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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (April 4-7)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (April 4-7)

on March 26, 2019, 6:31 PM / in Announcements, Local News

Preview Party for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Wednesday April 3, 2019 Come watch the final dress rehearsal for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and enjoy catered heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. You will enjoy an intimate performance in a much more casual atmosphere and can mix and mingle with the actors after the show. During intermission, there will be coffee […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person involved in a theft.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person involved in a theft.

on March 24, 2019, 6:14 AM / in Local News

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the theft of a cell phone from 2120 Emporium Drive, Sam’s Club, and need assistance identifying a potential suspect. On March 16th, officers with the Jackson Police Department took a report referencing the theft of a cell phone.  The victim of this theft advised the phone was mistakenly left on the counter […]

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SCAM ALERT!!!! Fraudulent Officer Calling Real Office

on March 15, 2019, 8:52 PM / in Local News

On March 15th, a police officer with the Jackson Police Department received a phone call from 731-425-8400 which is the number from the Jackson Police Department.  The caller identified himself as an officer with the Jackson Police Department. The caller told the REAL Police Officer that there was a warrant for her arrest in an effort of obtaining money.  The REAL […]

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March Agenda for the MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS March 18, 2019

on March 12, 2019, 7:57 AM / in Local News

The Madison County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8:30 A.M. March 18 at The West TN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 Airways Blvd., CONFERENCE ROOM 150 Commissioner GARY D. DEATON, chairman has released the following agenda: The following matters will be presented for your consideration: Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag LED BY PASTOR BENTON Roll call […]

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Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Domestic-Related Homicide

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Domestic-Related Homicide

on March 7, 2019, 1:22 PM / in Local News

Police Charge Man with First-Degree Murder in Domestic-Related Homicide Jackson police have charged Antonio James with First-Degree Murder in the shooting death of his mother, Ermateen James. Around 6 p.m., March 5, 2019, Officers responded to a shooting at 239 Highview Street. Ermateen James, 52, was found unresponsive, inside her home with a gunshot wound. She was transported to a […]

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The missing juvenile, Melody Alford, has been located.

on March 4, 2019, 6:09 AM / in Local News

The missing juvenile, Melody Alford, has been located unharmed.  The Officers and Investigators of the Jackson Police Department appreciate the assistance in locating Melody. Earlier this date March 3rd, Officers and Investigators of the Jackson Police Department were investigating a report of a missing juvenile whose name was Melody Alford. According to reports, Melody was last seen Saturday, March 2nd at approximately 9:50 […]

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Home in Three Destroyed by fire

Home in Three Destroyed by fire

on February 26, 2019, 6:02 AM / in Local News

Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner says they responded to a call of a house fire around 12:30 p.m. The family and animals are okay. No injuries were reported. It took about 20 minutes for firefighters to put out the flames. The cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation.

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WBBJ-TV and FAKE NEWS; How could they sink So Low!

on February 25, 2019, 8:09 PM / in Local News

It appears that the Fake News Virus has Spread to even our own local WBBJ-TV News Team. On their Sunday Night broadcast they ran the following report: Local churches celebrate Black History Month The only problem with the story is they were not celebrating Black History Month. Lambuth Memorial Methodist Church and Whitestone Missionary Baptist Church are two small churches […]

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Jackson Tennessee City Council Race is now on.

on February 23, 2019, 9:09 AM / in Local News, News
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Jackson City Police Investigate Accidental Shooting

on February 20, 2019, 6:36 AM / in Local News

On Feb. 18 around 5:15 p.m., Jackson Police responded to a shooting at a house in the 200 block of Rhea Street. Officers located a 16-year-old male who had suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital, then transferred to a Memphis hospital where he remains in critical condition. Based on the investigation, the victim was accidentally […]

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MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Will Meet TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019

on February 18, 2019, 7:44 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; TUESDAY, February 19, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. The following matters will be presented for your consideration: Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag LED BY PASTOR BENTON Roll call AND […]

