Sale Of Surplus Equipment Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Special Call Session on Monday, the 21st day of August, 2017, 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…

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5th Annual Art Walk Held

The fifth annual Arts in the Appalachians Art Walk was held Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 on the square in Gainesboro. Several stops were located at various business around town. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Volleyball Team Honors Seniors During Senior Night

Olivia Bean, daughter of Brandon and Crystal Bean. See more photos from Senior Night in our latest edition of the Jackson County Sentinel or by visiting jacksoncountysentinel.net if you’re a subscriber.

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Jazz On The Cumberland Approaching

Jazz on the Cumberland will also feature Smith County Jazz Band at 11 a.m., Jackson County High School Jazz Band at 11:30 a.m., The Big Band Sound at 12 p.m., and the Blues Brokers at 3:15 p.m.  Granville’s weekly Bluegrass Dinner Show will serve dinner at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. With Bluegrass Dinner show beginning…

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Obituaries

Obits 8/22/17

Jere Nelson Apple Truck Driver Jere Nelson Apple, 74, passed away Aug. 15 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 30, 1943 in…

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Obits 8/15/17

Thomas Davidson Diesel Mechanic Thomas Davidson, 63, passed away Aug. 6 at his residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 28, 1954 in…

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Obits 8/8/17

Michael Stephen Davidson Plumber Michael Stephen Davidson, 29, passed away on July 29 in DeKalb Co. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Floyd Farris officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Sept. 29,…

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Recent News

Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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Ramsey Receives Recognition Award

Cherry Ramsey, R.N., CVICU clinical coordinator and charge nurse at Cookeville Regional, was awarded the Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award this past July by Mended Hearts.  The Mended Hearts organization recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process.  This award is given to…

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Becoming A Healthier Community

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced Jackson County has been named a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community. Healthier Tennessee Communities are those that encourage and enable more physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level. The program takes a community-wide approach to improving Tennesseans’ health…

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HSD Proudly Presents: He Is Near: A True Story

The Homeschool Dramatic Society will present their 19th annual production on Sept. 14-16 at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Mary Evelyn McCurdy of Gainesboro has been writing, directing, and producing plays with this group since she established it in 1999. “This spring I was having trouble deciding what this year’s play should be about,” McCurdy…

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