Schools Receive Facelift

Jackson County schools are getting buildings ready updates include: New energy efficient lighting and plumbing at all schools, new gym floor at JCMS, new roof at JCHS and updated paint at DBS. Plans are for bringing kids back to school in the fall, coming soon. Pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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First Lady Helps Out

First Lady of Tennessee Maria Lee joined volunteers of the Care Center at New Hope Baptist Church in Gainesboro to serve and support over 100 families facing food insecurity. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Jackson Arrested For Burglary

On June 8 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious person call in the area of New Hope Road. Deputy Dillon Sandlin arrived at the location and made contact with a resident that gave him information about a female who had made unlawful entry into her home. The suspect fled the residence when…

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Disturbance Call Leads To Arrest

On June 9, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a disturbance call on Robert Smith Lane. Shortly before Deputy Wade Draper arrived on the scene, it was reported that the suspect had a firearm and was threatening people at the scene. Deputy Draper approached the scene and witnessed the suspect kneeling behind a truck. Deputy…

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Obituaries 4/28/20

Jack Simpson Johnson, M.D. Dr. Jack, as he was known by friends and patients, passed away on April 23, 2020, at the age of 94 years. Born and raised in Flynn’s Lick, Jackson County, he later served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Dr. Jack obtained his medical degree from…

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Obituaries 4/21/20

Alan Ramsey Alan Ramsey, 64, of Gainesboro, passed away April 4 in Whitleyville. Graveside services were held April 7 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community with Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. He was born Nov. 11, 1955 in Jackson County. He worked for Nielsen Corp. and was affiliated with the Burristown Church of Christ.…

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Obituaries 4/14/20

Card of Thanks We would like to thank all for the prayers, cards, memorial gifts and kind words in the passing of our precious mother. Thanks to Mabry Health Care for the wonderful care and Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home for their service with a special thanks to Jason Anderson for his kindness and time…

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Recent News

Traffic Stop Yields Drug Charges

On May 17 Jackson County deputies discover methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Deputy Josh Ford conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 56 South near Gainesboro. The subject was known to be driving on a revoked license. Deputy Dillon Sandlin and Deputy Kamron Johnston arrived to assist in the traffic stop. For more on this story,…

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Fans Unite At Granville Museum

With a population of maybe 300, tiny Granville may triple or quadruple its size when it opens the door to its new Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum on Saturday, June 13. The big day will star actor-musician Keith Thibodeaux, who portrayed Little Ricky, the son of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, on “I Love Lucy,” and also…

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Stafford Pleads Guilty

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, has completed an investigation resulting in the guilty plea of former Jackson County Clerk Amanda Stafford. Auditors and investigators with the Comptroller’s office determined that Stafford stole at least $25,643 between May 2018 and December 2019. The theft was first discovered when…

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JCHS Graduation Ceremony Held

Jackson County High School held its graduation on Friday, May 22. Due to COVID-19 it was held on the football field and students were spaced six feet apart. Check out this week’s Jackson County Sentinel to view more graduation photos.

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Grand Opening Of Mayberry Town

Historic Granville will celebrate the Grand Opening of Tennessee’s Mayberry Town on June 13 with a full day of celebration. The new Mayberry I Love Lucy Museum will have a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Tennessee Mayberry Town is honored to have Little Ricky of the I Love Lucy Show (he also performed as Johnny…

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School Board Approves Hiring Report

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, James Robert Childress, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright. Michelle Hix was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by…

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