Man Arrested For Narcotic Possession

On March 21, Deputy Cummings was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with traffic violations in the area of McCoinsville Road in Jackson County. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Todd Mathis. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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From The Other Side Of The Lens

As I sat in my truck waiting for the softball game to begin against Monterey, (I am an hour early, because I think four is the same thing as five), I am watching the wind blowing and wondering how we are going to play in these 500 mph gales.  Our Lady Blue Devils arrive and…

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Moment Of Silence Held In Honor Of Mayor Kinnaird

The county recognized a moment of silence for the passing of Jackson County Mayor James “Bobby” Kinnaird on Thurs., March 22 at noon. Residents, business owners and the family of Bobby gathered on the courthouse lawn in a show of gratitude for all he had done for Jackson County over his lifetime. Bobby passed away…

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4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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Obituaries

Obits 2/27/18

Vickie Pippin Homemaker Vickie Pippin, 61, passed away Feb. 17 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Dunn officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 13, 1956 in Putnam County.…

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Obits 2/20/18

Fara Miller Teacher Fara Miller, 64, passed away Feb. 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept. 10, 1953 in Memphis. She taught for 16 years at Tennessee Technological University’s…

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Obits 2/13/18

Brenda Sue Browning Brenda Sue Browning Coffee, age 70, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was born on June 15, 1947 in Switzer, West Virginia, the daughter of Arland Browning, Sr. and Louise “Una” Kiser Browning.  On October 2, 1971, she married Billy R. Coffee.  She was preceded in death…

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Recent News

2018 Highlands Fitness Challenge Set To Kick Off

The Highlands Fitness Challenge, a program that aims to help community members cultivate a healthy and fit lifestyle, is taking on a new look in 2018.  The program encompasses the four county region of the Highlands Economic Partnership with participants from Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.  Each year, dozens of companies and organizations from…

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Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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