia with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, delivering the commencement address. Dr. Lawrence defended her research on the impact of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports on school climate in secondary schools…

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Former UCHRA Director Sues Agency

The former embattled director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is now suing the agency for wrongful termination. Luke Collins, who served as director of the agency for several years, has filed the suit. The UCHRA board dismissed him in May of 2018 for what was cited as abuse of compensatory time. News…

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Be Counted In The Census Of 2020

The Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady signed a proclamation April 1, 2019 to ensure all residents of Jackson County are counted in the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census. The proclamation designates the county as a partner with the U.S. Census Bureau by encouraging residents to participate through awareness efforts until the completion of the 2020 Census.…

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JCHS Graduation Ceremony Held

Jaryn Scantland is the 2019 Valedictorian with an average of 98.1875. She received the Jostens, Chad and Becky Bone award, the Doyene Anderson Memorial Scholarship and the Volunteer Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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21st Annual Granville Heritage Day To Be Held

Historic Granville celebrates the 21st Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 25, with the theme “Solid Gold Memories : White Walls & Fender Skirts” as the town celebrates the 1960’s during 2019. The day will begin with an opening celebration at 9 a.m. as the Granville Museum celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Museum. For…

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JCMS Graduation Ceremony Held

Be sure to check out next weeks edition of the Sentinel for more Eighth Grade Graduation pictures. 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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