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Earth has a pedophilia problem: Robert Lipscomb (Memphis) Owes a debt of gratitude to statue of limitations…

Earth has a pedophilia problem: Robert Lipscomb (Memphis) Owes a debt of gratitude to statue of limitations…

on March 22, 2017, 6:29 AM / in Local News, National News, Opinion, State News

From the MidSouth Sentinel (READ Them Every Day) Update: Former Memphis Housing Authority director will not face charges after sex misconduct allegations And as quiet as a mouse…Lipscomb escapes  justice …..thanks to the statute of limitations…. In each case, Lipscomb was accused of sexually assaulting young boys, with the youngest victim being 9 or 10 years old, the documents show. The incidents reportedly happened […]

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Eric Jones selected Jackson-Madison County Schools superintendent

Eric Jones selected Jackson-Madison County Schools superintendent

on March 22, 2017, 6:24 AM / in Local News, State News

Eric Jones was voted as the new superintendent of Jackson-Madison County Schools by the school board in a special board meeting Tuesday night. “I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the community and school board to lead this district,” Jones said in a phone interview. Board members voted 8-0 to hire Jones with school board member David […]

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More Gunshots in LANA area

on March 21, 2017, 6:21 AM / in Local News

A man was injured in a shooting late Sunday night at a home downtown, according to a news release from Jackson police. The shooting is believed to be drug-related. Police Chief Julian Wiser said the several back-to-back shootings last week are believed to be gang related, but investigators say the latest shooting may be drug related. Around 9:40 p.m., police responded to […]

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Cyndi Bryant, New County Commissioner for District 4

on March 21, 2017, 6:08 AM / in Local News

Cyndi Bryant was unanimously voted as the new District 4 county commissioner Monday. She succeeds Bill Walls, who left his position after moving out of the district. Bryant said when this opportunity presented itself it was a chance for her to be more involved with the county. “I’m really going to have a lot to learn,” Bryant said. “I want what’s […]

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When it comes to CON’s, Money is not an object in government.

When it comes to CON’s, Money is not an object in government.

on March 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Local News, National News, State News

There has been this growing fascination again with publicly funded broadband networks, and for God’s sake, I don’t understand why. If history has taught us anything, it is that private-sector investment, like most anything else, is to be preferred strongly in building telecommunications networks. Of course, I have been discussing this issue for what seems to be an eternity and there is […]

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Jackson City Budget Panel Finally Sits Down and Talks about Budget

Jackson City Budget Panel Finally Sits Down and Talks about Budget

on March 9, 2017, 6:33 AM / in Local News

What is wrong with this picture, not to mention the STORY? First it is March, that gives them three months to complete a budget for just this next year and yet they are, under their breath, already talking raising taxes or creating even creating a new tax. No one has spoken about cutting staff or departments as a line of […]

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Special Called Madison County, Tennessee School Board Meeting

on March 7, 2017, 7:51 AM / in Announcements, Local News

This is to notify you of the Special Called School Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom.  The purpose of this meeting is to vote for a Superintendent and the superintendent contract. TO:               Board Members FROM:         Charmaine Hookfin SUBJECT:   Special Called School Board Meeting This is to notify you of the Special Called School Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March […]

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Fayette County Commission votes No on resolution supporting Governor’s gas tax increase

Fayette County Commission votes No on resolution supporting Governor’s gas tax increase

on March 1, 2017, 9:21 AM / in Local News, State News

Special thanks to Kathryn The Fayette County, Tennessee, County Commission met last night where they discussed a resolution supporting the Governor’s gas tax hike plan but voted it down. The vote was 11 nays and six ayes. Two commissioners were absent. Some citizens spoke against it and mentioned the fact that the Governor’s plan is indexed for inflation and that […]

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Hampton visits the President

Hampton visits the President

on February 28, 2017, 4:11 PM / in Local News

By KENNETH CUMMINGS, USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE President Donald Trump invited members of the Historically Black College and University presidential delegation to the White House on Tuesday. Dr. Logan Hampton, president of Lane College, an HBCU in Jackson, was among the members of the delegation. “It has been an incredible two days,” Hampton said. “President Trump invited the entire HBCU […]

