S.R. 262 Gladdice Highway Partially Reopens

Gladdice Hwy (SR-262) is now open to one lane. It is controlled by a temporary traffic signal to allow traffic to pass through the area. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is still unsure of when the other side will open. But with more rain in the forecast it may be a while. For more on…

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Historical Museum Repairs Underway

The county historical museum was in need of some much needed repairs. It needed painting, caulking, repairing of the clap board exterior, gutters and windows. Repairs recently started on the building. 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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Picture Donated

E-7 Alphus F. Rector Sr. was in the Army Air Corps during WWII from 1937 until 1945. While in the Air Corps he served in North Africa and France as a Supply Sergeant. He was born Aug. 23, 1918 in Jackson County and passed away in 1969 in Dayton, Ohio. Holding his picture is his…

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Suspect Caught On Game Cam

On March 1, Nathan Mabery and Shawn Penley were arrested on multiple felony charges. The investigation began when a citizen in the Flynns Creek area of Jackson County notified the Sheriff’s Office about some thefts occurring on their property. The owner had placed game cameras around the property due to issues with theft. The game…

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Obituaries 2/5/19

Myrena Combs Myrena Combs, 80, of Castalian Springs, formerly of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 25. She was born May 15, 1938 in Millstone, Ky. She will be remembered for always putting other people’s needs before her own and will be deeply missed by her family. She was preceded in death by parents, Marcus and Lillie…

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Obituaries 1/29/19

James Ray Hammock James Ray Hammock, 57, of Washington, Ind. passed away on Jan. 14 at his residence. Funeral services were held at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Morgan officiating. Interment followed in the Stacy Cemetery in the Old Antioch Community. He was born Sept. 26, 1961, in Noblesville, Ind. He was a…

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Obituaries 1/15/19

Bro. O’Neal Huffines Bro. O’Neal Huffines, 87, of Gainesboro passed away on Jan. 5 at his residence. Funeral services were held Jan.9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones and Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating. Interment followed in the Draper Cemetery in the Wartrace Community. He was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Jackson County.…

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Recent News

J.C. Inmates Graduate Classes

Bob Salyers volunteers his time to help with finance and job education. These are the men from the Cash Management/Jobs Class recently held at the jail. 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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Gladdice Highway Closed Down

Roads in Jackson County have had their share of problems. With all the rain that has fallen in the month of February, it is no wonder that the roads in Jackson County are in terrible shape. Some of the roads that have cracked or slid off the side of the hill were saturated. Gladdice Highway…

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Overnight Trips Approved

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Jan. 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Michelle Hix, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by James Childress, seconded by…

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Gladdice Highway Damaged

The constant rain is not helping Gladdice Hwy or TDOT to repair the road. What started off as a small crack in the pavement has grown considerably. As of Thursday the road was closed to all traffic while workers were trying to repair it. But with it raining non-stop it has not been an easy…

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Local Family Home Destroyed

On the evening of Monday, Feb. 18, the home at 336 James Stafford Lane was destroyed by a fire. The home was a single dwelling wood home and by the time fire crews arrived there were flames coming out of the front door. All of the occupants made it out safely with no injuries. The…

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Roaring River Road Partially Collapses

Roaring River Rd., where Gaw Branch ends, has partially collapsed. With all the rain and the ground already saturated, a lot of roads in the county are breaking or collapsing. Crews with both the county and the state are doing their best to get these roads repaired so that they can reopen them. For more…

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