Faculty And Staff Announced For 2019

The Jackson County Board of Education met in quarterly session on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 7:15 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, Michelle Hix, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by James Childress, seconded…

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First Responders Training Held

On June 20 and 21 the Tennessee Highway Patrol provided ALERRT – AAIR (AdvanceLaw Enforcement Rapid Response Tactics – Active Attack Integrated Response) training to First Responders from Jackson and Macon Counties. This was specialized training which would enable Law Enforcement to stop an active attack (Active Shooter) quickly and allow EMS, Rescue and Fire…

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J.C. Man Thanks EMS For Saving Life

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Jackson County 911 dispatched Jackson County EMS along with the Gainesboro Police Department to the Pecan Street Church of Christ in Gainesboro for an unresponsive male patient. Personnel were on scene in less than three minutes. Upon arrival they found a male patient who was unresponsive and…

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Certified Gig-Capable Provider

Twin Lakes has been recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in their serving areas. At the same time, the areas served by Twin Lakes have been designated a Smart Rural Community by NTCA. As a Certified Gig-Capable Provider, Twin Lakes joins…

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Obits 2/27/18

Vickie Pippin Homemaker Vickie Pippin, 61, passed away Feb. 17 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Dunn officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 13, 1956 in Putnam County.…

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Obits 2/20/18

Fara Miller Teacher Fara Miller, 64, passed away Feb. 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept. 10, 1953 in Memphis. She taught for 16 years at Tennessee Technological University’s…

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Obits 2/13/18

Brenda Sue Browning Brenda Sue Browning Coffee, age 70, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was born on June 15, 1947 in Switzer, West Virginia, the daughter of Arland Browning, Sr. and Louise “Una” Kiser Browning.  On October 2, 1971, she married Billy R. Coffee.  She was preceded in death…

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Recent News

House Fire In Jackson County

Around 10 a.m on Jan. 18, Jackson County Fire, EMS and law enforcement crews responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 2003 Sherpardsville Hwy, in the Nameless Community. Upon arriving at the residence crews found a mobile home with smoke pouring out of it. Once fire crews gained entry into the home,…

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Martin Honored By County Commissioners

Betty Martin was honored during the last Jackson County Commission meeting. Betty Martin has been a volunteer with the Jackson County Archives and Veterans Hall since September 2009. At which time she was nominated for the position of the head of the archives. She was instrumental in many aspects of keeping the archives running, obtaining…

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Person Of Interest Wanted For Questioning In Shooting

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call on Dec. 16. Upon arriving at the home they found a victim that had been struck on the side of the head. The victim was treated for a non-lethal injury. It was then determined that a shooting had taken place. Justin Cody Stewart, 26, is considered…

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Eighth Grade Night Held At JCMS

Eighth grade night was held at Jackson County Middle School this past week. To see photos from the event, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Local Home

Friday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Fairview, Central and Dodson Branch fire departments were called to a structure fire at 495 Greenwood Ridge Road. The home was vacant. This was not the first time this week that they had been called to this address. On Wednesday afternoon there was a report of a fire in…

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Record Rainfall Makes Creeks Swell

Jackson County has seen a lot of rain in the past month. Overnight on Dec. 30 it rained so much that some roads were flooded; creeks were overflowing into Roaring River. Through out the next week it had continued to rain. Better the rain than snow. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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