JCMS Student Arrested For Gun

On Sept. 10 a handgun was recovered at the Jackson County Middle School by the Jackson County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer and school staff. During the morning hours of Sept. 10, information was passed on to school staff that a student had brought a handgun to the school. The School Resource Officer and school staff…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Homecoming Edition

  Pomp and circumstance, pretty girls in pretty dresses, it must be Homecoming on the banks of the Cumberland.  The Blue Devils chosen adversary for this occasion was one-time district rival the Bulldogs of Red Boiling Springs. At one time RBS handed us all we could handle, but this time it was our turn to…

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Suicide Prevention Month Declared

Mayor Randy Heady signed a Proclamation stating that September is Suicide Prevention Month. With Mayor Heady is Anne Stamps and Shirley Jennings. 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 Lenz: Jackson Co. Wins

Our long awaited victory last night against Sale Creek at Finley Stadium was not unlike my drive to Chattanooga: long, slow and full of unexpected detours.  I would like to say the rising star on the Blue Devils Team is Wid Robins (7) or even Cole Parkerson (5). Wid made our three scores and Cole…

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Obituaries 8-6-19

Roy Lee Hix Roy Lee Hix, 78, of Gainesboro passed away July 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ramsey and Bro. Dan Huffines. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born April 25,…

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Obituaries 7-30-19

Ruby Burton Longtime South Carthage resident and homemaker Mrs. Ruby Burton died at the age of 92 at 12:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon July 18, 2019 at the Smith County Health & Rehabilitation Center (formerly Concordia) in Carthage where she was being cared for since July 2nd. Mrs. Burton was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson…

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Obituaries 7-23-19

Betty Brown Betty Brown, 83, of the Shiloh community passed away July 15 at her residence. Funeral services were held July 17 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Mainord officiating. Interment followed in the Allentown Cemetery in the New Salem community. She was born April 30, 1936 in Jackson County. She worked at…

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Recent News

County Schools Awarded Safe Schools Grant

Jackson County Schools have been awarded $70,000 through the Tennessee Department of Education to put toward funding two additional full-time School Resource Officers. The funding is part of Governor Bill Lee’s $40 million investment for school safety grants, which prioritizes School Resource Officers being placed in underserved areas and in schools that currently do not…

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Energy Efficiency Schools Initiative Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Special Called Session on Monday, the 12th day of August 2019 at 7 p.m in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Chris Carter, offered the invocation. All in attendance…

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Sheriff’s Department Busts Drugs

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in March of this year after intelligence led deputies to running surveillance on specific locations of possible narcotics trafficking. On August 19, the investigation culminated in multiple indictments being returned by the Jackson County Grand Jury on individuals involved in trafficking large quantities of Methamphetamine in Jackson…

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Tennessee’s First Lady visits Jackson County

Maria Lee, the wife of Governor Bill Lee, was in Jackson County on Aug. 20 to visit the residents of Maranatha House. Maranatha, located in Jackson County, is a year long Christ-centered residential recovery program for women struggling with addiction, abusive relationships and patterns of incarceration. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Unemployment Holds Steady

A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent matches the figure from the same month a year ago. The July 2019 statistic represents a small increase of 0.1 of a percentage point when compared…

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Coach Sean Honored For 100th Game

Sean Loftis was on the sideline for his first game as Jackson County High School Head Football Coach on August 21, 2009. This past Friday night, August 23, made his 100th game as head coach for the Blue Devils. Coach Loftis has taken the Blue Devils to the TSSAA Playoffs in seven of his nine…

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