Unemployment Holds Steady

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties, and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Valentine Play To Be Held

Historic Granville Sutton Store Players will perform Romance in Mayberry on Jan. 30, 31and Feb. 5, 6 and 7 for their 2020 Valentine Play at the 1880 Sutton General Store. The plays have become one of Middle Tennessee’s most popular dinner theaters with two Mayberry Shows being performed with dinner. This year’s Valentine Show will…

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New Year, New Laws

On Dec. 21 President Trump signed a bill mandating the federal smoking age to be raised to 21 years of age in the U.S. Beginning in the summer of 2020, it will be a violation of federal law to sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. Since the 1990s, federal law mandated the…

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Second Graduation Ceremony Held

The Jackson County Recovery Court held its second graduation ceremony for two graduates of the court’s misdemeanor program. Nancy King and Chantel Keagle completed an intensive supervision program and received their diplomas and graduation chips during the ceremony. The court was honored to hear from Judge Brody Kane, as well as a powerful keynote address…

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Obituaries 11/12/19

George B. Hamilton George B. Hamilton, 80, of Bloomington Springs passed away Nov. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Burris Cemetery on Mabry School Road. He was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Gainesboro. He was a factory…

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Obituaries 11/5/19

Reba C. Mayberry Reba C. Mayberry, 79, of Cookeville passed away Oct. 25 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery in the Center Grove community. She was born Dec. 27, 1939, in Putnam County. She was a factory worker at General Motors…

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Obituaries 10/29/19

Wayne Sliger Graveside services for L. Wayne Sliger, 69 of Gainesboro was held Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Interment will follow the service. Mr. Sliger died Friday, October 19th at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after a short illness. He was born on October…

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Recent News

Groundbreaking Held For New Museum

Groundbreaking for a new museum in Granville was held recently. The museum will be the home of extensive Mayberry and I Love Lucy Collections. Richard and Linda Cox have collected I Love Lucy collectible items for over 30 years and have made the decision to place it in this new museum. It is one of…

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Road Projects Discussed

The Dale Hollow Rural Planning Organization held a joint meeting on Thursday between its Technical Committee and Executive Board to conduct business and discuss upcoming projects with the Tennessee Department of Transportation at the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville. The meeting began with an introduction by RPO Coordinator Mark Dudley, followed by roll calls…

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Dodson Branch Parade Held

Santa and Mrs. Claus were seen riding on a firetruck during the parade on Saturday. 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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WGU Launches In Tennessee

WGU Tennessee launched Everywhere, TN, a new campaign focused on rural access to education. The campaign aims to increase the number of students in rural counties and affirms the university’s commitment to expanding access to students and working adults who live in rural counties. As part of Everywhere, TN, an accompanying scholarship is being offered to…

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Gainesboro Christmas Parade Held

At this year’s Christmas parade in Gainesboro, Katherine Anderson was the Grand Marshal. The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Jordan Hunter, presented Katherine with a bouquet of red roses. 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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The Other Side Of The Lenz: JCHS Plays Van Buren

Van Buren County High School, home of the Eagles and one of the oldest gyms we play in! It is small, loud and dimmer than most. This combination of factors, along with some, shall we say fascinating officiating resulted in two pretty interesting games, both great in their own right but both with different outcomes.…

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