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Bad News and Really Bad News

on June 22, 2017, 9:28 AM / in Local News, State News

12 Cities to Receive Justice Department Aid to Fight Crime The Justice Department says it will offer its resources to help 12 U.S. cities fight violent crime. The department said Tuesday it will help local authorities study crime patters and come up with plans to reduce violence. Let’s put this into perspective… it is already bad news that we should […]

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Uber founder resigns as C.E.O.

Uber founder resigns as C.E.O.

on June 21, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Local News

Travis Kalanick stepped down on Tuesday as chief executive of the ride-hailing service he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus. Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay […]

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Madison County denied injunction against Jackson in sales tax funding dispute

on June 21, 2017, 6:18 AM / in Local News

The story is by Omer Yusuf , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee, and printed in the Jackson Sun online yesterday. We here did not expect that Judge Butler to rule in favor of the county but to have a judge state that there was ” there is no irreparable harm” to quote the paper is a joke, but considering it came […]

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Madison County, TN Board of Commissioners meets this morning … Here is what they will talk about

on June 19, 2017, 8:17 AM / in Local News

AGENDA FOR THE MAY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONDAY, JUNE 19,2017  8:30AM. FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER GARY D. DEATON, CHAIRMAN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST TENNESSEE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE ON MONDAY, JUNE 19,2017 AT 8:30 A.M. THE FOLLOWING […]

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Jackson Police Officer wins a new Glock 43 9mm pistol

on June 17, 2017, 6:30 AM / in Local News

H/T to Thomas Jackson Police Officer Royal Cole won a Glock 43 pistol at the Jackson Police Department’s employee picnic. Recently, Chief Wiser hosted a Department Employee Picnic Luncheon Friday June 16, 2017. All personnel of the Jackson Police Department (civilian and sworn – on or off duty) were invited to attend and fellowship together. The Chief gave away a […]

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Tennessee Firearms Association meeting Tonight

Tennessee Firearms Association meeting Tonight

on June 15, 2017, 8:58 AM / in Announcements, Local News

The West Tennessee Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association will hold its June Stated Meeting on Thursday, June 15th (due to scheduling conflicts meeting has been moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month) at Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305. Our room will be available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish […]

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Airport Authority approves land sale for new THP headquarters

Airport Authority approves land sale for new THP headquarters

on June 13, 2017, 5:54 AM / in Local News

A meeting of the Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority board ended on Monday where the members approved selling an additional 10 acres of land near the airport to the state of Tennessee.  The plot is located beside the land already purchased by the state for a new crime lab for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.  It would be used for a new […]

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Jackson City Council Meets Tomorrow June 6th… the agenda is below

on June 5, 2017, 8:52 AM / in Local News

AGENDA JACKSON CITY COUNCIL June 6, 2017 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I. CALL TO ORDER II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG  (Randy Wallace) III. ROLL CALL IV. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 2,2017 AND MAY 18, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING V. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: VI. PROCLAMATIONS: Stone Cup – Hank Shackelford […]

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Madison County sues Jackson over $12 million tax vote

on June 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

This article appeared in the Jackson Sun May 31st. Madison County Attorney Steve Maroney officially filed a lawsuit on behalf of the county against the City of Jackson Wednesday afternoon. This follows Jackson City Council’s May 18 vote to reallocate $12 million to the city’s general fund instead of continuing to put it toward the Jackson-Madison County School System, which […]

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Ross named CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare

Ross named CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare

on May 31, 2017, 8:00 AM / in Local News

West Tennessee Healthcare officially named a new president and CEO during the board of trustees meeting — giving a new title to a longtime hospital employee. James “JR” Ross, named interim CEO in April 2016 after Bobby Arnold resigned from the position, was voted in after a unanimous vote by the board during Tuesday’s meeting. “I feel extremely blessed,” he […]

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NAACP is looking to remove the Confederate Monument

