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The Jackson Police Department needs assistance identifying a person of interest.

The Jackson Police Department needs assistance identifying a person of interest.

on December 1, 2020, 8:04 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Department needs assistance in identifying this person of interest from a shot being discharged at Walmart South on Saturday, 11/28/2020 around 5:10pm. A black male approximately 6’0” with a beard wearing a black Nike hoodie, black pants, and black shoes was standing in line at the front of the store in the area where the gun was […]

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Jackson-Madison Co. General will no longer accept patient transfers

on November 18, 2020, 11:57 AM / in Local News

From the Jackson Sun, we have this report: Jackson-Madison County General Hospital will no longer accept patient transfers due to a rise in coronavirus patients, West Tennessee Healthcare CEO James Ross announced Wednesday. The hospital reported treating 103 COVID-19 patients Wednesday as cases across West Tennessee continue to rise. In the past 10 days, the 20 counties making up rural […]

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Madison County early voting totals as of October 17th 2020

on October 19, 2020, 9:14 AM / in Local News

The Madison County Election Commission released numbers for the fourth day of early voting. The Election Commission stated that 1,138 were cast on Saturday, and a total of 8,375 voters have now cast a ballot in the 2020 election. The Commission says this represents 13% of the 63,105 (a highly skeptical number) registered voters in the county. Early voting will […]

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Madison County Commission Meet Oct. 19 2020

on October 15, 2020, 10:32 AM / in Announcements, Local News

AGENDA FOR THE OCTOBER TERM of the MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020 6:00 P.m.   FROM THE OFFICE OF commissioner GARY D. DEATON, chairman The regular OCTOBER meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at the WEST TENNESSEE TRAINING CENTER, 317 DENMARK RD., EVENT HALL, JACKSON, TENNESSEE; MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020 at […]

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Group holds second protest in front of district attorney’s home

Group holds second protest in front of district attorney’s home

on October 15, 2020, 7:48 AM / in Local News

For a second night, a group gathered outside the home of District Attorney Jody Pickens late Wednesday.

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Day 2 of trial examines report on Madison Co. Sheriff’s Department

Day 2 of trial examines report on Madison Co. Sheriff’s Department

on October 15, 2020, 7:42 AM / in Local News

By  Conley Grayson Norris |  WBBJ The two sides argued on the sheriff’s department’s number of staff and pay. “I used a per capita approach, and that is to look at the population and what’s the ratios of officers to the population,” said East Tennessee State University Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Larry Miller. Miller put together a report on […]

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Madison County Sheriff’s Department lawsuit against Madison Co. goes to court

Madison County Sheriff’s Department lawsuit against Madison Co. goes to court

on October 14, 2020, 1:12 PM / in Local News

Story by  Conley Grayson Norris  |  WBBJ Tuesday morning, the two sides met in circuit court to discuss the sheriff suing the county after already agreeing to a budget. “If we lose this lawsuit and we don’t get raises for the sheriff’s office, are you going to consider leaving the sheriff’s office?,” the sheriff department’s attorney asked. “I’ve considered leaving, […]

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Wheels for Trump Saturday September 10th 2020

on October 9, 2020, 3:44 PM / in Announcements, Local News

 

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Jackson City Council approves $5 million plan to buy fire department seven new trucks

on October 9, 2020, 7:36 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council unanimously approved a $5 million lease-purchase agreement to provide the fire department with seven new fire trucks Tuesday. Fire chief Daryl Samuels said the department needed new trucks to replace some of its aging fleet, which was “too costly to maintain.” Deputy fire chief Don Friddle said JFD spent $370,000 last year on maintenance for the […]

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Letter to the Mayor

on October 8, 2020, 9:35 AM / in Local News

The group working on the mayor’s possible illegal stronghold on businesses and the rights of individuals requested additional information from the city of Jackson on October 2nd. This request went out to Dr. Jimmy Hoppers, where he released the following letter.   October 2, 2020 The Honorable Scott Conger, Mayor City Hall 101 East Main Street Jackson, Tennessee 38301   […]

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West Tennessee Veterans Coalition Honors The Blacksmith Restaurant

on September 27, 2020, 6:48 AM / in Local News

The West Tennessee Veterans Coalition honored The Blacksmith Restaurant in downtown Jackson on Saturday, September 26, 2020, with a Certificate of Appreciation for the Blacksmith’s ongoing support of our nation’s veterans.  The presentation was made to restaurant manager Jared Page by Veterans Coalition Chair Jackie Utley, assisted by Tennessee Senator Ed Jackson. Recently, an out-of-state veteran found himself in downtown […]

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The Jackson Police Department make an arrest of an Aggravated Burglary and Peeping Tom suspect.

