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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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NAACP chapter president: Quality education a priority

NAACP chapter president: Quality education a priority

on January 4, 2017, 6:44 AM / in Local News, State News

Original story from the Jackson Sun Improving the education quality is one of Jackson-Madison County NAACP branch President Harrell Carter’s top priorities in 2017. “We know that education is one of those top issues,” Carter said. “That is investing in our children, investing in our schools, investing in our neighborhoods so that our children can get the best benefit of […]

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Jackson (Tennessee) City Council will be Meeting December 6th

on December 1, 2016, 8:37 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council meeting will cover some rather light items during the December month… a couple of proclamations… some zoning changes… and a new Lane sign and encroachment approval request. We have yet seen any action from Council in regards to the Council getting together and initiating a body to review the city’s budget for the upcoming year. This […]

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Ladies Self-Defense Party

Ladies Self-Defense Party

on December 1, 2016, 8:16 AM / in Announcements, Local News

Looking for a fun, beneficial alternative to a traditional girls night out? Want to do something that different that your friends haven’t already done? Could some of your friends use a little self-defense training or self-defense products? Self-Defense Workshop with demos of Self Defense Products The art of assertive communication * How to set clear, verbal boundaries without being the […]

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Madison County, Tennessee Attorney Disbarred

on November 23, 2016, 6:40 AM / in Local News

A local lawyer has been disbarred from practicing law by the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to a release from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Marshall Scott Smith has been disbarred as of Nov. 18 and must make restitution to his former clients, according to the release. He also must pay the board’s costs and […]

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Harrell wins sixth Term with NAACP in Jackson Madison County

Harrell wins sixth Term with NAACP in Jackson Madison County

on November 16, 2016, 8:44 AM / in Local News

From The Jackson Sun Harrell Carter was re-elected to a sixth term as president of the Jackson-Madison County NAACP Branch, he reflected on his first 10 years as head of the organization — and what he considers his biggest challenges in the next two. “Ten years … that seems like eons ago,” Carter said. “But things have stayed the same […]

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Madison County in Tennessee Voting Ticket / How I intend to Vote

on November 8, 2016, 7:08 AM / in Local News, State News

The listing below shows the different ballot information that you will today, if you have not already voted…. I will be voting viewing the top ballot. It will show that Rep. Shaw is running unopposed. I will cast my vote for Trump and Kustoff (unsure about this puppy) and writing in myself for state representative…. I do this because Shaw […]

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Jackson City Council Meets This Morning To Vote on Mayor’s Agenda

on November 8, 2016, 6:36 AM / in Local News

Apparently somebody missed this for all these years. Of course planning’s lack of keeping up what is good and right and well planned shows once more that politics guides planning not good planning driving good politics. Consideration of an ordinance to rezone property located at 573 and 573 1/2 Old Hickory Boulevard, from RG-2 (General Residential) District to O”R (Office […]

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Urban Socialism: America’s Scheming Local Central Planning Bureaucracies

Urban Socialism: America’s Scheming Local Central Planning Bureaucracies

on November 2, 2016, 7:23 AM / in Local News, Opinion

By Thomas DiLorenzo  /  LewRockwell.com Have you noticed that traffic congestion in your city always seems to get worse and worse, year after year?  Have you also noticed that local governments rarely, if ever, do anything about it?  Or that the things that they do actually make it worse?  If you have noticed these things and assumed that it is […]

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BREAKING: Vote Fraud via compter CODE FOUND! / Sample Ballots for Jackson, Madison Co. Tennessee

on November 1, 2016, 6:30 AM / in Local News, National News, State News

Editor’s Note: We have not yet validated all the sources and statements on this report, but please read the article and when you vote it might be wise ask for a paper ballot not that you will actually know how your vote is tabulated.  Note: Sample Ballots for Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee below If you haven’t already voted, when you […]

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