Huffer Sentenced After Plea Agreement

After five years and numerous trial postponements, a Monroe man will spend 20 years behind bars for his role in the death of a Jackson County victim. In April of 2013, Michael Wayne Huffer, 33 from Monroe, was arrested for allegedly beating a Jackson County man to death. Huffer was charged with criminal homicide for…

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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 jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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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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Obituaries

Enteprise 10-25-16

Frances Virginia Conner Deli Worker Frances Virginia Carmack Conner, 70, of Rickman, passed away Oct. 19 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Tommy Harris officating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Rickman. She was born in…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 10-25-16

Bonnie L. Jones Allen Business Owner Bonnie L. Jones Allen, 78, passed away Oct. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Bybee officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was…

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Enterprise 10-18-16

  Thelma Loraine York Crabtree Seamstress Thelma Loraine York Crabtree, 85, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 10 at Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Randy Pickens officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was born…

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Top Ratings

The Jackson County High School Band performed at the Upper Cumberland Marching Band Festival on Sat., Sept. 16 with 15 other Middle and East Tennessee bands. The Band as a group earned an Excellent Rating, as did the Color Guard (Flags) unit. The Percussion (Drums) section earned a rating of Superior. Congratulations to all of…

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Making A Highway For Hamp

Four years after his passing, a .4 mile section of the York Highway/Highway 85 East, that runs through the Fairview community of Jackson County, has been dedicated in the memory of George Hampton “Hamp” Scott, 1933 – 2013. Hamp, as his family and friends knew him, was a resident of the community for the better…

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Roaring River Dam Removal Is Successful

The Roaring River dam removal has already been successful in Jack Swearengin’s eyes. With over 30 years of fisheries work under his belt and a lifelong resident of the county, Swearengin knows what the river was like before the low-head dam was built and he knows what the removal will mean for fish populations today.…

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Homecoming Queen

Jackson County Middle School held their football homecoming event on Sept. 14 during a game against Cannon County. The 2017 Homecoming Queen is Kaylyn Bull, daughter of Carolyn Russell. She was escorted by Alex Johnson, son of Jeff and Shannon Johnson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County…

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Vandals Strike At Boils

TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity stealing from not…

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Ramsey Receives Recognition Award

Cherry Ramsey, R.N., CVICU clinical coordinator and charge nurse at Cookeville Regional, was awarded the Sydney and Helen Shuman Nurse Recognition Award this past July by Mended Hearts.  The Mended Hearts organization recognizes the dedication and heartfelt support that nurses offer to heart patients during treatment and the recovery process.  This award is given to…

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