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Metro Narcotics make major Narcotics arrest

on May 22, 2018, 8:53 PM / in Local News

The Jackson Metro Narcotics Unit, following up on information given, spoke to the home owner on Watson Road, and was given consent to search the residence in northeast Madison County.  This occurred at 7:30 Thursday night May 17th and they recovered two marijuana grows and eleven firearms. After obtaining a search warrant, 20 pounds of marijuana, those eleven firearms and $7,000.00 in cash […]

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Police Charge Woman with Reckless Endangerment in Ongoing Investigation

Police Charge Woman with Reckless Endangerment in Ongoing Investigation

on May 22, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Local News

Jackson police have charged Angela Henly, 54, of Jackson, TN, with Reckless Endangerment in an ongoing investigation. On May 19, 2018, around 3:15 p.m., police were called about a theft of services at Unique Nails, located at 480 Wiley Parker Road. The investigation thus far has shown that Henly entered the business and received services. Afterward, Henly refused to pay. […]

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Images of Robbery Suspect

Images of Robbery Suspect

on May 13, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police has added another picture which is a digital picture of the suspect vehicle.  Again, if anyone can identify this vehicle or has information about this vehicle or suspect, contact the Jackson Police Department. Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are actively  investigating a robbery that occurred at The Bank of Jackson, 132 West University Parkway. Jackson police need […]

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Construction continues on Highland Roundabout

on May 12, 2018, 7:42 AM / in Local News

The greatest joke in the city of Jackson is the roundabout. When construction on the North Highland Roundabout is completed later this year, it will have a great impact on downtown Jackson, Mayor Jerry Gist said. “Some people are concerned about not being able to navigate it, but once it’s constructed they will see how efficient a roundabout is, and […]

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Longtime JCT principal retires; familiar face to take over

Longtime JCT principal retires; familiar face to take over

on May 7, 2018, 7:29 AM / in Local News

Congratulations….. by KELI McALISTER, Jackson-Madison County School System After almost three decades of dedicated service to students, James Shaw, principal of Jackson Careers and Technology Elementary School, has announced he will retire at the end of the current school year.  Filling this critical leadership role has been a top priority for Superintendent Eric Jones and the Jackson-Madison County School System leadership […]

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Quote for today May 7

Quote for today May 7

on May 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Local News

“Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.” from “My Twilight Years” by Clint Eastwood Submitted by Stacey Campfield Reminds me of this…. CONTACT: LISA Sliver or LANA President SCOTT Conger (2009) “One Less Gun” BUY-BACK EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR THE […]

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Shoot Pass Drive: Girls Youth Basketball Camp

on May 4, 2018, 7:01 AM / in Local News
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Some New Commissioners will take office

on May 2, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK All four incumbent Madison County commissioners lost their contested primaries Tuesday night, signaling a potential changing of the guard in the Republican Party in the county. After all 33 precincts were reported, challengers Brett Beckham, Tommy Gobbell, Carl Alexander and Jeff Wall won against incumbent Commissioners Larry Lowrance, Gerry Neese, Jim Ed Hart and Joe “Smokey” […]

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JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 1ST 2018

on April 29, 2018, 5:37 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 1st, at 9:00 AM to due the Mayor’s bidding. Things of interest: There will be a proclamation regarding National Women’s Health Week which will be given to Margaret Murray, Mary Russell and Julanne Stone will be receiving the award. There will be some updating on projects in CRA District 1 presented by Hal […]

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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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