Five Confederate Veterans Honored

On a recent autumn Saturday morning alongside Flynn’s Creek in Jackson County, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Myers Zollicoffer Camp 1990 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123, met at the Rash Cemetery to honor five Confederate soldiers buried on the hillside. William H. Billingsley, Joseph ‘Joab’ Birdwell, William H. Birdwell,…

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J.C. Schools Receives Prestigious Awards

Jackson County Schools received three prestigious awards at a statewide meeting in Nashville. The first award was for The Best Employee Appreciation Program, the second was for Excellence In Unemployment Compensation Administration, and the third was for a Utrust Mini-grant in the amount of $13,900 with every dollar of this grant going toward our students.…

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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

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Obituaries

Obits 2-28-17

Susan Marie Smith Nurse Susan Marie Smith, 73, passed away Feb. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Feb. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born March 25, 1943 in Roslyn,…

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Sentinel Obituaries 2-21-17

Barbara (Cooper) Hammons Means Homemaker Barbara (Cooper) Hammons Means, 79, passed away Feb. 11 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Pall bearers were James David Hammons, Josh Anderson, Johnny Adams, Chuck Adams, Kenneth Bean, and Keith Bean.…

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Jackson County Sentinel Obituaries 2-14-17

Thelma C. Fox Retired Thelma C. Fox, 87, passed away Feb. 9 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Sycamore Church of Christ with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Detroit,…

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Recent News

School Zone Suggestions For Parents

In an effort to streamline the congestion in the school zones during periods of peak traffic, please follow these suggestions to make the dropping off or picking up of your child more efficient. Use your turn signals. Without them, the officers who direct traffic at the intersections cannot tell in which direction you wish to…

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Breakfast And Lunch Continues To Be Provided To Students

Director of Schools Joe D. Barlow has announced that for the upcoming school year, all Jackson County students will continue to receive their breakfast and lunch meal at no charge. This is possible through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. CEP is a universal meal plan within…

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Roaring River Dam Set To Be Removed

An aging dam on the Roaring River will be removed in a multi-organizational effort in late July. The exact date will depend on river conditions and visitors should expect limited access in this area. This will be the largest Tennessee dam ever removed for river and stream restoration purposes. The dam is roughly 220 feet…

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Alice Barlow Retires From UCHRA

July 7th marked a day in our agency’s history.  A one of a kind lady who has devoted 27 years to this agency and the people she served has retired. Ms. Alice Barlow started work here as a case manager in what used to be called JTPA and now is WIOA, before becoming the County…

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Treatment Drug Courts In TN Awarded Money

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces funding of up to $1.9 million over several years for treatment drug court programs for people who are involve in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in Tennessee. Treatment…

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Jackson County Awarded Food And Shelter Funds

Jackson County has been selected to receive $5,667.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of…

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