Mabry To Celebrate 40 Years

Mabry Health Care & Rehab center has been changing lives since 1979. The doors opened June 25,1979. The facility was originally opened as the Theo Spivey Rest Home. Then later Thomas J. Mabry, administrator, bought the facility from the county and then the name was changed to Mabry Health Care & Rehab. For more on…

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Local Woman Indicted

In January of 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renae Carr, a former house manager for a home care giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents.…

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Parks To Host Promise Events

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the…

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Tragic End at Cummins Falls State Park

Rising floodwaters at Cummins Falls has resulted in a tragic end. At approximately 5 p.m on Sunday the Jackson County Rescue Squad was called to Cummins Falls for a swift water rescue. 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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Obits 1/16/18

Nell “Fowler” Haney Factory Worker Nell “Fowler” Haney, 77, passed away Jan. 6 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Mike Fox officiating. Interment followed at Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She…

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Obits 1/9/2018

Donna Jean Barlow Greer Homemaker Donna Jean Barlow Greer, 58, passed away Dec. 28, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Jan. 13 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. at the Fairview Senior Center. Crest Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Dec. 31,…

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Obits 1/2/18

Margaret Haile Hix Teacher Margaret Haile Hix, 95, passed away Dec. 20 at Heritage Pointe Senior Living in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Recent News

Both Teams Take A Loss To Gordonsville

The girls lost to Gordonsville and I could not be prouder of our Lady Devils! In the past I have written about how girls are hesitant to take shots or even chances. In Friday’s game against Gordonsville, I decided to count all the shots taken (both made and missed) by our Lady Blue Devils. The…

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Gainesboro Man Charged In Homicide

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man, who faces murder and other charges, stemming from a homicide earlier this year. At the request of the 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on May 11,…

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Jackson County Chamber Elects 2019 Officers And Board

The Gainesboro/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual December membership meeting at Helen’s Restaurant to elect and install their new Officers and Board of Directors for the coming 2019-year. Elected as Chamber officers are: Jordan Hunter, President; Alice Barlow, Vice President; Jane Brown, Secretary; and Linda Walbeck, Treasurer. The Board of Directors elected are…

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Bank Welcomes New Employee

Rebecca Birman has joined First Freedom Bank as a Financial Services Representative, announced Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking. “We are excited to have Rebecca as the newest member of the First Freedom Team in Gainesboro,” said Beavers. “Rebecca’s prior experience in the financial services industry, along with a commitment to…

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Dodson Branch Receives Award

The Dodson Branch Community Center Board of Directors awarded $3,000 to Dodson Branch Elementary School as part of its Community Outreach Program. All funds for this award was raised by the Dodson Branch Community. The money will be used to help purchase Chromebooks for the fifth grade students. Accepting (second from the right) is school Principal…

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Jackson County Falls To Clay County In A Close One

Although they gave it their all, the Jackson County Devils fell in a double header game to Clay County. Boys Lose A Close One The boys started out strong. Ian Poteet and Eli Burris each scored 4 -points in the first quarter. Jacob Hardy scored 3-points and at the end of the first the Devils…

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