Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle, narcotics and paraphernalia on South Grundy Quarles Hwy on July 8. The vehicle was located in the 3000 block of S. Grundy Quarles Hwy by Captain Dennis Thrasher, Deputy Jackie McQuistion, Deputy Roy Shepherd, Deputy Daniel Cummings and K9 Ziva. Trying to change the appearance of…

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County Mayoral Debate Held

Randy Heady, John Cason, Truman Stearnes, Brandon Ward and Roy Thomas. A large crowd gathered at the Jackson County middle school Saturday, July 7 to hear from the county mayoral candidates. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Linda Walbeck served as moderator. A total of seven questions submitted from members of the community addressed…

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Huffer Sentenced After Plea Agreement

After five years and numerous trial postponements, a Monroe man will spend 20 years behind bars for his role in the death of a Jackson County victim. In April of 2013, Michael Wayne Huffer, 33 from Monroe, was arrested for allegedly beating a Jackson County man to death. Huffer was charged with criminal homicide for…

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Broyles Auto Parts Closes It’s Doors

After 39 years, Broyles Auto Parts has closed. Doug Broyles started there January 1, 1979. Seven years later on July 1, 1986 he bought out Ward Draper to become sole owner of the business. 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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Jackson County Sentinel Obituaries 1-10-17

Mary Sue Hunter Homemaker Mary Sue Hunter, 62, passed away Jan. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Owens officiating. Interment followed at Burris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 12, 1954 in Jackson…

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Enterprise 1-3-17

Jackie Maxwell Stearsman Jackie Maxwell Stearsman, age 78, died in Livingston, Tennessee from acute myeloid leukemia on Dec. 24, 2016.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, preacher and teacher.  He was born April 4, 1938 in Mortons Gap, Ky. to Wallace Earl and Mary Wessie Maxwell Stearsman.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce H.…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 1-3-17

Factory Worker Gist B. Hurst, 65, passed away Dec. 24 at Tennova Healthcare Center in Jamestown. Graveside services were held Jan. 7 at Davidson Cemetery in Pall Mall, Tenn. with Bro. Randy Thompkins and Bro. Lane Pippin officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born June 8, 1951 in Pickett…

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Recent News

Be A Santa Program Successful

When we hear about the spirit of Christmas, we often think about giving gifts to those we love. Citizens of Jackson County showed this spirit last Monday by delivering gifts and Christmas dinner to over 100 families of students, who were recommended by their teachers, in Jackson County schools. Torri Carver, School Social Worker, has…

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Clerk Hardy Serves As President

Jackson County Circuit Court Clerk Jeff Hardy served as this year’s Middle Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association President. The Middle Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association is a division of the Tennessee State Court Clerk’s Association, which is made up of all the Court Clerks in the ninety-five counties across the State. For more on this…

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Dodson Branch And Granville Hold Their Christmas Parades

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Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Students Give To Those In Need

On Nov. 22, members of the Gainesboro chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) continued an eight-holiday tradition of providing gifts to children in need at the Kids Putnam program. Kids Putnam is a program providing services to children with developmental delays and medical conditions from multiple area counties including Jackson County. The recipients…

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School District Attains Level 5 In Academic Growth

Jackson County Schools have been designated as a LEVEL 5 school district by the Tennessee Department of Education. This is the highest level of academic growth recognized in Tennessee. Student growth is measured using the value-added method on the TNReady Assessment that is administered in the spring of each year in the areas of reading,…

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City Hall Meeting Held To Increase Economic Growth For Jackson Co.

A meeting was held on Dec. 6 in the conference room at City Hall. This meeting was sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TN ECD) as part of the Asset Based Planning Initiative. The forum for this meeting was designed to identify how assets to grow jobs and invest in our…

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