Single Vehicle Catches Fire

On April 4, Central Fire Department stations One and Six responded to a single-vehicle fire on South Grundy Quarles Highway near Herbert Johnson Circle. Occupants safely exited the vehicle uninjured and crews were able to make a quick knock down of the blaze. Responding stations were Central Fire Dept. Stations One and Six, along with…

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Class Of 2020 Honored

Last Tuesday at 8:20 p.m., Jackson County High School turned on the lights on the athletic fields. They joined in the nationwide movement “Lights of Hope” to remind students and student-athletes that although they aren’t in the building or on the fields, they are still in everyone’s hearts and minds. They left the lights on…

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Jackson County Holds Steady

New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment rates improve in many counties during February 2020. The lagging statistic reflects the employment situation before the COVID-19 health emergency starts to take an unprecedented toll on the economy. During the month, unemployment decreased in more than one-third of Tennessee’s counties. Thirty-six…

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COVID-19 Testing Happening

The National Guard has set up drive thru COVID-19 testing stations in rural communities throughout the state to aid in the fight against the pandemic, including in our very own. National Guard medics will be set up outside of the Jackson County High School Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every week…

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Obituaries 2/4/20

Herbert Lee Smallwood Herbert Lee Smallwood, 74, of Gainesboro passed away Jan. 29 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with John Adcox officiating. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery in the Fairview Community. He was born Aug. 3, 1945 in Crossville. He worked as a…

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Obituaries 1/28/20

Robert D. Dudney Robert D. Dudney, 74, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 23 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Brown and Bro. Jeremiah Tatum officiating. Interment followed in the Dudney Family Cemetery in the Free State community. Pallbearers were George Dudney, Brian…

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Obituaries 1/21/20

Ernest Gene Elkins Ernest Gene Elkins, 93, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 10 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community. He was born June 20, 1926 in…

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Recent News

COVID-19 What You Need To Know

The Coronavirus. It’s not just about you and me. The fact is that many of us are in an age group or health status that has a very small risk of serious complications. Does that mean we have nothing to worry about and that we should ignore the advice from our federal and state leaders?…

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Walk Across Tennessee Program Announced

Walk Across Tennessee, a University of Tennessee Extension program, will be conducted in Jackson County March 23 – May 17. This program is a free team-based walking program. It’s an eight-week challenge that encourages teams of four to be active by walking or choosing your favorite physical activity. Team members do not have to walk…

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Quiz Community Recognized

New signs have been installed and are being dedicated for the Quiz Community that lies in both Jackson and Putnam counties. Quiz’s Post Office moved from one location in Putnam County in 1898 to its second location, which was just inside Jackson County on Smith Chapel Road. This second post office was located near the…

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Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties

Unemployment Sees Increase In Most Counties. New data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment increases in nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in January 2020. Ninety-four counties experienced some level of increase during the first month of the year. Meigs County is the only county in the state where…

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UCEMC Cookeville Offices Damaged, Temporarily Closed

UCEMC Cookeville offices are damaged and temporarily closed. The Cookeville District office of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation sustained significant damage from the tornado that ripped through the Putnam County area on March 3. Communications are down, and that office is temporarily closed. In the meantime, two banks are stepping up to help members who…

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Upper Cumberland Jeeps Donates Blankets

Members of Upper Cumberland Jeeps donated blankets and goodie baskets to some of the residents at Mabry Health Care. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now or subscribe online at  

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