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Local Woman Loses Life In Accident
By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
In a report from The Jackson County Sheriff's Office, a McKee woman succumbed to injuries she sustained in a one vehicle accident, which occurred on Saturday, September 24th at approximately 9:00am. According to Sheriff Paul Hays, the investigating officer, Chassity T. Bowles 33, Nunn Road, McKee, was traveling southbound on US 421 2 miles north of Tyner. When according to witness at the scene, she was reportedly traveling at an excessive rate of speed when her green 1996 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4 x 4 pickup dropped off the shoulder of the roadway on the southbound side just before it crossed a culvert wall. Hays said in the report that Bowles lost control of her vehicle and skidded across 421 directly in front of another vehicle. She left the roadway on the northbound side of the road going down an embankment and struck a tree breaking it.
JCHS Girls Golf Team Makes School History
For the 1st time in school history, the Jackson County High School Girls’ Golf Team won the 9th Region Tournament this past Monday at General Burnside State Park! Our girls went in to the tournament as the favorite to win it, and they did not disappoint! However, things looked a little questionable when the round was half over, as the girls didn’t play up to their abilities. Coach Kip Wells said, “At the turn, after 9 holes, we came in with a 172 team score, and I felt all the girls were playing tight because of the pressure. Winning the tournament was very much in question at that point. But in the second 9 holes, they settled down and improved by 14 strokes to a 158, finishing with a very solid team score of 330. I couldn’t be more proud of how they battled.” Jackson County was led by their lone senior, Kennedey Murray, who shot 78(42/36), followed by sophomore Cherokee Hammonds with a 79(41/38), junior Amelia Gabbard shot 86(45/41), junior Kaley Wells finished with a 87(44/43), and 8th grader Madeline Vickers had a 94(46/48). Kennedey also took home 4th place individually and Cherokee got 5th individually out of 64 players in the field. The closest team to us was Clay County with a team score of 352. Russell County was 3rd with a 372.