JC Schools To Provide Free Meals

Director of Schools Kristy Brown has announced that for the upcoming school year, all Jackson County students will continue to receive their breakfast and lunch meal at no charge. This is possible through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. CEP is a universal meal plan within the…

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New Look To Local County Museum

Last year, the Town of Gainesboro submitted a grant application to the Tennessee Historic Commission (THC) in Nashville for improvements to the Jackson County Historical Museum. A grant amount was awarded by the state of over $17,000 for improvements to the building, which was supplemented by a local match of over $11,000, from Gainesboro and…

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Budgets Are Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Regular Session on Monday, the 24th day of June 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 Tim Agee, offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Mabry Is Bronze National Quality Winners

Mabry Health Care and Rehab has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the…

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Obits 1/30/18

Terri Donita Loftis Paralegal Terri Donita Loftis, 54, passed away Jan. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Jan. 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jordan Bryant, Bro. Les Ditto and Bro. Jay Loyd. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Obits 1/23/18

Roberta Steward Factory Worker Roberta Steward, 82, passed away Jan. 11 at her granddaughter’s residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born April 6, 1935 in Buffalo Valley, Tenn.…

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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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Recent News

Dr. Dudney Receives Award From U.T. Knoxville

Elijah Dudney, MD, was one of four alumni selected to receive Outstanding Alumni Awards from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Dr. Dudney is a 1952 alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon was part of the College…

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House Fire In Jackson County

Around 10 a.m on Jan. 18, Jackson County Fire, EMS and law enforcement crews responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 2003 Sherpardsville Hwy, in the Nameless Community. Upon arriving at the residence crews found a mobile home with smoke pouring out of it. Once fire crews gained entry into the home,…

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Martin Honored By County Commissioners

Betty Martin was honored during the last Jackson County Commission meeting. Betty Martin has been a volunteer with the Jackson County Archives and Veterans Hall since September 2009. At which time she was nominated for the position of the head of the archives. She was instrumental in many aspects of keeping the archives running, obtaining…

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Person Of Interest Wanted For Questioning In Shooting

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call on Dec. 16. Upon arriving at the home they found a victim that had been struck on the side of the head. The victim was treated for a non-lethal injury. It was then determined that a shooting had taken place. Justin Cody Stewart, 26, is considered…

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Eighth Grade Night Held At JCMS

Eighth grade night was held at Jackson County Middle School this past week. To see photos from 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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Early Morning Fire Destroys Local Home

Friday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Fairview, Central and Dodson Branch fire departments were called to a structure fire at 495 Greenwood Ridge Road. The home was vacant. This was not the first time this week that they had been called to this address. On Wednesday afternoon there was a report of a fire in…

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