Early Voting Currently Underway

October 27, 2020

Early voting began Wednesday Oct. 14 for the November election and Jackson County election officials are continuing to encourage voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Elections Administrator Clay Thaxton. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You don’t have to worry about what the weather is…

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Employee Healthcare Discussed

October 27, 2020

The Jackson County Budget committee met last Thursday and discussed covering a larger portion of their employees’ healthcare coverage as premiums increase. Jackson County Executive Randy Heady explained that insurance premiums are increasing for all employees; however, the county wants to assume the increase, which would keep the employees’ contributions at the same amount per…

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Halloween On The Square

October 27, 2020

Middle 10 Jeeps will be having their fifth annual Jeep-or-Treat event on the square Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Be sure to bring your little ones. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Early Voting Underway

October 20, 2020

Citizens of Jackson County have taken advantage of early voting. For the first three days there have been lines waiting to vote. After only three days of early voting 779 citizens had voted in Jackson County. Along with the 222 absentee votes, the total as of Friday afternoon was 1001.

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Obituaries

Obituaries 10/27/20

October 27, 2020

Willis “Shorty” Petty Willis “Shorty” Petty, 88, of Granville, passed away Oct. 17 at the N.H.C. Cookeville. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Garden of the Cross at the Smith County Memorial Gardens. He was born July 18, 1932 in Gainesboro. He retired…

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Obituaries 10/20/20

October 20, 2020

Ronnie Skipper Ronnie Skipper, 73, of Bullards Creek Community, passed away Oct. 15 at his residence. Graveside services were held Oct. 19 at the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born April 7, 1947 in Jackson County. He worked as a credit manager in Nashville, served in the U.S. Navy as…

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Obituaries 10/13/20

October 13, 2020

Ernest “Pappy” Fields, Jr. Ernest “Pappy” Fields, Jr., 71, of Buffalo Valley, passed away Oct. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in the Flatt and Woolbright Cemetery in Gainesboro. He was the owner of E…

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Early Voting Currently Underway

October 27, 2020

Early voting began Wednesday Oct. 14 for the November election and Jackson County election officials are continuing to encourage voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Elections Administrator Clay Thaxton. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You don’t have to worry about what the weather is…

Read More

Employee Healthcare Discussed

October 27, 2020

The Jackson County Budget committee met last Thursday and discussed covering a larger portion of their employees’ healthcare coverage as premiums increase. Jackson County Executive Randy Heady explained that insurance premiums are increasing for all employees; however, the county wants to assume the increase, which would keep the employees’ contributions at the same amount per…

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Halloween On The Square

October 27, 2020

Middle 10 Jeeps will be having their fifth annual Jeep-or-Treat event on the square Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Be sure to bring your little ones. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

Read More

Early Voting Underway

October 20, 2020

Citizens of Jackson County have taken advantage of early voting. For the first three days there have been lines waiting to vote. After only three days of early voting 779 citizens had voted in Jackson County. Along with the 222 absentee votes, the total as of Friday afternoon was 1001.

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COVID Response Coordinator Added

October 20, 2020

The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) continues to add to its skilled staff. Recently, UCDD hired Kim England to serve as a Response Coordinator to assist with COVID-19 recovery efforts; serving as a point of contact between city and county mayors, local governments, and UCDD’s Economic and Community Development (ECD) and Small Business Development Center…

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New Production Facility Opening

October 20, 2020

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Babynov USA officials announced today that the company will establish its first U.S. production facility in Red Boiling Springs. Babynov USA will invest approximately $44.9 million and create 147 jobs in Macon County. Babynov USA is a new division of Global…

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