Jackson County Archivist Retires

After nine years volunteering as the Jackson County Archivist, Betty Martin is retiring. Pictured are current volunteers. Back row left to right: Lisa Dadd, Frances Anderson, Joyce Draper and Wanda Bybee. Seated left to right are Cindy Anderson Vedross, Betty Martin and Patty Walker. Joyce Draper is the acting archivist. For more on this story,…

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Jackson Co. Abandons Amphitheater Project

Jackson County has decided to abandon the amphitheater project. Debbie Kinnard is the Vice President of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “When we began the excavation process, digging down, they ran into a footer from the adjoining building,” Kinnard said. “And to continue on it was going to render that building’s walls unstable. And because of…

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J.C. Chamber Holds Open House At Memorial Building

The Jackson County Chamber hosted an Open House and Luncheon Thurs., Oct. 11 in their new offices located in the Old War Memorial Building. The county owned building, which also houses the American Legion as well as other county offices, is being renovated in phases. Chamber Members, business owners and other folks from Jackson County…

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Access Denied At The Boils

As some of the residents of Jackson County may know, if you have recently went to The Boils, it is difficult to get to the water. You may have found portions of the entrance or portions to the sandbars blocked off. There is a reason for this. People were driving into the water to the…

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Obituaries

Obits 5/2/17

Earnest “Ernie” Moore Quality Control Earnest “Ernie” Moore, 64, passed away April 21 at his residence. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 2, 1952 in Printer, Ky. He worked in quality control at Nielsen…

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Obits 4/25/17

Jo Ann Dennis Homemaker Jo Ann Dennis, 75, passed away April 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Interment followed at Welch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born April 18, 1941 in Soddy-Daisy,…

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Obits 4/18/17

Michael Edwin Harrison Painter Michael Edwin Harrison, 54, passed away April 1 at his residence. Graveside services will be held April 22 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 24, 1962 in Davidson County. He was a…

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Recent News

Sheriff Uncovers Narcotics Trafficking

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search warrant in the Dodson Branch Community. Detective Eddie Mott began an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Sunnyview area of Dodson Branch in response to concerned citizens. On Feb. 23, this investigation culminated with a search warrant being conducted at 180 O’Reilly Lane in Dodson Branch.…

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J.C.H.S. Receives Visit From The Tech Is Tenn. Tour

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Man Arrested For Narcotic Possession

On March 21, Deputy Cummings was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with traffic violations in the area of McCoinsville Road in Jackson County. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Todd Mathis. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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From The Other Side Of The Lens

As I sat in my truck waiting for the softball game to begin against Monterey, (I am an hour early, because I think four is the same thing as five), I am watching the wind blowing and wondering how we are going to play in these 500 mph gales.  Our Lady Blue Devils arrive and…

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Moment Of Silence Held In Honor Of Mayor Kinnaird

The county recognized a moment of silence for the passing of Jackson County Mayor James “Bobby” Kinnaird on Thurs., March 22 at noon. Residents, business owners and the family of Bobby gathered on the courthouse lawn in a show of gratitude for all he had done for Jackson County over his lifetime. Bobby passed away…

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4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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