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  1. Decatur Co. Sheriff deputy helps keep drivers safe in dangerous situationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Jackson Sun

    A simple trip home turned into 10 seconds of terror for two siblings before divine intervention and the quick thinking of a Decatur County Sheriff's Deputy changed the course of the situation. Decatur Co.

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  2. Decatur County Panther pressure ends Chester County Eaglette season...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | Chester County Independent

    Decatur County Riverside High School came from eight points down in the second half to defeat Chester County 53-42 on Feb. 13 in the first round of the District 14-AA basketball tournament at Parsons. The setback marked the conclusion of the 2017-18 season for CCHS, while the host Lady Panthers advanced onto the district semi-finals at Selmer and eventually to the regional tournament.

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  3. Tennessee authorities arrest 'King Pin Granny' Source: Cox Media GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 | WSB-TV

    ... news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. A 75-year-old woman was arrested Feb. 9 in a large drug bust in Decatur County, police said. Police raided the home of Betty Jean Jordan in Parsons and allegedly confiscated more than 1,000 prescription ...

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  4. "Aching bad: 'Kingpin Granny' nicked in huge prescription drugs bust"Read the original story

    Feb 15, 2018 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    ... veteran stands accused of possessing drugs with an altogether different purpose. Dubbed "Kingpin Granny" by Decatur County cops, The Smoking Gun reported that 75 year-old wheelchair-bound Betty Jean Jordan was arrested at her home in Parsons, 160km ...

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  5. 75-Year-Old 'Kingpin Granny' Busted Slinging Opioid, Xanax Pills From HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | The Daily Caller

    Authorities arrested a 75-year-old woman known as "Kingpin Granny," for operating a drug distribution scheme from her home in Tennessee. Officers with the Decatur County Sheriff Department in Decaturville announced the bust Wednesday, charging 75-year-old Betty J. Jordan with six felony narcotics counts for running the operation.

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  6. 'Kingpin Granny' Busted For Opioid DistributionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | The Smoking Gun

    ... pictured in the above mug shot. Jordan was collared following a lengthy undercover investigation by the Decatur County Sheriff's Office. During that probe, agents purchased pills from the septuagenarian, whose home was raided concurrent to her ...

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  7. Parsons woman accused of selling morphine, oxycodoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WKRN

    Decatur County Sheriff's Deputies searched the home of Betty J. Jordan on February 9, and seized more than 1,000 prescription pills, including morphine, Oxycodone and Xanax, along with $12,000 in cash and assets.

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  8. Suspect agrees to plea deal in Holly Bobo murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | USA Today

    ... body and bragging that it never would be found. Both court proceedings for the Adams brothers were moved from Decatur County, where Bobo's remains were found, to Hardin County because of publicity surrounding the young woman's death. "I appreciate ...

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  9. Suspect agrees to plea deal in Holly Bobo murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | KBMT

    ... body and bragging that it never would be found. Both court proceedings for the Adams brothers were moved from Decatur County, where Bobo's remains were found, to Hardin County because of publicity surrounding the young woman's death. "I appreciate ...

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  10. Dylan Adams accepts plea deal in death of Holly BoboRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... rs in prison on the two charges. He is charged in connection with the 2011 murder, kidnapping and rape of the Decatur County nursing student.

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  11. District defeats sink Eaglettes in District basketball standingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 | Chester County Independent

    ... a shot against the swarming Middleton defense. The "close but no cigar" week continued Friday at Parsons when Decatur County Riverside edged CCHS 35-32. The low scoring affair found the teams tied at the break at 17, and Chester County had the lead ...

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  12. Beth HarwellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | Lebanon Democrat

    ... chains that keep these drugs on the street. The latest threat is fentanyl, which is a type of opioid. In Decatur County earlier this year, drug agents seized 10 kilograms of Fentanyl during a traffic stop the lethal dose for an adult is 2 ...

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  13. Chester County Junior High NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Chester County Independent

    ... take advantage of this great memory book! Our basketball teams played in the Best of the West tournament at Decatur County last week. During that tournament, Jariyah Williamson and Kiram McGee were named to the All-Tournament Team! The teams have ...

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  14. Former Shelby County Republican Leader Dies in Car WreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | The Daily News

    Bill Giannini , a former chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission and the Shelby County Republican Party, has died in a car crash. Giannini, who also was a former deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, was killed on Interstate 40 in Decatur County between Jackson and Nashville on Thursday.

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  15. GOP Figure Bill Giannini Killed in Car CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Bill Giannini, a former chairman of both the Shelby County Republican Party and the county Election Commission, was killed in an automobile crash in Decatur County Thursday afternoon, apparently on his way from Nashville to Memphis. Giannini, who until recently had been deputy commissioner of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, was the proprietor of the Resolve Consulting Firm and owner of a Memphis pizza restaurant.

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  16. Chester County Junior High NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | Chester County Independent

    ... will take advantage of this great memory book! Our basketball teams play tonight, Thursday, Nov. 30, against Decatur County. They also play next Monday against Selmer in Selmer. The Best of the West tournament of begins next Tuesday. We wish our ...

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  17. Tentative trial date set for man accused in Holly Bobo murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... was convicted in September of murdering Bobo. Bobo went missing from the backyard of her parent's home in Decatur County in April 2011. Massive searches failed to turn up any trace of her. In 2014, the TBI announced Bobo's skull was found in the ...

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  18. Chester County Junior High NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | Chester County Independent

    ... to wear red! Our basketball teams began their seasons this week. They played at home Tuesday night against Decatur County. They will play USJ at USJ Thursday evening. Next week, they have an away game Monday night at Hardin County and a home game ...

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  19. Ayers honored at JSCC building dedicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | Chester County Independent

    ... Respiratory Care Technology and Healthcare Technician. Jim Ayers started his college scholarship program in Decatur County. He knew that students wanted to attend college, but did not know how. Today, the Ayers Foundation is funding scholarships for ...

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  20. Chester County Junior High NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Chester County Independent

    ... week. They had a scrimmage against Reagan Southside Monday and will play at home next Tuesday night against Decatur County. The girls are coached by Wes Murphy, and the boys are coached by Bobby Helton. Hunter Callis is the assistant coach. I hope ...

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