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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Two Gainesboro Residents Arrested

According to recent information from the Herald-Citizen, two local Gainesboro residents have been arrested in Putnam County. Recently booked on a $12,000 bond, George Denson, 56, of Gainesboro, has been charged with possession of burglary tools and attempted theft after a Putnam County deputy responded to a report at an attempted theft in Baxter outside…

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Drunk Drivers Beware

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach.…

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Standing Stone To Host Rolley Hole Championship

Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the Super Bowl of marbles. In its 35th year, the event includes kids’ games, marble making,…

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Obits 8/8/17

Michael Stephen Davidson Plumber Michael Stephen Davidson, 29, passed away on July 29 in DeKalb Co. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Floyd Farris officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Sept. 29,…

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Obits 8/1/17

Larry Wayne Heady Heavy Equipment Operator Larry Wayne Heady, 64, passed away July 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held July 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Feb. 26, 1953 in…

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Obits 7/25/17

Card Of Thanks Thank you, From our family to yours a sincere thank you goes out to each and every person that helped us through losing Richard Wayne Lafever on 7-6-2017. From Potters at Baxter for helping us with the camper to the Baxter city police, Baxter Fire Department and Baxter Ambulance Service for trying…

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Recent News

Local Man Arrested At Putnam Fair

A Gainesboro man was arrested at the Putnam County Fair Thursday night after he was allegedly having sex in the bathroom. David Wayne Valdez, 28, of Booger Ridge Road in Gainesboro was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office entered the women’s restroom in response to…

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TBI Arrests Nine On Meth Charges

          Partner law enforcement agencies from across the Upper Cumberland region have worked together to secure charges for 12 individuals in connection to an eight-month investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in several counties. Authorities from the Cookeville Police Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Crossville Police Department, the Putnam…

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Total Solar Eclipse

A wide variety of live music was heard over the weekend at the Sun Festival on the square of Gainesboro. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at  

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Trespassing Complaint Leads To Bust

On July 27, K-9 Officer Ridge Long, Deputy Jimmy Sizemore and Sergeant Chris Carter, uncovered a marijuana grow. The operation was discovered while investigating a trespassing complaint on Lambert Hollow in the Nameless Community. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is always appreciative of information regarding criminal activities. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Safety Day Event To Be Held

Jackson County EMS will be partnering with other emergency services, as well as the Jackson County Board of Education, to host a Safety Day/Tailgate Party prior to kickoff of the first home football game for Jackson County High School on Fri. Aug. 18. There will be various agencies providing fun and informative activities for both…

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House Destroyed By Fire

The afternoon of Aug. 6 was a busy one for the Flynns Lick, Nameless, South Side and Dodson Branch Fire Departments. They worked hard battling a fire at the home of Charles Scott at 2296 McCoinsville Rd. There were no injuries due to the fire and the cause of the fire is unknown at this…

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