New Director Of Schools Hired

During the School Board Meeting on Tue., April 24, the Board members voted to hire Kristy Brown, principal of Jackson County High School as the new Director of Schools. “I know that the prosperity of a community depends greatly on the level of education of its citizens,” Brown said, “I want to work relentlessly until…

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Arrest Made For Meth Manufacturing

A traffic stop on April 21, by Sgt. Wade Draper and Deputy Daniel Cummings led to the arrest of Amy Newberry and Edward Rollins. During the traffic stop the deputies found items used in a clandestine Meth lab, Methamphetamine, which was completed, and paraphernalia used in the making of meth, sale and use. Newberry and…

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Jackson County Prom Held

Jackson County High School held their prom on April 28th at Willow Place Conference Center in Cookeville. For more photos from this event, check out next week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands May 8th, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

Deputy Daniel Cummings made an arrest of two individuals on April 15 after pulling over a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop he recovered a sizable amount of marijuana, amphetamine, Alprazolam, THC paste and paraphernalia used in the distribution and use of narcotics. Other items, which appeared to be…

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Obituaries

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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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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Recent News

Jackson Co. Band Holds Formal Christmas Concert

The Jackson County Band presented their Formal Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 15. This concert was the culmination of the semester’s work toward more substantial concert band literature of Christmas songs from England, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and Appalachia. Featured composers were Tom Wallace, Robert W. Smith, Calvin Custer, James Curnow, Richard Saucedo and the…

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Be A Santa Program Successful

When we hear about the spirit of Christmas, we often think about giving gifts to those we love. Citizens of Jackson County showed this spirit last Monday by delivering gifts and Christmas dinner to over 100 families of students, who were recommended by their teachers, in Jackson County schools. Torri Carver, School Social Worker, has…

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Clerk Hardy Serves As President

Jackson County Circuit Court Clerk Jeff Hardy served as this year’s Middle Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association President. The Middle Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association is a division of the Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association, which is made up of all the Court Clerks in the ninety-five counties across the State. For more on this…

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Dodson Branch And Granville Hold Their Christmas Parades

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

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Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Students Give To Those In Need

On Nov. 22, members of the Gainesboro chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) continued an eight-holiday tradition of providing gifts to children in need at the Kids Putnam program. Kids Putnam is a program providing services to children with developmental delays and medical conditions from multiple area counties including Jackson County. The recipients…

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School District Attains Level 5 In Academic Growth

Jackson County Schools have been designated as a LEVEL 5 school district by the Tennessee Department of Education. This is the highest level of academic growth recognized in Tennessee. Student growth is measured using the value-added method on the TNReady Assessment that is administered in the spring of each year in the areas of reading,…

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