Investigation Of Deadliest Catch Star Leads To Arrest

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded cash and a vehicle in relation to a major narcotics arrest. Jason King from the show Deadliest Catch was arrested by deputies after an extensive investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. This case took Detectives across several counties and ultimately led to seizures in several states. For more…

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Shoplifting Leads To Drug Arrest

On July 20, 2018 Deputy Daniel Cummings responded to a call about a person(s) shoplifting at the Dollar Store in the Bloomington Springs area of Jackson County. Deputy Cummings was suspicious of possible narcotics activity. During the course of his investigation he recovered methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. For more on this story, pick up…

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Two Vehicles Collide

Friday afternoon there was a two-vehicle accident on Dodson Branch Hwy in front of the Dollar General Store. The White Ford pickup, which is contracted to TDOT, had its tailgate down and an employee was riding on it when the Nissan Rogue came over the hill and hit the pickup. The gentleman riding on the…

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Drowning Victim Found

Specialized equipment was used to aid in the recovery of the body of Sammy Bilyeu, the owner of a gas station in Gainesboro, who tragically drowned on Dale Hollow Lake last week. It took five days, countless hours of searching and specialized equipment to recover Bilyeu’s body. Clay County EMA Director Natalie Boone explained about…

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Obits 6/5/18

Betty Mae “Mema” Vanhooser Betty Mae “Mema” Vanhooser, 74, of Biloxi, MS passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Biloxi. Mrs. Vanhooser was born November 1, 1943 in Gainesboro, TN to Ralph and Jo Helen Bowman. She was a 1962 graduate of Jackson County Central High School and retired from the U.S. Civil Service Keesler…

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Obits 5/29/18

Mack Holliman William Mack Holliman, 87, passed away at his residence in Macon County. Funeral services were held from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Larry Cole and Charles Reece officiated the service. Interment followed in the Holliman Family Cemetery in the Billy Hollow. He was born Oct. 21, 1930 in Billy Hollow.…

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Obits 5/22/18

Billy Wade Retired Military Billy Wade of Nashville, Tenn. passed away on May 13, 2018 at the age of 89. Sgt. Wade was retired from the US Army after twenty-eight years of service. He served Honorable in WWII, the Korean Conflict and he serviced 16 months in the Korean War 1950-1951, serviced two tours in…

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Recent News

Broyles Auto Parts Closes It’s Doors

After 39 years, Broyles Auto Parts has closed. Doug Broyles started there January 1, 1979. Seven years later on July 1, 1986 he bought out Ward Draper to become sole owner of the business. 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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Two Car Wreck Last Friday

One of two vehicles involved in an accident on Dodson Branch Hwy. on Fri., July 6. At this time it is not know about any injuries. 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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Library Closed For Repair

Due to heavy rainfall and flooding experienced on June 27th, Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library will be closed for maintenance. The town received over 4-5 inches in a 24-hour period causing the drains above the library to dam and flood water into the facility. The Fire Department, Gainesboro City Water Department, Twin Lakes Cooperative, County…

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Flooding Hits Jackson County

It started to rain on Tues., June 26 and continued through Wed., June 27. Some of the storms produced torrential rainfall, which caused some major flooding in certain areas of Jackson County. The monthly average for rain is between four and five inches; Jackson County received twice that amount in just a 24-hour period. For…

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Concern Arises About New Fence

During the monthly Commissioners’ meeting on June 25, there was concern regarding the new fence that will be installed on the north, west and south sides of the airport. The river backs up the airport property on the east side. There is a grant that will pay for this fence. Bids were taken and LU…

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Beloved Local Restaurant Closes Its Doors

After five years, a beloved local business has closed its doors. On June 23, a note was reportedly posted at the Bull & Thistle indicating that it would be the last day they would be open. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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