Summer Reading Competition Is Currently Underway

Get kids excited about reading this summer with First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition, a challenge to read the most number of minutes over the summer break! All Tennessee children, from rising Kindergarteners to rising 4th Grade students, are eligible to track their number of minutes read from June 1…

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Wi-Fi Here, Wi-Fi There, Wi-Fi Everywhere

Twin Lakes is proud to announce their partnership with local communities to provide free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the year for community events. They appreciate the cooperation and collaboration of the city and county officials on the designated public venues for this service.  Twin Lakes CEO, Jonathan West, said “We have worked diligently to continuously…

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Bell Named New Extension Agent

Eryn Bell will be serving Jackson County as the new University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agent and County Director. She grew up in Goodlettsville, Tenn. and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Middle Tennessee State University. She then headed out west to Oklahoma where she completed a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from…

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City And County Mayors Volunteer For Meals On Wheels

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) recently part-icipated in the national 2017 March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, led by Meals on Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to encourage action on the part of the local communities. Hundreds of Senior…

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Obits 3/28/17

Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home of 60 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born on July 24, 1931 in the John Tack Carter hollow in Liberty, TN, daughter to Oliver Hugh and Hallie Baugh Meadows Philpot. She was raised in Gainesboro,…

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Obits 3/21/17

Judy C. Sutton Clothing Factory Manager Judy C. Sutton, 71, passed away March 10 at her residence. Funeral services were held March 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 24,…

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Obits 3/14/17

Jack Massa Retired Jack Massa, 71, passed away March 7 at his home. Funeral services were held March 10 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Frank officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Howard Cemetery in White County. Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge…

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Recent News

Community Helpers On Hand

The Foxy Fours were able to tour the career fair in conjunction with their “community helpers week.” 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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Boys State Delegates Selected

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Poke Sallet Is Once Again A Mouthful…

The 39th annual Poke Sallet Festival in Jackson County was held May 11-13. Visitors enjoyed food, games, contests, vendors, and other activities. There were also car and jeep shows, carnival rides, and petting zoos. The winners of the Outhouse Race was the Flynn’s Lick Fire Dept. The Flynn’s Lick Fire Dept. team members were Jed…

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Seniors Honored At Jackson County High School

Jeremy Walker, son of Lynn Walker, was honored at Jackson County High School’s Senior Night for their baseball players. For more pictures like this, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Drugs Seized During Home Search

On April 20, the TN Drug Task Force, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department and the US Marshal Service executed a search warrant at the home of Jason King, using information from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and a sealed indictment obtained by Detective Mott through the Jackson County Grand Jury. Detective Mott was at the scene…

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Baseball Association Honors Morgan

Lester Grey Morgan was honored during the Alex Cassetty Classic in April by the Jackson County High School Baseball team and the Jackson County Baseball Association. In Grey’s honor, the hitting facility, team room, and the storage buildings were named for him with a sign hanging from the front on the building permanently. The facilities…

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