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Jackson Police identify the victim in the tragic Hit and Run accident.

on January 27, 2018, 6:51 AM / in Local News

Hit and Run On January 25th, at approximately 8:35 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to a Hit and Run collision which involved a pedestrian.  The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 45 Bypass and when officers arrived on the scene, it was determined that the pedestrian was deceased. Officers were […]

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Updated Agenda for the Madison County Board Meeting Jan. 22, 2018

on January 18, 2018, 7:46 AM / in Local News

FOR THE December TERM of the MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONDAY, January 22, 2018 8:30 A.M.   FROM THE OFFICE OF commissioner GARY D. DEATON, chairman The regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at THE JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, 804 NORTH PARKWAY, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, JACKSON, TENNESSEE 38305; MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 at […]

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Blues legend Denise LaSalle passes away at 78

Blues legend Denise LaSalle passes away at 78

on January 10, 2018, 9:00 AM / in Local News, People

By  Corallys Ortiz  |    WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn. — What would the blues have been without the “Queen of the Blues,” Denise LaSalle. She passed away Monday at 78 years old after years of health issues. Having roots in the Hub City where she lived, some of her memorabilia can be found at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. […]

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Mayor Harris: Talking tax lawsuit? No; well … yes

Mayor Harris: Talking tax lawsuit? No; well … yes

on January 8, 2018, 6:19 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said at the beginning of his State of the County speech on Friday he was not going to address the lawsuit between the county and the City of Jackson last summer. Harris then reiterated his frustrations with the city’s actions regarding local options sales tax revenue, which resulted in the county having to make […]

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Jackson Police apprehend a juvenile who is charged with several offenses.

on December 30, 2017, 8:08 AM / in Local News

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 29, 2017 FROM: Chief Julian Wiser Media Contact: Chief Julian Wiser 731-425-8465 Officer Involved Shooting On December 28, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers with the Jackson Police Department began a pursuit of a vehicle that was stolen in a home invasion robbery on Manor Road the previous […]

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Triple-homicide suspect out of Nebraska arrested in Jackson

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun A triple-homicide suspect out of Nebraska John Dalton Jr. has been taken into custody in Jackson, Omaha Police Department confirmed through a news release. A felony warrant for first-degree murder had been issued for Dalton Jr., 46, in connection with a triple-homicide that happened in Omaha Tuesday night, according to a news release. John W. Dalton Sr., 70, his wife, […]

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Flood Warning until 03:59PM Sunday

on December 22, 2017, 1:07 PM / in Local News

The Flood Warning continues for the Buttahatchie River…Coldwater River…Loosahatchie River…S.F. Fork Forked Deer River…S.F. Forked Deer River. For the Loosahatchie River, near Loosahatchie River Near Arlington 2NE, The Flood Warning continues for the S.F. Forked Deer River at Jackson * from Saturday December 23 until Sunday December 24. * At 10 AM Friday the stage was 25.5 feet. * Minor […]

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Madison County pays more items over budget in new sheriff training center construction

Madison County pays more items over budget in new sheriff training center construction

on December 19, 2017, 7:47 AM / in Local News

Story by Brandon Shields, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee DENMARK – There were a few tense moments during Monday’s Madison County Commissioners meeting at the new training facility for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. But budgets were approved as the calendar year winds down for 2017. Here are four things to know from the meeting: How much funding is necessary? The […]

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MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS December 2017 Agenda Meeting Today at 8:30 AM

on December 18, 2017, 6:31 AM / in Local News

The office of Commission Gary Deaton released the agenda that will be heard this morning at 8:30 AM The regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TRAINING CENTER, 317 DENMARK JACKSON RD., LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, DENMARK, TENNESSEE 38356 The following matters will be presented for your consideration: Invocation and […]

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New councilman excited about chance to make impact

New councilman excited about chance to make impact

on December 16, 2017, 6:52 AM / in Local News

By Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee We hope for the best and expect the same as before. Newly appointed Jackson City Councilman Ross Priddy is excited about the opportunity to “roll his sleeves up” and create positive change in the city. “Jackson is definitely a place where you can help establish that, and kind of pave the way […]

