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Madison County jury convicts Bradi Baker of 2nd degree murder; sentence set at 25 years

on September 9, 2020, 7:07 AM / in Local News

From the office of District Attorney General Jody S. Pickens, 26th Judicial District – A Madison County jury has convicted Bradi Baker, 61, of second-degree murder. In April, 2019, Baker confronted her ex-husband, Geoffrey Brunkhorst, at a residence near Hollywood Drive, Baker shot Brunkhorst five times from close range, killing him. After her conviction, Judge Donald H. Allen sentenced Baker […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance identifying a Burglary suspect.

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance identifying a Burglary suspect.

on September 4, 2020, 8:15 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Burglary that occurred on August 30, 2020 at Fuel City, located at 1321 E. Chester Street, and need assistance identifying this person of interest. Fuel City surveillance video captured this individual forcefully enter the building and take an undetermined amount of merchandise from the business. The suspect is a black male with […]

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Former Jackson Police Officer receives medal for heroic act.

Former Jackson Police Officer receives medal for heroic act.

on September 4, 2020, 8:14 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the City of Jackson Police Force: Please join Jackson Police in congratulating former Jackson Police Officer Cameron Preslar who is now an Investigator with the Chester County Sheriff Department for receiving the Jackson Police Department’s Life Saving Medal. On September 3, Chief Wiser presented a Lifesaving Medal to Officer Cameron Preslar for his act of […]

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We are So Sorry for Yesterday

We are So Sorry for Yesterday

on September 4, 2020, 5:58 AM / in Local News

Do to a lighting strike 30 feet from our office, we were unable to publish The Jackson Press. The strike took out the office modem and a couple of Ethernet cards. We were blessed the damage wasn’t greater. So today we will be working double time. Thank you for your patience.

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Rain bands from Tropical Depression Laura bring risk of tornadoes, flooding to West Tennessee

Rain bands from Tropical Depression Laura bring risk of tornadoes, flooding to West Tennessee

on August 28, 2020, 7:20 AM / in Local News

Juan Buitrago | Jackson Sun A tornado warning issued until 6:30 a.m. Friday for parts of Crockett, Dyer and Haywood County in West Tennessee was allowed to expire. The National Weather Service issued the warning just before 6 a.m. for southwestern Crockett County, South Central Dyer County and Haywood County. According to the National Weather Service office in Memphis, doppler radar indicated a […]

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The Jackson Police Department needs assistance identifying two robbery suspects.

The Jackson Police Department needs assistance identifying two robbery suspects.

on August 27, 2020, 8:29 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Department is seeking assistance in an Aggravated Robbery of Game Exchange located at 1936 North Highland on Tuesday 08-25-20 at about 5:45 PM. Two suspects were armed with firearms and taped the victims hands and feet during the robbery. The suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early 20s. One suspect was wearing […]

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Investigators have identified the possible witness in the shooting from Royal Street.

Investigators have identified the possible witness in the shooting from Royal Street.

on August 27, 2020, 8:26 AM / in Local News

In a press release, investigators with the Jackson Police Department have identified the possible witness from the shooting on Saturday, August 22,2020 at 611 North Royal Street. This investigation is still ongoing. Jackson Tennessee Police Department 234 Institute St Jackson, TN 38301 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 731-425-8400

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Community: Aggressive panhandlers at intersections violate city ordinances, impede traffic, and create safety concerns.

on August 20, 2020, 7:30 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the Jackson Police Department: In the Jackson Police Department’s endeavoring efforts in developing co-active partnerships with the community and reducing problems that affect the community, the Jackson Police Department has investigated the communities concerns on aggressive panhandling at intersections.  The Jackson Police Department determined that several of the panhandlers working various intersections around the city […]

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An Article from the past….. West TN Republican Running for State Senator – Paid Advocate for Refugee Resettlement?

An Article from the past….. West TN Republican Running for State Senator – Paid Advocate for Refugee Resettlement?

on August 19, 2020, 6:07 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Republican Senator Dolores Gresham is not running for re-election. Page Walley, who works for an organization involved with refugee resettlement is running for Gresham’s Senate seat. Page Walley is not new to the state legislature. He served in the House from 1990 – 2000. He has a pretty long resume of holding different positions including as a former Commissioner of […]

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The Jackson Police Department is investigating a domestic related homicide in South Jackson.

