Early Morning Fire Destroys Local Home

Friday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Fairview, Central and Dodson Branch fire departments were called to a structure fire at 495 Greenwood Ridge Road. The home was vacant. This was not the first time this week that they had been called to this address. On Wednesday afternoon there was a report of a fire in…

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Record Rainfall Makes Creeks Swell

Jackson County has seen a lot of rain in the past month. Overnight on Dec. 30 it rained so much that some roads were flooded; creeks were overflowing into Roaring River. Through out the next week it had continued to rain. Better the rain than snow. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Beautification Grant Process To Continue Moving Forwards

A large grant that would help beautify the Town of Gainesboro will be moving forward as the Board approved a Parks and Recreation Committee to apply for it. During the monthly meeting of the mayor and aldermen of Gainesboro, a wide variety of topics were on the agenda. Most notably was a Parks and Recreation…

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Burglary Suspect Apprehended On New Year’s Day

New Years Day brings closure to some North Springs victims in, area burglaries. A two month long investigation culminated in the arrest of Eric Ferguson on multiple theft and burglary charges. In early November citizens in the North Springs area expressed their concerns about lumber and antiques being stolen from barns and old family homes.…

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Sentinel Obituaries 1-24-17

Thelma Aline Collier Factory Worker Thelma Aline Collier, 90, passed away Jan. 13 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Fox and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Granville Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born May 4,…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel Obituaries 1-17-17

Linda Faye Hix Homemaker Linda Faye Hix, 72, passed away Jan. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born March 18, 1944 in…

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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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Recent News

1977 Sub State Championship Plaque Returns To J.C.H.S.

In 1977, hometown boy Ray Dennis returned to Jackson County High School as the boys’ basketball coach. That year he took his team to the sub state and won. Tim Bowman made the winning shot and got to cut down the net. His parents Jimmy and Tommie Joy Bowman mounted it with all the team…

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The Lady Blue Devils Win Against Clay County

Keep battling and stay in the game is what Coach Chris Cassetty told his young softball team about playing rival Clay County. The Lady Devils did just that, picking up a 6-5 win. Clay County got off to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Blue Devils third baseman assisted…

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Rescue Personnel Receive Critical Response Training

When it comes to rescue scenarios, an angle creates a more challenging and technical aspect to rescue. Low angle is defined as any angle that is less than vertical, or an angle or incline in which a rope or system failure would not result in the rescuer falling to his/her death or sustaining serious injury.…

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J.C.H.S. Choir Performs At Disney World

The Jackson County High School Advanced Choir had a great opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida on, March 16. The choir performed a 20-minute concert for tourists and guests visiting that day. The choir was presented a nice trophy with a gold outline of Mickey Mouse on top of the base…

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Sheriff’s Department Warns To Watch For Counterfeit Bills

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning retailers and consumers that counterfeit bills are circulating in and around the county. Business owners should train their employees to examine all bills they receive that are $10 and higher. If they believe they are given a phony bill, call the police. Small business owners need to be…

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Head Recently Promoted To New Police Chief

Officer Michael Head was recently promoted to Gainesboro’s Chief of Police. Head has been in police work in some capacity for over three decades. Some of the areas that he will be focusing on will be the fight on drugs and making the police presence more know in the city with more patrolling, he said.…

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