JC Celebrates Bus Driver Appreciation

Schools across the Jackson County School District will be taking a safe flight around the United States starting with Bus Driver Day using the Wright Brothers theme on Sept. 20, 2018. Students and staff will be saying a great big “Thank You” to the men and women who transport the students to and from school…

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TCAT Building Receives New Name

BOARD MEETING August 23, 2018 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on August 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made…

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Democratic Office Holds Grand Opening

There was a grand opening ceremony of the new Jackson County Democratic Party office. On hand for the celebrations was Rascoe Dean, son of Karl Dean who is running for Governor, Angela Hedgecough who is running for the Senate, John Robbins was there representing John Mark Windle and Chris Barlow was representing his wife, Dr.…

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Officials Recently Sworn In

Judge Tiffany Gentry-Gipson recently swore in four elected officials. Pictured left to right are: Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady; County Court Clerk Amanda Ward Stafford; Judge Gipson; Jackson County Sheriff Marty Hinson and Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Carter. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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Obits 6/13/17

Douglas Ray Dyer Auto Mechanic Douglas Ray Dyer, 55, passed away June 3 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral with Bro. Ben Smith and Bro. Doyle Wilmoth officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov.…

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Obits 6/6/17

Rose Nell Jones Strait Clothing Factory Worker Rose Nell Jones Strait, 89, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 05/30/17

Edna Pyron Jackson Factory Worker Edna Pyron Jackson, 70, passed away May 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Pyron Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Old…

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Recent News

Moment Of Silence Held In Honor Of Mayor Kinnaird

The county recognized a moment of silence for the passing of Jackson County Mayor James “Bobby” Kinnaird on Thurs., March 22 at noon. Residents, business owners and the family of Bobby gathered on the courthouse lawn in a show of gratitude for all he had done for Jackson County over his lifetime. Bobby passed away…

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4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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2018 Highlands Fitness Challenge Set To Kick Off

The Highlands Fitness Challenge, a program that aims to help community members cultivate a healthy and fit lifestyle, is taking on a new look in 2018.  The program encompasses the four county region of the Highlands Economic Partnership with participants from Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.  Each year, dozens of companies and organizations from…

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Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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