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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Obituaries

Obits 2/20/18

Fara Miller Teacher Fara Miller, 64, passed away Feb. 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept. 10, 1953 in Memphis. She taught for 16 years at Tennessee Technological University’s…

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Obits 2/13/18

Brenda Sue Browning Brenda Sue Browning Coffee, age 70, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was born on June 15, 1947 in Switzer, West Virginia, the daughter of Arland Browning, Sr. and Louise “Una” Kiser Browning.  On October 2, 1971, she married Billy R. Coffee.  She was preceded in death…

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Obits 2/6/18

Janet M. Crooker Janet M. Crooker, 76, passed away Jan. 25 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. She was born March 13, 1941 in Orlando, Fla.. She was retired from Crotty. She donated her body to science in hopes of helping others. She was preceded in death by her…

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Recent News

Man Arrested For Narcotic Possession

On March 21, Deputy Cummings was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with traffic violations in the area of McCoinsville Road in Jackson County. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Todd Mathis. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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From The Other Side Of The Lens

As I sat in my truck waiting for the softball game to begin against Monterey, (I am an hour early, because I think four is the same thing as five), I am watching the wind blowing and wondering how we are going to play in these 500 mph gales.  Our Lady Blue Devils arrive and…

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Moment Of Silence Held In Honor Of Mayor Kinnaird

The county recognized a moment of silence for the passing of Jackson County Mayor James “Bobby” Kinnaird on Thurs., March 22 at noon. Residents, business owners and the family of Bobby gathered on the courthouse lawn in a show of gratitude for all he had done for Jackson County over his lifetime. Bobby passed away…

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4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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2018 Highlands Fitness Challenge Set To Kick Off

The Highlands Fitness Challenge, a program that aims to help community members cultivate a healthy and fit lifestyle, is taking on a new look in 2018.  The program encompasses the four county region of the Highlands Economic Partnership with participants from Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.  Each year, dozens of companies and organizations from…

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Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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