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

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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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Obits 10/24/17

Tommy Haney Factory Worker Tommy Haney, 43, passed away Oct. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Haney officiating. Interment followed at Dodson Branch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 7, 1974 in Jackson…

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Obits 10/17/17

Jo Ann T. Boyd Special Education Teachers Aide Jo Ann T. Boyd, 76, passed away Oct. 11 at Signature Health Care of Putnam County. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of…

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Obits 10/10/17

Rae N. Lawhon Bakery Owner Rae N. Lawhon, 74, passed away Sept. 20 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She ran a bakery on the square in Gainesboro. She was the beloved wife of Lee Lawhon and beloved…

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Recent News

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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Man Arrested For Narcotic Possession

On March 21, Deputy Cummings was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with traffic violations in the area of McCoinsville Road in Jackson County. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Todd Mathis. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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From The Other Side Of The Lens

As I sat in my truck waiting for the softball game to begin against Monterey, (I am an hour early, because I think four is the same thing as five), I am watching the wind blowing and wondering how we are going to play in these 500 mph gales.  Our Lady Blue Devils arrive and…

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Moment Of Silence Held In Honor Of Mayor Kinnaird

The county recognized a moment of silence for the passing of Jackson County Mayor James “Bobby” Kinnaird on Thurs., March 22 at noon. Residents, business owners and the family of Bobby gathered on the courthouse lawn in a show of gratitude for all he had done for Jackson County over his lifetime. Bobby passed away…

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4-H Members Learn About Responsible Citizenship

Tennessee 4-H Congress is an activity that supports the citizenship project and helps 4-H’ers develop the life skill of responsible citizenship. Responsible citizenship is an individual’s demonstration of love and devotion in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of a community or country. It includes: Loyalty to one’s place of residence, the…

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