Mayor Passes Away After A Hard Battle

The family of Jackson County Mayor James R. Kinnaird Jr. announced the passing of their father on March 15. Kinnaird died on his 66th birthday. At the time, he was at his home surrounded by his family in the Dodson Branch Community, where he had been battling an extended illness with cancer. He was preceded…

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Drug And Theft Arrests Made In Jackson County

On Feb. 23, Ricky Mayberry was arrested on numerous charges in the Center Grove area of the county. Sgt. Wade Draper, Detective Jesse Wade and Deputy Daniel Cummings investigated complaints of Mayberry trespassing and causing alarm in the neighborhood. Mayberry was located by the responding officers and was arrested for criminal trespass, possession of Schedule…

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Property To Be Purchased For UC Veterans Cemetery

Senate, State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) amended the budget for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to include $600,000 to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was proposed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee when Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the…

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Twin Lakes Donates To Local Chamber

Twin Lakes presents a check to Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and sustain the economy and community. From left to right: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes marketing and PR manager, Frank Hardegree, chamber president and Alice Barlow, chamber vice president. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson…

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Obituaries

Citizen Statesman 8-23-16

Leland T. “Turner” McBride Leland T. “Turner” McBride, 86 of Indianapolis, Ind. passed away Aug. 10. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Home. Entombment followed in the Washington Park East Cemetery. He was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Clay County. He served his country honorable, in the U.S. Army during…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 8-23-16

Mary Nell Smallwood Flatt Retired Mary Nell Smallwood Flatt, 82, passed away Aug. 14 at her residence. Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabery officiating. Interment followed at Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the India…

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Citizen Statesman 8-16-16

Connie Jean Scholes Clayborn Connie Jean Scholes Clayborn, 65 of Dickson, passed away July 24 at TriStar Horizon Medical Center. A memorial service was held July 30 at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, Tenn. with Claudell Tony Hill officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Waverly, Tenn. She was born Nov. 1, 1950 in…

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Recent News

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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JCHS And JCMS TSA Attends State Annual Conference

On Wed., April 5, the JCHS and JCMS TSA attended the Annual State Conference in Chattanooga Tennessee. JCHS had eight students to attend and compete this year. Wesley Punzalon and Tyler Boling competed in Technological Problem Solving. Grace Clinard competed in Photographic Technology. Carlie Dodson competed in CO2 Dragster. Colin Keyton, Blaine Keyton and Gabe…

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EMS Responds To Single Vehicle Accident

A single vehicle accident occurred on April 22 around 12 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 85 and Hwy. 53. Involved in the accident was T.G. Marinucci, driving a white GMC van, who had difficulty negotiating the curve at the intersection causing the vehicle to become unstable. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Stafford Overcomes His Retinal Disability

Larry Stafford suffers from a rare retinal disease that has made life challenging. Being diagnosed as legally blind and losing his full independence was a tremendous shock to overcome but Larry has not allowed this disability to dampen his creative spirit. After leaving his position as an employee with Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative due to…

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