JCHS Students Attend Career Fair At Tech

The Jackson Co Middle School and Dodson Branch School eighth graders attended the Career Fair along with White Co, Avery Trace, Upperman, Irving College and Centertown on Tuesday Dec 4th. The guest speakers at the event were Dr. Phil Oldham TTU President, Advance Manufacturing’s Kristin Rosecrants, FICOSA, Health Science’s Brandon Smith, Putnam Co EMS, Information…

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Schools “Be A Santa Program” Is A Complete Success

The third annual “Be A Santa To A Student” Program for Jackson County schools was another great success. A special thank you to all sponsors, community members and our present delivery crew for making this happen. This year over 220 students and their families in the Jackson County School System received presents from the program.…

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Both Teams Take A Loss To Gordonsville

The girls lost to Gordonsville and I could not be prouder of our Lady Devils! In the past I have written about how girls are hesitant to take shots or even chances. In Friday’s game against Gordonsville, I decided to count all the shots taken (both made and missed) by our Lady Blue Devils. The…

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Gainesboro Man Charged In Homicide

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man, who faces murder and other charges, stemming from a homicide earlier this year. At the request of the 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on May 11,…

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Obituaries

Obits 9/11/18

Tiffany Lynn Elkins Tayse Tiffany Lynn Elkins Tayse, 28, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 1, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Sept. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Roger Minard, Ken Lewis and Kelly Stockton officiating. Interment followed in the Elkins Family Cemetery in Gainesboro. She was born Jan.…

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Obits 9/4/18

Shirley Woodard Shirley Woodard, 72, of the Brooks Bend Community, passed away on Aug. 12 at the Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held on Aug. 26 from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Burton officiating. Interment followed in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community. She was a…

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Obits 8/28/18

Lucille Goolsby Lucille Goolsby, 83, of Whitleyville, passed away on Aug. 18, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Aug. 22, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery, in the Stone Community. She was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Jackson County.…

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Recent News

Gainesboro Hosts Annual Christmas Parade

On Sunday, Dec. 2 Gainesboro held its annual Christmas Parade. With temperatures in the mid 60’s, it felt more like spring than then the start of the holiday season. It was a perfect day for this event. All of the children enjoyed seeing the floats, along with Elmo, the Grinch, Cookie Monster and more. For…

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Christmas Time Is Coming

We may not have any snow but David Ward with Twin Lakes Telephone Coop was hanging up the annual Christmas decoration around Gainesboro. David stated that he had been hanging the banners up for about 20 years. The Town of Gainesboro appreciates Twin Lakes Telephone for allowing David to continue hanging the Christmas decoration. They…

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GES Soars To New Heights With Help From Others

Gainesboro Elementary School’s third grade science teacher, Michael Vigeant, took the students on a grand adventure. On what is becoming an annual event, Mr. Mike released a high-altitude weather balloon outfitted with all manner of cameras and special sensors. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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Christmas On The Cumberland

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2018 Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the date will be changed to Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Entries should arrive around 4:30 p.m. The route of the parade should start at Southeastern Wholesale…

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Intoxicated Driver Leaves County Without Power

One intoxicated driver left an entire county without power on a very cold day. Nov. 15 was a day with temperatures slightly below freezing and some light snow fall. It wasn’t a happy time for some Jackson County residents, as the county was left without power for several hours and many did not have heat.…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: And So It Begins…

Basketball has arrived in Jackson County for a new year. This weekend we were treated to the annual Blue and White game. This is where our Boys and Girls play a quarter of inter-squad ball to help showcase what the season will be bringing. First up was the Lady Blue Devils and the most notable…

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