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Highland Heights UM Church closing after Sunday’s service

Highland Heights UM Church closing after Sunday’s service

on June 16, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Local News

Story by Tom Bailey  |   Daily Memphian  Highland Heights United Methodist Church holds its final service on Sunday, June 16, after worshipping at the same corner for 106 years. “Very difficult,” Rev. Rich Cook said of the emotional impact on the membership. Average attendance is down to about 30, and 154 people remain on the membership roll. “We have people […]

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Jackson Police need identifying two persons of interest possibly involved in a burglary

Jackson Police need identifying two persons of interest possibly involved in a burglary

on June 15, 2019, 6:18 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police Investigators are investigating an Auto Burglary and Theft of Property from 7 Cedar Ridge Cv.  Jackson Police need your assistance identifying these persons of interest. On May 5th, surveillance video from Best Buy captures two subjects attempting to return items that had been reported stolen from Cedar Ridge Cv.  These subjects obtained the receipt for these items during […]

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Jackson Police investigate June 12th homicide.

on June 14, 2019, 7:50 AM / in Local News

Ricky Maddox, age twenty-three, was found by Jackson Police outside his residence at 392 N. Liberty Street, less than a quarter mile from the Lift, suffering from gunshot wounds.  Maddox died after he was transported to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries. On June 12th, at approximately 11:10 p.m., officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to the […]

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Developer less confident about receiving tax credits necessary for new JCM, Madison Academic

on June 14, 2019, 6:46 AM / in Local News

Well, here’s another fine mess you got us into. Like the old adage spelled out time and time again by Oliver Hardy blaming poor old Laurel on how much trouble they are in Healthy Community developer Hal Crocker explained to the Republican caucus of the Madison County Commission on June how insecure he felt about receiving all the new market […]

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33 arrested in multi-agency operation in Jackson-Madison County

33 arrested in multi-agency operation in Jackson-Madison County

on June 12, 2019, 8:55 AM / in Local News

By the  WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed 33 people were arrested during a two-day, multi-agency investigation. The TBI stated the operation on June 5 and June 6 was conducted in response to crime linked to gang and drug activity in Jackson and Madison County. Investigators from the TBI, Jackson Police Department, Madison County […]

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WBBJ / TV Promoting Gay Pride

on June 9, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Local News

While you may not see it on the web site, WBBJ/TV is out there promoting the Gay Life with promo news broadcasts. What surprises us is that WBBJ handles it like it was normal… like an Easter egg hunt. Fox News does the same but at least they talk about it.  

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Jackson ranked 9th most affordable US city

on June 7, 2019, 8:57 AM / in Local News

We giggled over this one…. Jackson ranked 9th most affordable US city “Knowing that Jackson, Tennessee, is one of the most affordable cities in the country is just phenomenal,” Jackson Chamber Communication Coordinator Julie Daniels said. This is one of those feel good pieces… which might attempt to counter act the fact that this city is also one of the […]

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Jackson Police arrest known gang member.

Jackson Police arrest known gang member.

on June 7, 2019, 7:23 AM / in Local News

We see lots of red flags here…. but On June 5th, Investigators with the Jackson Police Department Gang Unit arrested Jermal Marable who is a thirty-four year old confirmed member of the “111 Crip” gang.  Marable who is also known by the street name “J-Hood” was arrested and charged with violation of Tennessee Code Annotated “Unlawful Carrying or Possession of […]

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Jackson Police need assistance with a vandalism investigation.

Jackson Police need assistance with a vandalism investigation.

on June 6, 2019, 6:41 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police are investigating the recent vandalism of Bemis Park, 202 S. Missouri Street and need information that will assist in solving the case. On June 4th, Jackson Police discovered someone had vandalized Bemis Park by pouring white paint on the picnic tables and also dumping white paint into the water fountain. Anyone having information that could assist in solving this […]

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Jackson Police are investigating a Theft of Identity and need assistance identifying this person of interest.

