Joint Effort Leads To Arrests

Shunton Reed and Dawn Rodriguez were found and taken into custody by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, members of the US Marshals and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 3, around 1:53 p.m. They were found hiding out at 539 Dyer Cemetery Road in Jackson County. After tracking down several leads, Lieutenant Patrick Storie,…

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Haney Pleads Guilty To Murder

A Jackson County man pled guilty to second degree murder for his role in the death of a Sparta woman in December of 2016. Bobby Dale Haney, who was 57 and had a Cookeville address at the time of his arrest, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death…

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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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Obits 6/26/18

David Michael Reecer Factory Worker David Michael Reecer, 35, of Lavergne, passed away on June 13 at his residence. Funeral services were held on June 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan H. Judd officiating. Interment followed in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Hendersonville. He was born Feb. 9, 1983 in Gallatin. He…

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Obits 6/19/18

Ozetta Lee Hogg Ozetta Lee Hogg, 83, passed away on June 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held on June 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community. She was born July 7, 1934 in Jackson County. She was a garment…

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Obits 6/12/18

Troy Scurlock Troy Scurlock, 77, of Carthage passed away on May 28 at the Concordia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. No services were held as the family chose cremation. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born on June 22, 1940. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he…

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Recent News

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

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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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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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