Jackson County Man Indicted

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, have obtained indictments for a Jackson County man accused of possessing child pornography. After receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, TBI Agents began investigating Patrick Timothy Sheehan (DOB 9-3-56) in July of 2017.…

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Superintendent Reflects

Outgoing Superintendent Joe Barlow recently had an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the school system while under his oversight. Barlow said, “I am very proud of the successes of the school system during the past fifteen years. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all of…

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JCHS Welcomes New Principal

Jason Hardy has been selected as principal of Jackson County High School beginning Nov. 1. He is a 1993 graduate of JCHS and has advanced degrees from Tennessee Tech University. He has served in teaching, coaching and administrative roles in Gallatin and Shelbyville prior to returning to teaching at Jackson County High School. For more…

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Man Charged With Murder In Clay County

Jacob Stanley Snyder of Nimm Road in Red Boiling Springs has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly fatally wounded an 11-year-old girl. Snyder faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot two other victims. According to the TBI, the victim of the fatal shooting was 11-year-old Harley Evans of…

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Citizen Statesman 10-4-16

Neva Florence Ritter King Neva Florence Ritter King, 85 of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away Sept. 28 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel with interment following in the Memory Gardens in Iowa City. She was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Red Boiling Springs.…

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Enterprise 10-4-16

  Martha Jane Whitaker Martha Jane Whitaker, 85, of Cookeville, passed away on Sept. 24 in Sparta. A memorial service was held on Oct. 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville. Born on March 5, 1931 in Durham, N.C. to Eric Clyde Johnson and Annie Bagwell Johnson, Martha Jane graduated with the Durham High School…

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Jackson Co. Sentinel 10-4-16

JB Davidson Retired JB Davidson, 88, passed Sept. 24, at his home. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Hawkins and David Netherton officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home was in charge…

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Recent News

American Legion Hosts Program To Honor Veterans

The American Legion Post 129 of Jackson County sponsored a program on Nov. 12 to pay tribute to military veterans and their family members and those still on active duty. Different speakers emphasized that soldiers won and sustained the freedom we enjoy in America. The special patriotic program was presented at the Jackson County Middle…

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Toy Donations To Aid Kids

Gainesboro 503 Eastern Star Association partners with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Worthy Matron Linda Fedak of Eastern Star along with Associate Conductor Jennifer Nations have brought numerous bears and characters from Sesame Street to assist in the calming of children in distress of sorts. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Five Confederate Veterans Honored

On a recent autumn Saturday morning alongside Flynn’s Creek in Jackson County, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Myers Zollicoffer Camp 1990 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123, met at the Rash Cemetery to honor five Confederate soldiers buried on the hillside. William H. Billingsley, Joseph ‘Joab’ Birdwell, William H. Birdwell,…

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J.C. Schools Receives Prestigious Awards

Jackson County Schools received three prestigious awards at a statewide meeting in Nashville. The first award was for The Best Employee Appreciation Program, the second was for Excellence In Unemployment Compensation Administration, and the third was for a Utrust Mini-grant in the amount of $13,900 with every dollar of this grant going toward our students.…

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Superintendent Appreciation Day To Be Hosted At Jackson Co. Schools

Bonjour! Bonjour! The Jackson County School Board passed a resolution this week declaring Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 as Superintendent Appreciation Day. Therefore, students across the system will be using the “Paris, City of Love” theme to show appreciation to Superintendent Joe D. Barlow. School Board Chairman, Mark Brown, said, “We are so grateful for Superintendent…

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Kindergartners Scare Up Some Businesses Halloween Morning

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