Jackson Co. Middle School Evacuates During Fire Scare

On Tues., Jan. 23, Jackson County Central Fire Dept. responded to Jackson County Middle School for reported smoke in the building and smoke showing from the roof. Upon arrival all children and faculty were found safe outside the building. Interior access was made to find smoke in one wing of the building mostly contained to…

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Jackson County Featured In Tennessee Vacation Guide

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Jackson County is prominently featured. The 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s fifteen Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800-GO2-TENN (462-8366) and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. A digital version…

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Library Has New Tech Training Class

Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library has begun Library Technology Training. The grant was provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in May 2017 and will conclude in April 2019. It is made available for public libraries to create or update training labs for the express purpose of providing free public training on computer skills.…

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Amphitheater Discussed At Chamber Meeting

The Gainesboro – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Board Meeting was held on Dec. 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office. Frank Hardegree, President, called the meeting to order. Guests and Members were welcomed. Due to absence of Secretary, minutes were not reviewed for November Board Meeting. There was an update given…

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Obituaries

Sentinel Obits 2-7-17

Hugh Gene Greenwood Custom Auto Work Hugh Gene Greenwood, 76, passed away Jan. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 5, 1940…

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Sentinel Obituaries 1-31-17

Kaula Marie Allen Factory Worker Kaula Marie Allen, 28, passed away Jan. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Flynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 5, 1988 in…

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Sentinel Obituaries 1-24-17

Thelma Aline Collier Factory Worker Thelma Aline Collier, 90, passed away Jan. 13 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Fox and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Granville Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born May 4,…

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Recent News

Becoming A Healthier Community

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced Jackson County has been named a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community. Healthier Tennessee Communities are those that encourage and enable more physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level. The program takes a community-wide approach to improving Tennesseans’ health…

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HSD Proudly Presents: He Is Near: A True Story

The Homeschool Dramatic Society will present their 19th annual production on Sept. 14-16 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Mary Evelyn McCurdy of Gainesboro has been writing, directing, and producing plays with this group since she established it in 1999. “This spring I was having trouble deciding what this year’s play should be about,” McCurdy…

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Water Lines Replaced On Murray

The Town of Gainesboro began over-seeing the replacement and repairs of old water lines on Murray Street about a month ago. The city received a grant to cover the expenses for this project recently and hired several contractors to begin the work. The project is expected to be completed by Jan.2018 for all water lines…

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Jackson County School Board has declared Sept. 21, Bus Driver Appreciation Day in all Jackson County Schools. Bus drivers across the state will be honored with an “All Things Nashville VIP” style theme. “We are happy to honor our bus drivers because they are so very important to our school system,” Mark Brown, Board…

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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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