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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Investigation Of Deadliest Catch Star Leads To Arrest

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded cash and a vehicle in relation to a major narcotics arrest. Jason King from the show Deadliest Catch was arrested by deputies after an extensive investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. This case took Detectives across several counties and ultimately led to seizures in several states. For more…

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Shoplifting Leads To Drug Arrest

On July 20, 2018 Deputy Daniel Cummings responded to a call about a person(s) shoplifting at the Dollar Store in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Deputy Cummings was suspicious of possible narcotics activity. During the course of his investigation he recovered methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. For more on this story, pick up…

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Two Vehicles Collide

Friday afternoon there was a two-vehicle accident on Dodson Branch Hwy in front of the Dollar General Store. The White Ford pickup, which is contracted to TDOT, had its tailgate down and an employee was riding on it when the Nissan Rogue came over the hill and hit the pickup. The gentleman riding on the…

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Obituaries

Obits 7/24/18

Donald Richmond “Don” Walker Mr. Donald Richmond Walker better known as Don, age 58 passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. Don was born April 7, 1960 to Hollis Richmond and Mary Frances Poteet Walker. Don was a retired Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served proudly from 1982-1988. He was an avid…

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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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Recent News

Shoplifting Leads To Drug Arrest

On July 20, 2018 Deputy Daniel Cummings responded to a call about a person(s) shoplifting at the Dollar Store in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Deputy Cummings was suspicious of possible narcotics activity. During the course of his investigation he recovered methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. For more on this story, pick up…

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Two Vehicles Collide

Friday afternoon there was a two-vehicle accident on Dodson Branch Hwy in front of the Dollar General Store. The White Ford pickup, which is contracted to TDOT, had its tailgate down and an employee was riding on it when the Nissan Rogue came over the hill and hit the pickup. The gentleman riding on the…

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Drowning Victim Found

Specialized equipment was used to aid in the recovery of the body of Sammy Bilyeu, the owner of a gas station in Gainesboro, who tragically drowned on Dale Hollow Lake last week. It took five days, countless hours of searching and specialized equipment to recover Bilyeu’s body. Clay County EMA Director Natalie Boone explained about…

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Gainesboro Resident Dies In Lake Accident

A Gainesboro man had a personal watercraft accident on Dale Hollow Lake and is still missing. A body has not been found yet according to a representative from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, but this is still being considered a missing person case. However, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has officially declared that the man…

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Early Voting Underway

A Jackson County resident takes advantage of early voting. No lines and no waiting. 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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Strong Storms Hit J.C.

On Friday evening strong storms blew through Jackson County. They continued through the night and into Saturday morning. Power was out in parts of Jackson County during the morning hours of Saturday. Trees and branches littered most roads. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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