Roof Bids Awarded

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Robert Childress, Amanda Taylor, Michelle Hix and Marty Woolbright. Mark Allen was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. Mrs. Kristy Brown started the…

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Jackson County Celebrates Extension Month In Tennessee

March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation’s land-grant universities and administered with funding from state and local governments. In Tennessee there are Extension offices in each of the 95 counties, and Jackson County Extension invites everyone to join their local celebration. An integral part…

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Coalition Boot Camp Held

The Jackson County Prevention Partnership and National Guard Counterdrug Task Force presented a “Coalition 101” training on Feb. 25, at The Bridge Community Church. Attendees learned about conducting community assessments, building coalition capacity, the strategic prevention framework and the importance of maintaining cultural competency throughout the process. The Counterdrug Task Force is conducting a series…

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Ready Set Go… And They’re Off

With blue skies, sunshine and cool temperatures, it was a great day Saturday for the Cummins Falls Marathon. The runners were off and running at the sound of the air horn. The men’s marathon winner was Jason Long and the women’s marathon winner was Sabrina Sanchez. For more on this story, pickup a copy of…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 1/28/20

Robert D. Dudney Robert D. Dudney, 74, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 23 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Brown and Bro. Jeremiah Tatum officiating. Interment followed in the Dudney Family Cemetery in the Free State community. Pallbearers were George Dudney, Brian…

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Obituaries 1/21/20

Ernest Gene Elkins Ernest Gene Elkins, 93, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 10 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community. He was born June 20, 1926 in…

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Obituaries 1/14/20

Larry R. Hix Larry R. Hix, 65, of Whitleyville, passed away Jan. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Duane Gossett and Bro. Shan Dozier officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born May…

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Recent News

Stuffed Animals Collected For Children

Worthy Matron Michele Harper and Member Linda Lewis have brought numerous characters and stuffed animals from different movies and cartoons to assist in the calming of the children in distress of sorts. This program between the Sheriff’s Department and Eastern Star aids in helping calm children that has been affected by accidents, domestic relationship, house…

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New Business Opens Its Doors In Gainesboro

Recently a ribbon cutting was held at Lone Wolf Transport. They do heavy hauling with flatbed, step deck, double drop and RGN. 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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Cummins Falls Marathon Announced

This year’s marathon will be on Feb. 22 starting at 7 a.m. It will start at the entrance to the park. The marathon/fundraiser is held by the Friends of Cummins Falls State Park in scenic Jackson County. There are four certified routes: a full marathon, a half marathon, a 10K and a 5K. the runs…

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Mayors Attend State Of State

The Governor’s office invited Mayor Randy Heady to attend the State of the State address on Monday evening. “It was an awesome experience and I’m excited about what Governor Lee is implementing this year” stated Mayor Heady. Education was the big winner with funding with other departments getting increases also. Mayor Heady said “It was…

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J.C.H.S. Celebrates Senior Night

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

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Flooding Problems Throughout The County

With so much rain last week, Roaring River went over the banks and flooded Roaring River Road at Aaron Branch Road causing TDOT to close the road. 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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