Working To Eliminate Litter

Sheriff Marty Hinson and Keep Tennessee Beautiful representative sheriff’s department correctional officer Sandy Warren, spoke to residents of the county about helping keep Jackson County clean. To help promote keeping litter picked up in our County, they traveled to the public schools donating a book entitled “Nancy and Sluggo Love Tennessee” promoting keeping Tennessee beautiful.…

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Former J.C. Sheriff’s Deputy Honored

By a joint resolution on October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 that declared May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week, the annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice. In January 2015, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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Three Arrests Made

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests for auto theft, burglary and narcotics possession. On April 12, Deputy Ridge Long spotted a vehicle at Sta Lo Market that had been reported stolen earlier in the week. Deputy Long called for assistance and Sergeant Chris Carter, Chief Nick Carter and Deputy Jimmy Sizemore responded. Deputy…

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Jackson County Seniors Honored At Graduation

Elizabeth Sherrill received the Barbara Lucas Memorial award; Kylie Porter received the Garrett Craighead award; Eve Allen received the Friendliest Student award; Lilly Chaffin received the Student Council award; Kierra Hunter received the JCMS Meritorious award; Damien Gentry received the highest average in Science; Justin King received the highest average in History; Mason Wade received…

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Obits 4/11/17

Alphonse Paciunas Machinist Alphonse Paciunas, 97, passed away March 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born July 24, 1919 in Elizabeth, NJ. He was a machinist in the tool and…

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Obits 4/4/17

      Carl Gilley Retired Louie Carl Gilley, 102, passed away March 24 at the Waters of Smyrna Healthcare. Graveside services were held March 26 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with military honors. Sanderson of Carthage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born Jan. 4, 1915 in Rutherford County. He retired from…

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Obits 3/28/17

Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows Elese Philpot Stewart Meadows passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home of 60 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born on July 24, 1931 in the John Tack Carter hollow in Liberty, TN, daughter to Oliver Hugh and Hallie Baugh Meadows Philpot. She was raised in Gainesboro,…

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Recent News

Community Helpers On Hand

The Foxy Fours were able to tour the career fair in conjunction with their “community helpers week.” 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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Boys State Delegates Selected

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Poke Sallet Is Once Again A Mouthful…

The 39th annual Poke Sallet Festival in Jackson County was held May 11-13. Visitors enjoyed food, games, contests, vendors, and other activities. There were also car and jeep shows, carnival rides, and petting zoos. The winners of the Outhouse Race was the Flynn’s Lick Fire Dept. The Flynn’s Lick Fire Dept. team members were Jed…

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Seniors Honored At Jackson County High School

Jeremy Walker, son of Lynn Walker, was honored at Jackson County High School’s Senior Night for their baseball players. For more pictures like this, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Drugs Seized During Home Search

On April 20, the TN Drug Task Force, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department and the US Marshal Service executed a search warrant at the home of Jason King, using information from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and a sealed indictment obtained by Detective Mott through the Jackson County Grand Jury. Detective Mott was at the scene…

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Baseball Association Honors Morgan

Lester Grey Morgan was honored during the Alex Cassetty Classic in April by the Jackson County High School Baseball team and the Jackson County Baseball Association. In Grey’s honor, the hitting facility, team room, and the storage buildings were named for him with a sign hanging from the front on the building permanently. The facilities…

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