Tips On Water Safety This Summer

Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the…

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County Resident Receives Doctorate

On May 11, 2019 Tory De Shannon (Heady) Lawrence celebrated her educational accomplishments at Liberty University’s yearly commencement ceremony in Lynchburg Virginia with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, delivering the commencement address. Dr. Lawrence defended her research on the impact of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports on school climate in secondary schools…

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Former UCHRA Director Sues Agency

The former embattled director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is now suing the agency for wrongful termination. Luke Collins, who served as director of the agency for several years, has filed the suit. The UCHRA board dismissed him in May of 2018 for what was cited as abuse of compensatory time. News…

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Be Counted In The Census Of 2020

The Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady signed a proclamation April 1, 2019 to ensure all residents of Jackson County are counted in the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census. The proclamation designates the county as a partner with the U.S. Census Bureau by encouraging residents to participate through awareness efforts until the completion of the 2020 Census.…

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Sandra Lee Mattick Sandra Lee Mattick, 76, of Whitleyville passed away on March 20, at her residence. Memorial services were held March 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Dunavant and Rev. Kathie Bowles officiating. The family has chosen cremation. She was born Jan. 16, 1943 in Louisville, Ky. She worked as an…

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Obituaries 3/19/19

Charles Edward Reeves Mr. Charles Reeves, age 88, of Murfreesboro died Friday evening March 8, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. at N. H. C. in Murfreesboro following a period of declining health. Funeral services from the Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro were conducted Tuesday morning March 12th at 11 a.m. with Bro. Ron Harper and Bro.…

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Obituaries 3/12/19

Jerry Junior Hall Jerry Junior Hall, 64, of Eastpointe, Mich., passed away Feb. 26 at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Graveside services and interment were held on March 7 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community. He was born Nov. 20, 1954 in Gainesboro. He was an automotive mechanic by trade .He was…

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Recent News

Sidewalk Repair Underway

Repairs being done on sidewalks in town. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Town Approves Sidewalk Repair

The Mayor, Mr. Lloyd Williams, called the meeting to order at 7:26 p.m. Aldermen present: Roger Dale Gore, Wayne Strong, and Jackie Jenkins Jr. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.  

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Legals 5/7/19

STATE OF TENNESEE PROBATE COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY AT GAINESBORO   NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF: Wilma Kemp Mabrey Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of April, 2019, Letter of Testamentary, in respect to the estate of Wilma Kemp Mabrey, deceased, who died April 4, 2019 were issued to the undersigned by…

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Vacant Lot Cleaned Up

Just in time for Poke Sallet, the property that was going to be used for the amphitheater has been cleaned up. Rogers Group donated the gravel so that there would be no hazards or accidents with the lot. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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JCHS Celebrates Prom 2019

The 2019 Jackson County High School Prom King and Prom Queen, Drake Spurlock and Regan Draper. See page 6 for more prom pictures in this edition of the Sentinel. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Research Underway To Identify Stones

A research project is underway to locate, document and try to identify, and restore any problems with grave stones of some of our pioneer Jackson County settlers. The focus will be on a specific style of grave marker, what is being called a Coffin Ledger they are believed to be totally unique to Jackson County.…

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