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Jackson City Police Investigate Accidental Shooting

on February 20, 2019, 6:36 AM / in Local News

On Feb. 18 around 5:15 p.m., Jackson Police responded to a shooting at a house in the 200 block of Rhea Street. Officers located a 16-year-old male who had suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital, then transferred to a Memphis hospital where he remains in critical condition. Based on the investigation, the victim was accidentally […]

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MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Will Meet TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019

on February 18, 2019, 7:44 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; TUESDAY, February 19, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. The following matters will be presented for your consideration: Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag LED BY PASTOR BENTON Roll call AND […]

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3 adults arrested Monday at North Parkway Middle School

3 adults arrested Monday at North Parkway Middle School

on February 6, 2019, 7:47 AM / in Local News, State News

By  WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff Three adults were arrested Monday afternoon at a local middle school. The school resource officer responded around 1:10 p.m. Monday to the school office at North Parkway Middle School where a parent had caused a disturbance and refused to leave, according to a release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. No students were injured […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

on February 5, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Local News, State News

Theft Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Theft and Fraudulent use of a Debit Card and need assistance identifying a person of interest. On January 9th, officers with the Jackson Police Department took a theft report at 2644 N. Highland Avenue, C&C Liquors.  The victim in this theft advised an unknown person had taken his wallet and […]

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The Jackson City Council Meets this Morning

on February 5, 2019, 6:06 AM / in Local News, State News

The Jackson City Council and City Mayor meet this morning to handle some city business. The complete package is below. Part of this package will the awarding a contract for a design package for the second dog park located near the baseball field.

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Adding One More to Complete the Circle

Adding One More to Complete the Circle

on February 2, 2019, 8:31 AM / in Local News, State News

On January 1, 2018, HealthSouth and Encompass Home Health & Hospice became Encompass Health. As part of the transition, Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, In Partnership with HealthSouth began the migration process on January 1, 2019. Becoming Encompass Health reinforces our strength as one company, reflects our expanding national footprint and supports the strategy we have been pursuing to deliver high-quality, cost-effective […]

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Eldridge raises significantly more money than Conger and Woods in race for Jackson’s mayor

Eldridge raises significantly more money than Conger and Woods in race for Jackson’s mayor

on February 1, 2019, 6:27 AM / in Local News, State News

From the contributions alone you can see that little would change, in regards to the city’s financial responsibility to its taxpayers, if any of these men were elected. The payoffs would follow, probably Eldridge more so since he has collected more. Each of those companies are making an investment for which they will ask something in return and none of […]

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Former Madison County Republican Chairman Mark Johnstone joins the mayor race

Former Madison County Republican Chairman Mark Johnstone joins the mayor race

on February 1, 2019, 6:05 AM / in Local News, State News

By Adam Friedman |  Jackson Sun Mark Johnstone, a former Chairman of the Madison County Commission and Chairman of the Madison County Republican Party, announced on Thursday he will run for mayor of the City of Jackson. “I have spent the last few months listening to different voices across Jackson, and I have heard their call for a renewed vision and […]

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Think Local Media – And Get Them On Your Side

Think Local Media – And Get Them On Your Side

on January 31, 2019, 7:58 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

by Harold Hutchison Media bias is something we as Second Amendment supporters often complain about and have to deal with. However, much of this bias is in the national news networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC are all bombarding us with hostility. The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers also join in. But while these […]

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JMCSS superintendent says there’s no proof of board member’s claims on radio

JMCSS superintendent says there’s no proof of board member’s claims on radio

on January 31, 2019, 6:42 AM / in Local News, State News

Does Speculation Actually Require Proof….. Or is logical thought proof enough. By Lasherica Thornton  |   Jackson Sun On the Sunday airing of 96 Kix, other than the voice of radio host Richard Donnell, Sr., Jackson-Madison County Schools System board member Morris Merriweather said there is a 50 percent chance that Jackson-Central Merry High School would not be built if the public-private partnership to […]

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Local theater group hosts awards ceremony for kids, teens

