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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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Police Charge Woman with Reckless Endangerment in Ongoing Investigation

Police Charge Woman with Reckless Endangerment in Ongoing Investigation

on May 22, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Local News

Jackson police have charged Angela Henly, 54, of Jackson, TN, with Reckless Endangerment in an ongoing investigation. On May 19, 2018, around 3:15 p.m., police were called about a theft of services at Unique Nails, located at 480 Wiley Parker Road. The investigation thus far has shown that Henly entered the business and received services. Afterward, Henly refused to pay. […]

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Images of Robbery Suspect

Images of Robbery Suspect

on May 13, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police has added another picture which is a digital picture of the suspect vehicle.  Again, if anyone can identify this vehicle or has information about this vehicle or suspect, contact the Jackson Police Department. Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are actively  investigating a robbery that occurred at The Bank of Jackson, 132 West University Parkway. Jackson police need […]

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Construction continues on Highland Roundabout

on May 12, 2018, 7:42 AM / in Local News

The greatest joke in the city of Jackson is the roundabout. When construction on the North Highland Roundabout is completed later this year, it will have a great impact on downtown Jackson, Mayor Jerry Gist said. “Some people are concerned about not being able to navigate it, but once it’s constructed they will see how efficient a roundabout is, and […]

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Longtime JCT principal retires; familiar face to take over

Longtime JCT principal retires; familiar face to take over

on May 7, 2018, 7:29 AM / in Local News

Congratulations….. by KELI McALISTER, Jackson-Madison County School System After almost three decades of dedicated service to students, James Shaw, principal of Jackson Careers and Technology Elementary School, has announced he will retire at the end of the current school year.  Filling this critical leadership role has been a top priority for Superintendent Eric Jones and the Jackson-Madison County School System leadership […]

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Quote for today May 7

Quote for today May 7

on May 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Local News

“Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.” from “My Twilight Years” by Clint Eastwood Submitted by Stacey Campfield Reminds me of this…. CONTACT: LISA Sliver or LANA President SCOTT Conger (2009) “One Less Gun” BUY-BACK EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR THE […]

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Shoot Pass Drive: Girls Youth Basketball Camp

on May 4, 2018, 7:01 AM / in Local News
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Some New Commissioners will take office

on May 2, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK All four incumbent Madison County commissioners lost their contested primaries Tuesday night, signaling a potential changing of the guard in the Republican Party in the county. After all 33 precincts were reported, challengers Brett Beckham, Tommy Gobbell, Carl Alexander and Jeff Wall won against incumbent Commissioners Larry Lowrance, Gerry Neese, Jim Ed Hart and Joe “Smokey” […]

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JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 1ST 2018

on April 29, 2018, 5:37 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 1st, at 9:00 AM to due the Mayor’s bidding. Things of interest: There will be a proclamation regarding National Women’s Health Week which will be given to Margaret Murray, Mary Russell and Julanne Stone will be receiving the award. There will be some updating on projects in CRA District 1 presented by Hal […]

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JMCSS wants city’s help to build new $10 million Madison Academic

JMCSS wants city’s help to build new $10 million Madison Academic

on April 21, 2018, 6:44 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK Earlier this month, the Jackson City Council created an education committee to work with the Jackson-Madison County School System to explore the possibility of funding the district’s new multi-million dollar Madison Academic Magnet High School on the University of Memphis Lambuth campus. The newly formed City of Jackson Education Committee met for the first-time Friday […]

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Friday April 20, 2018 Capital Talk

Friday April 20, 2018 Capital Talk

on April 18, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Local News

 

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Bredesen Breaks Bread In West Tennessee, Saturday.

Bredesen Breaks Bread In West Tennessee, Saturday.

on April 16, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Local News

by Brittany Hardaway  |  WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn —  Former Governor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen made a stop in west Tennessee Saturday. He’s making stops throughout the state to find out what is important to Tennesseans and to listen to their needs, concerns and issues. Bredesen spoke about topics such as economic development, agriculture, and broadband in rural areas.  […]

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Jackson police investigate deadly shooting at local gas station

Jackson police investigate deadly shooting at local gas station

on April 16, 2018, 6:49 AM / in Local News

JACKSON, Tenn — Jackson police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Marathon gas station in North Jackson. Officers responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night. One male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Several law enforcement officers and first responders were on the scene investigating. The incident is under investigation. Police have not released any information […]

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US South LLC opens Trust Deed for $1,000,300,000 in Madison County TN

on April 14, 2018, 9:42 AM / in Local News

In the latest 2018 trust deed release, US South LLC, shows two trust deeds totaling over 1 billion dollars. Who are they? As yet we don’t know. What we do know is there has been a hugh rise in the number of LLC’s during the last year due to a change in the tax laws. Stay tuned……

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Madison County Primary Elections For May 1st 2018

on April 13, 2018, 8:45 AM / in Local News, State News
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