Young Jackson County Team Routed By Clay

Despite some standout performances on offense by Wid Robbins, Justin Lancaster and Cole Parkerson, their productivity wasn’t enough to carry this young devils team to the win. They lost 36-8 against Clay County. First Quarter Clay County began the game with the ball. Nicholas Thomason broke up a Clay County pass. Their drive stalled shortly…

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Vehicle Ignites On Highway

The West End Volunteer Fire Department responded on Thurs. Aug. 2, to a tone for a car fire at the top of Jerry Ray Hill in Gladdice, Tenn. Responding Firefighters, Fire Chief Mark Dosch, Firefighter Ethan Leonard and Firefighter Ray Biggs Jr., upon arriving on the scene with an engine and tanker witnessed a single…

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Joint Effort Leads To Arrests

Shunton Reed and Dawn Rodriguez were found and taken into custody by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, members of the US Marshals and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 3, around 1:53 p.m. They were found hiding out at 539 Dyer Cemetery Road in Jackson County. After tracking down several leads, Lieutenant Patrick Storie,…

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Haney Pleads Guilty To Murder

A Jackson County man pled guilty to second degree murder for his role in the death of a Sparta woman in December of 2016. Bobby Dale Haney, who was 57 and had a Cookeville address at the time of his arrest, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death…

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Obituaries

Obits 5/2/17

Earnest “Ernie” Moore Quality Control Earnest “Ernie” Moore, 64, passed away April 21 at his residence. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 2, 1952 in Printer, Ky. He worked in quality control at Nielsen…

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Obits 4/25/17

Jo Ann Dennis Homemaker Jo Ann Dennis, 75, passed away April 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Duke officiating. Interment followed at Welch Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born April 18, 1941 in Soddy-Daisy,…

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Obits 4/18/17

Michael Edwin Harrison Painter Michael Edwin Harrison, 54, passed away April 1 at his residence. Graveside services will be held April 22 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born May 24, 1962 in Davidson County. He was a…

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Recent News

Historic Granville Opens 2018 Season With New Theme

Historic Granville’s theme for 2018 is “Strolling Through the 1950’s: Let the Good Times Roll”. It will open on March 7 with a great year of events planned. The official grand opening will be on April 14 with a full day of activities to include a 1950’s Antique Car Show, 1950’s music with DJ and…

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Waters Rise Quickly, Trapping Woman Inside Camper

Rescue personnel entered Roaring river by inflatable boat and were able to rescue the woman. “Thanks to all who were involved, the woman was safely rescued from a dangerous situation without incident,” states Patrick Martin, Jackson County Rescue Squad member. Jackson County personnel greatly appreciates the assistance of Putnam County and all others who assisted…

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Jackson Co. Infrastructure Needs Increase 3.6 Million

Tennessee needs at least $45 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2016 through June 2021, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $68.4 million, an increase of $3.6 million (5.5 percent) since last year’s report.…

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UCHRA Director Under Investigation

This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he spent actually working for the agency. Those sources say he was paid for time when he was not present. Collins released a statement after…

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Honor Students Receive Nominations

Honor Students Rebecca Harris and Justin King Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA. Rebecca Harris and Justin King, freshmen at Jackson County High School of Gainesboro will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. on June 25 to 27, 2018. For more on this…

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Arrests Made By Law Enforcement

On Jan. 28, a vehicle was stolen in the Stone Community of Jackson County. During the course of the investigation, Captain Dennis Thrasher developed information that a family member, Danielle Kilmon, was possibly the suspect in the auto theft. Thrasher interviewed several people across Jackson, Putnam and Overton counties and began a search for Kilmon.…

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