Over The Bluff On Greenwood Ridge

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon a Black Nissan Altima went over a bluff on Greenwood Ridge Road. There was an old rock wall that kept the car from going any further down the hill. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. At press time the condition of…

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Gainesboro Women Sentenced After Crash

A Gainesboro woman, who was reportedly under the influence of several drugs, at the time of a traffic accident that incapacitated herself and a Celina driver, was sentenced in a recent session of Overton County Criminal Court. Leda Lykins, of Gainesboro who was 52 at the time of the accident, reportedly failed to yield the…

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Three Vehicle Accident Sends Two To The Hospital

On Wednesday, Oct. 24 at approximately 5:02 p.m. a 2014 Silver Jeep Patriot, driven by Jesse D. Baker, 30 of Cookeville was yielding to a vehicle making a left turn onto State Route 477/Cummins Mill Road. Saavedra Martinez Hipolito, 26 of Cookeville, driving a 2006 black Honda Acura TSX failed to yield, striking, Brittany Allen,…

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Halloween Health, Safety Tips

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity and focus on safety. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for…

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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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Obits 6/13/17

Douglas Ray Dyer Auto Mechanic Douglas Ray Dyer, 55, passed away June 3 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral with Bro. Ben Smith and Bro. Doyle Wilmoth officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov.…

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Recent News

New Director Of Schools Hired

During the School Board Meeting on Tue., April 24, the Board members voted to hire Kristy Brown, principal of Jackson County High School as the new Director of Schools. “I know that the prosperity of a community depends greatly on the level of education of its citizens,” Brown said, “I want to work relentlessly until…

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Arrest Made For Meth Manufacturing

A traffic stop on April 21, by Sgt. Wade Draper and Deputy Daniel Cummings led to the arrest of Amy Newberry and Edward Rollins. During the traffic stop the deputies found items used in a clandestine Meth lab, Methamphetamine, which was completed, and paraphernalia used in the making of meth, sale and use. Newberry and…

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Jackson County Prom Held

Jackson County High School held their prom on April 28th at Willow Place Conference Center in Cookeville. For more photos from this event, check out next week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands May 8th, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

Deputy Daniel Cummings made an arrest of two individuals on April 15 after pulling over a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop he recovered a sizable amount of marijuana, amphetamine, Alprazolam, THC paste and paraphernalia used in the distribution and use of narcotics. Other items, which appeared to be…

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1977 Sub State Championship Plaque Returns To J.C.H.S.

In 1977, hometown boy Ray Dennis returned to Jackson County High School as the boys’ basketball coach. That year he took his team to the sub state and won. Tim Bowman made the winning shot and got to cut down the net. His parents Jimmy and Tommie Joy Bowman mounted it with all the team…

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The Lady Blue Devils Win Against Clay County

Keep battling and stay in the game is what Coach Chris Cassetty told his young softball team about playing rival Clay County. The Lady Devils did just that, picking up a 6-5 win. Clay County got off to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Blue Devils third baseman assisted…

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