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Library gets $1,200 for new records in Tennessee Room

Library gets $1,200 for new records in Tennessee Room

on December 17, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Local News, State News

Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun The Jackson-Madison County Library is a resource for information about local history, and the facility received a grant this week to house even more records with that type of information. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett was in Jackson on Wednesday to present a check of $1,200 to Library Director Dinah Harris and Jack Wood, who […]

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Jackson City Council meets January 8th 2019

on December 14, 2018, 8:58 AM / in Local News

The regular meeting of the Jackson City Council, normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:00 A.M. in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall, 101 East Main Street, Jackson, Tennessee.  Agenda Review will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the City […]

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MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Will Meet on December 17th

on December 14, 2018, 8:52 AM / in Local News

The regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at THE WEST TN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BLVD., CONFERENCE ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE 38305; MONDAY, December 17, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. The following matters will be presented for your consideration: Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Roll call AND APPROVAL OF THE […]

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Council enters partnership; plan moving to build Madison, JCM

on December 5, 2018, 6:53 AM / in Local News

Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun Jackson-Madison County Schools is getting a new Madison Academic and a new Jackson Central-Merry High School. The Jackson City Council voted 6-3 to enter the private-public partnership to essentially fund the construction of Madison Academic High School on the campus of the University of Memphis at Lambuth. David Cisco, Vicky Foote and Randy Wallace were the […]

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JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING December 4th 2018

on December 3, 2018, 6:53 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will be meeting tomorrow in the Jackson City Hall Building at 9 AM in the morning. The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag will be lead by Councilwoman Dr. Vicky Foote. The first order of business will be based on a resolution to “Removal from Table Resolution in Support of a Proposal for the Construction […]

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Beware of scammers impersonating Law Enforcement.

Beware of scammers impersonating Law Enforcement.

on November 30, 2018, 8:02 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police remind all citizens to beware of scammers. Recently, a suspect, pretending to be an officer of the Jackson Police Department, spoofed an individual using the department’s number 731-425-8400.  Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away […]

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Jackson Police to increase traffic enforcement using new grant

Jackson Police to increase traffic enforcement using new grant

on November 30, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Local News

You read this article and the first that might come to your mind is why would we need such a grant that uses federal dollars to be designated for such a task. Is the mayor and chief afraid to ask us for these funds so they run and hide somewhere else. The second thing you might ask is what is […]

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Animal Control or not in the City of Jackson TN

Animal Control or not in the City of Jackson TN

on November 28, 2018, 7:27 AM / in Local News, News

This article has been updated and corrected as of 11/29/2018. 70 years ago here in the city of Jackson and the county of Madison there was no such thing as a dedicated animal control system. Animals were captured and destroyed generally by carbon dioxide poisoning and the remains burned. Most of this was left up to the sheriff and his […]

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Jackson Police investigate shooting.

on November 16, 2018, 8:30 PM / in Local News

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Middle Street. At approximately 6:20 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to the area of First and Middle Street for a call of a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. Responding officers located a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical […]

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Jackson City Council tables public-private partnership

Jackson City Council tables public-private partnership

on November 14, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Local News

Editor’s Note: Think of it this way… they didn’t vote no…. which means the mayor and his team has a month to work on them individually…. someone will convince them of the deal. We found it interesting that Dodd, who is employed by West Tennessee Health Care (the last time we looked) was trying to be the peace maker to […]

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Why should we be surprised! County Commissioners decide to support funding for new schools.

Why should we be surprised! County Commissioners decide to support funding for new schools.

on November 13, 2018, 5:54 AM / in Local News

Story by  Brittany Kyles |  WBBJ-TV JACKSON, Tenn.–Members of the County Commission opened up Monday’s meeting with discussion of the Private/Public Partnership for the construction for two new schools. One school would be built on the former Jackson Central-Merry High School and the other on the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus. After much discussion, commissioners voted to go forward with funding for […]

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Jackson (TN) City Council to meet November 13th

on November 11, 2018, 7:55 AM / in Local News

Attached as well is the proposed Academic Zone

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It’s official: Merriweather will remain on JMCSS board

on November 9, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Morris Merriweather is staying on the Jackson-Madison County School Board. While Merriweather said publicly on Friday he was rescinding his resignation from the day before, that move became official Thursday when he submitted his rescinding letter to Madison County Commission Chairman Gary Deaton, who confirmed the letter had been submitted. Deaton said the letter makes Merriweather’s decision official and ends […]

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Jackson TN Police Investigate Business Burglary

Jackson TN Police Investigate Business Burglary

on November 8, 2018, 9:27 PM / in Local News

Jackson police are investigating the burglary of King Tire, located at 106 Airways Blvd. In the evening hours of Nov. 6, a male suspect broke into King Tire. The suspect left and returned the same night with a second suspect. They stole property from the business, including a white 2012 Nissan Altima and a white 1998 Chevy Silverado. Police have […]

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Jackson TN Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

Jackson TN Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

on November 8, 2018, 9:23 PM / in Local News

Theft Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating the theft of merchandise from 2496 Christmasville Cove, Food Giant.  Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On October 23rd, a black female with black and reddish colored hair wearing a black shirt with “Pink” on the front, black pants with “Pink” on the left leg, and black boots, […]

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Jackson Police Chief offers reward for information leading to arrest of Fred’s robbery suspect.

on November 8, 2018, 7:48 AM / in Local News

Aggravated Robbery Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the recent robbery of Fred’s Discount Store located at 1668 S. Highland Avenue.  Jackson Police Chief, Julian Wiser, is offering a $1000 dollar cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who committed the robbery. On November 6th, a 5’9” medium build, black male who was […]

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JACKSON REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA-NOVEMBER 7, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

on November 7, 2018, 12:12 PM / in Local News

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA-NOVEMBER 7, 2018 @ 3:00 PM CITY HALL – GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM FIRST FLOOR – 109 EAST MAIN STREET – SUITE 107 NOVEMBER 7, 2018 – 3:00 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER/DETERMINATION OF QUORUM II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 3, 2018 MEETING III. ANNEXATION 1. Consideration of the Annexation, Plan of Service, and proposed […]

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Jackson Madison County, TN Ballot

on November 5, 2018, 6:40 AM / in Local News

For those that haven’t voted yet and reside in Madison County, this is what your ballot should look like tomorrow . There are two state Representative Districts that are part of Madison County: District 73 and court mandated District 80. One of these will be excluded from your ballot… that is correct you cannot vote in both. If you live […]

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City of Jackson Public Notice for Beer Board

on November 4, 2018, 10:02 AM / in Local News

Notice is hereby given that the City of Jackson (TN) Beer Permit Board will meet Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 East Main Street, to consider the following applications for a beer permit: Frank T. McMeen, Jr. for a non-profit corporation known as West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation for a special […]

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Roundabout construction shuts down part of North Highland

Roundabout construction shuts down part of North Highland

on November 4, 2018, 6:46 AM / in Local News

There was a bet in the office about how long it was going to take before someone would barrel through the around about…  by Julia Ewoldt  |   WBBJ News JACKSON, Tenn. — Construction workers are putting the final touches on the roundabout on North Highland Avenue this weekend. “We’re paving the road. We’re going to try to get it milled and […]

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