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JMCSS wants city’s help to build new $10 million Madison Academic

JMCSS wants city’s help to build new $10 million Madison Academic

on April 21, 2018, 6:44 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK Earlier this month, the Jackson City Council created an education committee to work with the Jackson-Madison County School System to explore the possibility of funding the district’s new multi-million dollar Madison Academic Magnet High School on the University of Memphis Lambuth campus. The newly formed City of Jackson Education Committee met for the first-time Friday […]

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Friday April 20, 2018 Capital Talk

Friday April 20, 2018 Capital Talk

on April 18, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Local News

 

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Bredesen Breaks Bread In West Tennessee, Saturday.

Bredesen Breaks Bread In West Tennessee, Saturday.

on April 16, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Local News

by Brittany Hardaway  |  WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn —  Former Governor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen made a stop in west Tennessee Saturday. He’s making stops throughout the state to find out what is important to Tennesseans and to listen to their needs, concerns and issues. Bredesen spoke about topics such as economic development, agriculture, and broadband in rural areas.  […]

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Jackson police investigate deadly shooting at local gas station

Jackson police investigate deadly shooting at local gas station

on April 16, 2018, 6:49 AM / in Local News

JACKSON, Tenn — Jackson police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Marathon gas station in North Jackson. Officers responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night. One male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Several law enforcement officers and first responders were on the scene investigating. The incident is under investigation. Police have not released any information […]

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US South LLC opens Trust Deed for $1,000,300,000 in Madison County TN

on April 14, 2018, 9:42 AM / in Local News

In the latest 2018 trust deed release, US South LLC, shows two trust deeds totaling over 1 billion dollars. Who are they? As yet we don’t know. What we do know is there has been a hugh rise in the number of LLC’s during the last year due to a change in the tax laws. Stay tuned……

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Madison County Primary Elections For May 1st 2018

on April 13, 2018, 8:45 AM / in Local News, State News
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MADISON COUNTY 2018 ELECTION SCHEDULE

on April 13, 2018, 8:35 AM / in Local News, State News

Election Date   Qualifying Deadline Date  First day to pick up petitions Offices to be elected May 1, 2018 County Primary (If called by local political parties) February 15, 2018 (12:00 NOON) 17-Nov-17 Both parties called a primary for the following offices: District Attorney (vacancy), District 26 County Mayor County Commissioners: All 25 seats County Trustee Sheriff Circuit Court Clerk Juvenile […]

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The Jackson Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints this weekend.

on April 11, 2018, 10:19 AM / in Local News

Captain Ron Adams Alcohol Countermeasures Team Activity As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the citizens of Jackson, the Jackson Police Department will be performing Sobriety Checkpoints and increased traffic enforcement throughout the city this weekend. There will be a Sobriety Checkpoint on Sunday, 15 April 2018, from 0030 until 0200 on Carriage House Drive at Wallace […]

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Third-graders, coached by the NAACP, question $30M jail, $10M schools

Third-graders, coached by the NAACP, question $30M jail, $10M schools

on April 11, 2018, 10:08 AM / in Local News

Story by Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee / Edited by our Staff Three third-grade students, coached by the NAACP, from Alexander Elementary School recently wrote a letter to the Madison County Commission, encouraging them to spend more money on education following its decision to allocate $30 million — of the $40 million it approved to borrow — for jail […]

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God, Guns and the Constitution

God, Guns and the Constitution

on April 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Local News, News, State News

 Come and listen to this powerful line up of Panelists discuss these important issues with your Hosts William & Selena Owens William & Selena Owens have been married for 27 years and have reared 4 children. They are authors of a combined 11 books and have spoken at over 350 Christian and conservative events since 2009. William’s recently revised book, […]

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Madison Co. Budget Committee meets with local departments to plan for next fiscal year

Madison Co. Budget Committee meets with local departments to plan for next fiscal year

on April 10, 2018, 12:09 PM / in Local News

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff The Madison County Budget Committee is meeting with departments all week to start planning for next fiscal year. The departments get 10-20 minutes each to show what they have planned for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and compare their budgets from previous years. Committee Chairman Doug Stephenson says they are “looking pretty good” as the 2017-2018 […]

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T. Robert Hill hoping the election train…… choo, choo

T. Robert Hill hoping the election train…… choo, choo

on April 8, 2018, 3:00 PM / in Local News, State News

On Feb. 27, 2018 T. Robert Hill posted his interest in both the 27th Senate District race and the 73rd House District Race for Tennessee… that takes some balls considering T. Robert is as left politically as they come. His announcement is below: PARTICULARS (#1): Today, I pulled petitions for both the 27th Senate District (Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Crockett and […]

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Former Jackson city councilman creates Facebook page to engage community

Former Jackson city councilman creates Facebook page to engage community

on April 7, 2018, 8:49 AM / in Local News, Opinion

The Jackson Sun’s favorite child, Scott Conger, has finally decided to return to Facebook after an absence of several years. The young Mr. Conger is attempting to smile his way into the Mayor’s office in the city of Jackson. The Jackson Sun reported that: Conger created a Facebook page several weeks ago to reach out to the city’s younger demographic, get them […]

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White Bluff letter: Prayer, Bible proven low-cost school safety measures

White Bluff letter: Prayer, Bible proven low-cost school safety measures

on April 7, 2018, 7:57 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, The Tennessean Prayer, Bible ‘proven, low-cost’ school safety measure The Dickson Herald’s Friday, March 9th article on the City of Dickson adding school safety officers is a welcome improvement to better ensure the safety of our County’s children. There is one possible proven low-cost initiative that should augment this effort. Before prayer and the Bible were […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying a person of interest.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying a person of interest.

on April 6, 2018, 7:29 PM / in Local News

Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating a shoplifting that occurred at 93 Stonebrook, Target. Jackson Police need your assistance in identifying this person of interest. On March 24th, a heavy set, black female with short dark hair, who was wearing a blue top with a white sweater, took several items from Target without rendering payment.  Jackson Police believe […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying a robbery suspect.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying a robbery suspect.

on April 6, 2018, 6:27 AM / in Local News

Robbery Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a robbery that occurred at 1400 N. Highland, Exxon.  Jackson Police need assistance identifying a suspect. The robbery occurred today, April 5th at approximately 12:40 p.m.  Investigators believe the robbery was committed by an armed black male wearing a black jacket with torn blue jeans.  He was accompanied by another armed black male […]

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Stabbing victim dies as investigation continues

Stabbing victim dies as investigation continues

on April 2, 2018, 7:32 AM / in Local News, State News

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a man who was stabbed at his home earlier Saturday morning has died. Robert King, 52, died at the hospital after being stabbed at his residence in the 1200 block of Highway 158. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to call of a black male being stabbed just before 6 a.m. Saturday morning. EMS […]

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Jackson City Council April 2018 meeting April 3rd

on April 2, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will once again gather together tomorrow and vote the mayor’s bidding of increased spending and poor planning. Some of the items on the current agenda include: Authorization to purchase property owned by the estate of John T. Murphy, located at 517-520 Airways Boulevard for the purpose of relocating the Parks Maintenance Operations Department. The asking price […]

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The Parking Garage … April 2, 2007

on April 2, 2018, 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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Freeze Warning until 09:00AM Thursday

on March 22, 2018, 5:53 AM / in Local News

…Freezing temperatures expected across portions of West Tennessee this morning and also Thursday morning… …FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING… …FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 3 AM to 9 AM CDT Thursday. […]

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