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Ross Priddy sworn in as new Jackson City Councilman

on December 5, 2017, 5:08 PM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee New Jackson City Councilman Ross Priddy was sworn in Tuesday at City Hall as the newest member of the City Council. The Jackson City Council voted Priddy to fill the District 5’s vacant seat after former City Councilman Scott Conger resigned in November. “It feels humbling and exciting all at the same time,” Priddy said. […]

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Woman, child safe after SWAT deploys

Woman, child safe after SWAT deploys

on December 2, 2017, 5:54 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser confirmed a woman and child are safe after police responded to a report they were being held against their will by a suspect earlier this afternoon. Wiser said police responded to a call in a residence in the area of Old Humboldt Road around 12:10 p.m. “Patrol officers responded along with hostage […]

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The Jackson City Council of Jackson TN Agenda Meeting for December 2017

on November 30, 2017, 10:51 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council of Jackson TN agenda meeting for December 2017 will be held this afternoon. While I doubt there will be much discussion over the package, I have brought to you the complete package which includes three resumes from individuals seeking to take the position of District 5 representative. Do not get your nickers in a bunch, I […]

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West Tennessee Health Care Board Meets Today

West Tennessee Health Care Board Meets Today

on November 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

West Tennessee Health Care Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month in the City-County Memorial Conference Room at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, 708 West Forest Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee. Because Jackson-Madison County General Hospital/West Tennessee Healthcare is a public entity, the Board of Trustees is appointed by the Jackson City Council and Madison County Commission. […]

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Weekend shooting in Jackson sends 2 to hospital

Weekend shooting in Jackson sends 2 to hospital

on November 14, 2017, 6:18 AM / in Local News

JACKSON, Tenn.-Jackson Police are investigating a Saturday shooting on Panola Street. Investigators say two people were shot then flown to Regional One in Memphis. They are still searching for the shooter. Officers could not provide a description of the suspect or identify the victims. Also, police could not confirm the extent of their injuries or details of what happened.

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Road Closure in Jackson TN

on November 14, 2017, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will temporarily close Carriage House Drive at the U.S. 45 Bypass from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday for storm drain installation. Lanes will reopen at about 6 a.m. for repaving operations to begin, under flagged traffic with temporary, short-term lane closures. The frontage road to McDonald’s will be open Paving will resume from 6 […]

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Markist Cole, 18, in custody, charged with Attempted Murder for 11/05 shooting at T & D Corner Store

on November 8, 2017, 8:36 AM / in Local News

Jackson police have arrested a man responsible for a November 5 shooting that injured two people. The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. at T&D Corner Stop, located at 602 Whitehall Street. A male and female were shot. Both were treated and released from the hospital. Investigators developed Markist Cole, 18, as the suspect and issued warrants for his arrest. Cole […]

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City of Jackson to file another lawsuit in Bemis Mill saga

City of Jackson to file another lawsuit in Bemis Mill saga

on November 8, 2017, 6:33 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun The Jackson City Council approved a resolution which will allow the city to file a lawsuit against Bemis Mill LLC co-owner Christian Morton to gain permanent control of the Bemis cotton mill. “There will be several lawsuits filed, one against Mr. Morton who did not adhere to his agreement with the city,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. […]

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Council Funds Beale Crowd Consultant, Abolishes $5 Cover

Council Funds Beale Crowd Consultant, Abolishes $5 Cover

on November 8, 2017, 6:27 AM / in Local News

By Bill Dries  |  Memphis Daily News Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Nov. 7, to approve $50,000 in funding for a crowd control consultant for the Beale Street entertainment district and to end the $5 cover charge for entry into the district on spring and summer Saturday nights after 10 p.m. The consultant to be hired by the Beale […]

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Tree Huggers and Environmental Activists in Government meet in 5 weeks.

on November 7, 2017, 8:01 AM / in Local News, State News

The local email arrival section of our little paper intercepted the following note. The progressives will be pushing hard to grow an overly expensive program on the citizens of the state. Dear TREEDC Supporter, We hope everyone is enjoying the Fall season. TREEDC has been busy preparing for our 4th annual conference. TREEDC and Tennessee Tech University are excited to be […]

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