RV Park Wants Out Of Jackson County City Limits

During Thursday night town meeting, Linda Walbeck who is the owner of the RV Park on Grundy Quarles Hwy, came before the aldermen in an attempt to be re-annexed out of the city and back into the county. Part of her property is in county but there are three acres, part of which are hillside,…

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Mayor And Aldermen Sworn In

Lloyd Williams begins his second term as Gainesboro City Mayor. Attorney Lee Richardson swore him in on Aug. 15 at City Hall. 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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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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Obits 7/17/18

Kenneth Mitchell Bilbrey Kenneth Mitchell Bilbrey, 84 passed away on July 13. Graveside services were held on July 16 at John L. Clark Cemetery. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon was in charge of the arrangements. He served in the United States Air Force and owned and operated a tobacco farm most of his life. He…

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Obits 7/10/18

Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates age 58 a native of Smithville and a longtime resident of Gainesboro, passed away Saturday morning, June 30, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee and Juanita Johnson Bates; son, Matthew Bates; 3 sisters, Wanda Kay Pack, Sheron…

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Obit 7/3/18

Stewart Minder Retired Sgt. First Class Stewart Minder, 90 of Pleasant Shade, passed away on June 22 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich. at a later date. Upper-Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of…

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Jackson County Election Results In

Another election has come and gone. On Thursday, Aug. 2 Jackson County saw some changes in political offices. Most notably were City Aldermen and County Commissioners. Randy Heady, who was appointed County Executive after the passing of James Kinnaird, retained the office of County Mayor. Heady received 1,090 votes. Marty Hinson was re-elected as Sheriff…

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Burglary Leads To Drug Arrest

On July 30 Jackson County Deputies took two individuals into custody for burglary and narcotics. Deputies Tyler Medley and Cody Buck responded to a possible burglary in the Wheeler Hollow area of Jackson County. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online…

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Investigation Of Deadliest Catch Star Leads To Arrest

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded cash and a vehicle in relation to a major narcotics arrest. Jason King from the show Deadliest Catch was arrested by deputies after an extensive investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. This case took Detectives across several counties and ultimately led to seizures in several states. For more…

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Shoplifting Leads To Drug Arrest

On July 20, 2018 Deputy Daniel Cummings responded to a call about a person(s) shoplifting at the Dollar Store in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Deputy Cummings was suspicious of possible narcotics activity. During the course of his investigation he recovered methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. For more on this story, pick up…

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Two Vehicles Collide

Friday afternoon there was a two-vehicle accident on Dodson Branch Hwy in front of the Dollar General Store. The White Ford pickup, which is contracted to TDOT, had its tailgate down and an employee was riding on it when the Nissan Rogue came over the hill and hit the pickup. The gentleman riding on the…

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Drowning Victim Found

Specialized equipment was used to aid in the recovery of the body of Sammy Bilyeu, the owner of a gas station in Gainesboro, who tragically drowned on Dale Hollow Lake last week. It took five days, countless hours of searching and specialized equipment to recover Bilyeu’s body. Clay County EMA Director Natalie Boone explained about…

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