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3 adults arrested Monday at North Parkway Middle School

3 adults arrested Monday at North Parkway Middle School

on February 6, 2019, 7:47 AM / in Local News, State News

By  WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff Three adults were arrested Monday afternoon at a local middle school. The school resource officer responded around 1:10 p.m. Monday to the school office at North Parkway Middle School where a parent had caused a disturbance and refused to leave, according to a release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. No students were injured […]

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Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

on February 5, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Local News, State News

Theft Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating a Theft and Fraudulent use of a Debit Card and need assistance identifying a person of interest. On January 9th, officers with the Jackson Police Department took a theft report at 2644 N. Highland Avenue, C&C Liquors.  The victim in this theft advised an unknown person had taken his wallet and […]

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The Jackson City Council Meets this Morning

on February 5, 2019, 6:06 AM / in Local News, State News

The Jackson City Council and City Mayor meet this morning to handle some city business. The complete package is below. Part of this package will the awarding a contract for a design package for the second dog park located near the baseball field.

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Adding One More to Complete the Circle

Adding One More to Complete the Circle

on February 2, 2019, 8:31 AM / in Local News, State News

On January 1, 2018, HealthSouth and Encompass Home Health & Hospice became Encompass Health. As part of the transition, Spire Rehabilitation Hospital, In Partnership with HealthSouth began the migration process on January 1, 2019. Becoming Encompass Health reinforces our strength as one company, reflects our expanding national footprint and supports the strategy we have been pursuing to deliver high-quality, cost-effective […]

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Eldridge raises significantly more money than Conger and Woods in race for Jackson’s mayor

Eldridge raises significantly more money than Conger and Woods in race for Jackson’s mayor

on February 1, 2019, 6:27 AM / in Local News, State News

From the contributions alone you can see that little would change, in regards to the city’s financial responsibility to its taxpayers, if any of these men were elected. The payoffs would follow, probably Eldridge more so since he has collected more. Each of those companies are making an investment for which they will ask something in return and none of […]

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Former Madison County Republican Chairman Mark Johnstone joins the mayor race

Former Madison County Republican Chairman Mark Johnstone joins the mayor race

on February 1, 2019, 6:05 AM / in Local News, State News

By Adam Friedman |  Jackson Sun Mark Johnstone, a former Chairman of the Madison County Commission and Chairman of the Madison County Republican Party, announced on Thursday he will run for mayor of the City of Jackson. “I have spent the last few months listening to different voices across Jackson, and I have heard their call for a renewed vision and […]

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Think Local Media – And Get Them On Your Side

Think Local Media – And Get Them On Your Side

on January 31, 2019, 7:58 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

by Harold Hutchison Media bias is something we as Second Amendment supporters often complain about and have to deal with. However, much of this bias is in the national news networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC are all bombarding us with hostility. The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers also join in. But while these […]

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JMCSS superintendent says there’s no proof of board member’s claims on radio

JMCSS superintendent says there’s no proof of board member’s claims on radio

on January 31, 2019, 6:42 AM / in Local News, State News

Does Speculation Actually Require Proof….. Or is logical thought proof enough. By Lasherica Thornton  |   Jackson Sun On the Sunday airing of 96 Kix, other than the voice of radio host Richard Donnell, Sr., Jackson-Madison County Schools System board member Morris Merriweather said there is a 50 percent chance that Jackson-Central Merry High School would not be built if the public-private partnership to […]

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Local theater group hosts awards ceremony for kids, teens

Local theater group hosts awards ceremony for kids, teens

on January 30, 2019, 8:23 AM / in Local News, State News

By  Clint Eiland  |   WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn. — A local theater group composed of kids and teens celebrated Tuesday night with their own annual awards show and ceremony. Director of Jackson’s Children’s and Teen Theatre, Pat Alford, hosted an awards ceremony Tuesday night at The Ned. “It’s a good sampling tonight of all the talent that Jackson and the West Tennessee […]

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