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a domestic related homicide in South Jackson.

on August 17, 2020, 6:48 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the Jackson Police Department Officers with Jackson Police Department responded to a report of a female shot in her home on Sunday, August 16, 2020 around 2:15pm at 19 L Tricia Cove. Shewanna Cross, 53-years-old, was found deceased when officers arrived. Investigators were able to determine her son, Curdarius Cross, 20-years-old, as a suspect. Curdarius […]

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School board meeting talks JMCSS’s move to distance learning

on August 14, 2020, 8:00 AM / in Local News

Story by Ali Mason   |  WBBJ TV JACKSON, Tenn. — School officials in Jackson-Madison County are making major changes to the school reopening plan. While school is still slated to start August 24, parents need to be prepared. The Jackson-Madison County School System announced a distance learning option will now replace the traditional in-person option. “When I have 10 teachers out […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance in identifying Shoplifting Suspects.

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance in identifying Shoplifting Suspects.

on August 14, 2020, 7:30 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the Jackson Police Department Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are attempting to identify two suspects involved in a Shoplifting incident which took place at Walmart Supercenter-North. A white male and white female selected an undetermined amount of merchandise from Walmart, then passed all points of sale without rendering payment. Anyone having information regarding the […]

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The suspect from the recent homicide on S. Fairgrounds has been arrested.

The suspect from the recent homicide on S. Fairgrounds has been arrested.

on August 13, 2020, 7:07 AM / in Local News, State News

Jackson Police confirm, Sandra Gayton, the suspect from the recent homicide on S. Fairgrounds Street has been apprehended. On 08/07/2020 at 3:19pm officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to a stabbing at the corner of S. Fairgrounds Street and Scott Street.  Officers found a white female with a laceration to her neck.  EMS responded but the female died at […]

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The Jackson Police Department needs assistance locating a suspect in a homicide.

The Jackson Police Department needs assistance locating a suspect in a homicide.

on August 8, 2020, 6:42 AM / in Local News

On 08/07/2020 at 3:19pm officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to a stabbing at the corner of S. Fairgrounds Street and Scott Street.  Officers found a white female with a laceration to her neck.  EMS responded but the female died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Sandra Gayton has been identified as the suspect.  The Jackson […]

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Caucus August 13th!

Caucus August 13th!

on August 6, 2020, 8:27 AM / in Local News

Madison County Republican Party Republican Caucus to Nominate Candidate for Madison County Commission, District 4, Position 2 to be held August 13, at 6 pm at Jackson Country Club Ballroom  The Madison County Republican Party will hold a caucus for the purpose of nominating a Republican candidate to run for the vacant Madison County Commission, District 4, Position 2 seat, formerly […]

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Sample Ballots for Jackson Madison County TN August 6th 2020 Elections

on August 6, 2020, 6:21 AM / in Local News

General Election   Democratic Primary   Republican Primary Good voting!

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Cruz and Sethi came to speak….

on August 4, 2020, 6:38 AM / in Local News

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz showed and spoke at a rally for Senate candidate Manny Sethi in Jackson Monday morning, August 3rd, 2020. According to WBBJ: Both spoke to reporters after the rally, and Sethi explained how he would crack down on recent protests. “I believe that the folks who are tearing down these monuments–it’s a federal crime and they should […]

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Advisory: Temporary Road Closure Advisory

on July 30, 2020, 7:14 AM / in Local News

Due to a water main replacement Hollywood Drive between North Parkway and Mill Master Drive will be temporarily closed for maintenance.  Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Contact Information: Evelyn Austin Administration 731-425-8473 eaustin@cityofjackson.net

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are requesting assistance identifying Burglary Suspects.

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are requesting assistance identifying Burglary Suspects.

on July 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Burglary that occurred at T & D Corner Store, 602 Whitehall Street, and need assistance identifying these persons of interest. T & D Corner Store surveillance video captured these four individuals forcefully enter the building and take an undetermined amount of merchandise from the business. The suspects appear to be three […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are requesting assistance in identifying a theft suspect.

on July 28, 2020, 8:49 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the theft of several packages that occurred in the area of Wells Street. On 7/17/20, a victim reported that packages had been stolen from their front porch. An area door camera captured the suspect responsible for the theft. The suspect is a slim Black male, wearing a black t-shirt with writing on […]

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