Jackson Police are investigating a Theft of Identity and need assistance identifying this person of interest.

on June 6, 2019, 6:35 AM / in Local News

Investigators are investigating a theft of identity from Verizon Wireless and Best Buy located on Vann Drive.  Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On April 5th, surveillance video captures an unidentified black male fraudulently using someone else’s information to open a line of credit.  After opening the line of credit, the subject made a large purchase. If anyone […]

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City of Jackson Tennessee Budget for 2019

on June 5, 2019, 7:35 AM / in Local News

Do you like looking a endless, mostly meaningless, numbers. Well here is your chance! Where does all the money go… is it reported properly… is it spent properly… well don’t ask the council because they don’t know, but at least it is published.

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Top Question of the WEEK?

on June 5, 2019, 7:28 AM / in Local News

Is Jackson Tennessee Safe? Within Tennessee, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate thanJackson. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Jackson to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A. Jackson, TN Crime Rates and Statistics https://www.areavibes.com/jackson-tn/crime/

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The Jackson City Council Meets Tuesday Be Prepared for the Theft of Money and Property Rights.

on June 2, 2019, 11:03 AM / in Local News

The council on Tuesday will meet to settle a few issues on June 4th. The council which will consist of the Mayor and council that were elected in 2015. New council members and the newly elected mayor will not take office until July 2019. Three of those issues will be the property tax rate and animal control ordinances and the […]

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MARSHALS ARREST MAN WANTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES

MARSHALS ARREST MAN WANTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES

on June 2, 2019, 8:07 AM / in Local News

U.S. Marshal Jeff Holt announced today the arrest of Marcus Jones, 25, of Memphis TN. Jones was wanted in Las Vegas, Nevada for several charges including Sex trafficking of a child, Conspiring to commit a sex act, Kidnapping of a minor and Child abuse. Jones also has warrants in Georgia. Today, acting on a tip, Marshals along with officers with […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

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

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a burglary at 18 Old Hickory Cove, Sands Florist.  Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On May 18th, surveillance video in the area around 18 Old Hickory Cove captures an unknown, slim built, black male who was wearing a multi colored jacket, blue jean shorts, and white and black shoes […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying a person of interest.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying a person of interest.

on June 1, 2019, 6:21 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the use of a stolen debit card that was used in the Kids Foot Locker located at 2021 N. Highland Avenue.  Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On May 7th, surveillance video captures an unidentified black male with a low hair cut purchasing items at the Kid’s Foot Locker at […]

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Tick Tock: The Government Debt Bomb Countdown Continues

Tick Tock: The Government Debt Bomb Countdown Continues

on May 18, 2019, 6:56 AM / in Local News, State News

A new report from Truth in Accounting, a government watchdog organization, reveals the 10 most populous U.S. cities are all ticking debt time bombs. The City Combined Taxpayer Burden (CCTB) report analyzes the combined debt (assets minus liabilities) of each city, county, state, and underlying government unit (such as school and park districts) for fiscal year 2017. It ranks cities […]

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Man and Woman Charged with Negligent Homicide in Death of 3-Year-Old Boy

Man and Woman Charged with Negligent Homicide in Death of 3-Year-Old Boy

on May 15, 2019, 8:31 AM / in Local News

On May 11, 2019, around 1 p.m., Jackson police responded to a shooting inside an apartment on Preston Street in Allenton Heights housing complex. A three-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injury. Investigators processed the crime scene, collected evidence and interviewed witnesses. Based on the […]

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Jackson Police also need assistance identifying this suspect involved in the theft of a wallet and ID theft.

Jackson Police also need assistance identifying this suspect involved in the theft of a wallet and ID theft.

on May 9, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the theft of a wallet from 800 Old Hickory, Hartland Place.  Along with this case, investigators are also investigating the theft of identity.  Jackson Police need your assistance identifying this suspect. May 2nd, officers with the Jackson Police Department took a report referencing the theft of a wallet from the officer of Harland […]

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Jackson Police have identified the person of interest involved in the theft of a wallet.

Jackson Police have identified the person of interest involved in the theft of a wallet.

on May 9, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department have identified this person of interest involved with the theft of a wallet.  Remember, working together, we can be a better community.  The Criminal Investigations Division is thankful for the tips. Investigators with the Jackson Police Department have been investigating the theft of a wallet from 1727 S. Highland Avenue, Food Giant, and needed assistance identifying […]

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