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Ross Priddy sworn in as new Jackson City Councilman

on December 5, 2017, 5:08 PM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee New Jackson City Councilman Ross Priddy was sworn in Tuesday at City Hall as the newest member of the City Council. The Jackson City Council voted Priddy to fill the District 5’s vacant seat after former City Councilman Scott Conger resigned in November. “It feels humbling and exciting all at the same time,” Priddy said. […]

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Woman, child safe after SWAT deploys

Woman, child safe after SWAT deploys

on December 2, 2017, 5:54 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser confirmed a woman and child are safe after police responded to a report they were being held against their will by a suspect earlier this afternoon. Wiser said police responded to a call in a residence in the area of Old Humboldt Road around 12:10 p.m. “Patrol officers responded along with hostage […]

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The Jackson City Council of Jackson TN Agenda Meeting for December 2017

on November 30, 2017, 10:51 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council of Jackson TN agenda meeting for December 2017 will be held this afternoon. While I doubt there will be much discussion over the package, I have brought to you the complete package which includes three resumes from individuals seeking to take the position of District 5 representative. Do not get your nickers in a bunch, I […]

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West Tennessee Health Care Board Meets Today

West Tennessee Health Care Board Meets Today

on November 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

West Tennessee Health Care Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month in the City-County Memorial Conference Room at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, 708 West Forest Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee. Because Jackson-Madison County General Hospital/West Tennessee Healthcare is a public entity, the Board of Trustees is appointed by the Jackson City Council and Madison County Commission. […]

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Weekend shooting in Jackson sends 2 to hospital

Weekend shooting in Jackson sends 2 to hospital

on November 14, 2017, 6:18 AM / in Local News

JACKSON, Tenn.-Jackson Police are investigating a Saturday shooting on Panola Street. Investigators say two people were shot then flown to Regional One in Memphis. They are still searching for the shooter. Officers could not provide a description of the suspect or identify the victims. Also, police could not confirm the extent of their injuries or details of what happened.

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Road Closure in Jackson TN

on November 14, 2017, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will temporarily close Carriage House Drive at the U.S. 45 Bypass from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday for storm drain installation. Lanes will reopen at about 6 a.m. for repaving operations to begin, under flagged traffic with temporary, short-term lane closures. The frontage road to McDonald’s will be open Paving will resume from 6 […]

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Markist Cole, 18, in custody, charged with Attempted Murder for 11/05 shooting at T & D Corner Store

on November 8, 2017, 8:36 AM / in Local News

Jackson police have arrested a man responsible for a November 5 shooting that injured two people. The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. at T&D Corner Stop, located at 602 Whitehall Street. A male and female were shot. Both were treated and released from the hospital. Investigators developed Markist Cole, 18, as the suspect and issued warrants for his arrest. Cole […]

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City of Jackson to file another lawsuit in Bemis Mill saga

City of Jackson to file another lawsuit in Bemis Mill saga

on November 8, 2017, 6:33 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun The Jackson City Council approved a resolution which will allow the city to file a lawsuit against Bemis Mill LLC co-owner Christian Morton to gain permanent control of the Bemis cotton mill. “There will be several lawsuits filed, one against Mr. Morton who did not adhere to his agreement with the city,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. […]

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Council Funds Beale Crowd Consultant, Abolishes $5 Cover

Council Funds Beale Crowd Consultant, Abolishes $5 Cover

on November 8, 2017, 6:27 AM / in Local News

By Bill Dries  |  Memphis Daily News Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Nov. 7, to approve $50,000 in funding for a crowd control consultant for the Beale Street entertainment district and to end the $5 cover charge for entry into the district on spring and summer Saturday nights after 10 p.m. The consultant to be hired by the Beale […]

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Tree Huggers and Environmental Activists in Government meet in 5 weeks.

on November 7, 2017, 8:01 AM / in Local News, State News

The local email arrival section of our little paper intercepted the following note. The progressives will be pushing hard to grow an overly expensive program on the citizens of the state. Dear TREEDC Supporter, We hope everyone is enjoying the Fall season. TREEDC has been busy preparing for our 4th annual conference. TREEDC and Tennessee Tech University are excited to be […]

