Collision On Dodson Branch Totals Vehicles

Monday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. there was an accident on Dodson Branch Hwy. A woman driving the car was unable to make the curve in the road and hit the left side rear of the pickup truck. There may have been a small gas leak in the truck. Wet roads may have been a…

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JC Law Enforcement Thanked

On Sept. 11, Debra Ingram from Cash Express in Gainesboro presented Assistant Jail Administrator Mary Paoletti and Sheriff Marty Hinson a cake. This was in appreciation and gratitude of their service in emergency situations. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Jackson County To Deal With Airport Runway Problems

Jackson County Airport is operating on a conditional license because of trees at the ends of the runway that have grown and are obstructing the approach. Drones and GPS technology show that there are a lot of trees that will have to be removed. In order to do this, approval is needed, not only from…

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Jackson County Chamber Of Commerce Relocates

The Chamber of Commerce consists of business people from all facets of the community, including retailers, manufacturers, service organizations and professionals. They are now located at 201 W. Hull Ave., in Gainesboro. Their phone number is 931-268-0971. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Obits 7/24/18

Donald Richmond “Don” Walker Mr. Donald Richmond Walker better known as Don, age 58 passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. Don was born April 7, 1960 to Hollis Richmond and Mary Frances Poteet Walker. Don was a retired Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served proudly from 1982-1988. He was an avid…

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Obits 7/17/18

Kenneth Mitchell Bilbrey Kenneth Mitchell Bilbrey, 84 passed away on July 13. Graveside services were held on July 16 at John L. Clark Cemetery. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon was in charge of the arrangements. He served in the United States Air Force and owned and operated a tobacco farm most of his life. He…

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Obits 7/10/18

Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates age 58 a native of Smithville and a longtime resident of Gainesboro, passed away Saturday morning, June 30, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee and Juanita Johnson Bates; son, Matthew Bates; 3 sisters, Wanda Kay Pack, Sheron…

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Recent News

TCAT Building Receives New Name

BOARD MEETING August 23, 2018 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on August 23, 2018, 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. A motion made…

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Democratic Office Holds Grand Opening

There was a grand opening ceremony of the new Jackson County Democratic Party office. On hand for the celebrations was Rascoe Dean, son of Karl Dean who is running for Governor, Angela Hedgecough who is running for the Senate, John Robbins was there representing John Mark Windle and Chris Barlow was representing his wife, Dr.…

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Officials Recently Sworn In

Judge Tiffany Gentry-Gipson recently swore in four elected officials. Pictured left to right are: Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady; County Court Clerk Amanda Ward Stafford; Judge Gipson; Jackson County Sheriff Marty Hinson and Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Carter. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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Highway Dept. To Get New Backhoe

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in regular session on Monday, the 30th day of July 2018 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Randy Heady offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Water Rescue At Cummins Falls

On Sat. Aug. 18, Jackson County Rescue was called to Cummins Falls for a small swift water rescue. Earlier that morning, State Park Rangers had put out an advisory that the gorge area of the park was closed for the day due to flooding caused by the recent rains and that visitors would not be…

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RV Park Wants Out Of Jackson County City Limits

During Thursday night town meeting, Linda Walbeck who is the owner of the RV Park on Grundy Quarles Hwy, came before the aldermen in an attempt to be re-annexed out of the city and back into the county. Part of her property is in county but there are three acres, part of which are hillside,…

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