Local theater group hosts awards ceremony for kids, teens

on January 30, 2019, 8:23 AM / in Local News, State News

By  Clint Eiland  |   WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn. — A local theater group composed of kids and teens celebrated Tuesday night with their own annual awards show and ceremony. Director of Jackson’s Children’s and Teen Theatre, Pat Alford, hosted an awards ceremony Tuesday night at The Ned. “It’s a good sampling tonight of all the talent that Jackson and the West Tennessee […]

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Liberty Park Streaker apprehended

on January 29, 2019, 12:10 PM / in Local News, State News

Jackson Police have made an arrest involving the naked man seen at Liberty Park. Earlier this month, a man was seen walking through Liberty Park and a witness took a photograph of him.  Jackson Police had received several calls about a naked man in the area of Liberty Park. The perpetrator was identified as John David Robison, 42, a Jackson resident. A state […]

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Whose Running Locally for Office in the City…

Whose Running Locally for Office in the City…

on January 27, 2019, 3:32 PM / in Local News, State News

Adam Friedman, Jackson Sun This story was updated with the most recent list from the Madison County Election Commission on Jan. 25 at 10 9:45 a.m.  Less than four months from now, residents of Jackson will elect a new mayor and nine City Council members. Mayor Jerry Gist is not running for re-election, assuring the city will elect a new top executive for […]

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Dr. Lisa Piercey appointed as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

Dr. Lisa Piercey appointed as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

on January 19, 2019, 7:29 AM / in Local News, State News

It is a privilege for me to share with you Governor-elect Bill Lee has announced today that his appointment for the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health will be Dr. Lisa Piercey. Dr. Piercey’s medical skills and knowledge of healthcare operations, particularly in the areas of rural health and population health, make her an ideal candidate to serve in […]

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Thursday Nights Meeting

on January 19, 2019, 7:08 AM / in Local News, State News

For those who could not make it last night we had a great meeting. It started with this check presentation to Mid-South Toys For Tots for $10,000! Accepting the check is Carrol Howard, retired Master Sergeant and Coordinator for Mid-South Toys For Tots. I want to personally thank everyone who had a hand in raising this, our largest ever, donation […]

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Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying a vehicle.

Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying a vehicle.

on January 17, 2019, 6:30 AM / in Local News, State News

Investigators of the Jackson Police Department continue to investigate a Theft of Property from 1234 N. Highland Avenue and need assistance identifying a vehicle. On December 17th, officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to a residential burglary where the victim reported a Theft of Property exceeding $1000.00.  On January 9th, the same victim reported that a 5×8 trailer had been stolen from […]

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Madison County Board of Commissioners meeting January 22, 2019

on January 15, 2019, 8:21 AM / in Local News, State 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; TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. The following items will be discussed: PRESENTATIONS BY THE COUNTY MAYOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Reports from county […]

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Prayers for Local County Commissioner

Prayers for Local County Commissioner

on January 13, 2019, 7:31 AM / in Local News, State News

Prayers from the Staff of The Jackson Press go out to County Commissioner Doug Stephenson who will be going through open heart surgery later this week. Rumor has it that Jackson City Councilman Charles Rahm will not seek reelection to the Jackson City Council in the 2019 May elections. In 2017, Councilman Rahm voted against the resolution (councilwoman Vicky Foote abstained and councilman […]

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Madison County fined over $200K by the IRS

Madison County fined over $200K by the IRS

on January 13, 2019, 7:16 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Adam Friedman  |   Jackson Sun Madison County was fined $208,520 by the Internal Revenue Service on July 31, 2017, after an issue with the filing of employees’ 2015 W-2 forms. “I’m disappointed,” Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said Friday. “As far I know, we’ve filed them on time every other year, but we’ll deal with it.” The mayor’s office and […]

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Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

on January 11, 2019, 7:55 AM / in Local News, State News

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide Jackson police have charged Elijah Garrison and Tierra Wilson in the homicide of D’Andre Holmes, 24, of Jackson. Garrison, 25, and Wilson, 24, both of Jackson, were arrested around 8:30 a.m., today in Knoxville, TN, by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. They are in custody […]

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