Local News

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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After 4 years, Councilman Conger holds town hall meeting, discusses sanitation, trash pickup concerns

After 4 years, Councilman Conger holds town hall meeting, discusses sanitation, trash pickup concerns

on May 12, 2017, 8:01 AM / in Local News

And this is the news as reported by WBBJ: Jackson city councilman Scott Conger hosted a town hall Thursday night to address sanitation and trash pick up concerns. The councilman said this comes after receiving several complaints about trash and garbage not being picked up on time. At the meeting, representatives from the city and Waste Management were on hand […]

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CITY WIDE RALLY FEATURING FRANKLIN GRAHAM, Jackson, Tennessee

on May 10, 2017, 6:48 AM / in Announcements, Local News

  As many of you know the Billy Graham ministry is coming to Jackson with a CITYWIDE RALLY FEATURING FRANKLIN GRAHAM. They produced this 30 second video in which Franklin talks about coming to Jackson and inviting us to join him at the Jackson Fairgrounds on Friday night May 19th at 7:30 pm Jeremy Camp is leading worship and a […]

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Jackson Police continue to investigate a disturbance that occurred at 1617 S. Highland Avenue, Long John Silvers.

on May 3, 2017, 3:15 PM / in Local News

Disturbance Jackson Police continue to investigate a disturbance that occurred at 1617 S. Highland Avenue, Long John Silvers. On May 2nd, at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to Long John Silvers in reference to a disturbance involving several black male subjects.  Responding officers were also advised that shots had been fired in the area.  After […]

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Jackson Police continue to investigate an early morning shooting that occurred at 871 Old Humboldt Rd.

on May 3, 2017, 3:13 PM / in Local News

Officers and Investigators with the Jackson Police Department continue to investigate an early morning shooting that occurred at 871 Old Humboldt Rd. On May 3rd, at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to 871 Old Humboldt Rd. for a call of a victim suffering from a gunshot.  Responding officers were able to locate a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot.    […]

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39 arrested in Hardin County investigation

on May 3, 2017, 5:29 AM / in Local News, State News

The Jackson Sun A multi-agency investigation over the weekend in Hardin County resulted in nearly 40 arrests. Over 12 hours, agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals, and officers with the Savannah Police Department, […]

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Jackson TN City Council will Meet May 2: Mayor nominates Logan Hampton, Lane College President to JEA Board; Richard Donnell to Jackson City Beautiful

on April 30, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Local News

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG (Charles “Pepper” Bray) ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE April 4, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: PROCLAMATIONS: Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – Lisa Tillman RECOGNITION: Special Recognition of Josh Sykes – Recreation and Parks Department Southwest Tennessee Development District “MyRide” – Debbie Dunaway Star Center […]

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West Tennessee Flood Warning until 09:18PM Thursday

on April 27, 2017, 7:51 AM / in Local News

Alert H/T to Thomas Flood Warning until 09:18PM Thursday The Flood Warnings continue for the S.F. Forked Deer River. The Flood Warning continues for the S.F. Forked Deer River at Jackson  from Friday April 28 until further notice. At 08 PM Wednesday the stage was 30.8 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. Maximum forecast stage of 35.0 feet Saturday April 29. […]

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Jackson Police Need Assistance Identifying Suspect

Jackson Police Need Assistance Identifying Suspect

on April 26, 2017, 4:07 PM / in Local News

Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying this suspect who robbed Horizon, 340 Parkstone Pl. H/T to Thomas Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Robbery that occurred at Horizon, 340 Parkstone Place.  The Jackson Police Department needs your assistance identifying this suspect. On April 24th, at approximately 7:55 a.m., a slim build black male, wearing a gray toboggan, […]

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Downtown Library gets $77K for more parking

on April 20, 2017, 7:50 AM / in Local News

The Madison County Commission approved funding Monday night to add additional parking spaces for the Jackson-Madison County Library. The county commission voted 19-2 in favor of paying $77,000 to help purchase a building adjacent to the library, on Lafayette and Royal Street. The building would then be torn down, and the property would be leveled into future parking spaces. Depending […]

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Former law office employee arrested in homicide

Former law office employee arrested in homicide

on April 7, 2017, 6:29 AM / in Local News

By Maranda Faris , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee A former employee at Casey, Simmons and Bryant PLLC has been arrested in connection to a homicide Thursday morning at the law offices. Shurnue Bratton, 60, is accused of killing employee Betsy Raines, 60. According to a news release, Jackson police received a 911 call to the business around 8:40 a.m. When […]

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Council approves sale of old JTA building

on April 5, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council approved the property sale of the former JTA building, on 241 E. Deaderick St., to REB Holdings for $30,000 on Tuesday. The sale was unanimously approved and the $30,000 will go the City of Jackson’s general fund. “It’s a good sale, it’s been sitting there for years,” Councilman Harvey Buchanan said. “JTA has been gone for over […]

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Jackson City Council Ignores Debt Growth Danger and Approves Enlarging the Debt for the City

Jackson City Council Ignores Debt Growth Danger and Approves Enlarging the Debt for the City

on April 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

This article was updated Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 As the nation’s federal debt grows toward $20 trillion, (a financial watchdog says $100 trillion is a more realistic number when factoring in unfunded obligations),  and all eyes are following this intrusion on the future of our children and grandchildren, the city of Jackson and its members on the council have decided to […]

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The Parking Garage … April 2, 2007

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

“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Prov 23:7) A neophyte in the realm of city council having been elected the first time and in my first couple of months of service after running against Mrs. Anna Parks Covington (a very gracious lady by the way),  I had been invited to a private meeting between Mr. […]

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PAC donates big money to legislators sponsoring bill to help co-ops

PAC donates big money to legislators sponsoring bill to help co-ops

on March 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News, State News

Bureau Chief’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series about the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act. Part one was published last week.  By Chris Butler  /  Tennessee Watchdog Most of the state legislators sponsoring a bill to let electric co-ops offer internet and cable to rural areas have accepted generous sums of money from the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, […]

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T. Robert Hill law firm files for bankruptcy

T. Robert Hill law firm files for bankruptcy

on March 28, 2017, 8:23 AM / in Local News

The Law Offices of T. Robert Hill filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 15, according to a press release from the law firm. The Law Offices of T. Robert Hill said in the release the filing was in response to “financial chaos” caused by the attempted takeover by longtime stockholder Ricky Boren, director and officer, and by former longtime employee […]

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