Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties

Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties. New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment increases in nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in January 2020. Ninety-four counties experienced some level of increase during the first month of the year. Meigs County is the only county in the state where…

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UCEMC Cookeville Offices Damaged, Temporarily Closed

UCEMC Cookeville offices are damaged and temporarily closed. The Cookeville District office of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation sustained significant damage from the tornado that ripped through the Putnam County area on March 3. Communications are down, and that office is temporarily closed. In the meantime, two banks are stepping up to help members who…

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Upper Cumberland Jeeps Donates Blankets

Members of Upper Cumberland Jeeps donated blankets and goodie baskets to some of the residents at Mabry Health Care. 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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Closures Approved For Poke Sallet

Meeting Minutes Feb. 6, 2020 Mayor Lloyd Williams called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Jackie Jenkins Jr., and Wayne Strong… A motion was made by alderman Jackie Jenkins to approve road closure on May 7th – May 9th for annual Poke Sallet Festival with alderman Roger Gore as…

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Obituaries 2/18/20

Faye Spivey Ragland Faye Spivey Ragland, 89, of Gainesboro passed away Feb. 12 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Anderson and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery on Shepardsville Highway. She was born Sept. 7, 1930 in Jackson County.…

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Obituaries 2/11/20

Louise Upchurch Dudney Louise Upchurch Dudney, 100, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 31 at her residence. Graveside services were held Feb. 3 at the Dudney Family Cemetery in the Free State community with Bro. Chris Ramsey officiating. There was no visitation or services at the funeral home. She was born Feb. 19, 1919 in Jackson…

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Obituaries 2/4/20

Herbert Lee Smallwood Herbert Lee Smallwood, 74, of Gainesboro passed away Jan. 29 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with John Adcox officiating. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery in the Fairview Community. He was born Aug. 3, 1945 in Crossville. He worked as a…

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Recent News

Roof Bids Awarded

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Robert Childress, Amanda Taylor, Michelle Hix and Marty Woolbright. Mark Allen was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. Mrs. Kristy Brown started the…

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Jackson County Celebrates Extension Month In Tennessee

March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation’s land-grant universities and administered with funding from state and local governments. In Tennessee there are Extension offices in each of the 95 counties, and Jackson County Extension invites everyone to join their local celebration. An integral part…

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Coalition Boot Camp Held

The Jackson County Prevention Partnership and National Guard Counterdrug Task Force presented a “Coalition 101” training on Feb. 25, at The Bridge Community Church. Attendees learned about conducting community assessments, building coalition capacity, the strategic prevention framework and the importance of maintaining cultural competency throughout the process. The Counterdrug Task Force is conducting a series…

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Ready Set Go… And They’re Off

With blue skies, sunshine and cool temperatures, it was a great day Saturday for the Cummins Falls Marathon. The runners were off and running at the sound of the air horn. The men’s marathon winner was Jason Long and the women’s marathon winner was Sabrina Sanchez. For more on this story, pickup a copy of…

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Complaints Lead To An Arrest

On Feb. 17, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office answered complaints from the community, which led to the seizure of narcotics and firearms. Detectives Jackie McQuiston and Jimmy Patterson responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in the Brooks Bend area of the county. Upon arrival on Turkey Scratch Road the detectives found four people to…

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Workforce Office Is Now Open

Mayor Randy Heady had a list of things he wanted to accomplish when he took office. One of those goals was to have a Workforce office in Jackson County. He can now check that goal off his list. The American Job Center is now offering services on Thursdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and…

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