New Restaurant Opens In Gainesboro

After being empty for approximately eight years, the old Dairy Chef restaurant has had a face-lift. The new owner, Linda Hawkins, has transformed the former restaurant into a place where families can gather, have a good meal and enjoy themselves. They even were able to keep the same phone number as Dairy Chef, 931-268-2828. Hawkins…

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Roof Repair To J.C. Courthouse

For the past week there has been a crane parked outside of the Courthouse. With temperatures into the high 80’s, it has made roof repair to the Jackson County Courthouse a grueling and very heated task. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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City Alderman To Be Decided In August

Gainesboro voters get to decide who they want to represent them in the upcoming election in August. According to Election Administrator, Clay Thaxton, four candidates will be on the ballot for the Town of Gainesboro alderman position. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Missing Alderman Explains His Absence

A Gainesboro alderman has cited “severe back trouble” as the reason for missing the meeting. Alderman Roger Calvert in a written statement said the following, “This is to inform the citizens of Gainesboro that I, Roger Dale Calvert, have been going through severe back trouble. I had surgery on Wednesday, June 9, 2018. I had…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 7-19-16

James A. Anderson Tree Trimmer/Arborist James A. Anderson, 77, passed away July 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. He was born Nov. 5, 1938 in Jackson County. He was a tree trimmer and an…

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Enterprise 7-19-16

  Donald Edward Savage Veteran Donald Edward Savage, 48, of Monroe passed away July 13 at his home. Funeral services were held July 16 from the Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Myers and Bro. John Dietz officiating. Interment followed in the Fisk Cemetery. He was born June 4, 1968 in Livingston. He was a…

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Citizen Statesman 7-12-16

Jack Reed Copass Jack Reed Copass, 78 of Moss, passed away July 2 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held July 6 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Dale Strong officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Tanner Jenkins, D.J. Laureigh, VanEric Short, Adam King, Allen…

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Recent News

Several Narcotics Arrests Being Made

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has made several narcotics arrest over the last month. Deputies Ridge Long and Jimmy Sizemore recovered this evidence over the past month while focusing on areas reported to have possible narcotics activity. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Transportation Coalition Launches Statewide Media Tour

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee held a series of news conferences to discuss the impact of the IMPROVE Act’s projects on different areas of the state. As part of the series, a press conference was held to detail how specific projects will affect Jackson County residents. The total impact for Jackson County is $7,880,631 for…

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Resolution In Senate Passed Honoring Bluegrass Band Dailey And Vincent

The bluegrass band Dailey and Vincent was honored on the floor of the Tennessee Senate on Thursday during the final day of the 2017 legislative session. Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) sponsored Senate Resolution 132, which honors the group for recently being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and congratulates them on the release of their…

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D.B.S. And J.C.M.S. Hand Out Top Honors

Jackson County Middle School held eighth grade graduation on the evening of May 18 in the gymnasium. The valedictorian of the eighth grade class is Justin King with an average of 98.55. Justin also presented the Crystal Apple award to teacher Debbie Bachour. The salutatorian of the eighth grade class is Elizabeth Sherrill with an…

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J.C.H.S Girls State Delegates Selected

Volunteer Girls State (VGS) is a leadership and citizenship-training program offered to young women in Tennessee by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA). Nationally recognized as one of the top Girls State programs in the nation, Volunteer Girls State provides young women the opportunity to form and run a mock government by meeting, living and working…

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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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