Flooding Problems Throughout The County

With so much rain last week, Roaring River went over the banks and flooded Roaring River Road at Aaron Branch Road causing TDOT to close the road. For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Lady Devils Beat Down Lady Wildcats

When it comes to basketball, I have always been more of a fan of the girls’ games. Maybe it stems from my time shooting and tutoring the Golden Eagles at Tennessee Tech, or maybe I see more teamwork in the girls’ games. Whatever the reason, I have followed our Lady Devils with more interest, and…

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Twin Lakes Donates Money

Twin Lakes presented the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce with $1,000 recently.

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Crews Battle Fully Involved Barn Fire

Crews responded to assist with a fully involved barn fire on the morning of Jan. 29, in the area of Shepardsville Hwy. Fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Obituaries 1/14/20

Larry R. Hix Larry R. Hix, 65, of Whitleyville, passed away Jan. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Duane Gossett and Bro. Shan Dozier officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born May…

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Obituaries 1/7/20

Marie Reece Marie Reece, 67, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 27 at NHC Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Richmond Cemetery in the Flynns Lick community. She was born July 17, 1952 in Jackson County. She retired from Nielsen and was a member…

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Obituaries 12/31/19

Jackie Christian Jackie Christian, 39, of Livingston passed away Dec. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medial Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community. He was born July 20, 1980 in Gainesboro. He was a factory worker.…

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Recent News

Jackson County Sees Increase In Unemployment

New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the vast majority of counties in the state had unemployment rates below 5% during December 2019. In December 2019, unemployment rates compared with the previous month decreased in 12 counties, increased in 55 counties, and remained unchanged in 28 counties. For more…

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Local Hero Receives Medal

On Jan. 24, Kevin Jones, a partner at Wildwood Resort & Marina was awarded the Public Service Commendation Medal for his selfless actions which lead to the water rescue of a marina patron at the Cordell Hull Lake, Nashville District. On Aug. 5, 2019, a patron of Wildwood Resort & Marina entered the lake when…

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Department To Sell Equipment

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 13th day of January 2020 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opened court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Tim Agee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Blue Devils Drop Both To Clarkrange

It may have been a Friday night, but it sure felt like a Monday for the girls at Clarkrange. Yes, I know that it is a bad pun considering we lost by 36 points, and the Buffalos key players, the Monday twins are a force unto themselves. All we could do washold on and try…

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City Park Project Work Has Begun

The City Park project was made possible through the Diabetes Grant Program from the Tennessee Dept. of Health. Work started on the grant process in the summer of 2018 at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting and came up with a plan to improve the park and add a fitness center in an existing city…

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J.C.H.S. Softball Strikes Out Tobacco

The Jackson County High School Softball team recently made the pledge to “Strike Out Tobacco!” Coach Amanda Harris and her team each signed a pledge form promising not to use ANY tobacco or electronic cigarette (vape) products. Once signed, the Tennessee Department of Health, in conjunction with TNSTRONG (a youth-led initiative to take down tobacco…

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