Heady Appointed As Jackson Co. Mayor

Jackson County residents now have a new county mayor. Randy Heady was appointed Jackson County Mayor at Monday night’s meeting of commissioners. Heady received 10 votes for the appointment. Michelle Hix, the only other candidate, received seven votes. Commissioner Joey Denson took over the duties of managing the meeting after Heady was nominated. Heady was…

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Crash Leaves Two In Critical Condition

On Wednesday, a three-car vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened on S.R. 56 near Hubert Brown Circle. Two vehicles were traveling north on S.R. 56 and the third was traveling south on S.R. 56. A 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by Logan Duncan, 18, of Lafayette, was traveling…

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Sheriff Uncovers Narcotics Trafficking

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search warrant in the Dodson Branch Community. Detective Eddie Mott began an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Sunnyview area of Dodson Branch in response to concerned citizens. On Feb. 23, this investigation culminated with a search warrant being conducted at 180 O’Reilly Lane in Dodson Branch.…

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J.C.H.S. Receives Visit From The Tech Is Tenn. Tour

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Obits 8/8/17

Michael Stephen Davidson Plumber Michael Stephen Davidson, 29, passed away on July 29 in DeKalb Co. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Floyd Farris officiating. Interment followed at Richmond Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Sept. 29,…

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Obits 8/1/17

Larry Wayne Heady Heavy Equipment Operator Larry Wayne Heady, 64, passed away July 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held July 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Feb. 26, 1953 in…

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Obits 7/25/17

Card Of Thanks Thank you, From our family to yours a sincere thank you goes out to each and every person that helped us through losing Richard Wayne Lafever on 7-6-2017. From Potters at Baxter for helping us with the camper to the Baxter city police, Baxter Fire Department and Baxter Ambulance Service for trying…

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Recent News

New Laws For The New Year

Jackson County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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2017 Jackson Co. Blue Devils Football Banquet Held

Pictured at the Banquet were bottom row:  Devin Mayberry (Best Offensive Lineman, Senior Award), Orry Smallwood (Defensive MVP, Senior Award), Jordan Whitehead (Playmaker of the Year, Senior Award), Caleb Boles (Kyle Sisco Memorial Award, Senior Award), Michael Punzalan (Offensive MVP), Wid Robbins (Scout Team Award), Colby Alexander (Most Improved). Back Row: Dawson Poston (Senior Award),…

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4-H Public Speaking Contest Winners Announced

The Jackson County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held Dec. 14 at the Jackson County Middle School. There were 40 young writers and speakers in grades fourth through eighth that competed for the top honors. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Giving To Their Community

The JC Jaycees are caught in the act of helping their community! They are proud to support the Be A Santa program by donating a Christmas meal to every family on the list this year. Pictured left to right are the following Jaycees members: Michelle Cook-chapter secretary, Torri Carver, Amanda Looper- Chapter Vice President, Keisha…

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Jackson Co. Band Holds Formal Christmas Concert

The Jackson County Band presented their Formal Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 15. This concert was the culmination of the semester’s work toward more substantial concert band literature of Christmas songs from England, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and Appalachia. Featured composers were Tom Wallace, Robert W. Smith, Calvin Custer, James Curnow, Richard Saucedo and the…

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Be A Santa Program Successful

When we hear about the spirit of Christmas, we often think about giving gifts to those we love. Citizens of Jackson County showed this spirit last Monday by delivering gifts and Christmas dinner to over 100 families of students, who were recommended by their teachers, in Jackson County schools. Torri Carver, School Social Worker, has…

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