Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Local Student Selected For Youth Leadership Summit

Alexia Porterfield has been selected to attend this year’s three-day educational and entertaining event at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville under the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. Alexia is the daughter of Gordon and Regina Porterfield of Pleasant Shade. She is an eleventh grade student at Jackson County High School. Some 46 students from…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 12-27-16

Thelma Jean Dennis HomemakerThelma Jean Dennis, 85, passed away Dec. 15 at Mabry Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Don Bryant officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Nov. 5,…

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Citizen Statesman 12-20-16

Lisa Virginia Boles Lisa Virginia Boles, 51 of Livingston, and formerly of Celina passed away at her residence in Livingston on Dec. 5. Funeral Services were held Dec. 8 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. She was born in Hilham…

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Enterprise 12-20-16

Bill “Cherokee” Allred William (Bill) “Cherokee” Allred, 74, of Alpine, passed away Dec. 10 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 13 from the Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery. He was born in Clay County July 16,…

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Recent News

J.C.HS. Holds Annual Homecoming Week

The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Abigail Poston, daughter of Lindsey Silvey and Chad Blair. Abigail was escorted by Micah Scoggins, son of Matthew and Amanda Scoggins. The pretty little flower girl was Jaycie Rae Lynn, daughter of Jason and April Lynn. The handsome little crown bearer was Hudson Eli Smith, son of Daniel and Lacy…

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Top Ratings

The Jackson County High School Band performed at the Upper Cumberland Marching Band Festival on Sat., Sept. 16 with 15 other Middle and East Tennessee bands. The Band as a group earned an Excellent Rating, as did the Color Guard (Flags) unit. The Percussion (Drums) section earned a rating of Superior. Congratulations to all of…

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Making A Highway For Hamp

Four years after his passing, a .4 mile section of the York Highway/Highway 85 East, that runs through the Fairview community of Jackson County, has been dedicated in the memory of George Hampton “Hamp” Scott, 1933 – 2013. Hamp, as his family and friends knew him, was a resident of the community for the better…

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Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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