Granville Holds Scarecrow Festival

Historic Granville has been called Mayberry for many years and during October; the 2019 Scarecrow Festival will bring Granville to life as “ A Mayberry Town”. As you turn on Clover Street you will see Mayer Lake which is the Cordell Hull Lake. As you go down memory lane you will see all the Granville…

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Youth Recognized At Health Council

Jackson County youth joined approximately 300 youth across the state at the three-day TNSTRONG or Tennessee Stop Tobacco and Revolutionize Our New Generation Youth Summit held in Murfreesboro. Attendees heard from leading tobacco prevention experts in addition to networking with peers. The purpose of the conference was to equip youth with leadership skills to reach…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: JCHS Vs. East Roberston

This week we squared off against the Indians of East Robertson and what transpired was four very strange quarters.  I can not remember a time when I have seen our boys play with such heart and determination, I also remember the last time we had refs that helped give a game away. The Indians were…

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Team Jackson County Attends Summit

On Aug. 13 and 14, Jackson County participated in Governor Bill Lee’s Rural Opportunity Summit held in Linden, Tennessee. The Summit gave 15 distressed TN counties an opportunity to express their needs individually to Governor Lee and his staff. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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Obituaries 8-27-19

Carolyn A. Szulwach Carolyn A. Szulwach, 76, of Gainesboro passed away Aug. 14 at Mabry Health Care Center. The family has chosen cremation, with no services planned at this time. She was born Oct. 7, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by…

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Obituaries 8-20-19

Wilson (Bud) Collins Mr. Wilson (Bud) Collins of the Turkey Creek Community died at 5:15 p.m. Friday evening August 9, 2019 at the St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville with his wife Ellen, son Chuck and daughter-in-law Connie at his bedside. He was admitted August 2nd following a head injury received in a fall at…

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Obituaries 8-13-19

En’Rico (Rico) Lettwan Irvin En’Rico (Rico) Lettwan Irvin, 41, of Cookeville passed away on May 29. There will be a celebration of life memorial at the Lakeview Pavilion at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville on July 7, from 1 until 4 p.m. One can call (615) 294-5120 if you would like to join us, and…

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Recent News

JCMS Student Arrested For Gun

On Sept. 10 a handgun was recovered at the Jackson County Middle School by the Jackson County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer and school staff. During the morning hours of Sept. 10, information was passed on to school staff that a student had brought a handgun to the school. The School Resource Officer and school staff…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Homecoming Edition

  Pomp and circumstance, pretty girls in pretty dresses, it must be Homecoming on the banks of the Cumberland.  The Blue Devils chosen adversary for this occasion was one-time district rival the Bulldogs of Red Boiling Springs. At one time RBS handed us all we could handle, but this time it was our turn to…

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Suicide Prevention Month Declared

Mayor Randy Heady signed a Proclamation stating that September is Suicide Prevention Month. With Mayor Heady is Anne Stamps and Shirley Jennings. 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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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Jackson Co. Wins

Our long awaited victory last night against Sale Creek at Finley Stadium was not unlike my drive to Chattanooga: long, slow and full of unexpected detours.  I would like to say the rising star on the Blue Devils Team is Wid Robins (7) or even Cole Parkerson (5). Wid made our three scores and Cole…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Jackson Co. Loses

Westmoreland is a tough team on any day, and Friday was no exception.  The Blue Devils came into this game with a much needed and hard-fought win over Sale Creek last week, so their confidence was high and with the Eagles being our first District game the Devils needed to play well. The first quarter…

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Approved Second Reading Of The 2019-2020 Budget

The Mayor, Mr. Lloyd Williams, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Aldermen Present: Roger Dale Gore and Jackie Jenkins Jr. Absent: Wayne Strong. 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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