The Other Side Of The Lenz: A Hard Fought Loss

Monterey, I said it last year, I thought I would not have to say it this year for a little while, but it was not to be.  Monterey, the Devils just have not found an answer for the Wildcats. The score in this game does not reflect the fight of this game, the Devils wanted…

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Granville Holds Scarecrow Festival

Historic Granville has been called Mayberry for many years and during October; the 2019 Scarecrow Festival will bring Granville to life as “ A Mayberry Town”. As you turn on Clover Street you will see Mayer Lake which is the Cordell Hull Lake. As you go down memory lane you will see all the Granville…

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Youth Recognized At Health Council

Jackson County youth joined approximately 300 youth across the state at the three-day TNSTRONG or Tennessee Stop Tobacco and Revolutionize Our New Generation Youth Summit held in Murfreesboro. Attendees heard from leading tobacco prevention experts in addition to networking with peers. The purpose of the conference was to equip youth with leadership skills to reach…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: JCHS Vs. East Roberston

This week we squared off against the Indians of East Robertson and what transpired was four very strange quarters.  I can not remember a time when I have seen our boys play with such heart and determination, I also remember the last time we had refs that helped give a game away. The Indians were…

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Obituaries 8-6-19

Roy Lee Hix Roy Lee Hix, 78, of Gainesboro passed away July 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ramsey and Bro. Dan Huffines. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born April 25,…

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Obituaries 7-30-19

Ruby Burton Longtime South Carthage resident and homemaker Mrs. Ruby Burton died at the age of 92 at 12:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon July 18, 2019 at the Smith County Health & Rehabilitation Center (formerly Concordia) in Carthage where she was being cared for since July 2nd. Mrs. Burton was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson…

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Obituaries 7-23-19

Betty Brown Betty Brown, 83, of the Shiloh community passed away July 15 at her residence. Funeral services were held July 17 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Mainord officiating. Interment followed in the Allentown Cemetery in the New Salem community. She was born April 30, 1936 in Jackson County. She worked at…

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Recent News

The Other Side Of The Lenz: Jackson Co. Wins

Our long awaited victory last night against Sale Creek at Finley Stadium was not unlike my drive to Chattanooga: long, slow and full of unexpected detours.  I would like to say the rising star on the Blue Devils Team is Wid Robins (7) or even Cole Parkerson (5). Wid made our three scores and Cole…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: Jackson Co. Loses

Westmoreland is a tough team on any day, and Friday was no exception.  The Blue Devils came into this game with a much needed and hard-fought win over Sale Creek last week, so their confidence was high and with the Eagles being our first District game the Devils needed to play well. The first quarter…

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Approved Second Reading Of The 2019-2020 Budget

The Mayor, Mr. Lloyd Williams, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Aldermen Present: Roger Dale Gore and Jackie Jenkins Jr. Absent: Wayne Strong. 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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County Schools Awarded Safe Schools Grant

Jackson County Schools have been awarded $70,000 through the Tennessee Department of Education to put toward funding two additional full-time School Resource Officers. The funding is part of Governor Bill Lee’s $40 million investment for school safety grants, which prioritizes School Resource Officers being placed in underserved areas and in schools that currently do not…

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Energy Efficiency Schools Initiative Approved

The Honorable Legislative Body of the Jackson County Commission met in Special Called Session on Monday, the 12th day of August 2019 at 7 p.m in the large courtroom of the Jackson County Courthouse. The Honorable Marty Hinson, Sheriff opens court promptly at 7 p.m. The Honorable Chris Carter, offered the invocation. All in attendance…

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Sheriff’s Department Busts Drugs

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in March of this year after intelligence led deputies to running surveillance on specific locations of possible narcotics trafficking. On August 19, the investigation culminated in multiple indictments being returned by the Jackson County Grand Jury on individuals involved in trafficking large quantities of Methamphetamine in Jackson…

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