Contractor steps in to reopen six recently-closed Tennessee newspapers: WTVF Forrest Sanders



GAINESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — The number of town newspapers has been dropping and the closure of four more in Tennessee was announced earlier this month. However, with that announcement came someone stepping in to help.

“It’s a tradition,” said Donna Breeding, sitting in a newspaper office in Gainesboro. “It’s been here for over 100 years, always been called the Jackson County Sentinel.”

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Her official title is office manager, but that doesn’t begin to explain her work.

“I juggle our ads for the newspaper,” Donna said. “I go out and get stories for the newspaper. We have subscriptions. I take care of that.”

The paper’s a glimpse of Gainesboro.

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