Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle, narcotics and paraphernalia on South Grundy Quarles Hwy on July 8. The vehicle was located in the 3000 block of S. Grundy Quarles Hwy by Captain Dennis Thrasher, Deputy Jackie McQuistion, Deputy Roy Shepherd, Deputy Daniel Cummings and K9 Ziva. Trying to change the appearance of…

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County Mayoral Debate Held

Randy Heady, John Cason, Truman Stearnes, Brandon Ward and Roy Thomas. A large crowd gathered at the Jackson County middle school Saturday, July 7 to hear from the county mayoral candidates. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Linda Walbeck served as moderator. A total of seven questions submitted from members of the community addressed…

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Huffer Sentenced After Plea Agreement

After five years and numerous trial postponements, a Monroe man will spend 20 years behind bars for his role in the death of a Jackson County victim. In April of 2013, Michael Wayne Huffer, 33 from Monroe, was arrested for allegedly beating a Jackson County man to death. Huffer was charged with criminal homicide for…

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Broyles Auto Parts Closes It’s Doors

After 39 years, Broyles Auto Parts has closed. Doug Broyles started there January 1, 1979. Seven years later on July 1, 1986 he bought out Ward Draper to become sole owner of the business. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Obits 7/17/18

Kenneth Mitchell Bilbrey Kenneth Mitchell Bilbrey, 84 passed away on July 13. Graveside services were held on July 16 at John L. Clark Cemetery. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon was in charge of the arrangements. He served in the United States Air Force and owned and operated a tobacco farm most of his life. He…

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Obits 7/10/18

Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates age 58 a native of Smithville and a longtime resident of Gainesboro, passed away Saturday morning, June 30, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee and Juanita Johnson Bates; son, Matthew Bates; 3 sisters, Wanda Kay Pack, Sheron…

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Obit 7/3/18

Stewart Minder Retired Sgt. First Class Stewart Minder, 90 of Pleasant Shade, passed away on June 22 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich. at a later date. Upper-Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of…

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle, narcotics and paraphernalia on South Grundy Quarles Hwy on July 8. The vehicle was located in the 3000 block of S. Grundy Quarles Hwy by Captain Dennis Thrasher, Deputy Jackie McQuistion, Deputy Roy Shepherd, Deputy Daniel Cummings and K9 Ziva. Trying to change the appearance of…

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County Mayoral Debate Held

Randy Heady, John Cason, Truman Stearnes, Brandon Ward and Roy Thomas. A large crowd gathered at the Jackson County middle school Saturday, July 7 to hear from the county mayoral candidates. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Linda Walbeck served as moderator. A total of seven questions submitted from members of the community addressed…

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Huffer Sentenced After Plea Agreement

After five years and numerous trial postponements, a Monroe man will spend 20 years behind bars for his role in the death of a Jackson County victim. In April of 2013, Michael Wayne Huffer, 33 from Monroe, was arrested for allegedly beating a Jackson County man to death. Huffer was charged with criminal homicide for…

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Broyles Auto Parts Closes It’s Doors

After 39 years, Broyles Auto Parts has closed. Doug Broyles started there January 1, 1979. Seven years later on July 1, 1986 he bought out Ward Draper to become sole owner of the business. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Two Car Wreck Last Friday

One of two vehicles involved in an accident on Dodson Branch Hwy. on Fri., July 6. At this time it is not know about any injuries. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Library Closed For Repair

Due to heavy rainfall and flooding experienced on June 27th, Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library will be closed for maintenance. The town received over 4-5 inches in a 24-hour period causing the drains above the library to dam and flood water into the facility. The Fire Department, Gainesboro City Water Department, Twin Lakes Cooperative, County…

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