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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Gainesboro Resident Dies In Lake Accident

A Gainesboro man had a personal watercraft accident on Dale Hollow Lake and is still missing. A body has not been found yet according to a representative from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, but this is still being considered a missing person case. However, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has officially declared that the man…

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Early Voting Underway

A Jackson County resident takes advantage of early voting. No lines and no waiting. 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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Strong Storms Hit J.C.

On Friday evening strong storms blew through Jackson County. They continued through the night and into Saturday morning. Power was out in parts of Jackson County during the morning hours of Saturday. Trees and branches littered most roads. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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Obituaries

Sentinel Obituaries 1-31-17

Kaula Marie Allen Factory Worker Kaula Marie Allen, 28, passed away Jan. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Flynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 5, 1988 in…

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Sentinel Obituaries 1-24-17

Thelma Aline Collier Factory Worker Thelma Aline Collier, 90, passed away Jan. 13 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Fox and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Granville Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born May 4,…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel Obituaries 1-17-17

Linda Faye Hix Homemaker Linda Faye Hix, 72, passed away Jan. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born March 18, 1944 in…

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Recent News

Stolen Firearm Recovered By Sheriff’s Office

On Dec. 18, Cpt. Dennis Thrasher, with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept., recovered a firearm that was stolen from a residential burglary in 2015. Thrasher became involved in this investigation on June 6, 2016. when he and Sgt. Chris Carter recovered a stolen tractor in the Brooks Bend area of the county. For more on…

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New Laws For The New Year

Jackson County drivers using a cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing could face a fine under a new law that took effect Jan. 1. This is one of several new laws that could affect local residents in the new year. A fine of up to $50 can be issued…

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2017 Jackson Co. Blue Devils Football Banquet Held

Pictured at the Banquet were bottom row:  Devin Mayberry (Best Offensive Lineman, Senior Award), Orry Smallwood (Defensive MVP, Senior Award), Jordan Whitehead (Playmaker of the Year, Senior Award), Caleb Boles (Kyle Sisco Memorial Award, Senior Award), Michael Punzalan (Offensive MVP), Wid Robbins (Scout Team Award), Colby Alexander (Most Improved). Back Row: Dawson Poston (Senior Award),…

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4-H Public Speaking Contest Winners Announced

The Jackson County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held Dec. 14 at the Jackson County Middle School. There were 40 young writers and speakers in grades fourth through eighth that competed for the top honors. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe…

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Giving To Their Community

The JC Jaycees are caught in the act of helping their community! They are proud to support the Be A Santa program by donating a Christmas meal to every family on the list this year. Pictured left to right are the following Jaycees members: Michelle Cook-chapter secretary, Torri Carver, Amanda Looper- Chapter Vice President, Keisha…

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Jackson Co. Band Holds Formal Christmas Concert

The Jackson County Band presented their Formal Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 15. This concert was the culmination of the semester’s work toward more substantial concert band literature of Christmas songs from England, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and Appalachia. Featured composers were Tom Wallace, Robert W. Smith, Calvin Custer, James Curnow, Richard Saucedo and the…

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