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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Obits 7/18/17

Mary D. Chaffin Bull Homemaker Mary D. Chaffin Bull, 85, passed away July 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Raymond Hensley officiating. Interment followed at Hensley Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Obits 7/11/17

Tiewonia “TJ” Roberts Certified Nurse’s Aide Tiewonia “TJ” Roberts, 74, passed away July 3 at NHC Health Care Center. Funeral services were held July 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Elder Bennie Maggart officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Aug.…

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Obits 7/4/17

Steve Goolsby Steve Goolsby, 44, passed away June 19 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held June 22 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Steve Goolsby was born Steven Randall Goolsby on Dec. 22, 1972 in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was a 1992…

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City Alderman To Be Decided In August

Gainesboro voters get to decide who they want to represent them in the upcoming election in August. According to Election Administrator, Clay Thaxton, four candidates will be on the ballot for the Town of Gainesboro alderman position. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Missing Alderman Explains His Absence

A Gainesboro alderman has cited “severe back trouble” as the reason for missing the meeting. Alderman Roger Calvert in a written statement said the following, “This is to inform the citizens of Gainesboro that I, Roger Dale Calvert, have been going through severe back trouble. I had surgery on Wednesday, June 9, 2018. I had…

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Gainesboro Is At A Standstill

The Town of Gainesboro is at a standstill with regards to city business. For the third straight month, two of the aldermen haven’t shown up at the meeting. Mayor Lloyd Williams and Alderman Roger Dale Gore were at the meeting last week, but it was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Reportedly Alderman Roger…

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New CAO/CNO Selected At CRH

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer \ Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina, Tenn. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management. “Patricia has been with…

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Manufacturer Breathes Life Into J.C. Industrial Workforce

Machinery is humming once again at an industrial site along N. Grundy Quarles Hwy. more than two years after the site’s previous tenant, Eaton Corp., a hydraulics manufacturer, laid off its entire 93-person staff and closed its doors. TC Remanufacturing, the new tenant of the former Eaton facility, opened its doors there recently, offering local…

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Hiring Report Discussed At Recent BOE Meeting

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on May 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, 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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