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The Jackson City Council will be Meeting Tuesday November 7th 2017

on November 3, 2017, 9:49 AM / in Local News

While not on the Agenda, Council will review candidates for replacement to Conger who, like some before him, resigned from the position due to his moving to another district. Other items on the agenda include: Consideration of a contract for computer leasing Consideration of an additional payment of $25,000 to Howell Dozer for underground concrete work at the Bemis Mill […]

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JEA looks for more ways to spend your money…. JEA awarded solar energy project

JEA looks for more ways to spend your money…. JEA awarded solar energy project

on November 1, 2017, 7:07 AM / in Local News

Jackson Energy Authority was recently awarded a two-megawatt solar generation project through the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Distributed Solar Solutions pilot program. JEA communication relations manager Bruce Dorris said this project will be an industrial community solar project and give local companies a renewable energy source in Jackson. “So many of the industrial customers, whether they’re a nationwide company or regional company, […]

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New schools, rezoning?

New schools, rezoning?

on November 1, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK Jackson-Madison County Schools Superintendent Eric Jones has unveiled his 10-year capital proposal — estimated to cost $144 million — to address the district’s school buildings 30 years or older. The proposal stems from a TLM report in May, which reported JMCSS faced an estimated $148 million in capital repair to keep those school buildings — which are […]

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Accidental shooting in Jackson

on October 19, 2017, 6:34 AM / in Local News

October 18th at 1:58 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department were conducting Quarterly Firearms Training at 226 Cotton Grove Road, Fraternal Order of Police Range, when one of their firearms instructors was accidentally shot by another officer of the Jackson Police Department. Officers at the scene immediately conducted First Aid until Emergency Medical Personnel were able to arrive on […]

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Mayor Gist Endorses Boyd… Tells you Where He Stands

Mayor Gist Endorses Boyd… Tells you Where He Stands

on October 15, 2017, 9:20 AM / in Local News, State News

Randy Boyd, a Haslam family favorite and business associate, who is now positioning himself for governor in 2018. Of course to achieve that lofty position, Boyd must first win a Republican primary. But he is the favorite today of Jerry Gist.   Read more about Boyd here

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Mayor Gist endorses gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd

on October 14, 2017, 6:48 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist announced his endorsement of Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd in the state’s race for governor. Gist said while he tries to avoid endorsing candidates in political races, he believes Boyd is the most likely candidate to build on Gov. Bill Haslam’s work as governor. “I developed a personal relationship when he served as Economic and Community […]

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Conger Resigns from Jackson City Council

Conger Resigns from Jackson City Council

on October 14, 2017, 6:41 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Scott Conger will formally announce his resignation of his District 5 seat at the end of the Nov. 7 meeting, and his replacement is expected to be appointed and sworn in at the Dec. 2 meeting. “It’s not good for a nine-member council to end up an even number; it’s asking for trouble,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. “That’s why we […]

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Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee will be in Jackson October 19th

on October 11, 2017, 6:27 AM / in Announcements, Local News

RANDY BOYD WILL BE HOSTING A MEET AND GREET AT THE OLD COUNTRY STORE AT CASEY’S VILLAGE IN JACKSON, TN. INFORMATION FOR THE VISIT IS AS FOLLOWS: PLACE:  OLD COUNTRY STORE DATE:  OCTOBER 19, 2017 TIME:  9:00 am – 10:00 am His Website  

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Auditions For Christmas Carol Saturday Oct 21 and Oct 22

Auditions For Christmas Carol Saturday Oct 21 and Oct 22

on October 11, 2017, 6:11 AM / in Announcements, Local News
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Bancorpsouth Parkway-ALL-lanes closed from Ridgecrest Ext to East end of E Park Sq, Wed, 10/11/2017 at 12 noon until 12am, 1/3/2018.

on October 10, 2017, 3:59 PM / in Local News

Another contribution from the city to the team. Scott Chandler, City Engineer for The City of Jackson, has authorized the temporary road closures, for ALL-LANES of Bancorpsouth Parkway from Ridgecrest Extended to East end of E. Park Square, beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) until January 3, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. The road closure is for preparations […]

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