The Jackson Police Department make an arrest of an Aggravated Burglary and Peeping Tom suspect.

on September 26, 2020, 6:01 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the Jackson Police Department: Jackson Police Department arrest Peeping Tom suspect. An incident of ‘Peeping Tom’ (Observation without consent) occurred on 09-15-2020 in a subdivision off McClellan Road in Jackson during the early morning hours while it was still dark. With the assistance of the community the investigation resulted in the arrest of Gregory Rishawn […]

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Jackson Police Chief, Julian Wiser, honors two officers with Medal of Valor.

Jackson Police Chief, Julian Wiser, honors two officers with Medal of Valor.

on September 22, 2020, 7:39 AM / in Local News

Today, September 21, 2020, Jackson Police Chief, Julian Wiser, honored a current officer and a former officer of the Jackon Police Department will Medals of Valor. On November 24, 2016, Jackson Police Officer Bobby Locke and former Jackson Police Officer Michael Thompson both responded to 238 Summar Drive (Pathways) in response to a 911 call to Central Dispatch regarding a […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance in identifying Shoplifting Suspects.

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance in identifying Shoplifting Suspects.

on September 22, 2020, 7:37 AM / in Local News

On 09-11-2020 the Jackson Police Department responded to Walmart South in reference to a shoplifting report. Walmart reported a W/F and W/M entered the business and selected an undetermined amount of jewelry. After selecting the merchandise both individuals passed all points of legal sale without rendering payment. Person of Interest #1: W/M, short brown hair, average build, LSW a blue […]

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Madison County jury convicts Bradi Baker of 2nd degree murder; sentence set at 25 years

on September 9, 2020, 7:07 AM / in Local News

From the office of District Attorney General Jody S. Pickens, 26th Judicial District – A Madison County jury has convicted Bradi Baker, 61, of second-degree murder. In April, 2019, Baker confronted her ex-husband, Geoffrey Brunkhorst, at a residence near Hollywood Drive, Baker shot Brunkhorst five times from close range, killing him. After her conviction, Judge Donald H. Allen sentenced Baker […]

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Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance identifying a Burglary suspect.

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are seeking assistance identifying a Burglary suspect.

on September 4, 2020, 8:15 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Burglary that occurred on August 30, 2020 at Fuel City, located at 1321 E. Chester Street, and need assistance identifying this person of interest. Fuel City surveillance video captured this individual forcefully enter the building and take an undetermined amount of merchandise from the business. The suspect is a black male with […]

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Former Jackson Police Officer receives medal for heroic act.

Former Jackson Police Officer receives medal for heroic act.

on September 4, 2020, 8:14 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the City of Jackson Police Force: Please join Jackson Police in congratulating former Jackson Police Officer Cameron Preslar who is now an Investigator with the Chester County Sheriff Department for receiving the Jackson Police Department’s Life Saving Medal. On September 3, Chief Wiser presented a Lifesaving Medal to Officer Cameron Preslar for his act of […]

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We are So Sorry for Yesterday

We are So Sorry for Yesterday

on September 4, 2020, 5:58 AM / in Local News

Do to a lighting strike 30 feet from our office, we were unable to publish The Jackson Press. The strike took out the office modem and a couple of Ethernet cards. We were blessed the damage wasn’t greater. So today we will be working double time. Thank you for your patience.

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Rain bands from Tropical Depression Laura bring risk of tornadoes, flooding to West Tennessee

Rain bands from Tropical Depression Laura bring risk of tornadoes, flooding to West Tennessee

on August 28, 2020, 7:20 AM / in Local News

Juan Buitrago | Jackson Sun A tornado warning issued until 6:30 a.m. Friday for parts of Crockett, Dyer and Haywood County in West Tennessee was allowed to expire. The National Weather Service issued the warning just before 6 a.m. for southwestern Crockett County, South Central Dyer County and Haywood County. According to the National Weather Service office in Memphis, doppler radar indicated a […]

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The Jackson Police Department needs assistance identifying two robbery suspects.

The Jackson Police Department needs assistance identifying two robbery suspects.

on August 27, 2020, 8:29 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Department is seeking assistance in an Aggravated Robbery of Game Exchange located at 1936 North Highland on Tuesday 08-25-20 at about 5:45 PM. Two suspects were armed with firearms and taped the victims hands and feet during the robbery. The suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early 20s. One suspect was wearing […]

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