Early Voting Currently Underway

October 27, 2020

Early voting began Wednesday Oct. 14 for the November election and Jackson County election officials are continuing to encourage voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Elections Administrator Clay Thaxton. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You don’t have to worry about what the weather is…

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Employee Healthcare Discussed

October 27, 2020

The Jackson County Budget committee met last Thursday and discussed covering a larger portion of their employees’ healthcare coverage as premiums increase. Jackson County Executive Randy Heady explained that insurance premiums are increasing for all employees; however, the county wants to assume the increase, which would keep the employees’ contributions at the same amount per…

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Halloween On The Square

October 27, 2020

Middle 10 Jeeps will be having their fifth annual Jeep-or-Treat event on the square Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Be sure to bring your little ones. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel on newsstands now, or subscribe online at jacksoncountysentinel.net.

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Early Voting Underway

October 20, 2020

Citizens of Jackson County have taken advantage of early voting. For the first three days there have been lines waiting to vote. After only three days of early voting 779 citizens had voted in Jackson County. Along with the 222 absentee votes, the total as of Friday afternoon was 1001.

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Obituaries

Obituaries 10/27/20

October 27, 2020

Willis “Shorty” Petty Willis “Shorty” Petty, 88, of Granville, passed away Oct. 17 at the N.H.C. Cookeville. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Garden of the Cross at the Smith County Memorial Gardens. He was born July 18, 1932 in Gainesboro. He retired…

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Obituaries 10/20/20

October 20, 2020

Ronnie Skipper Ronnie Skipper, 73, of Bullards Creek Community, passed away Oct. 15 at his residence. Graveside services were held Oct. 19 at the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community. He was born April 7, 1947 in Jackson County. He worked as a credit manager in Nashville, served in the U.S. Navy as…

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Obituaries 10/13/20

October 13, 2020

Ernest “Pappy” Fields, Jr. Ernest “Pappy” Fields, Jr., 71, of Buffalo Valley, passed away Oct. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in the Flatt and Woolbright Cemetery in Gainesboro. He was the owner of E…

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Recent News

Devils Hold On To Beat The Indians

September 22, 2020

The (3-1) Jackson County Blue Devils traveled to play the (1-3) East Robertson Indians in a regional game. The Blue Devils received the ball first at their own 33-yard line. The first drive seen the Blue Devil offense go with all runs by Austin Birdwell, Wid Robbins and Eli Burris. After getting a first down,…

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TN Voices Offers Free Mental Services

September 15, 2020

September is officially recognized as Suicide Prevention Month, and it is crucial that TN Voices continues to work to assist the Tennessee community in mental health support services and shine a light on disparities in underserved populations. Experts have feared a wave of depression and suicide triggered by complications of the global COVID-19 pandemic, including…

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Blue Devils Destroy Bulldogs

September 15, 2020

The (2-1) Jackson County Blue Devils traveled to play the (0-3) Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs. The Blue Devils received the ball first at their own 48-yard line. The first play was a pass to Justin Davis for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good, the score was 7 to 0 Blue Devils. Red Boiling…

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Fall Schedule Of Events In Historic Granville Announced

September 15, 2020

Historic Granville-Tennessee’s Mayberry Town announced their great fall schedule of events will occur during the month of October. Granville will be celebrating the entire month of October with the Scarecrow, Quilt and Old Time Craftsmen Festival. The theme will be “Magic in Mayberry” as the entire town will be turned into fall decorations as well…

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Two Arrested For Burglary

September 8, 2020

On Aug. 17 the Jackson County Grand Jury returned indictments against Danny Garcia and James Wallace for multiple felony counts. Captain Dennis Thrasher presented the cases to the grand jury after an investigation of burglary and theft over $60,000. The investigation culminated into identifying Garcia and Wallace, with the assistance of Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal…

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Baseball Fundraisers Approved

September 8, 2020

The Jackson County Board of Education met in regular session on July 23, at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. Members present were Mark Brown, Amanda Taylor, Mark Allen, Marty Woolbright, James Childress and Michelle Hix (via phone). The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown. A motion made by Marty Woolbright, seconded…

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