Intoxicated Driver Leaves County Without Power

One intoxicated driver left an entire county without power on a very cold day. Nov. 15 was a day with temperatures slightly below freezing and some light snow fall. It wasn’t a happy time for some Jackson County residents, as the county was left without power for several hours and many did not have heat.…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: And So It Begins…

Basketball has arrived in Jackson County for a new year. This weekend we were treated to the annual Blue and White game. This is where our Boys and Girls play a quarter of inter-squad ball to help showcase what the season will be bringing. First up was the Lady Blue Devils and the most notable…

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Jackson County Man Arrested On Charges

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Johnny F. Stafford Jr., for one count of tax evasion and one count of theft. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Stafford, 24. Bond was set at $3,500. On Nov. 5 the Jackson County…

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Democrats Didn’t Have A Chance On Election Day

Another election has come and gone. Things did not fair well for the Democrat Party. Ed Butler narrowly beat out John Mark Windle in Jackson County. Ed Butler received 2,022 votes in Jackson County, 923 of those votes came from early and absentee voting while 1,099 came on Election Day. John Mark Windle, his opponent,…

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Obituaries

Obits 4/10/18

  Terry Quarles Watts Terry Quarles Watts, 61, of Bowlings Branch, passed away Sat., March 31. Funeral services were held on April 5 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home in Gordonsville. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Cemetery in Gainesboro. She was born March 24, 1957 in Gainesboro. She was a 1975…

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Obits 4/3/18

James M. Wheeler Jr. James M. Wheeler Jr., 72, passed away March 24 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Bode officiating. Interment followed at Wheeler Cemetery in the Dry Fork Community. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug.…

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Obits 3/27/18

Cathy Phillips Factory Worker Cathy Phillips, 68, passed away March 18 at her residence. Funeral services were held March 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Old Antioch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 13, 1949 in Gainesboro. She was…

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Recent News

JC Celebrates Bus Driver Appreciation

Schools across the Jackson County School District will be taking a safe flight around the United States starting with Bus Driver Day using the Wright Brothers theme on Sept. 20, 2018. Students and staff will be saying a great big “Thank You” to the men and women who transport the students to and from school…

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TCAT Building Receives New Name

BOARD MEETING August 23, 2018 The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on August 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Jeff Lynn, James Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, and Marty Woolbright. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made…

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Democratic Office Holds Grand Opening

There was a grand opening ceremony of the new Jackson County Democratic Party office. On hand for the celebrations was Rascoe Dean, son of Karl Dean who is running for Governor, Angela Hedgecough who is running for the Senate, John Robbins was there representing John Mark Windle and Chris Barlow was representing his wife, Dr.…

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Officials Recently Sworn In

Judge Tiffany Gentry-Gipson recently swore in four elected officials. Pictured left to right are: Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady; County Court Clerk Amanda Ward Stafford; Judge Gipson; Jackson County Sheriff Marty Hinson and Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Carter. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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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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