City Park Name Change Discussed

Town Of Gainesboro Meeting Minutes March 05, 2020 Mayor Lloyd Williams called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Jackie Jenkins Jr. and Wayne Strong. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, was observed by all present. Wayne Strong made a motion to approve the special called meeting…

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Gov. Lee Touts The Importance Of Masks

Reporters from many community papers from around the state met with Governor Bill Lee last Wednesday via conference call and discussed issues surrounding the reopening of Tennessee business—particularly inability of enforcement. As previously reported in the Jackson County Sentinel, Lee released a plan called the “Tennessee Pledge” that would allow citizens to return to work…

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2020 Graduation Announced

After much consideration, we have finalized plans for the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony. We appreciate the support and suggestions from students, parents and community members. It is clear that the graduating class and most others prefer to have a ceremony as close to traditional as possible and as close to the original date as…

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TVA Announces Planned Outages

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is scheduled to disconnect power overnight Saturday, May 9, to do vital maintenance on their equipment. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson County will be affected. The interruption of power will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 for up to eight hours into Sunday Morning, May…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 4/21/20

Alan Ramsey Alan Ramsey, 64, of Gainesboro, passed away April 4 in Whitleyville. Graveside services were held April 7 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community with Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. He was born Nov. 11, 1955 in Jackson County. He worked for Nielsen Corp. and was affiliated with the Burristown Church of Christ.…

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Obituaries 4/14/20

Card of Thanks We would like to thank all for the prayers, cards, memorial gifts and kind words in the passing of our precious mother. Thanks to Mabry Health Care for the wonderful care and Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home for their service with a special thanks to Jason Anderson for his kindness and time…

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Obituaries 4/7/20

Hubert C. Chaffin Hubert C. Chaffin, 83, of Baxter, passed away April 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A private graveside service was held at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. He was born Jan. 20, 1937 in Double Springs. He had an environment and conservation degree, along with his wife; they operated Chaffin’s Fur and Ginseng…

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2020 Graduation Announced

After much consideration, we have finalized plans for the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony. We appreciate the support and suggestions from students, parents and community members. It is clear that the graduating class and most others prefer to have a ceremony as close to traditional as possible and as close to the original date as…

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TVA Announces Planned Outages

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is scheduled to disconnect power overnight Saturday, May 9, to do vital maintenance on their equipment. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson County will be affected. The interruption of power will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 for up to eight hours into Sunday Morning, May…

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Lemonade Anyone?

Payson Agee was taking advantage of the beautiful day on Friday. She was selling two flavors of lemonade at her stand on Old Field Drive. Payson is the daughter of Travis Agee and the stepdaughter of Brittany Agee.

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Restaurants To Reopen Under Guidelines

In the weeks since Governor Lee implemented the Safer at Home order, Tennessee mounted a significant effort to improve testing and healthcare capacity. The state has made steady progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. Jackson County has had steady testing up to April 20, at which time we saw a significant decrease in people…

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UT Extension Office, Here for You!

Due to restrictions set to help deter the spread of COVID-19 the office is not open to the public; however employees are still here for you! Staff have been moved to working from home until further notice. If you have any questions regarding agriculture or 4-H please reach out to Eryn Bell at (615) 927-2075…

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Businesses To Start Reopening

With more than 400,000 unemployed, many Tennesseans have wondered when they would be able to return to work. Last week Governor Lee announced the first steps in Tennessee’s phased reopening of the economy–allowing restaurants and retailers to reopen this week. Restaurants began reopening Monday, April 27 and retailers can begin reopening Wednesday, April 29. While…

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