New Director Of Schools Hired

During the School Board Meeting on Tue., April 24, the Board members voted to hire Kristy Brown, principal of Jackson County High School as the new Director of Schools. “I know that the prosperity of a community depends greatly on the level of education of its citizens,” Brown said, “I want to work relentlessly until…

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Arrest Made For Meth Manufacturing

A traffic stop on April 21, by Sgt. Wade Draper and Deputy Daniel Cummings led to the arrest of Amy Newberry and Edward Rollins. During the traffic stop the deputies found items used in a clandestine Meth lab, Methamphetamine, which was completed, and paraphernalia used in the making of meth, sale and use. Newberry and…

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Jackson County Prom Held

Jackson County High School held their prom on April 28th at Willow Place Conference Center in Cookeville. For more photos from this event, check out next week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands May 8th, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

Deputy Daniel Cummings made an arrest of two individuals on April 15 after pulling over a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop he recovered a sizable amount of marijuana, amphetamine, Alprazolam, THC paste and paraphernalia used in the distribution and use of narcotics. Other items, which appeared to be…

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Obituaries

Jackson Co. Sentinel Obituaries 1-17-17

Linda Faye Hix Homemaker Linda Faye Hix, 72, passed away Jan. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born March 18, 1944 in…

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Jackson County Sentinel Obituaries 1-10-17

Mary Sue Hunter Homemaker Mary Sue Hunter, 62, passed away Jan. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating. Interment followed at Burris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 12, 1954 in Jackson…

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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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Recent News

Superintendent Appreciation Day To Be Hosted At Jackson Co. Schools

Bonjour! Bonjour! The Jackson County School Board passed a resolution this week declaring Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 as Superintendent Appreciation Day. Therefore, students across the system will be using the “Paris, City of Love” theme to show appreciation to Superintendent Joe D. Barlow. School Board Chairman, Mark Brown, said, “We are so grateful for Superintendent…

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Kindergartners Scare Up Some Businesses Halloween Morning

For more photos, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Sheriff’s Department Makes Arrests In Local Theft

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office recovered stolen property from three separate incidents over the weekend. On Oct. 24, Deputy Roy Shepherd took a report of a burglary in the Bloomington Springs area of the county. During the course of the investigation, Captain Dennis Thrasher located some of the property at a pawn shop in Cookeville.…

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Officers Complete Drug Overdose Training

Opioids are highly addictive drugs used to reduce pain. Common types subscribed by doctors include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodine), Fentanyl and Morphine. These medications should always be kept in a secure locked location and unused pills be disposed of properly. Heroin is an illegal opioid. From 2014-2015, heroin overdose death rates increased by 20.6 percent…

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Gainesboro Veteran Helping Other Disabled Veterans

A local veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder is raising money to start a farm for other disabled veterans with PTSD. Ray Russell, formerly of Mt. Juliet who now lives in Gainesboro, started farm work as a way to keep himself occupied. Little did he know how much relief the work would give him.…

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New Amphitheater Project Set To Ready To Proceed

The Gainesboro-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting was held on Sept. 5, 2017 at the Chamber office. Members and guests were welcomed. Meeting was called to order by Vice President Debbie Kinnaird in the absence of the President. Due to no minutes of last meeting, they were not read and approved. For more…

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