NAACP is looking to remove the Confederate Monument

on May 28, 2017, 8:34 AM / in Local News

Rumor has it that the Madison County Branch of the NAACP is building a petition together to present to the county commission to remove the Confederate Monument from the Madison County Tennessee Courthouse grounds. This County furnished more soldiers in the Confederate cause than she had voters. The Confederate Monument was erected to the Confederate Dead of Madison County in […]

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Another one who will Lead the Jackson Sun into the Ground

Another one who will Lead the Jackson Sun into the Ground

on May 27, 2017, 5:58 AM / in Local News, State News

Mike Jung named president of The Jackson Sun Below is the press report for the new President for both the Jackson Sun and the Commercial Appeal as released by the paper. This one is from San Francisco but did do some time Idaho Statesman during his tenure with newspapers. We don’t really suspect the paper to improve on its liberal […]

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Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying this suspect involved in the fraudulent use of a bank card.

Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying this suspect involved in the fraudulent use of a bank card.

on May 26, 2017, 7:12 AM / in Local News

Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating the fraudulent use of a bank card at Kroger, 41 Stonebrook Place.  The Jackson Police Department needs your assistance identifying this suspect. On March 15, an unidentified medium built, white male wearing dark clothing with a gray jacket and sunglasses is caught on surveillance video at Kroger, 41 Stonebrook Place, conducting transactions […]

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The Jackson Sun’s story on “Madison County suing Jackson over council tax vote”

The Jackson Sun’s story on “Madison County suing Jackson over council tax vote”

on May 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

The Madison County Commission voted to file a lawsuit against the City of Jackson following the city council’s vote to reallocate $12 million to the city’s general fund instead of continuing to donate it to the Jackson-Madison County School System. The lawsuit has not been filed, though the case is expected to be heard in Chancery Court. Neither Madison County […]

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Madison County Commissioners vote to seek Legal Action against City

Madison County Commissioners vote to seek Legal Action against City

on May 24, 2017, 4:07 PM / in Local News

All twenty members present at this morning specially called meeting voted unanimously to seek legal action against the city of Jackson, mayor and council for the council’s decision and to fund that legal action. After a lengthy recess behind closed doors the commission voted 20-0 for each matter involving action against the city.

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SPECIAL CALLED MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING

on May 19, 2017, 2:53 PM / in Announcements, Local News

There will be a specially called meeting of the Madison County Commissioners held on Wednesday May 24th at 8:30 A.M. at the Jackson Madison County Board of Education on North Parkway.

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Jackson City Council Votes to Steal Education Dollars to Save its own ARSE

on May 18, 2017, 4:10 PM / in Local News

Jackson City Council voted in a special meeting this morning at the Jackson City Hall to rescind a public referendum from 1992 to pass funds collected from a special options sales tax to Madison County to be spent on education. In doing this the city created a precedent of ignoring the direct wishes of the citizens of the city by […]

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This News from WBBJ on the meeting yesterday afternoon on the Current Budget.

on May 17, 2017, 8:53 AM / in Local News

JACKSON, Tenn.-The city of Jackson budget review committee met Tuesday afternoon as they work toward a (an attempted) balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The committee made up of three councilmen (Randy Wallace, Scott Conger, and Ernest Brooks) and two Jackson citizens voted to re-purpose a current tax levied in Jackson. Half of the city’s current sales tax goes […]

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Local officials discuss additional tax dollar theft by attempting to explaining the benefits of gas tax hike

Local officials discuss additional tax dollar theft by attempting to explaining the benefits of gas tax hike

on May 15, 2017, 6:24 AM / in Local News

By Omer Yusuf , USA TODAY NETWORK The recent gas tax increase approved by the legislature may provide vital funding to road projects across Madison County, local officials say. The passing of the IMPROVE Act ultimately will provide vital funding for one of Jackson’s biggest transportation projects – a “true” bypass around the current U.S. Highway 45 Bypass. said about […]

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AGENDA FOR THE MAY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

on May 13, 2017, 6:22 AM / in Local News, News

MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017 8:30 AM FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER GARY D. DEATON, CHAIRMAN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST TENNESSEE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE ON MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017 AT 8:30 A.M. THE FOLLOWING MATTERS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: INVOCATION […]

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