JCHS Graduation Ceremony Held

Jaryn Scantland is the 2019 Valedictorian with an average of 98.1875. She received the Jostens, Chad and Becky Bone award, the Doyene Anderson Memorial Scholarship and the Volunteer Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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21st Annual Granville Heritage Day To Be Held

Historic Granville celebrates the 21st Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 25, with the theme “Solid Gold Memories : White Walls & Fender Skirts” as the town celebrates the 1960’s during 2019. The day will begin with an opening celebration at 9 a.m. as the Granville Museum celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Museum. For…

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JCMS Graduation Ceremony Held

Be sure to check out next weeks edition of the Sentinel for more Eighth Grade Graduation pictures. 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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Poke Sallet Eating Contest Held

For the first time in the Poke Sallet Eating Contest there was a tie. Both winners ate seven bowls of poke sallet. To break the tie they were going to have an “eat off” but neither one really wanted any more poke sallet. So, it was decided to just split the prize. Left to right:…

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Obituaries 3/5/2019

Robert Louis Minshall Robert Louis Minshall, 78, of Gainesboro, TN passed 25 Feb. 2019, to join his beloved wife Wanda J. Tackett-Minshall in heaven. Surrounded by many loved ones, after a duel with cancer, he has moved on. Bob was born in St. Louis, MO to Norman L. and Olivia A. Minshall. He was “Dad”…

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Obituaries 2/26/2019

Paul Richmond “Coach” Anderson Paul Richmond “Coach” Anderson, 86, passed away Feb. 17, 2019 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The son of Vance and Ruby Anderson of Cookeville, TN. Paul was born on July 6, 1932 in Granville, TN and is preceded in death by brothers and sisters Madge Chaffin, Marie Clark, Brian Anderson, Nell Smith, Leo…

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Obituaries 2/19/19

Charles “Chuck” Sokolosky Charles “Chuck” Sokolosky, 69 of Granville, passed away Feb. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had chosen cremation. No services are planned at this time. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born Jan. 10, 1950 in Fairmont, W. Va. He was the owner of Smith…

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A Weekend In Historic Granville

Historic Granville will shine in many different ways May 3 and 4 as Mayberry Plays, Cornbread and Moonshine Festivals and Sutton Ole Time Bluegrass will occur.   The weekend will begin on Friday night, May 3, with the spring outdoor Mayberry Dinner Play entitled “Mayberry Darlings: Happening on the Mountain” at Sutton Homestead Pioneer Village. A…

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South 56 Flea Market And Storage Opens

The Jackson County Chamber held a ribbon cutting for a new local business, the South 56 Flea Market and Storage. Owner Jim Pearson has six storage sheds which can be rented and used as booths for the flea market. There are also approximately 40 parking spaces available for cars, tractors, boats and RV’s for sale.…

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Cave Diver Rescued From Local Cave

On April 16 at approximately 3 p.m. ,Josh Bratchley, a professional cave diver from the United Kingdom, became untethered from his group of cave divers. The group had been exploring caves for three or four days in Jackson County. The group exited the cave and realized that Josh was missing. They went back in to…

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Coalition To Hold Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jackson County Prevention Partnership Coalition and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for…

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Officer Involved Shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County. A report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911 around 7:45 a.m., according to preliminary information, and deputies with both Overton and Jackson County…

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Board Rejects School Education Savings Plan

Jackson County School Board passed a resolution opposing school vouchers and Education Savings Accounts during its regular March board meeting. Governor Bill Lee is proposing a school voucher bill in the form of an Education Savings Account (ESA) that would divert a portion of your state and local tax dollars to fund private school education…

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