Lemonade Anyone?

Payson Agee was taking advantage of the beautiful day on Friday. She was selling two flavors of lemonade at her stand on Old Field Drive. Payson is the daughter of Travis Agee and the stepdaughter of Brittany Agee.

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Restaurants To Reopen Under Guidelines

In the weeks since Governor Lee implemented the Safer at Home order, Tennessee mounted a significant effort to improve testing and healthcare capacity. The state has made steady progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. Jackson County has had steady testing up to April 20, at which time we saw a significant decrease in people…

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UT Extension Office, Here for You!

Due to restrictions set to help deter the spread of COVID-19 the office is not open to the public; however employees are still here for you! Staff have been moved to working from home until further notice. If you have any questions regarding agriculture or 4-H please reach out to Eryn Bell at (615) 927-2075…

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Businesses To Start Reopening

With more than 400,000 unemployed, many Tennesseans have wondered when they would be able to return to work. Last week Governor Lee announced the first steps in Tennessee’s phased reopening of the economy–allowing restaurants and retailers to reopen this week. Restaurants began reopening Monday, April 27 and retailers can begin reopening Wednesday, April 29. While…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 3/31/20

Wayne H. Lawton Wayne H. Lawton, 72, of Cookeville, passed away March 5 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Memorial services were held March 28 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Haney officiating. The family has chosen cremation. He was born April 28, 1947 in Pawtucket, RI. He was a…

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Obituaries 3/24/20

John Boone Hestand Born October 30, 1932 in Jackson County Tennessee. Died March 2, 2020 at Soddy Daisy Health Center in Soddy Daisy Tennessee. Son of the late Ernest Clyde Hestand and Mabel Cummins Fox. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Fox Hestand. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Ann…

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Obituaries 3/17/20

Truman Edward Stearnes Truman Edward Stearnes, 82, of Gainesboro, passed away March 2, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life service was held March 15 at Mountain Chapel Ministries in Gainesboro with Pastor Truman B. Stearnes officiating. He was born Oct. 2, 1937 in Nashville. He lived a blessed life, some would call…

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Recent News

Schools Urged To Remain Closed

Last Monday Governor Bill Lee ordered an extension of the Stay At Home executive order until April 30 to preserve and increase the containment of COVID-19. The governor’s previous order for Tennesseans to stay at home unless engaging in essential activities or services was to expire April 14, but continued diligence is required to prevent…

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Fire Extinguished

On Thursday afternoon Central Fire Department responded to reports of a grass fire in the area of Fairground Lane. Upon Arrival crews quickly contained and extinguished the fire. Responding were Engine 11, Responder 14 and Tanker 75.

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Residents Urged To Complete Census

This is a very uncertain time for our community and our society. The coronavirus COVID-19 response has already had a devastating impact on our economy. We must take care not to compound the damage by allowing the crisis to affect our future. Perhaps the 2020 Census is the least of your concerns today because you…

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State Audit Finds Discrepancies

A recent state audit resulted in 11 findings and recommendations, which was then reviewed with Jackson County management. The two most notable discrepancies appeared in the Office of Director of Schools and the Office of the County Clerk. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Twin Lakes Receives Grant

Twin Lakes will receive more than $1.4 million for broadband internet access improvements in parts of Fentress and Overton counties. The grant is part of $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants announced by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe to expand service to nearly 31,000 Tennesseans. For…

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Single Vehicle Catches Fire

On April 4, Central Fire Department stations One and Six responded to a single-vehicle fire on South Grundy Quarles Highway near Herbert Johnson Circle. Occupants safely exited the vehicle uninjured and crews were able to make a quick knock down of the blaze. Responding stations were Central Fire Dept. Stations One and Six, along with…

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