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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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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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