Sheriff Uncovers Narcotics Trafficking

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search warrant in the Dodson Branch Community. Detective Eddie Mott began an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Sunnyview area of Dodson Branch in response to concerned citizens. On Feb. 23, this investigation culminated with a search warrant being conducted at 180 O’Reilly Lane in Dodson Branch.…

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J.C.H.S. Receives Visit From The Tech Is Tenn. Tour

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham made stops in the 14 Upper Cumberland counties as he kicked off the Tech is Tennessee tour that will ultimately take him to all across the state. “This has been an opportunity to meet so many hardworking, dedicated people in our region,” Oldham said. “I am enjoying the opportunity…

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Man Arrested For Narcotic Possession

On March 21, Deputy Cummings was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with traffic violations in the area of McCoinsville Road in Jackson County. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Todd Mathis. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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From The Other Side Of The Lens

As I sat in my truck waiting for the softball game to begin against Monterey, (I am an hour early, because I think four is the same thing as five), I am watching the wind blowing and wondering how we are going to play in these 500 mph gales.  Our Lady Blue Devils arrive and…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 9-27-16

Edna Doris Brown Meadows Factory Worker Edna Doris Brown Meadows, 77, passed away Sept. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sept.…

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Citizen Statesman 9-20-16

Nina Fox Birdwell Nina Fox Birdwell, 95 of the Mt. Vernon Community in Clay County, passed away Sept. 7 at Signature Health Care in Tompkinsville, Ky. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with her family officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery with her grandchildren…

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Enterprise 9-20-16

Joseph Key Factory Worker Joseph W. Key, 84, of the Pleasant Ridge Community, passed away Sept. 11 at his home. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 from the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Military honors were provided at graveside by the Honor Guard…

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Recent News

City And County Mayors Volunteer For Meals On Wheels

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) recently part-icipated in the national 2017 March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, led by Meals on Wheels America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to encourage action on the part of the local communities. Hundreds of Senior…

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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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Tip Leads To Drugs; One Arrest

On May 10, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office followed up on a tip, which lead to the recovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Detective Eddie Mott received information of possible narcotics activity at a Whitleyville address. Detective Mott relayed this information to K-9 Deputy Ridge Long (K-9 Ziva) and Deputy Jimmy Sizemore. The deputies responded…

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