JCHS Welcomes New Principal

Jason Hardy has been selected as principal of Jackson County High School beginning Nov. 1. He is a 1993 graduate of JCHS and has advanced degrees from Tennessee Tech University. He has served in teaching, coaching and administrative roles in Gallatin and Shelbyville prior to returning to teaching at Jackson County High School. For more…

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Man Charged With Murder In Clay County

Jacob Stanley Snyder of Nimm Road in Red Boiling Springs has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly fatally wounded an 11-year-old girl. Snyder faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot two other victims. According to the TBI, the victim of the fatal shooting was 11-year-old Harley Evans of…

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Over The Bluff On Greenwood Ridge

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon a Black Nissan Altima went over a bluff on Greenwood Ridge Road. There was an old rock wall that kept the car from going any further down the hill. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. At press time the condition of…

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Gainesboro Women Sentenced After Crash

A Gainesboro woman, who was reportedly under the influence of several drugs, at the time of a traffic accident that incapacitated herself and a Celina driver, was sentenced in a recent session of Overton County Criminal Court. Leda Lykins, of Gainesboro who was 52 at the time of the accident, reportedly failed to yield the…

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Sentinel Obituaries 2-21-17

Barbara (Cooper) Hammons Means Homemaker Barbara (Cooper) Hammons Means, 79, passed away Feb. 11 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Pall bearers were James David Hammons, Josh Anderson, Johnny Adams, Chuck Adams, Kenneth Bean, and Keith Bean.…

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Jackson County Sentinel Obituaries 2-14-17

Thelma C. Fox Retired Thelma C. Fox, 87, passed away Feb. 9 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Sycamore Church of Christ with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Detroit,…

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Sentinel Obits 2-7-17

Hugh Gene Greenwood Custom Auto Work Hugh Gene Greenwood, 76, passed away Jan. 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 5, 1940…

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Recent News

2018 Highlands Fitness Challenge Set To Kick Off

The Highlands Fitness Challenge, a program that aims to help community members cultivate a healthy and fit lifestyle, is taking on a new look in 2018.  The program encompasses the four county region of the Highlands Economic Partnership with participants from Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.  Each year, dozens of companies and organizations from…

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Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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