New Principal Named at Middle School

The Jackson County Board of Education met in quarterly session on Tuesday, June 18, 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 Marty Woolbright, seconded…

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Parks and Recreation Board Announced

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 22nd day of July 2019 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 Brian Lee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

The Jackson County Health Department recently participated in the Red Sand Project. The Red Sand Project is artwork created by Molly Gochman that uses sidewalk interventions and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation, according to the department. Participants…

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Annual Exams And Immunizations Offered

Are you getting your child ready for the new school year? Do they need their annual wellness exam and immunizations? The Jackson County Health Department and Community Health Center is here to help you! We want our students to be ready, prepared and healthy for the new school year. For more on this story, pick…

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Obits 3/20/18

Bettye Jean Allen Retired Bettye Jean Allen, 84, passed away March 8 at the Medical Center in Franklin, Ky. Funeral services were held March 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Entombment followed in the Restlawn Memory Gardens in Simpson Co., Ky. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 14, 1934 in…

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Obits 3/13/18

Opal Akers Maynard It is with great sadness and great joy that we write the obituary for our grandmother, Opal Akers Maynard, 88, of Gainesboro, TN. She was born in Grethel, KY, to the late Silas and Lona Branham Akers on November 23, 1929, and passed away on March 5, 2018. She is preceded in…

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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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Recent News

UCEMC Cares Donates Money

In January, UCEMC Cares Inc. awarded $2,020.13 to the Outreach Gear Up; $2,020.12 to the Jackson County Quarterback Club. pictured are: Terri Montgomery, Jane Forkum, Secretary, Outreach Gear Up: Daniel Garrison, Member, Jackson County Quarterback Club. For more information contact your local UCEMC office, or visit our customer portal For more on this story,…

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Truck Fire On McCoinsville Road

Having your truck on fire is not a good way to start the week. On Feb. 11 a call came in that a Black Ford F-150 was on fire on McCoinsville Road. Crews from Southside and Central Fire Departments arrived quickly and were able to extinguish the fire. It is believed that the fire could…

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Aldermen Approve Bid

The County Historical Museum is in need of repairs, the Gainesboro Mayor and Board of Aldermen learned last week during their meeting. Jackson County Historical Society President John Fox addressed the aldermen on the need for repair of the County Historical Museum. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Clay County Pharmacies Raided By DEA

The United States Justice Department took a first of its kind action to stop pharmacies from unlawfully dispensing opioids in Tennessee. Agents were particularly focused on Clay County Xpress Pharmacy and Dale Hollow Pharmacy and raided the two pharmacies on Feb.8. A report details actions to stop the two pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists…

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Highway Damaged From Flood Water

This stretch of Gladdice Hwy seems to break apart after a heavy rain. TDOT crews were out directing traffic and patching the pavement so that no cars were damaged or no one had an accident or was hurt. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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County Inmates Graduate Classes

The Life Church Jail Ministry recently held classes at the Jackson County Jail for “Cash Management and “Jobs.” These men completed the classes with the help of Bob Salyers. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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