G.E.S. Soars To New Heights This Year

The third grade Science class at G.E.S. released a high-altitude weather balloon on May, 1. With the help of the Tennessee Tech STEM Center and the Tech SEDS Club (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), Science teacher Mr. Mike lead his students in the design and building of a package that was attached…

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Fun, Sun And Poke Sallet

The 2018 Poke Sallet Festival took place over the weekend. For more photos from this event, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Presenting Your 2018 J.C.H.S. Prom Royalty

Jesse Shoemake and Kyleigh Hardy were selected to be Jackson County High School’s prom king and queen. For more photos from this event, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Counterfeit Money Arrest Made

Capt. Dennis Thrasher began an investigation into local counterfeit money after receiving complaints from area merchants. During the course of his investigation a suspect was identified and arrested. Christopher Scott was arrested on April 29. There was enough evidence obtained to charge Scott with criminal simulation, which is a Class E felony. For more on…

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Obituaries

Obits 8/15/17

Thomas Davidson Diesel Mechanic Thomas Davidson, 63, passed away Aug. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 28, 1954 in…

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Obits 8/8/17

Michael Stephen Davidson Plumber Michael Stephen Davidson, 29, passed away on July 29 in DeKalb Co. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Floyd Farris officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Sept. 29,…

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Obits 8/1/17

Larry Wayne Heady Heavy Equipment Operator Larry Wayne Heady, 64, passed away July 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held July 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Feb. 26, 1953 in…

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Recent News

Jackson Co. Middle School Evacuates During Fire Scare

On Tues., Jan. 23, Jackson County Central Fire Dept. responded to Jackson County Middle School for reported smoke in the building and smoke showing from the roof. Upon arrival all children and faculty were found safe outside the building. Interior access was made to find smoke in one wing of the building mostly contained to…

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Jackson County Featured In Tennessee Vacation Guide

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Jackson County is prominently featured. The 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s fifteen Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800-GO2-TENN (462-8366) and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. A digital version…

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Library Has New Tech Training Class

Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library has begun Library Technology Training. The grant was provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in May 2017 and will conclude in April 2019. It is made available for public libraries to create or update training labs for the express purpose of providing free public training on computer skills.…

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Amphitheater Discussed At Chamber Meeting

The Gainesboro – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Board Meeting was held on Dec. 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office. Frank Hardegree, President, called the meeting to order. Guests and Members were welcomed. Due to absence of Secretary, minutes were not reviewed for November Board Meeting. There was an update given…

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Winter Storms Hit, Covers County In Snow

Winter storms recently hit the Upper Cumberland area, coating everything in snow and ice. Several roadways were closed due to this weather system with several vehicles sliding off the road into the ditch. No major accidents have been reported. Schools have been closed the entire past week because of the inclement weather, which students have…

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First Round Of Legion Oratorical Contest Held

The American Legion of Tennessee held the first round of the Legion Oratorical Contest on Sat., Jan. 13 in Livingston. The Legion Oratorical provides scholarship money for the students whom participate as well as helping develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, ant the preparation for acceptance of the duties…

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