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Please be advised!!!

on August 11, 2018, 7:35 AM / in Local News

From Chief Wiser and the Jackson Police Department: Jackson Police have noticed an increase in auto burglaries in the Stonebridge and Country Club areas.  Chief Wiser advises all citizens to take extra precaution by ensuring valuables are not visible and are secure inside of a residence. Jackson Police are increasing patrols but need your assistance to address these crimes and apprehend the […]

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Johnstone considering running for mayor of Jackson

Johnstone considering running for mayor of Jackson

on August 8, 2018, 7:42 AM / in Local News

By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun Mark Johnstone didn’t announce he’s running for mayor of Jackson, but he’s looking into it. “I’m not swimming in the deep end yet, but I’m not wearing a life jacket, either,” Johnstone said when trying to describe his interest in running. “I’d say it’s highly likely I’m going to run, but I want to […]

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City of Jackson and Madison County Election Results

on August 3, 2018, 5:58 AM / in Local News, State News

Jackson City Court Clerk Monique Merriweather fell short once again and will have to return to the fold and protection offered by the city of Jackson while Daryl Hubbard will be the Jackson City Court Clerk again and it was not even close. Congratulations to Daryl Hubbard Hubbard’s  6,311 votes, for 63.01 percent. Merriweather  3,705 votes for 37 percent. Madison County […]

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Socialism Under Wraps

Socialism Under Wraps

on August 1, 2018, 7:12 AM / in Local News

Art by A.F. Branco For Madison County in the State of Tennessee …. this is your primary Democrat Candidates For the Madison County in the State of Tennessee … here is your county general election candidates.    

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JPD asking for your help catching robbers

JPD asking for your help catching robbers

on July 23, 2018, 3:54 PM / in Local News

On July 23 around noon, a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two males in the 800 block of Whitehall Street. The woman had just made a purchase inside a store, and the suspects were in line behind her. As she left, they followed her outside and robbed her of money and her cell phone. They then fled on foot […]

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JPD called during altercation between Democratic candidates for District 73 state rep

JPD called during altercation between Democratic candidates for District 73 state rep

on July 20, 2018, 6:44 AM / in Local News

By Brandon Shields  |   Jackson Sun The two candidates in the Democratic Primary for State Representative in District 73 were involved in an altercation Wednesday morning at the early voting center that led to a call to Jackson Police. JPD Capt. Jeff Sheppard confirmed a 10 a.m. call of a disturbance between two people at the Madison County Agricultural Complex, […]

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The Race is On In District 73

The Race is On In District 73

on July 17, 2018, 8:38 AM / in Local News

By Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun A growing dispute between rival candidates for the Republican nomination for the District 73 seat in the state House of Representatives is turning personal, and both candidates claim it’s someone from outside the district making the accusations. Chris Todd and Madison County Commissioner Jay Bush are seeking the nomination. Recent mailouts accuse Bush of being a […]

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Police investigate early morning shooting at East Pointe. Shooter cooperating, no charges at this time

on July 5, 2018, 4:25 PM / in Local News

On July 5, 2018 around 4:45 a.m., Jackson police responded to a shooting at East Pointe Apartments, located at 504 Daugherty Street. Officers found a 34-year-old Lexington man who had been shot. Based on the preliminary investigation, the Lexington man arrived at East Pointe and beginning knocking on an apartment door. The man was an acquaintance of the people who […]

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Katelyn Campbell’s body was Found

Katelyn Campbell’s body was Found

on July 5, 2018, 8:21 AM / in Local News, State News

TENNESSEE RIVER — Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd confirmed at a press conference Monday afternoon searchers discovered the body of Katelyn Campbell a few hundred yards downstream from the Alvin C. York Bridge over the Tennessee River. Campbell, 19, was from Jack’s Creek in Chester County. Two teenage boys said Campbell fell from the maintenance catwalk just under the bridge […]

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Jackson TN City Council To MEET And Steal Again

on July 2, 2018, 8:33 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will meet July 10th, 2018 at 9:00 AM to discuss and vote on new ways to spend money as well as a few other items. Consideration of an Ordinance to rezone property located along the 390 Block of Cooper Anderson Road from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) District to RS-1/PRD (Single Family Residential/Planned Residential Development) District comprising […]

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JPD needs help to ID two shoplifters who stole Airsoft Rifle from Wal-Mart

