Disturbance Call Leads To Arrest

On June 9, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a disturbance call on Robert Smith Lane. Shortly before Deputy Wade Draper arrived on the scene, it was reported that the suspect had a firearm and was threatening people at the scene. Deputy Draper approached the scene and witnessed the suspect kneeling behind a truck. Deputy…

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Primary Theft Suspects Identified

In early March a residence in the Big Branch area of Jackson County began seeing thefts and burglaries on the property due to being unoccupied. The executor of the property reported the activity to the Sheriff’s Office. Game cams were installed on the property with the assistance of people in the neighborhood. During the middle…

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Clean Marina Status Achieved

Wildwood Resort & Marina at Cordell Hull Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices. Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander,…

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Traffic Stop Yields Drug Charges

On May 17 Jackson County deputies discover methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Deputy Josh Ford conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 56 South near Gainesboro. The subject was known to be driving on a revoked license. Deputy Dillon Sandlin and Deputy Kamron Johnston arrived to assist in the traffic stop. For more on this story,…

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Obituaries 5/12/20

Roger Pippin Roger Pippin, better known as “Flop”, 67, of Gainesboro, passed away April 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held April 28 at the Young Cemetery in the McCoinsville community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating at the services. He was born Oct. 23, 1952 in Gainesboro. He worked in construction. He…

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Obituaries 4/28/20

Jack Simpson Johnson, M.D. Dr. Jack, as he was known by friends and patients, passed away on April 23, 2020, at the age of 94 years. Born and raised in Flynn’s Lick, Jackson County, he later served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Dr. Jack obtained his medical degree from…

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Obituaries 4/21/20

Alan Ramsey Alan Ramsey, 64, of Gainesboro, passed away April 4 in Whitleyville. Graveside services were held April 7 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community with Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. He was born Nov. 11, 1955 in Jackson County. He worked for Nielsen Corp. and was affiliated with the Burristown Church of Christ.…

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Recent News

Fans Unite At Granville Museum

With a population of maybe 300, tiny Granville may triple or quadruple its size when it opens the door to its new Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum on Saturday, June 13. The big day will star actor-musician Keith Thibodeaux, who portrayed Little Ricky, the son of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, on “I Love Lucy,” and also…

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Stafford Pleads Guilty

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, has completed an investigation resulting in the guilty plea of former Jackson County Clerk Amanda Stafford. Auditors and investigators with the Comptroller’s office determined that Stafford stole at least $25,643 between May 2018 and December 2019. The theft was first discovered when…

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JCHS Graduation Ceremony Held

Jackson County High School held its graduation on Friday, May 22. Due to COVID-19 it was held on the football field and students were spaced six feet apart. Check out this week’s Jackson County Sentinel to view more graduation photos.

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Grand Opening Of Mayberry Town

Historic Granville will celebrate the Grand Opening of Tennessee’s Mayberry Town on June 13 with a full day of celebration. The new Mayberry I Love Lucy Museum will have a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Tennessee Mayberry Town is honored to have Little Ricky of the I Love Lucy Show (he also performed as Johnny…

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School Board Approves Hiring Report

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Robert Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. Michelle Hix was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by…

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Stafford Resigns From Office

During the recent Jackson County Commission meeting, a vote was taken to accept Amanda Ward Stafford’s resignation. All commissioners present voted to accept her resignation. A recent state audit found discrepancies in the County Clerk’s office. There was a cash storage of $36,086.24. The clerk failed to properly document changes and deletions to receipts. The…

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