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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Black Bear Sighting More Common In Spring And Early Summer, TWRA Says

TWRA receives more calls regarding black bears in spring and early summer than any other time of year. Movement of young bears takes them into new, unknown territory. Human outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, camping and grilling increase the potential for humans to spot a bear and for bear-human discord. Humans unknowingly attract and…

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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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Obits 1/9/2018

Donna Jean Barlow Greer Homemaker Donna Jean Barlow Greer, 58, passed away Dec. 28, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Jan. 13 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. at the Fairview Senior Center. Crest Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Dec. 31,…

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Obits 1/2/18

Margaret Haile Hix Teacher Margaret Haile Hix, 95, passed away Dec. 20 at Heritage Pointe Senior Living in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward L. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born…

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Recent News

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

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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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Record Rainfall Makes Creeks Swell

Jackson County has seen a lot of rain in the past month. Overnight on Dec. 30 it rained so much that some roads were flooded; creeks were overflowing into Roaring River. Through out the next week it had continued to rain. Better the rain than snow. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Beautification Grant Process To Continue Moving Forwards

A large grant that would help beautify the Town of Gainesboro will be moving forward as the Board approved a Parks and Recreation Committee to apply for it. During the monthly meeting of the mayor and aldermen of Gainesboro, a wide variety of topics were on the agenda. Most notably was a Parks and Recreation…

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Burglary Suspect Apprehended On New Year’s Day

New Years Day brings closure to some North Springs victims in, area burglaries. A two month long investigation culminated in the arrest of Eric Ferguson on multiple theft and burglary charges. In early November citizens in the North Springs area expressed their concerns about lumber and antiques being stolen from barns and old family homes.…

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