Counterfeit Money Arrest Made

Capt. Dennis Thrasher began an investigation into local counterfeit money after receiving complaints from area merchants. During the course of his investigation a suspect was identified and arrested. Christopher Scott was arrested on April 29. There was enough evidence obtained to charge Scott with criminal simulation, which is a Class E felony. For more on…

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Sheriff’s Dept. Has Two New Deputies

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department would like to congratulate Deputy Cody Buck and Deputy Ryan Bean upon completing Walter’s State Police Academy. Both deputies graduated from Jackson County High School and started their career at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department as Corrections Officers. Both officers are looking forward to serving their community. For more on…

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New Director Of Schools Hired

During the School Board Meeting on Tue., April 24, the Board members voted to hire Kristy Brown, principal of Jackson County High School as the new Director of Schools. “I know that the prosperity of a community depends greatly on the level of education of its citizens,” Brown said, “I want to work relentlessly until…

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Arrest Made For Meth Manufacturing

A traffic stop on April 21, by Sgt. Wade Draper and Deputy Daniel Cummings led to the arrest of Amy Newberry and Edward Rollins. During the traffic stop the deputies found items used in a clandestine Meth lab, Methamphetamine, which was completed, and paraphernalia used in the making of meth, sale and use. Newberry and…

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Citizen Statesman 9-13-16

Harold Gene Wix Harold Gene Wix, 77 of Celina passed away Aug. 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Larry Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Dustin Wix, Roger Garrett, Rush Rich, Joey Rich, James Gray and James Key served as pallbearers. Jack…

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Enterprise 9-13-16

Wayne Booher Oil Driller Wayne E. Booher, 69, of Allons, passed away at his home on Sept. 6 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held Sept. 9 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Perry Clayton officiating. Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery. He was born in…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 9-6-16

Ernest Julius Gillihan Jr. June 29, 1965 –  August 23, 2016 On August 23, 2016, Ernie, “Big E” as he was known, with his family by his side passed at the home of his daughter, Carrie Bush, in Boca Raton, Florida after a long battle with Cancer.  Ernie was born on June 29, 1965. He…

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Recent News

Working To Eliminate Litter

To help promote keeping litter picked up in Jackson County, Sheriff Marty Hinson and Keep Tennessee Beautiful representative Sheriff’s department Correctional Officer Sandy Warren traveled to the public schools donating a book entitled “Nancy and Sluggo Love Tennessee” promoting keeping Tennessee Beautiful. The inmates help keep the highways and the county roads clean, trash from…

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Grand Opening Celebration

The newest member of Jackson County’s industrial community, Thompson Brown Inc. (TBI), opened their doors to the community for a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 22. The Tennessee native company specializes in innovative electrical prefabrication assembly manufacturing which helps increase productivity in their clients’ major construction projects across the U.S. For more on this…

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Public Infrastructure Needs Increasing

Tennessee needs at least $43.4 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of July 2015 through June 2020. Public infrastructure improvements for Jackson County total $64.8 million, an increase of $13.3 million (25.9 percent) since last year’s report, according to a new report released by the…

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Summer Reading Competition Is Currently Underway

Get kids excited about reading this summer with First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition, a challenge to read the most number of minutes over the summer break! All Tennessee children, from rising Kindergarteners to rising 4th Grade students, are eligible to track their number of minutes read from June 1…

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Wi-Fi Here, Wi-Fi There, Wi-Fi Everywhere

Twin Lakes is proud to announce their partnership with local communities to provide free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the year for community events. They appreciate the cooperation and collaboration of the city and county officials on the designated public venues for this service.  Twin Lakes CEO, Jonathan West, said “We have worked diligently to continuously…

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Bell Named New Extension Agent

Eryn Bell will be serving Jackson County as the new University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agent and County Director. She grew up in Goodlettsville, Tenn. and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Middle Tennessee State University. She then headed out west to Oklahoma where she completed a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from…

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