Local News

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

on January 11, 2019, 6:21 AM / in Announcements, Local News, State News

Jackson Theatre Guild – 314 E. Main Street`, P.O. Box 7041, Jackson, TN, 38302, (731) 427-3200

Read more ›
City Council delays vote on conference center, hotel next to the Ballpark

City Council delays vote on conference center, hotel next to the Ballpark

on January 11, 2019, 6:19 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Earlier this week the Jackson Sun reported that the Jackson City Council voted to delay the inevitable, a vote on a proposed amendment to the 2011 agreement between the city of Jackson and the owners of the Diamond Generals. The deal that actually cost the city 1.2 to 1.5 million dollars annually would also provide a $15 million dollar caveat. The […]

Read more ›
Jackson City Council will meet January 8th, 2019

Jackson City Council will meet January 8th, 2019

on January 7, 2019, 7:54 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will meet tomorrow morning at City to handle a wide variety of ills for the city. Some good, some not so good. Good things: Dr. Ron Bingham is making the offer of 5.58 acres of land at the Tennis Complex. This is a gift to city and should be appreciated. We wish to thank Dr. Bingham […]

Read more ›

City of Jackson (TN) Beer Permit Board will meet Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 8:00 a.m

on January 7, 2019, 7:30 AM / in Local News

Public Notice Notice is hereby given that the City of Jackson (TN) Beer Permit Board will meet Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 East Main Street, to consider the following applications for a beer permit: Tammy Hardee on behalf of the West Tennessee Women’s Center for a special occasion permit […]

Read more ›

Jackson Police investigate shooting death.

on January 7, 2019, 7:23 AM / in Local News

Officers and Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the first shooting death of 2019. At approximately 5:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to 201 Magnolia Landing to a call of shots fired.  Officers responded to the scene and located a deceased victim with gunshot injuries. Jackson Police are continuing to process the scene at 201 Magnolia Landing.  However, Jackson Police need assistance locating a burgundy colored older model Crown […]

Read more ›
How Many of Your Local Taxes and Fees Are Rocketing Higher?

How Many of Your Local Taxes and Fees Are Rocketing Higher?

on December 30, 2018, 6:56 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

By Charles Hugh Smith  |   OfTwoMinds.com While wages have supposedly gone up 3.4% in 2018, taxes and fees are rising at much higher rates. Here’s a list of tax and fee increases hitting residents of one of the counties I call home; the list includes taxes/fees raised in 2017 and 2018: 1. Property taxes: between 6.5% and 10%, depending on the property […]

Read more ›
WTJS bringing George B. back

WTJS bringing George B. back

on December 26, 2018, 6:33 AM / in Local News

George B. is returning to the local airwaves. The local news talk show host who’s spent time on a couple of local stations is returning on Jan. 7 on WTJS-FM 93.1, The Talk of Jackson. The show will be three hours each week day afternoon from 3-6 p.m. and will be called George B. in the Afternoon. He said he’s […]

Read more ›
Library gets $1,200 for new records in Tennessee Room

Library gets $1,200 for new records in Tennessee Room

on December 17, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Local News, State News

Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun The Jackson-Madison County Library is a resource for information about local history, and the facility received a grant this week to house even more records with that type of information. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett was in Jackson on Wednesday to present a check of $1,200 to Library Director Dinah Harris and Jack Wood, who […]

Read more ›

Jackson City Council meets January 8th 2019

on December 14, 2018, 8:58 AM / in Local News

The regular meeting of the Jackson City Council, normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:00 A.M. in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall, 101 East Main Street, Jackson, Tennessee.  Agenda Review will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the City […]

Read more ›

MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Will Meet on December 17th

on December 14, 2018, 8:52 AM / in Local News

The regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at THE WEST TN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BLVD., CONFERENCE ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE 38305; MONDAY, December 17, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. The following matters will be presented for your consideration: Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Roll call AND APPROVAL OF THE […]

Read more ›

Council enters partnership; plan moving to build Madison, JCM

on December 5, 2018, 6:53 AM / in Local News

Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun Jackson-Madison County Schools is getting a new Madison Academic and a new Jackson Central-Merry High School. The Jackson City Council voted 6-3 to enter the private-public partnership to essentially fund the construction of Madison Academic High School on the campus of the University of Memphis at Lambuth. David Cisco, Vicky Foote and Randy Wallace were the […]

Read more ›

JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING December 4th 2018

on December 3, 2018, 6:53 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will be meeting tomorrow in the Jackson City Hall Building at 9 AM in the morning. The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag will be lead by Councilwoman Dr. Vicky Foote. The first order of business will be based on a resolution to “Removal from Table Resolution in Support of a Proposal for the Construction […]

Read more ›
Beware of scammers impersonating Law Enforcement.

Beware of scammers impersonating Law Enforcement.

on November 30, 2018, 8:02 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police remind all citizens to beware of scammers. Recently, a suspect, pretending to be an officer of the Jackson Police Department, spoofed an individual using the department’s number 731-425-8400.  Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away […]

Read more ›
Jackson Police to increase traffic enforcement using new grant

Jackson Police to increase traffic enforcement using new grant

on November 30, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Local News

You read this article and the first that might come to your mind is why would we need such a grant that uses federal dollars to be designated for such a task. Is the mayor and chief afraid to ask us for these funds so they run and hide somewhere else. The second thing you might ask is what is […]

Read more ›
Animal Control or not in the City of Jackson TN

Animal Control or not in the City of Jackson TN

on November 28, 2018, 7:27 AM / in Local News, News

This article has been updated and corrected as of 11/29/2018. 70 years ago here in the city of Jackson and the county of Madison there was no such thing as a dedicated animal control system. Animals were captured and destroyed generally by carbon dioxide poisoning and the remains burned. Most of this was left up to the sheriff and his […]

Read more ›

Jackson Police investigate shooting.

on November 16, 2018, 8:30 PM / in Local News

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Middle Street. At approximately 6:20 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to the area of First and Middle Street for a call of a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. Responding officers located a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical […]

Read more ›
Jackson City Council tables public-private partnership

Jackson City Council tables public-private partnership

on November 14, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Local News

Editor’s Note: Think of it this way… they didn’t vote no…. which means the mayor and his team has a month to work on them individually…. someone will convince them of the deal. We found it interesting that Dodd, who is employed by West Tennessee Health Care (the last time we looked) was trying to be the peace maker to […]

Read more ›
Why should we be surprised! County Commissioners decide to support funding for new schools.

Why should we be surprised! County Commissioners decide to support funding for new schools.

on November 13, 2018, 5:54 AM / in Local News

Story by  Brittany Kyles |  WBBJ-TV JACKSON, Tenn.–Members of the County Commission opened up Monday’s meeting with discussion of the Private/Public Partnership for the construction for two new schools. One school would be built on the former Jackson Central-Merry High School and the other on the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus. After much discussion, commissioners voted to go forward with funding for […]

Read more ›

Jackson (TN) City Council to meet November 13th

on November 11, 2018, 7:55 AM / in Local News

Attached as well is the proposed Academic Zone

Read more ›

It’s official: Merriweather will remain on JMCSS board

on November 9, 2018, 6:06 AM / in Local News

Morris Merriweather is staying on the Jackson-Madison County School Board. While Merriweather said publicly on Friday he was rescinding his resignation from the day before, that move became official Thursday when he submitted his rescinding letter to Madison County Commission Chairman Gary Deaton, who confirmed the letter had been submitted. Deaton said the letter makes Merriweather’s decision official and ends […]

Read more ›