Red Carpet Service Award Presented

Donna Elrod, vice president and Gainesboro office manager of First Freedom Bank, has been selected as the Red Carpet Service award winner for 2017. This award represents the bank’s highest honor for enhancing the customer experience and rendering service above and beyond the call of duty. Donna was selected for this award by her peers…

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Felony Theft Arrests Made

On Feb. 4, Captain Dennis Thrasher arrested Daniel Gensemer for deceptive business practices and felony theft. The investigation began when a victim reported that Gensemer took over $4,000 from him under deceptive circumstances. During the course of the investigation Thrasher obtained evidence of the crime and did file charges in General Sessions Court. For more…

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Historic Granville Opens 2018 Season With New Theme

Historic Granville’s theme for 2018 is “Strolling Through the 1950’s: Let the Good Times Roll”. It will open on March 7 with a great year of events planned. The official grand opening will be on April 14 with a full day of activities to include a 1950’s Antique Car Show, 1950’s music with DJ and…

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Waters Rise Quickly, Trapping Woman Inside Camper

Rescue personnel entered Roaring river by inflatable boat and were able to rescue the woman. “Thanks to all who were involved, the woman was safely rescued from a dangerous situation without incident,” states Patrick Martin, Jackson County Rescue Squad member. Jackson County personnel greatly appreciates the assistance of Putnam County and all others who assisted…

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Obituaries

Obits 12/26/17

James Earnest Litchford Factory Worker James Earnest Litchford, 78, passed away Dec. 16 at Signature Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 15, 1939 in…

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Obits 12/19/17

Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson Sr. Richard “Running Wolf” Davidson Sr., 69, passed away Dec. 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born…

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Obits 12/12/17

Ronald Edward Arnold Automotive Maintenance Technician Ronald Edward Arnold, 67, passed away Dec. 1 at Bethesda Health Care Center. The family has chosen cremation with interment at a later time in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 27, 1950 in Asheville, NC. He was…

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Recent News

2018-2019 B.O.E. School Calendar Is Approved

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. In honor of School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee,…

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Eighth Grade Night Held

For more photos from this event, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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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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