Accident On Gainesboro Grade

Wednesday morning around 10 a.m., March 27, was not a good morning for Tiffany Breedlove, 25 of Sparta and her juvenile passenger. She was traveling East on S.R. 290/Gainesboro Grade when Richard Perrin, 56 of Cookeville, driving a pickup, also traveling East struck Breedlove’s vehicle in the rear. For more on this story, pick up…

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D.B.S Is Nationally Recognized

Jackson County’s Dodson Branch School was nationally recognized for the third consecutive year at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Conference. Under the leadership of Principal Tammy Woolbright, the school was a national finalist for the Lowell Milken Founder’s Award and received $10,000 for excellence in teacher effectiveness and student learning. Pictured in…

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J.C. Chamber Attends Grand Opening

Officers attended the grand opening of the new home of STONECOM Communications located in Cookeville. Many business owners, Chamber of Commerce members, and others were on hand to witness the official turning on of the ON AIR sign. Owner Larry Stone welcomed everyone followed by additional keynote speakers. Pictured above from left to right are…

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UCEMC Cares Makes Donation To JCHS

In February UCEMCCares Inc. awarded $1,319.53 to the JC Players JCHS Drama Club; $1,500 to the Jackson Co High School Choir Parent Booster Club. L to R: Terri Montgomery, President, UCEMCCares; Ann Wylie, Treasurer, Jackson Co High School Choir Parent Booster Club; Roger Scantland, Theater Director, Jackson Co High School Drama Club; and Gretchen Collins,…

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Obituaries 3/5/2019

Robert Louis Minshall Robert Louis Minshall, 78, of Gainesboro, TN passed 25 Feb. 2019, to join his beloved wife Wanda J. Tackett-Minshall in heaven. Surrounded by many loved ones, after a duel with cancer, he has moved on. Bob was born in St. Louis, MO to Norman L. and Olivia A. Minshall. He was “Dad”…

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Obituaries 2/26/2019

Paul Richmond “Coach” Anderson Paul Richmond “Coach” Anderson, 86, passed away Feb. 17, 2019 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The son of Vance and Ruby Anderson of Cookeville, TN. Paul was born on July 6, 1932 in Granville, TN and is preceded in death by brothers and sisters Madge Chaffin, Marie Clark, Brian Anderson, Nell Smith, Leo…

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Obituaries 2/19/19

Charles “Chuck” Sokolosky Charles “Chuck” Sokolosky, 69 of Granville, passed away Feb. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had chosen cremation. No services are planned at this time. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born Jan. 10, 1950 in Fairmont, W. Va. He was the owner of Smith…

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Recent News

S.R. 262 Gladdice Highway Partially Reopens

Gladdice Hwy (SR-262) is now open to one lane. It is controlled by a temporary traffic signal to allow traffic to pass through the area. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is still unsure of when the other side will open. But with more rain in the forecast it may be a while. For more on…

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Historical Museum Repairs Underway

The county historical museum was in need of some much needed repairs. It needed painting, caulking, repairing of the clap board exterior, gutters and windows. Repairs recently started on the building. 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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Picture Donated

E-7 Alphus F. Rector Sr. was in the Army Air Corps during WWII from 1937 until 1945. While in the Air Corps he served in North Africa and France as a Supply Sergeant. He was born Aug. 23, 1918 in Jackson County and passed away in 1969 in Dayton, Ohio. Holding his picture is his…

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Suspect Caught On Game Cam

On March 1, Nathan Mabery and Shawn Penley were arrested on multiple felony charges. The investigation began when a citizen in the Flynns Creek area of Jackson County notified the Sheriff’s Office about some thefts occurring on their property. The owner had placed game cameras around the property due to issues with theft. The game…

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New Library Director Named

On March 7, during a Library Board of Trustees meeting, a new Library director was appointed. Penny Pufahl has been the interim Director since Dec. 2018 and was appointed to the position during the recent meeting. She has a lot of new ideas and some old ones that she will be implementing in the near…

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J.C. Man Charged With Assault

A Jackson County man is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault against two deputies after an incident that occurred on Saturday. Captain Dennis Thrasher and Deputy Roy Shepherd responded to a suspicious person call on McCoinsville Road at Back Field Lane where they found a man laying on a bank at the intersection with a…

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