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City council votes to restrict truck traffic on East Main Street, approves contractor for massive repaving project

on September 9, 2021, 7:37 AM / in Local News

By Angele Latham | Jackson Sun The Jackson City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday morning to limit truck traffic on East Main Street from North Royal Street to the Highway 70 Bypass, in an effort to maintain road conditions in the area. The new rule, which will affect trucks seven tons and heavier, was requested by residents of the area […]

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Jackson City Council Agenda for September 7th, 2021

on September 8, 2021, 7:28 AM / in Local News

It appears that the open government of the City of Jackson is not so open. The agenda has still not appeared on the city site as of Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying a hit and run vehicle.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying a hit and run vehicle.

on July 23, 2021, 8:18 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Traffic Unit is requesting information on a hit-and-run case that occurred at Sam’s Club at 2120 Emporium Drive. On July 14, 2021, at approx. 12:30 pm, a white Chevrolet Express cargo van was turning into a row of parking spaces directly in front of the building when it struck the rear cargo rack on the back of […]

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Jackson police confirm one person shot at Old Hickory Mall

Jackson police confirm one person shot at Old Hickory Mall

on July 13, 2021, 6:38 AM / in Local News

By  Kyle Peppers | WBBJ The Jackson Police Department confirms one person has been shot Monday afternoon at Old Hickory Mall. Police say at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers responded to the mall in reference to the shooting. Police located a victim who had sustained what appeared to be a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was transported to a local hospital. According to authorities, […]

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Jackson Police are trying a new technology.

on July 8, 2021, 7:05 AM / in Local News

In a release statement from the Jackson Police Department: Jackson Police arrest a subject wanted for a Homicide in Illinois.  It was the Jackson Police Department’s use of a new technology, Flock Safety Camera Systems, which alerted officers to a vehicle reported stolen out of Chicago and involved in a Homicide.  In partnership with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), […]

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Madison County, Tennessee Agenda Meeting, June 30, 2021

on June 23, 2021, 6:57 AM / in Local News
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Special Called Meeting for The Jackson City Council June 9, 2021

on June 9, 2021, 10:11 AM / in Local News

Special Called #JacksonTN City Council Meeting, June 8, 2021. https://t.co/rbkMpTmjTg — City of Jackson, TN (@CityofJacksonTN) June 8, 2021 While Attorney Louis Cobb presents the proposal to council, he tended to miss some of the finer points. The cost to the city appear would appear to hover around the 1,000,000 dollar mark annually. The proposal was not accepted by council […]

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TINY HOMES COMING TO JACKSON

on June 7, 2021, 7:12 AM / in Local News

We are amending our Building and Housing Codes to allow for the construction of #TinyHomes in #JacksonTN. @WBBJ7News reports. https://t.co/2ird4GaihD — City of Jackson, TN (@CityofJacksonTN) June 4, 2021 You might have seen them on TV, or know someone who has MONEY to burn and built one: a tiny home. But you probably haven’t seen one in Jackson and there […]

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The Most Evil of Taxes

The Most Evil of Taxes

on June 6, 2021, 6:00 AM / in Local News

By Bob Williamson It was pleasing to see the headline article The “Most Evil” Of Taxes in the June 3, 2021 edition of the Bolivar Bulletin Times. I witnessed the June 1, 2021 Hornsby City Council meeting at which Hornsby Mayor Megan Hedwall proposed a $0.07 reduction in the city tax rate. Despite Mayor Hedwall’s well delivered explanation that the […]

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Jackson City Council approves an agreement to bring back professional baseball to Jackson for 2021

Jackson City Council approves an agreement to bring back professional baseball to Jackson for 2021

on June 3, 2021, 10:10 AM / in Local News

Hiding behind his own media system, the mayor announced that the Jackson City Council approved a non-exclusive license agreement to bring back professional baseball to Jackson for 2021. “We are thrilled for this agreement. I personally would like to thank the Winnipeg Goldeyes ownership for working with us on this agreement as we move forward.” The contractual agreement lists a […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department need assistance identifying a suspect from an assault.