JPD needs help to ID two shoplifters who stole Airsoft Rifle from Wal-Mart

on June 27, 2018, 3:48 PM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two shoplifters. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m., June 24 at Wal-Mart, located at 2196 Emporium Drive. Two black males entered the store and walked to the sporting goods area. After selecting and concealing an airsoft rifle, they passed all points of sale without paying. They left in a red […]

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Jackson City Property Taxes on the Rise

Jackson City Property Taxes on the Rise

on June 27, 2018, 5:46 AM / in Local News

By  Mallory Cooke  |   WBBJ.com Some property owners in Jackson will pay more in taxes. In a 4-2 vote Tuesday, with one abstention, Jackson City Council members set a tax rate that’s expected to bring in an extra nearly $1.5 million for the city. Councilman David Cisco cast one of those “no” votes. “It’s not right putting all this tax on […]

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From the Investigations Division of the Jackson Police Department: Vehicle Burglaries on the Rise

on June 26, 2018, 8:10 PM / in Local News

Vehicle Burglaries on the Rise The Criminal Investigations Division of the Jackson Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries over the past month. Because of the increase in criminal activity, Investigators of the Jackson Police Department want to remind all citizens to take a moment and lock vehicles. According to the Investigations Division, most of the vehicles that were entered were unlocked.  Therefore, Jackson Police […]

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Jackson Police Seeking to Hire a Domestic Violence Investigator

on June 20, 2018, 9:17 PM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Department is seeking to hire a full time Domestic Violence Investigator. Applicants must be current, certified law enforcement officers in good standing by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standard Training Commission (P.O.S.T.). This is a five (5) year grant funded position, which will end June 30, 2023. The starting salary is $21.23 per hour with benefits. For more […]

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Leadership Jackson accepting nominations for 2018 class

on June 3, 2018, 6:28 AM / in Local News

By JULIE DANIELS, Jackson Chamber The Jackson Chamber is now accepting nominations for Leadership Jackson, its adult leadership program. Leadership Jackson gives business professionals the opportunity to understand the community and its opportunities and challenges. During the three-month program, class members visit area landmarks, meet with area leaders and participate in weekly sessions about topics impacting Jackson-Madison County, including education, […]

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Fallen Soldiers’ Families To Get Free Tuition at U of M

on June 3, 2018, 6:07 AM / in Local News

The University of Memphis won’t charge the families of fallen soldiers tuition starting this fall. The U of M is becoming the first higher education institution nationwide to partner with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for spouses and children of military members who are severely injured or killed while on active duty. U of M president M. David […]

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Tacos 4 Life Opening First Tenn. Location in Jackson

Tacos 4 Life Opening First Tenn. Location in Jackson

on June 3, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Tacos 4 Life, an Arkansas-grown taco restaurant with a mission to help end world hunger, is opening its first restaurant in Tennessee in Jackson as part of the Columns II development. The restaurant is expected to open in late June. “We are rapidly expanding our brand and have been eager to open in Tennessee for quite some time,” said Austin […]

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A small fire is to blame for the power outage in downtown Jackson.

A small fire is to blame for the power outage in downtown Jackson.

on June 2, 2018, 5:54 AM / in Local News

A small fire is to blame for the power outage in downtown Jackson. Leaders with Jackson Energy Authority say the fire started in the underground system. JEA says 6-8 customers were out of power. Workers are trying to restore power and say more customers may see a power outage Friday night in the Church and Main Street area. At about […]

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WTHC board meets, approves borrowing millions to purchase two area hospitals

on May 30, 2018, 10:05 AM / in Local News

The monopoly is now complete….. JACKSON, Tenn.–The board of trustees for West Tennessee Healthcare approved a move to borrow $90 million to purchase two area hospitals. Board members met at the City County Board Room at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Tuesday night. The board discussed the purchases of the Tennova facilities. On June 1, West Tennessee Healthcare will be taking […]

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Metro Narcotics make major Narcotics arrest

on May 22, 2018, 8:53 PM / in Local News

The Jackson Metro Narcotics Unit, following up on information given, spoke to the home owner on Watson Road, and was given consent to search the residence in northeast Madison County.  This occurred at 7:30 Thursday night May 17th and they recovered two marijuana grows and eleven firearms. After obtaining a search warrant, 20 pounds of marijuana, those eleven firearms and $7,000.00 in cash […]

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