Red Carpet Service Award Presented

Donna Elrod, vice president and Gainesboro office manager of First Freedom Bank, has been selected as the Red Carpet Service award winner for 2017. This award represents the bank’s highest honor for enhancing the customer experience and rendering service above and beyond the call of duty. Donna was selected for this award by her peers…

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Felony Theft Arrests Made

On Feb. 4, Captain Dennis Thrasher arrested Daniel Gensemer for deceptive business practices and felony theft. The investigation began when a victim reported that Gensemer took over $4,000 from him under deceptive circumstances. During the course of the investigation Thrasher obtained evidence of the crime and did file charges in General Sessions Court. For more…

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Historic Granville Opens 2018 Season With New Theme

Historic Granville’s theme for 2018 is “Strolling Through the 1950’s: Let the Good Times Roll”. It will open on March 7 with a great year of events planned. The official grand opening will be on April 14 with a full day of activities to include a 1950’s Antique Car Show, 1950’s music with DJ and…

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Waters Rise Quickly, Trapping Woman Inside Camper

Rescue personnel entered Roaring river by inflatable boat and were able to rescue the woman. “Thanks to all who were involved, the woman was safely rescued from a dangerous situation without incident,” states Patrick Martin, Jackson County Rescue Squad member. Jackson County personnel greatly appreciates the assistance of Putnam County and all others who assisted…

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Obituaries

Obits 5/16/17

James Lewis Botts James Lewis Botts, age 88 of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  His wife, Brenda and their daughter, Rhetta were at his bedside.  He was born on August 6, 1928 at Whitleyville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1950 with…

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Obits 5/9/17

Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett passed away on April 28, 2017 at her home in Hendersonville, TN.  She was 64 years old. Funeral services will be held at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11 A.M. The family will receive friends on Monday…

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Obits 5/2/17

Earnest “Ernie” Moore Quality Control Earnest “Ernie” Moore, 64, passed away April 21 at his residence. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 2, 1952 in Printer, Ky. He worked in quality control at Nielsen…

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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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