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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Free Flu Shots At Jackson Co. Health Dept.

With the number of flu cases on the rise across the Upper Cumberland, the Jackson County Health Department clinic is currently offering flu vaccinations at no cost to patients until vaccine supplies are depleted. Patients may walk in to request a flu vaccine any time during regular clinic hours. A total of 212 confirmed flu…

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Obituaries

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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Sentinel Obits 2-7-17

Hugh Gene Greenwood Custom Auto Work Hugh Gene Greenwood, 76, passed away Jan. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 5, 1940…

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Recent News

Ramsey Receives Recognition Award

Cherry Ramsey, R.N., CVICU clinical coordinator and charge nurse at Cookeville Regional, was awarded the Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award this past July by Mended Hearts.  The Mended Hearts organization recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process.  This award is given to…

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Becoming A Healthier Community

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced Jackson County has been named a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community. Healthier Tennessee Communities are those that encourage and enable more physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level. The program takes a community-wide approach to improving Tennesseans’ health…

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HSD Proudly Presents: He Is Near: A True Story

The Homeschool Dramatic Society will present their 19th annual production on Sept. 14-16 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Mary Evelyn McCurdy of Gainesboro has been writing, directing, and producing plays with this group since she established it in 1999. “This spring I was having trouble deciding what this year’s play should be about,” McCurdy…

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Water Lines Replaced On Murray

The Town of Gainesboro began over-seeing the replacement and repairs of old water lines on Murray Street about a month ago. The city received a grant to cover the expenses for this project recently and hired several contractors to begin the work. The project is expected to be completed by Jan.2018 for all water lines…

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Jackson County School Board has declared Sept. 21, Bus Driver Appreciation Day in all Jackson County Schools. Bus drivers across the state will be honored with an “All Things Nashville VIP” style theme. “We are happy to honor our bus drivers because they are so very important to our school system,” Mark Brown, Board…

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Coaching Lists Announced

School Board Minutes August 24, 2017 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Aug. 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the new JCHS Fieldhouse. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, Mark Allen, Amanda Taylor, James Robert Childress, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown.…

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