Area Recent News

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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Flooding Hits Jackson County

It started to rain on Tues., June 26 and continued through Wed., June 27. Some of the storms produced torrential rainfall, which caused some major flooding in certain areas of Jackson County. The monthly average for rain is between four and five inches; Jackson County received twice that amount in just a 24-hour period. For…

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Concern Arises About New Fence

During the monthly Commissioners’ meeting on June 25, there was concern regarding the new fence that will be installed on the north, west and south sides of the airport. The river backs up the airport property on the east side. There is a grant that will pay for this fence. Bids were taken and LU…

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Beloved Local Restaurant Closes Its Doors

After five years, a beloved local business has closed its doors. On June 23, a note was reportedly posted at the Bull & Thistle indicating that it would be the last day they would be open. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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J.C.M.S. End Of Year Awards Presented To Students

TJ Brown – Spelling Bee; Kate Crawford – Spelling Bee, Perfect Attendance, Student Council, ELA and Science Highest Average and All A Honor Roll; Jalynn Meadows – Spelling Bee, Leadership Team, Outstanding Student and All A Honor Roll; Abigail Phillips – Spelling Bee; Skyler Stacy – Spelling Bee, Student Council, All A’s and B’s All…

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