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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Obituaries

Enterprise 1-3-17

Jackie Maxwell Stearsman Jackie Maxwell Stearsman, age 78, died in Livingston, Tennessee from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 24, 2016.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, preacher and teacher.  He was born April 4, 1938 in Mortons Gap, Ky. to Wallace Earl and Mary Wessie Maxwell Stearsman.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce H.…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 1-3-17

Factory Worker Gist B. Hurst, 65, passed away Dec. 24 at Tennova Healthcare Center in Jamestown. Graveside services were held Jan. 7 at Davidson Cemetery in Pall Mall, Tenn. with Bro. Randy Thompkins and Bro. Lane Pippin officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 8, 1951 in Pickett…

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Enterprise 12-27-16

Delorise Marie Hammons Certified Nursing Assistant Delorise Marie Hammons, 55, of the Twinton Community passed away Dec. 18 at her home. Funeral services were held December 21 from the Twinton Freewill Baptist Church in the Twinton Community of Overton County with Bro. Robbie Miller officiating. Interment followed in the George Phillips Cemetery in Crawford. She…

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Recent News

Melton Named New Extension Agent

Rebekah Melton is the new Jackson County Family and Consumer Science/4-H Youth Development Extension Agent with the University of Tennessee. Rebekah is from Livingston and attended Livingston Academy. After graduation she went on to Tennessee Technological University and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology with a Concentration in Family & Consumer Science. For more…

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Sale Of Surplus Equipment Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Special Call Session on Monday, the 21st day of August, 2017, 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…

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5th Annual Art Walk Held

The fifth annual Arts in the Appalachians Art Walk was held Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 on the square in Gainesboro. Several stops were located at various business around town. 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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Volleyball Team Honors Seniors During Senior Night

Olivia Bean, daughter of Brandon and Crystal Bean. See more photos from Senior Night in our latest edition of the Jackson County Sentinel or by visiting jacksoncountysentinel.net if you’re a subscriber.

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Jazz On The Cumberland Approaching

Jazz on the Cumberland will also feature Smith County Jazz Band at 11 a.m., Jackson County High School Jazz Band at 11:30 a.m., The Big Band Sound at 12 p.m., and the Blues Brokers at 3:15 p.m.  Granville’s weekly Bluegrass Dinner Show will serve dinner at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. With Bluegrass Dinner show beginning…

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Franklin Retires From Sheriff’s Department

Jackson County Sheriffs Detective Ron Franklin he has chosen to retire and spend some valuable time with family and friends after 28 years of service. It has been an honor to be able to work with him , He has solved many cases in the community and has taken pride in working for Jackson County.…

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