Announcements 2/5/19

Free Movie Night There will be a free movie night on Feb. 8 at the Gladdice Community Center starting at 7 p.m. The movie will be a comedy drama, “Me Again.” There will also be free popcorn. This is brought to you by the JC Christian Fellowship. Therold’s Little Opry Therold’s Little Opry will be…

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Principal Appreciation Day Set

It’s that time of year when we get to slow down and take time to honor our well-deserving principals and assistant principals in the Jackson County School system. The School Board has passed a resolution declaring Feb. 7, 2019 as Principal Appreciation Day using American Revolution theme. The theme for Principal Appreciation Day is a…

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Rare Super Blood Moon

So what can we do on the coldest night so far of the year? Well if you were lucky and waited a bit for the clouds to clear on Jan. 20th you would been treated to the Super Wolf Blood Moon. You have the same look about you that most of my third graders have…

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Jackson County Home Destroyed By Fire

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, West End Volunteer Fire Dept. was dispatched to a home at 126 Wartrace Hwy. Upon arrival at the residence they found the home fully engulfed. They were able to contain the fire and extinguish it. It took approximately two hours. The residents were able to escape the home without injury. For…

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Obits 12/18/18

Wallace Lee Davidson Wallace Lee Davidson, 75, of Bloomington Springs passed away on Dec. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Dec. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Dr. Doug Dycus officiating. Private family burial followed in the Davidson Family Cemetery in Bloomington Springs. He was born Nov. 14, 1943…

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Obits 12/11/18

Lois Holly Nicholson Lois Holly Nicholson, 82, of Cookeville passed away Nov. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Dec. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery in Cookeville. She was born Sept. 13, 1936 in Metropolis, Ill. She was a…

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Obits 12/4/18

Ernest “Bubba” Fox Ernest “Bubba” Fox, 47, of Bloomington Springs passed away on Nov. 26 at his residence. Memorial services were held on Nov. 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. He had chosen cremation. He was born on Nov. 25, 1971, in Cookeville. He worked in the logging industry. He…

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Recent News

Cumberland River Hospital Closing Its Doors

Facing declining reimbursements and declining patient volumes, the Cumberland River Hospital Board of Trustees voted to close Cumberland River Hospital, ending an era of local medical services. The closure will be on March 1, 2019 at 7 a.m. No services including emergency room, inpatient or outpatient services will be available at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH)…

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Dr. Dudney Receives Award From U.T. Knoxville

Elijah Dudney, MD, was one of four alumni selected to receive Outstanding Alumni Awards from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Dr. Dudney is a 1952 alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon was part of the College…

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House Fire In Jackson County

Around 10 a.m on Jan. 18, Jackson County Fire, EMS and law enforcement crews responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 2003 Sherpardsville Hwy, in the Nameless Community. Upon arriving at the residence crews found a mobile home with smoke pouring out of it. Once fire crews gained entry into the home,…

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Martin Honored By County Commissioners

Betty Martin was honored during the last Jackson County Commission meeting. Betty Martin has been a volunteer with the Jackson County Archives and Veterans Hall since September 2009. At which time she was nominated for the position of the head of the archives. She was instrumental in many aspects of keeping the archives running, obtaining…

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Person Of Interest Wanted For Questioning In Shooting

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call on Dec. 16. Upon arriving at the home they found a victim that had been struck on the side of the head. The victim was treated for a non-lethal injury. It was then determined that a shooting had taken place. Justin Cody Stewart, 26, is considered…

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Eighth Grade Night Held At JCMS

Eighth grade night was held at Jackson County Middle School this past week. To see photos from the event, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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