House Totally Destroyed

On Dec. 6 a home at 212 Salt Lick Park Lane was totally destroyed by a fire. The homeowner and her dog were able to flee the home. West End, Central and Flynn’s Lick Fire Departments assisted in putting out the fire. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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One Transported After Accident On Highway

On Dec. 3 an accident on Hwy. 56 left one injured. Tommy Ward, 65, of Gainesboro, who was driving a 2009 Ford F-650 was traveling south on State Route 56 in Jackson County when a 1995 Dodge Dakota driven by Sammie Worthington, 75, of Gainesboro turned in front of Ward causing him to crash into…

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Two Arrested At Local Motel

On Nov. 28 Deputy Kamron Johnston and Deputy Cody Buck responded to a 911 call at 56 Motel in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Upon arrival the deputies suspected narcotics activity and recognized individuals to have outstanding warrants for their arrest out of Putnam County. Both individuals attempted to resist arrest and flee…

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Granville Hosts Annual Country Christmas

Historic Granville will host the 19th annual Granville Country Christmas with the theme “Christmas Memories of the 1950’s.” The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a full day of activities. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a dedication of the New Granville History Book entitled “The Legacy of a Rural Riverboat…

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Obituaries

Obits 10/9/18

Richard Cooper Richard Cooper, 57, of Gallatin, passed away on Sept. 22 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Sept. 25 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro with Chris Reece officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born April 13, 1961, in Gainesboro.…

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Obits 9/25/18

Michael Lee McClendon Michael Lee McClendon, age 62 of Nashville, Tenn., passed from this life Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at his home in Flynns Lick, Jackson County. He was born Saturday, November 26, 1955 in Reading, England. He was the son of the late Harold McClendon of Nashville and Jean (Olney) McClendon of Reading, England.…

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Obits 9/18/18

Dwight Spivey Dwight Spivey, 75, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 6 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sept. 9, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Huffines officiating. Interment followed in the Hall Cemetery in the Big Bottom community. He was born on Dec. 5, 1942, in Gainesboro. He…

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Recent News

Intoxicated Driver Leaves County Without Power

One intoxicated driver left an entire county without power on a very cold day. Nov. 15 was a day with temperatures slightly below freezing and some light snow fall. It wasn’t a happy time for some Jackson County residents, as the county was left without power for several hours and many did not have heat.…

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The Other Side Of The Lenz: And So It Begins…

Basketball has arrived in Jackson County for a new year. This weekend we were treated to the annual Blue and White game. This is where our Boys and Girls play a quarter of inter-squad ball to help showcase what the season will be bringing. First up was the Lady Blue Devils and the most notable…

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Jackson County Man Arrested On Charges

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Johnny F. Stafford Jr., for one count of tax evasion and one count of theft. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Stafford, 24. Bond was set at $3,500. On Nov. 5 the Jackson County…

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Democrats Didn’t Have A Chance On Election Day

Another election has come and gone. Things did not fair well for the Democrat Party. Ed Butler narrowly beat out John Mark Windle in Jackson County. Ed Butler received 2,022 votes in Jackson County, 923 of those votes came from early and absentee voting while 1,099 came on Election Day. John Mark Windle, his opponent,…

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Jackson County Man Indicted

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, have obtained indictments for a Jackson County man accused of possessing child pornography. After receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, TBI Agents began investigating Patrick Timothy Sheehan (DOB 9-3-56) in July of 2017.…

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Superintendent Reflects

Outgoing Superintendent Joe Barlow recently had an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the school system while under his oversight. Barlow said, “I am very proud of the successes of the school system during the past fifteen years. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all of…

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