Coalition To Hold Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jackson County Prevention Partnership Coalition and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for…

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Officer Involved Shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County. A report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911 around 7:45 a.m., according to preliminary information, and deputies with both Overton and Jackson County…

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Board Rejects School Education Savings Plan

Jackson County School Board passed a resolution opposing school vouchers and Education Savings Accounts during its regular March board meeting. Governor Bill Lee is proposing a school voucher bill in the form of an Education Savings Account (ESA) that would divert a portion of your state and local tax dollars to fund private school education…

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County Inmates Graduate; Get GED

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department would like to take the opportunity to say Congratulations to these two individuals that studied hard and accomplished their goals of receiving their High School Diploma. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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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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Recent News

Blue Devils Win Homecoming Game

Homecoming is a fun time for me to be behind the lens. It usually starts at Gainesboro Elementary with me herding my third graders for the parade that goes by the school every year. Our students love the band and all the decorated floats but it is the tons of candy flying through the air…

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JC Celebrates Bus Driver Appreciation

Schools across the Jackson County School District will be taking a safe flight around the United States starting with Bus Driver Day using the Wright Brothers theme on Sept. 20, 2018. Students and staff will be saying a great big “Thank You” to the men and women who transport the students to and from school…

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TCAT Building Receives New Name

BOARD MEETING August 23, 2018 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on August 23, 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…

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Democratic Office Holds Grand Opening

There was a grand opening ceremony of the new Jackson County Democratic Party office. On hand for the celebrations was Rascoe Dean, son of Karl Dean who is running for Governor, Angela Hedgecough who is running for the Senate, John Robbins was there representing John Mark Windle and Chris Barlow was representing his wife, Dr.…

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Officials Recently Sworn In

Judge Tiffany Gentry-Gipson recently swore in four elected officials. Pictured left to right are: Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady; County Court Clerk Amanda Ward Stafford; Judge Gipson; Jackson County Sheriff Marty Hinson and Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Carter. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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Highway Dept. To Get New Backhoe

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in regular session on Monday, the 30th day of July 2018 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 Randy Heady offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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