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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Arrests Made By Law Enforcement

On Jan. 28, a vehicle was stolen in the Stone Community of Jackson County. During the course of the investigation, Captain Dennis Thrasher developed information that a family member, Danielle Kilmon, was possibly the suspect in the auto theft. Thrasher interviewed several people across Jackson, Putnam and Overton counties and began a search for Kilmon.…

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Obituaries

Obits 6/6/17

Rose Nell Jones Strait Clothing Factory Worker Rose Nell Jones Strait, 89, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 05/30/17

Edna Pyron Jackson Factory Worker Edna Pyron Jackson, 70, passed away May 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Pyron Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Old…

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Obits 5/23/17

Lara Lorene Rhoten Factory Worker Lara Lorene Rhoten, 91, passed away May 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Jared and Bro. Steve Rhoten officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Recent News

Superintendent Appreciation Day To Be Hosted At Jackson Co. Schools

Bonjour! Bonjour! The Jackson County School Board passed a resolution this week declaring Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 as Superintendent Appreciation Day. Therefore, students across the system will be using the “Paris, City of Love” theme to show appreciation to Superintendent Joe D. Barlow. School Board Chairman, Mark Brown, said, “We are so grateful for Superintendent…

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Kindergartners Scare Up Some Businesses Halloween Morning

For more photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Sheriff’s Department Makes Arrests In Local Theft

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office recovered stolen property from three separate incidents over the weekend. On Oct. 24, Deputy Roy Shepherd took a report of a burglary in the Bloomington Springs area of the county. During the course of the investigation, Captain Dennis Thrasher located some of the property at a pawn shop in Cookeville.…

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Officers Complete Drug Overdose Training

Opioids are highly addictive drugs used to reduce pain. Common types subscribed by doctors include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodine), Fentanyl and Morphine. These medications should always be kept in a secure locked location and unused pills be disposed of properly. Heroin is an illegal opioid. From 2014-2015, heroin overdose death rates increased by 20.6 percent…

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Gainesboro Veteran Helping Other Disabled Veterans

A local veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder is raising money to start a farm for other disabled veterans with PTSD. Ray Russell, formerly of Mt. Juliet who now lives in Gainesboro, started farm work as a way to keep himself occupied. Little did he know how much relief the work would give him.…

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New Amphitheater Project Set To Ready To Proceed

The Gainesboro-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting was held on Sept. 5, 2017 at the Chamber office. Members and guests were welcomed. Meeting was called to order by Vice President Debbie Kinnaird in the absence of the President. Due to no minutes of last meeting, they were not read and approved. For more…

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