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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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-20-16

Debra Gail Gentry Licensed Practical Nurse Debra Gail Gentry, 58, passed away Dec. 12 at Mabry Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Boles officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-13-16

Christina Denise Barlow Fox Factory Worker Christina Denise Barlow Fox, 43, passed away Dec. 3 at her residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Barlow officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 11, 1973…

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Citizen Statesman 12-13-16

Bonnie Kate Collins Bonnie Kate Collins, 58 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away Dec. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Beaty officiating. She was born May 24, 1958 in Celina. Throughout her life, Bonnie served in many roles including: a wife,…

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Recent News

Jackson County Ambulance In Accident With Drunk Driver

On the evening of Jan. 26, one of Jackson County’s ambulances were involved in an accident on Hwy 53 in Clay County, just west of Langford Lane. Rickey L. Davis, 52, of Tompkinsville, Ky, was driving a 2008 Pontiac G6 northbound while Ethan Burris, 24, of Cookeville, was driving a 2013 Chevy Ambulance, southbound. Davis…

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Jackson Co. Middle School Evacuates During Fire Scare

On Tues., Jan. 23, Jackson County Central Fire Dept. responded to Jackson County Middle School for reported smoke in the building and smoke showing from the roof. Upon arrival all children and faculty were found safe outside the building. Interior access was made to find smoke in one wing of the building mostly contained to…

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Jackson County Featured In Tennessee Vacation Guide

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Jackson County is prominently featured. The 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s fifteen Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800-GO2-TENN (462-8366) and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. A digital version…

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Library Has New Tech Training Class

Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library has begun Library Technology Training. The grant was provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in May 2017 and will conclude in April 2019. It is made available for public libraries to create or update training labs for the express purpose of providing free public training on computer skills.…

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Amphitheater Discussed At Chamber Meeting

The Gainesboro – Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Board Meeting was held on Dec. 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office. Frank Hardegree, President, called the meeting to order. Guests and Members were welcomed. Due to absence of Secretary, minutes were not reviewed for November Board Meeting. There was an update given…

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Winter Storms Hit, Covers County In Snow

Winter storms recently hit the Upper Cumberland area, coating everything in snow and ice. Several roadways were closed due to this weather system with several vehicles sliding off the road into the ditch. No major accidents have been reported. Schools have been closed the entire past week because of the inclement weather, which students have…

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