Highway Dept. To Get New Backhoe

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in regular session on Monday, the 30th day of July 2018 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Randy Heady offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Water Rescue At Cummins Falls

On Sat. Aug. 18, Jackson County Rescue was called to Cummins Falls for a small swift water rescue. Earlier that morning, State Park Rangers had put out an advisory that the gorge area of the park was closed for the day due to flooding caused by the recent rains and that visitors would not be…

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RV Park Wants Out Of Jackson County City Limits

During Thursday night town meeting, Linda Walbeck who is the owner of the RV Park on Grundy Quarles Hwy, came before the aldermen in an attempt to be re-annexed out of the city and back into the county. Part of her property is in county but there are three acres, part of which are hillside,…

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Mayor And Aldermen Sworn In

Lloyd Williams begins his second term as Gainesboro City Mayor. Attorney Lee Richardson swore him in on Aug. 15 at City Hall. 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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Obits 5/23/17

Lara Lorene Rhoten Factory Worker Lara Lorene Rhoten, 91, passed away May 12 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Jared and Bro. Steve Rhoten officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Obits 5/16/17

James Lewis Botts James Lewis Botts, age 88 of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  His wife, Brenda and their daughter, Rhetta were at his bedside.  He was born on August 6, 1928 at Whitleyville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1950 with…

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Obits 5/9/17

Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett passed away on April 28, 2017 at her home in Hendersonville, TN.  She was 64 years old. Funeral services will be held at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11 A.M. The family will receive friends on Monday…

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Recent News

Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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Director Barlow Set To Retire In October

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Feb. 22, 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 by Mark Allen, seconded by…

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 11

Get ready to spring your clock ahead. It’s that time of year when the evenings are getting lighter and we’re thinking ahead to the sunshine and warmth of summer. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour later on March 11 than the day before, meaning there will be more light in the evening hours.…

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Red Carpet Service Award Presented

Donna Elrod, vice president and Gainesboro office manager of First Freedom Bank, has been selected as the Red Carpet Service award winner for 2017. This award represents the bank’s highest honor for enhancing the customer experience and rendering service above and beyond the call of duty. Donna was selected for this award by her peers…

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Felony Theft Arrests Made

On Feb. 4, Captain Dennis Thrasher arrested Daniel Gensemer for deceptive business practices and felony theft. The investigation began when a victim reported that Gensemer took over $4,000 from him under deceptive circumstances. During the course of the investigation Thrasher obtained evidence of the crime and did file charges in General Sessions Court. For more…

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