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Central Fire Department responded to a fully involved structure fire in the early morning hours of March 20. Upon arrival crews knocked the fire down quickly and safely. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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COVID-19 What You Need To Know

The Coronavirus. It’s not just about you and me. The fact is that many of us are in an age group or health status that has a very small risk of serious complications. Does that mean we have nothing to worry about and that we should ignore the advice from our federal and state leaders?…

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Walk Across Tennessee Program Announced

Walk Across Tennessee, a University of Tennessee Extension program, will be conducted in Jackson County March 23 – May 17. This program is a free team-based walking program. It’s an eight-week challenge that encourages teams of four to be active by walking or choosing your favorite physical activity. Team members do not have to walk…

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Quiz Community Recognized

New signs have been installed and are being dedicated for the Quiz Community that lies in both Jackson and Putnam counties. Quiz’s Post Office moved from one location in Putnam County in 1898 to its second location, which was just inside Jackson County on Smith Chapel Road. This second post office was located near the…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 3/10/20

James Boyd Birdwell James Boyd Birdwell, 82, of London, Ky., passed away Feb. 26 at Corbin Health and Rehab in Corbin, KY. Funeral services were held March 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Woodall Cemetery on Union Ridge Lane in Bloomington Springs. He was born Feb.…

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Obituaries 3/3/20

Richard Roland Sharp Richard Roland Sharp, 55, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation. He was born June 4, 1964 in Kittery, Maine. He was a factory worker, a member of the Morrison Creek Church of Christ and he also served in the U.S. Navy. He…

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Obituaries 2/25/20

Braxton “B.D.” Meadows Braxton “B.D.” Meadows, 84, of Bloomington Springs, passed away Feb. 14 at NHC Health Care in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. John Mabery officiating. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery in the Center Grove community. He was born Oct.…

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Walk Across Tennessee Program Announced

Walk Across Tennessee, a University of Tennessee Extension program, will be conducted in Jackson County March 23 – May 17. This program is a free team-based walking program. It’s an eight-week challenge that encourages teams of four to be active by walking or choosing your favorite physical activity. Team members do not have to walk…

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Quiz Community Recognized

New signs have been installed and are being dedicated for the Quiz Community that lies in both Jackson and Putnam counties. Quiz’s Post Office moved from one location in Putnam County in 1898 to its second location, which was just inside Jackson County on Smith Chapel Road. This second post office was located near the…

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Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties

Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties. New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment increases in nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in January 2020. Ninety-four counties experienced some level of increase during the first month of the year. Meigs County is the only county in the state where…

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UCEMC Cookeville Offices Damaged, Temporarily Closed

UCEMC Cookeville offices are damaged and temporarily closed. The Cookeville District office of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation sustained significant damage from the tornado that ripped through the Putnam County area on March 3. Communications are down, and that office is temporarily closed. In the meantime, two banks are stepping up to help members who…

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Upper Cumberland Jeeps Donates Blankets

Members of Upper Cumberland Jeeps donated blankets and goodie baskets to some of the residents at Mabry Health Care. 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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Closures Approved For Poke Sallet

Meeting Minutes Feb. 6, 2020 Mayor Lloyd Williams called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Jackie Jenkins Jr., and Wayne Strong… A motion was made by alderman Jackie Jenkins to approve road closure on May 7th – May 9th for annual Poke Sallet Festival with alderman Roger Gore as…

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