JCHS Celebrates Homecoming

October 13, 2020

Check out this week’s edition of the Sentinel for more photos from the JCHS Homecoming Parade.

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Early Voting To Start Oct. 14

October 13, 2020

Early voting in the Nov. 3 election starts tomorrow. Jackson County Administrator of Elections Clay Thaxton says early voting is open to all voters beginning tomorrow and will run through Oct. 29. Thaxton is expecting the election cycle to be busier than usual. He expressed that there has been an increase of registered voters in…

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J.C. Schools Partner With Tech

October 13, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Education announced seven Educator Preparation Programs will be awarded Grow Your Own Competitive Grants to form or expand state-recognized Grow Your Own Partnerships to increase access and remove barriers to the teaching profession. The Grow Your Own Competitive Grant funds partnerships between Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs)…

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Hilham Woman Caught

October 13, 2020

A Hilham woman was captured in California on Friday night in relation to a double homicide that took place in Tompkinsville, Ky. As previously reported in the Jackson County Sentinel, Kayla Spivey, 28 of the Hilham community, had an active arrest warrant for two counts of complicity to commit murder. For more on this story,…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 10/13/20

October 13, 2020

Ernest “Pappy” Fields, Jr. Ernest “Pappy” Fields, Jr., 71, of Buffalo Valley, passed away Oct. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in the Flatt and Woolbright Cemetery in Gainesboro. He was the owner of E…

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Obituaries 10/6/20

October 6, 2020

Joann Garrison Joann Garrison, 63, of Jackson County, passed away Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Crossman, Bro. Ted Gaw and Bro. John Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Morgan Pippin Cemetery. She was born Dec.…

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Obituaries 9/29/20

September 29, 2020

Joe Marvin Chapman Joe Marvin Chapman, age 91, passed away at his home in Franklin, Tennessee on September 24, 2020. He was born August 31, 1929 in Gainesboro, Tenn. to Henry Clay and Ela Graham Chapman. He was educated in the Jackson County Schools. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1954. He served as First…

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Recent News

Blue Devils Lose Another Game

October 6, 2020

The Jackson County Blue Devils suffered another loss against the Cascade Champions. The (4-2) Blue Devils traveled to the (2-3) Champions. The Blue Devils won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. The Champions started with the ball at their own 24-yard line, they would get one first down on their…

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UCEMC Offers Pandemic Relief Credit

September 29, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic impact on the Upper Cumberland is unprecedented, creating economic uncertainty for members struggling to pay their electric bills. To help communities and businesses recover in the area, UCEMC will pass along to members a credit the co-op is receiving on its Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wholesale power bill. The TVA Board approved…

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Blue Devils Come Up Short

September 29, 2020

The Jackson County Blue Devils came up just short of a win Friday night against Monterey. The (4-1) Blue Devils played host to the (3-0) Wildcats. The Blue Devils won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. The Wildcats started with the ball at their own 28-yard line. A couple of…

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County Reaches Settlement In Suit

September 29, 2020

A fired Chief Deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff Department has reached a settlement in a federal case that has been ongoing since January of this year. According to the suit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, former Chief Deputy Christopher Carter sought damages after wrongful termination. In…

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Gainesboro Receives $630,000 Grant

September 22, 2020

State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced recently that Gainesboro has been awarded $630,000 through a Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant to improve the sewer system. Bailey made the announcement after receiving information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). “Infrastructure, like our sewer system, is very important to the well-being of our residents…

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UCEMC To Assist With Recovery

September 22, 2020

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is sending two crews of lineworkers and equipment to assist Baldwin Electric Membership Corporation with recovery efforts near Gulf Shores, Ala. Hurricane Sally slammed the Gulf Coast with winds and heavy rain, leaving more than a half million residents without power. “We’re proud of our linemen for volunteering to assist…

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