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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Obituaries

Obit 7/3/18

Stewart Minder Retired Sgt. First Class Stewart Minder, 90 of Pleasant Shade, passed away on June 22 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich. at a later date. Upper-Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of…

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Obits 6/26/18

David Michael Reecer Factory Worker David Michael Reecer, 35, of Lavergne, passed away on June 13 at his residence. Funeral services were held on June 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan H. Judd officiating. Interment followed in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Hendersonville. He was born Feb. 9, 1983 in Gallatin. He…

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Obits 6/19/18

Ozetta Lee Hogg Ozetta Lee Hogg, 83, passed away on June 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held on June 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community. She was born July 7, 1934 in Jackson County. She was a garment…

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Recent News

Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle, narcotics and paraphernalia on South Grundy Quarles Hwy on July 8. The vehicle was located in the 3000 block of S. Grundy Quarles Hwy by Captain Dennis Thrasher, Deputy Jackie McQuistion, Deputy Roy Shepherd, Deputy Daniel Cummings and K9 Ziva. Trying to change the appearance of…

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County Mayoral Debate Held

Randy Heady, John Cason, Truman Stearnes, Brandon Ward and Roy Thomas. A large crowd gathered at the Jackson County middle school Saturday, July 7 to hear from the county mayoral candidates. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Linda Walbeck served as moderator. A total of seven questions submitted from members of the community addressed…

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Huffer Sentenced After Plea Agreement

After five years and numerous trial postponements, a Monroe man will spend 20 years behind bars for his role in the death of a Jackson County victim. In April of 2013, Michael Wayne Huffer, 33 from Monroe, was arrested for allegedly beating a Jackson County man to death. Huffer was charged with criminal homicide for…

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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 jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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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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