Unemployment Rate Decreases

Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not…

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Bust Vandalized

In the early morning hours of June 22, an individual decided to vandalize the monument of General Andrew Jackson located on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Gainesboro. It’s unknown why someone would vandalize government property that symbolizes part of Jackson County’s history, but nonetheless they did. Mayor Randy Heady made the statement after the incident…

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Rank Exams Recently Held

Korra, six-year-old daughter of Steven and Carol Phillips of Jackson County, earned her yellow belt in a recent rank exam at Team Hunter Karate. See this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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SNAP Applications Are Now Available

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) is now offering application assistance with “SNAP” formerly known as the Food Stamp Program for adults 60 and over or individuals with a disability. The USDA created SNAP to provide eligible individuals with monthly benefits to buy food. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA),…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 6/9/20

Donald C. Henry Donald C. Henry, 77, of Ashland City, passed away May 31 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were held June 2 from the chapel of Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery on Seven Knobs Road in Gainesboro. He was born May 17, 1943 in Jackson County. He…

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Obituaries 6/2/20

L.B. Johnson L.B. Johnson, 79, passed away peacefully dressed in orange and surrounded by his family on May 23, 2020. His name was truly just initials, despite the variations he told thousands over the years. Known as B and Jo since they had grandchildren, he and Jo Kathryn were married for 57 years. Her love…

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Obituaries 5/26/20

Paul Newton Browand Paul Newton Browand Jr., age 92, of Gainesboro, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 20.2020 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 23, 1927 in Altoona, PA, to his parents; Paul Newton Browand Sr. and Mabel Gilmore Browand. In 1951 Paul met his future wife…

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Recent News

Rank Exams Recently Held

Korra, six-year-old daughter of Steven and Carol Phillips of Jackson County, earned her yellow belt in a recent rank exam at Team Hunter Karate. See this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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SNAP Applications Are Now Available

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) is now offering application assistance with “SNAP” formerly known as the Food Stamp Program for adults 60 and over or individuals with a disability. The USDA created SNAP to provide eligible individuals with monthly benefits to buy food. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA),…

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Granville To Have Heritage Day

The 22nd Granville Heritage Day will occur on July 11 with the theme Tennessee’s Mayberry Town Block Party. The festival, which was postponed in May, will feature all the events including an Antique Car Show, Antique Tractor & Engine Show, Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, children rides, petting zoo, ventriloquist, magician, memorial service, parade, craftsmen,…

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Schools Receive Facelift

Jackson County schools are getting buildings ready updates include: New energy efficient lighting and plumbing at all schools, new gym floor at JCMS, new roof at JCHS and updated paint at DBS. Plans are for bringing kids back to school in the fall, coming soon. Pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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First Lady Helps Out

First Lady of Tennessee Maria Lee joined volunteers of the Care Center at New Hope Baptist Church in Gainesboro to serve and support over 100 families facing food insecurity. 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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Jackson Arrested For Burglary

On June 8 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious person call in the area of New Hope Road. Deputy Dillon Sandlin arrived at the location and made contact with a resident that gave him information about a female who had made unlawful entry into her home. The suspect fled the residence when…

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