Area Recent News

Highway Dept. To Get New Backhoe

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in regular session on Monday, the 30th day of July 2018 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Randy Heady offered the invocation. All in attendance led…

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Water Rescue At Cummins Falls

On Sat. Aug. 18, Jackson County Rescue was called to Cummins Falls for a small swift water rescue. Earlier that morning, State Park Rangers had put out an advisory that the gorge area of the park was closed for the day due to flooding caused by the recent rains and that visitors would not be…

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RV Park Wants Out Of Jackson County City Limits

During Thursday night town meeting, Linda Walbeck who is the owner of the RV Park on Grundy Quarles Hwy, came before the aldermen in an attempt to be re-annexed out of the city and back into the county. Part of her property is in county but there are three acres, part of which are hillside,…

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Mayor And Aldermen Sworn In

Lloyd Williams begins his second term as Gainesboro City Mayor. Attorney Lee Richardson swore him in on Aug. 15 at City Hall. 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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Young Jackson County Team Routed By Clay

Despite some standout performances on offense by Wid Robbins, Justin Lancaster and Cole Parkerson, their productivity wasn’t enough to carry this young devils team to the win. They lost 36-8 against Clay County. First Quarter Clay County began the game with the ball. Nicholas Thomason broke up a Clay County pass. Their drive stalled shortly…

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Vehicle Ignites On Highway

The West End Volunteer Fire Department responded on Thurs. Aug. 2, to a tone for a car fire at the top of Jerry Ray Hill in Gladdice, Tenn. Responding Firefighters, Fire Chief Mark Dosch, Firefighter Ethan Leonard and Firefighter Ray Biggs Jr., upon arriving on the scene with an engine and tanker witnessed a single…

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Joint Effort Leads To Arrests

Shunton Reed and Dawn Rodriguez were found and taken into custody by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, members of the US Marshals and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 3, around 1:53 p.m. They were found hiding out at 539 Dyer Cemetery Road in Jackson County. After tracking down several leads, Lieutenant Patrick Storie,…

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Haney Pleads Guilty To Murder

A Jackson County man pled guilty to second degree murder for his role in the death of a Sparta woman in December of 2016. Bobby Dale Haney, who was 57 and had a Cookeville address at the time of his arrest, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death…

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Jackson County Election Results In

Another election has come and gone. On Thursday, Aug. 2 Jackson County saw some changes in political offices. Most notably were City Aldermen and County Commissioners. Randy Heady, who was appointed County Executive after the passing of James Kinnaird, retained the office of County Mayor. Heady received 1,090 votes. Marty Hinson was re-elected as Sheriff…

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Burglary Leads To Drug Arrest

On July 30 Jackson County Deputies took two individuals into custody for burglary and narcotics. Deputies Tyler Medley and Cody Buck responded to a possible burglary in the Wheeler Hollow area of Jackson County. 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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