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department need assistance identifying a suspect from an assault.

on May 28, 2021, 9:43 AM / in Local News

Officers with the Jackson Police Department need help identifying an unknown male. The man is wanted in reference to an assault that occurred on May 23, 2021 at the Dodge Store 109 Lexington Street. He is described as a black male wearing a white hat, blue shorts, and blue shirt.   If anyone can identify this individual please contact the Jackson […]

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Interesting news for the historic Jackson High School Building on Allen Street.

Interesting news for the historic Jackson High School Building on Allen Street.

on May 4, 2021, 8:01 AM / in Local News
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Former school board candidate sentenced to eight years in federal prison for part in $18 million pill scheme

on April 19, 2021, 9:19 AM / in Local News

Dr. Tameka Noel, a 2020 school board candidate for the Jackson-Madison County School System, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for her part in a $18 million “pill mill” scheme. Noel pleaded guilty to conspiracy to dispense a controlled substance on Nov. 16, according to a late March press release from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If convicted at trial, she […]

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The Equality of Garbage Collection

on April 10, 2021, 7:37 AM / in Local News

The city of Jackson released to the media, earlier this week, the following. City of Jackson to Present New Garbage Contract Posted on 03/30/2021 The City of Jackson announced today that they are in the next phase of the new garbage contract. The City of Jackson initiated the bid and received requests for proposals in December 2020. The review committee was […]

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Alice in Wonderland Virtual Performance

Alice in Wonderland Virtual Performance

on April 9, 2021, 9:45 PM / in Local News
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HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOW SCHEDULING COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS FOR MADISON COUNTY RESIDENTS AGED 16 AND OLDER, ALL PHASES

on March 22, 2021, 4:30 PM / in Local News

This is not an endorsement by The Jackson Press of the of whether you should or should not obtain a vaccination. This is simply a press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mallory Cooke 731-267-9961 mcooke@madisoncountytn.gov The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Madison County residents aged 16 and older as well as individuals included […]

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Madison County Board of Commissioners Meeting March 15th 2021

on March 9, 2021, 9:31 AM / in Local News

AGENDA FOR THE MARCH TERM of the MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS  MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021 8:30 A.m. FROM THE OFFICE OF commissioner GARY D. DEATON, chairman The regular MARCH meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at the AGRICULTURE EXTENSION CENTER, AUDITORIUM, 309 N. PARKWAY, JACKSON, TENNESSEE; MONDAY, MARCH, 2021 at 8:30 A.m. The following matters […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department request assistance in identifying a Shoplifting Suspect

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department request assistance in identifying a Shoplifting Suspect

on March 4, 2021, 7:16 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Shoplifting that occurred at Huck’s Food and Fuel, 7 Ridgecrest Rd, and need assistance identifying this person of interest. Huck’s surveillance video captures a black male pick up merchandise and walk out of the business without rendering payment. The subject was seen driving a red GMC Envoy prior to and upon […]

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Fraudulent transactions at Walmart

Fraudulent transactions at Walmart

on February 22, 2021, 7:50 PM / in Local News

On 1/31/2021 the victim lost her debit card at Walmart. The victim checked her account and found five fraudulent transactions totaling more than $ 400. The suspects were observed on video conducting the transactions and then leaving in a white Ford Expedition. If you recognize these suspects please call JPD at 425-8400 or Crimestoppers at 467-0061. Address/Location Jackson Tennessee Police […]

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Warner files fundraising report after blaming FBI raid for delay

on February 14, 2021, 10:12 AM / in Local News

Freshman Rep. Todd Warner, one of three Republican House members who recently had their homes and offices raided by the FBI, has filed a campaign finance disclosure after previously saying he couldn’t access his records because they had been seized by the federal agents. The Registry of Election Finance ruled this week that it didn’t have the authority to give […]

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