JCMS Homecoming Winners

Madison Stone is the 2018 JCMS Football Queen. She was escorted by Braylen Marcy. 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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The Other Side Of The Lens

Week three and our second home game in a row with the Blue Devils hosting Westmoreland. Before the game I had the chance to talk to coach Loftis and I asked him just one question. “With the last two defeats being so one sided how have you been preparing for this game, are you doing…

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Police Department Receives Grant

During the August city meeting, Mayor Lloyd Williams informed the aldermen and Chief Mike Head that the police department was awarded a $45,000 grant. This grant would go towards the police department purchasing vehicles. The vehicles did not necessarily have to be new. Used vehicles were acceptable as long as they were properly equipped and…

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Blue Devils Win Homecoming Game

Homecoming is a fun time for me to be behind the lens. It usually starts at Gainesboro Elementary with me herding my third graders for the parade that goes by the school every year. Our students love the band and all the decorated floats but it is the tons of candy flying through the air…

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Obits 7/4/17

Steve Goolsby Steve Goolsby, 44, passed away June 19 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held June 22 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Steve Goolsby was born Steven Randall Goolsby on Dec. 22, 1972 in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was a 1992…

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Obits 6/27/17

Lenora L. Dudney Bookkeeper Lenora L. Dudney, 88, passed away June 20 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held June 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabery and Bro. Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Obits 6/20/17

Shirley Hevle Club Owner Shirley Hevle, 74, passed away June 10 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 31, 1943 in Porterville, Ca. She was a club owner and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her…

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Recent News

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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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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