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Tennessee to require local government to enact written records policy

on February 21, 2017, 6:13 AM / in Local News, State News

By ROBERT SORRELL | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Local government entities are working to comply with a new Tennessee law that will require them to have a written public records policy. The new law, which was sponsored by a pair of Knoxville lawmakers, aims to make accessing public records a less confusing process. The bill requires that all government entities in […]

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School superintendant search down to Jones, Knipp

School superintendant search down to Jones, Knipp

on February 19, 2017, 9:04 AM / in Local News

Eric Jones and Tammy Knipp were chosen as the final two candidates to continue the interview process for Jackson-Madison County School superintendent. As part of the interview process, school board members will check Knipp and Jones’ references and visit the schools they currently work in. Knipp is the assistant superintendent at Putnam County Schools, and Jones is a faculty member […]

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Madison County, Tennessee’s County Commission’s February 2017 Meeting

on February 15, 2017, 9:11 AM / in Local News, State News

AGENDA FOR THE FEBRUARY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 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 Blvd, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017, […]

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Alternate Proposition for Funding Roads in Tennessee

Alternate Proposition for Funding Roads in Tennessee

on February 9, 2017, 7:43 AM / in Announcements, Local News, State News

For those that are politically conscious, the Governor of the State of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, during his state of the state address, requested a tax increase on fuel to aid in the funding of state highway projects. Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer estimated Tennessee has a $6 billion backlog on previously approved projects with billions of dollars more in various […]

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Audit Reveals only 14 million in accessible funds

Audit Reveals only 14 million in accessible funds

on February 8, 2017, 7:07 AM / in Local News, State News

Omer Yusuf , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Jackson City Council was informed by an independent auditing firm they have more than $18 million in general funds. Local accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold presented the 2016 financial year audit report to the council at their meeting Tuesday. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said he was pleased with the audit report. […]

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Jackson City Council Meets February 7th, 2016

on February 6, 2017, 6:38 AM / in Local News, State News

As our friend in Nashville stated, if you wish to know what is going on in the that you live in just watch the just watch the city council…. of course they may not know much more than you but there is a score card. AGENDA JACKSON CITY COUNCIL February 7, 2017 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM […]

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Campaigns Start NOW!

Campaigns Start NOW!

on January 13, 2017, 8:38 AM / in Local News, State News

In Jackson, Tennessee, Madison County, and in the state of Tennessee, the campaigns are starting now. I know we just got over one hell of a ride, and now they start again. If you are looking to compete in local elections then you need to decide now and put together a competitive team in order to make that office a […]

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Known for its soft touch… 12 seek Jackson-Madison County school superintendent job

Known for its soft touch… 12 seek Jackson-Madison County school superintendent job

on January 12, 2017, 7:00 AM / in Local News, State News

KATHERINE BURGESS /  JACKSON SUN Twelve people have applied for the position of superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County School System since the application opened in December. Of those 12, five have previously worked in the school system, while several currently work in Shelby County Schools. The application is open until Thursday. 1. Dr. Michael Steele Steele has been executive director of Stratford […]

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Madison County Tennessee January 2017 Meeting Agenda

Madison County Tennessee January 2017 Meeting Agenda

on January 10, 2017, 6:40 AM / in Local News

Madison County Commissioners will be meeting Tuesday January 17th at 8:30 AM at the West Tennessee Research and Education located at 605 Airways in Jackson, TN to discuss business to the county. While sitting is limited, the public is invited to attend. THE FOLLOWING MATTERS WILL BE PRESENTED: INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL […]

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Madison County Republican Party Organizational Meeting Cancelled

on January 5, 2017, 6:24 AM / in Local News

The Reorganizational Meeting of January 5 has been cancelled.  This cancellation is 100% on me. I have been in Memphis at the hospital for several days due to my father’s surgery.  I am headed back to Memphis this afternoon.  I do not know about the rest of the week, so it is best that I delay the meeting. I will […]

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It’s official: David Kustoff is now a member of Congress

It’s official: David Kustoff is now a member of Congress

on January 4, 2017, 6:57 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

WASHINGTON – Republican David Kustoff officially became the newest member of Tennessee’s congressional delegation on Tuesday, saying he felt a sense of obligation to the people who elected him. “I’m truly honored that the people of the 8th District and West Tennessee elected me, and I’m going to serve the way they want me to – with honor and dignity […]

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