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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Team Jackson County Attends Summit

On Aug. 13 and 14, Jackson County participated in Governor Bill Lee’s Rural Opportunity Summit held in Linden, Tennessee. The Summit gave 15 distressed TN counties an opportunity to express their needs individually to Governor Lee and his staff. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on…

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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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Obituaries 7-16-19

Roy Thomas Roy Thomas, 66 of the Center Grove Community passed away July 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home With Travis Thomas and Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh community. He was born Oct. 16, 1952 in…

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Obituaries 7-9-19

Emogene Way Jakob Emogene Way Jakob, 90, of Nashville passed away June 29 at Alive Hospice. Funeral services were held July 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Arlon Way officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery on Shepardsville Hwy. She was born March 21, 1929 in Jackson County. She was a public…

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Recent News

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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Tennessee’s First Lady visits Jackson County

Maria Lee, the wife of Governor Bill Lee, was in Jackson County on Aug. 20 to visit the residents of Maranatha House. Maranatha, located in Jackson County, is a year long Christ-centered residential recovery program for women struggling with addiction, abusive relationships and patterns of incarceration. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Unemployment Holds Steady

A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent matches the figure from the same month a year ago. The July 2019 statistic represents a small increase of 0.1 of a percentage point when compared…

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Coach Sean Honored For 100th Game

Sean Loftis was on the sideline for his first game as Jackson County High School Head Football Coach on August 21, 2009. This past Friday night, August 23, made his 100th game as head coach for the Blue Devils. Coach Loftis has taken the Blue Devils to the TSSAA Playoffs in seven of his nine…

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