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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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Jackson Co. Vs. R.B.S.

A lot is on the line for both teams as Jackson County and Red Boiling Springs enter this contest without a win, so for one of the teams that streak will be broken. The first quarter started with Red Boiling Springs kicking off to Austin Birdwell (10). A hand off to Gage Clark (84) provided…

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Halloween Trick Or Treating Day Set

After much debate and discussion it was finally decided during the monthly city meeting on Thursday that trick or treating will be moved to Saturday, Oct. 27. This will also coincide with the trunk or treat that will be on the square that same day. Halloween being on a Wednesday this year caused some conflict…

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Obituaries

Jackson County Sentinel Obituaries 1-10-17

Mary Sue Hunter Homemaker Mary Sue Hunter, 62, passed away Jan. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating. Interment followed at Burris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 12, 1954 in Jackson…

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Enterprise 1-3-17

Jackie Maxwell Stearsman Jackie Maxwell Stearsman, age 78, died in Livingston, Tennessee from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 24, 2016.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, preacher and teacher.  He was born April 4, 1938 in Mortons Gap, Ky. to Wallace Earl and Mary Wessie Maxwell Stearsman.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce H.…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 1-3-17

Factory Worker Gist B. Hurst, 65, passed away Dec. 24 at Tennova Healthcare Center in Jamestown. Graveside services were held Jan. 7 at Davidson Cemetery in Pall Mall, Tenn. with Bro. Randy Thompkins and Bro. Lane Pippin officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 8, 1951 in Pickett…

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Recent News

Jackson Co. Infrastructure Needs Increase 3.6 Million

Tennessee needs at least $45 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2016 through June 2021, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $68.4 million, an increase of $3.6 million (5.5 percent) since last year’s report.…

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UCHRA Director Under Investigation

This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he spent actually working for the agency. Those sources say he was paid for time when he was not present. Collins released a statement after…

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Honor Students Receive Nominations

Honor Students Rebecca Harris and Justin King Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Rebecca Harris and Justin King, freshmen at Jackson County High School of Gainesboro will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. on June 25 to 27, 2018. For more on this…

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Arrests Made By Law Enforcement

On Jan. 28, a vehicle was stolen in the Stone Community of Jackson County. During the course of the investigation, Captain Dennis Thrasher developed information that a family member, Danielle Kilmon, was possibly the suspect in the auto theft. Thrasher interviewed several people across Jackson, Putnam and Overton counties and began a search for Kilmon.…

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First Graduation For Drug And Rehab Court Held

The Jackson County Drug and Recovery Court held its first graduation ceremony on Feb. 5, for two (2) graduates of the court’s misdemeanor program. Shawana Bartlett and Johnny Smith received their diplomas and graduation chips from Judge Tiffany Gipson, who presided over the ceremony in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. State Representative…

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Hodges Signing Day

Jeremy Hodges signed to play college football at Arizona Western JUCO. On hand at the signing were Head coach Sean Loftis, Principal Kristy Brown, Asst. Coach Brandon Chaffin, Asst. Coach Drew Scott, Asst. Coach Mark Houser, Asst. Coach Kevin King and Asst. Coach Matthew Scoggins. Seated were Kelly Mallard holding Emily Mallard , Jeremy Hodges,…

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