Gainesboro Resident Dies In Lake Accident

A Gainesboro man had a personal watercraft accident on Dale Hollow Lake and is still missing. A body has not been found yet according to a representative from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, but this is still being considered a missing person case. However, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has officially declared that the man…

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Early Voting Underway

A Jackson County resident takes advantage of early voting. No lines and no waiting. 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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Strong Storms Hit J.C.

On Friday evening strong storms blew through Jackson County. They continued through the night and into Saturday morning. Power was out in parts of Jackson County during the morning hours of Saturday. Trees and branches littered most roads. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands…

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle, narcotics and paraphernalia on South Grundy Quarles Hwy on July 8. The vehicle was located in the 3000 block of S. Grundy Quarles Hwy by Captain Dennis Thrasher, Deputy Jackie McQuistion, Deputy Roy Shepherd, Deputy Daniel Cummings and K9 Ziva. Trying to change the appearance of…

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Obits 5/15/18

Christine Jones Garment Worker Christine Jones, 90, passed away on May 8 at NHC Health Care of Cookeville. Funeral services were held on May 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward L. Anderson and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community. She was born…

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Obits 5/8/18

Ward Kemp Store Owner Ward Kemp, 87, of Whitleyville, passed away on May 1 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. Funeral services were held on May 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral home with Bro Mason Hensley officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community. He was born Dec. 4,…

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Obits 5/1/18

Martha Ann Brown Loftis Homemaker Martha Ann Brown Loftis, 67, passed away April 20, at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born May 30, 1950 in Jackson County. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of…

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J.C.M.S. End Of Year Awards Presented To Students

TJ Brown – Spelling Bee; Kate Crawford – Spelling Bee, Perfect Attendance, Student Council, ELA and Science Highest Average and All A Honor Roll; Jalynn Meadows – Spelling Bee, Leadership Team, Outstanding Student and All A Honor Roll; Abigail Phillips – Spelling Bee; Skyler Stacy – Spelling Bee, Student Council, All A’s and B’s All…

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Sutton General Store To Be Featured Nationally

Two of the nations most recognized magazines are featuring Granville’s Sutton General Store and Sutton Ole Time Bluegrass Dinner Show in their June 2018 issues. The National Geographic Traveler, UK Edition is featuring USA’s Best Music Cities, which features Nashville, Memphis and Granville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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New Restaurant Opens In Gainesboro

After being empty for approximately eight years, the old Dairy Chef restaurant has had a face-lift. The new owner, Linda Hawkins, has transformed the former restaurant into a place where families can gather, have a good meal and enjoy themselves. They even were able to keep the same phone number as Dairy Chef, 931-268-2828. Hawkins…

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Roof Repair To J.C. Courthouse

For the past week there has been a crane parked outside of the Courthouse. With temperatures into the high 80’s, it has made roof repair to the Jackson County Courthouse a grueling and very heated task. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or…

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City Alderman To Be Decided In August

Gainesboro voters get to decide who they want to represent them in the upcoming election in August. According to Election Administrator, Clay Thaxton, four candidates will be on the ballot for the Town of Gainesboro alderman position. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now,…

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Missing Alderman Explains His Absence

A Gainesboro alderman has cited “severe back trouble” as the reason for missing the meeting. Alderman Roger Calvert in a written statement said the following, “This is to inform the citizens of Gainesboro that I, Roger Dale Calvert, have been going through severe back trouble. I had surgery on Wednesday, June 9, 2018. I had…

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