Raising Food For Thought

Jackson County Schools are proud to announce the newest addition to the student resource center, the Food for Thought Pantry.  The Food for Thought Pantry is designed to assist any student and their family who may be in need of food or basic items.  It is located at Jackson County High School, but every student…

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Gainesboro Antioch Community Has A Fatal Accident On Nov. 27

A fatal accident occurred on Mon., Nov. 27 around 8 p.m. on Stacy Cemetery Road in the Antioch community. William Tucker, 20, of Gainesboro, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup southbound on Stacy Cemetery Road when he attempted to negotiate a right curve. He traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a…

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Gainesboro Man Arrested In Shooting

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Gainesboro man in connection to the shooting of his girlfriend on Wednesday, Nov. 29. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating the incident that occurred in the 500 block of Stacy Cemetery Lane in Jackson…

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Over 200 Books Donated To Help Child Health Book Drive

The Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library recently partnered with TennCare Kids Community Outreach to bring awareness to child health. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Obituaries

Obits 10/10/17

Rae N. Lawhon Bakery Owner Rae N. Lawhon, 74, passed away Sept. 20 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She ran a bakery on the square in Gainesboro. She was the beloved wife of Lee Lawhon and beloved…

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Obits 10/3/17

Randall Winningham Truck Driver Randall Winningham, 40, passed away Sept. 22 in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Dec. 18, 1976 in Orange County, Florida. He was a truck driver. Surviving…

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Obits 9/26/17

Kathy Pippin Retired Kathy Pippin, 67, passed away Sept. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Flatt, Bro. Steve Bowman, and Bro. Stan Gantt officiating. Interment followed at Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Recent News

Five Confederate Veterans Honored

On a recent autumn Saturday morning alongside Flynn’s Creek in Jackson County, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Myers Zollicoffer Camp 1990 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123, met at the Rash Cemetery to honor five Confederate soldiers buried on the hillside. William H. Billingsley, Joseph ‘Joab’ Birdwell, William H. Birdwell,…

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J.C. Schools Receives Prestigious Awards

Jackson County Schools received three prestigious awards at a statewide meeting in Nashville. The first award was for The Best Employee Appreciation Program, the second was for Excellence In Unemployment Compensation Administration, and the third was for a Utrust Mini-grant in the amount of $13,900 with every dollar of this grant going toward our students.…

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Superintendent Appreciation Day To Be Hosted At Jackson Co. Schools

Bonjour! Bonjour! The Jackson County School Board passed a resolution this week declaring Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 as Superintendent Appreciation Day. Therefore, students across the system will be using the “Paris, City of Love” theme to show appreciation to Superintendent Joe D. Barlow. School Board Chairman, Mark Brown, said, “We are so grateful for Superintendent…

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Kindergartners Scare Up Some Businesses Halloween Morning

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

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Sheriff’s Department Makes Arrests In Local Theft

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office recovered stolen property from three separate incidents over the weekend. On Oct. 24, Deputy Roy Shepherd took a report of a burglary in the Bloomington Springs area of the county. During the course of the investigation, Captain Dennis Thrasher located some of the property at a pawn shop in Cookeville.…

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Officers Complete Drug Overdose Training

Opioids are highly addictive drugs used to reduce pain. Common types subscribed by doctors include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodine), Fentanyl and Morphine. These medications should always be kept in a secure locked location and unused pills be disposed of properly. Heroin is an illegal opioid. From 2014-2015, heroin overdose death rates increased by 20.6 percent…

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