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Three subjects arrested in a Narcotics search warrant.

on October 25, 2018, 8:34 AM / in Local News

On October 23, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit, Jackson Police Department SWAT Unit and the Jackson Police Department Gang Unit executed a search warrant for illegal narcotics at 51 Gilman Lane Apt. #103 in Jackson Tennessee.  During this search and investigation Agents recovered approximately 479 grams of crystal methamphetamine (ice), 26 grams of […]

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Jackson City Council Meeting Delayed to November 13, 2018

on October 24, 2018, 8:17 PM / in Announcements, Local News

The Jackson City Council’s regular meeting, normally held on the first Tuesday of every month, will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall located at 101 East Main Street, Jackson, Tennessee.   For more information, please call (731) 425-8253.

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Plan for new Animal Care Center approved

on October 12, 2018, 8:01 PM / in Local News

The article below is mostly written by Brandon Shields with the Jackson Sun. We have taken some liberties with the article. The Jackson City Council voted on Tuesday to pay $1.3 million for the new Animal Care Center on Conalco Drive during the October meeting. Dr. Vicki Lake (paid bureaucrat) and (gay activist) Frank McMeen, both employees of West Tennessee […]

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JMCSS Board Chair releases statement; urges unity for funding

on October 4, 2018, 7:04 AM / in Local News

Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman Kevin Alexander released a statement to local media on Wednesday urging unity on the board ahead of Thursday’s meeting. Alexander’s statement is posted below: In recent days, I have heard from several asking why I agreed to so many agenda items at one time and secondly as to why the urgency to address them now? […]

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Merriweather challenging Jones’ 10-year plan for JMCSS

Merriweather challenging Jones’ 10-year plan for JMCSS

on October 4, 2018, 6:34 AM / in Local News

Shaking the race tree once more….  By Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun Morris Merriweather said he is greatly concerned going into Thursday’s Jackson-Madison County School Board meeting. “I’m worried there’s about to be a racial divide in this city,” said Merriweather, one of five new school board members elected in August. “And we need to make sure every child in this city and […]

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New robotic-assisted surgical system comes to Jackson

New robotic-assisted surgical system comes to Jackson

on September 13, 2018, 7:15 AM / in Local News

by Corallys Ortiz  |  WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn. — Those who suffer from joint pain in their knees can now use a new form of surgery, one that involves a robotics-assisted system. “The NAVIO robotic knee replacement system, it’s new technology,” said Dr. Jason Hutchison, Orthopedic Surgeon at the West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic. “We’ve just got it in, we’ve just […]

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Jackson Tennessee’s first GAY PRIDE Event

Jackson Tennessee’s first GAY PRIDE Event

on August 25, 2018, 7:16 AM / in Local News

Apparently Jackson, Tennessee is not going to be left out of the rainbow. UNITY IS COMMUNITY. Come celebrate Jackson Tennessee’s first GAY PRIDE EVENT EVER!!!!! October 20, 2018 347 Westwood Avenue, Jackson TN 38301 Hosted by Mark Benton and Genevia Jensen A family friendly event sponsored by EQUALITY JACKSON. A minimum donation of $15 requested. Must be 21 years of age or older […]

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Bill Lee stops at Farmers Market in downtown Jackson

Bill Lee stops at Farmers Market in downtown Jackson

on August 23, 2018, 6:46 AM / in Local News

By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee was at the West Tennessee Farmers Market on Wednesday during a mini-tour of the region. He preceded the Jackson stop with an appearance in McKenzie and then planned to make stops in Humboldt and Union City. “When we won the primary, it just happened that there were 95 days between […]

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Jackson Police Department acknowledges death of K9 officer

Jackson Police Department acknowledges death of K9 officer

on August 23, 2018, 6:43 AM / in Local News

It is with great sadness that the Jackson Police Department acknowledges the death of one of its Police Service Dogs, K9 Officer Kyra, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from complications due to a medical condition. Kyra was the Jackson Police Department’s first female dual purpose police dog and the department’s first bomb detection dog. Kyra was partnered […]

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The Jackson Sun and IT’s Desire to Help Karl Dean finally found an issue of importance… Asian Carp

The Jackson Sun and IT’s Desire to Help Karl Dean finally found an issue of importance… Asian Carp

on August 21, 2018, 6:18 AM / in Local News, State News

By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun CAMDEN – Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean was in Camden on Friday night sitting in on a roundtable discussion about Asian carp, an issue seriously affecting the economy of Benton County. The Asian carp infestation of the Tennessee River has made its way well past the Benton County shoreline, but the infestation is expected to […]

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Victim dies after shooting at Jackson bar; police ask public for leads

Victim dies after shooting at Jackson bar; police ask public for leads

on August 21, 2018, 6:07 AM / in Local News

By Brittany Kyles  |   WBBJ-TV JACKSON, Tenn. — A man injured in a shooting early Monday morning at a Jackson bar has died. Braxton Watkins, 20, of Jackson was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m. Monday, according to the Jackson Police Department. Police are asking for the public’s assistance as they investigate the shooting that took place around 2 a.m. Monday at […]

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Jackson Police continue investigating a vehicle accident involving an ambulance.

on August 21, 2018, 5:58 AM / in Local News

Jackson Police continue investigating a traffic accident that occurred on N. Highland Avenue south of N. Parkway. On Sunday August 19th, 2018, Officers responded to a report of a woman being abducted in her vehicle by her boyfriend in the north Jackson area. Witnesses told dispatch that the suspect, later identified as Terrell Smith, was armed and they provided a description and location of the vehicle. […]

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Some other interesting stuff around the nation

on August 20, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Local News, National News, State News

2018 isn’t just about midterms. It’s also the year of labor lawsuits. I thought you might be interested in an excerpt from last week’s edition of our Union Station newsletter, the one-stop-shop for staying on top of public sector union policy news throughout the country. Here’s just a sampling of what I learned from our team: Noteworthy legislation: Illinois HB4742: […]

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Welcome and happy Monday, August 20, 2018!

Welcome and happy Monday, August 20, 2018!

on August 20, 2018, 7:30 AM / in Local News, National News

President Trump is putting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials front and center ahead of the midterm elections, betting that the hard line on immigration that he rode to victory in 2016 will be a political winner once again for the GOP in 2018. The president will hold an East Room event at the White House this afternoon that the […]

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Jackson Police investigate shooting at Cody’s.

on August 20, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Local News

Jackson police and investigators are investigating a shooting that occurred at Cody‘s, 59 Heritage Square. At approximately 2 o’clock this morning, Jackson Police Officers responded to a shooting at Cody‘s. Responding officers determined that five individuals had sustained gunshot injuries and are being treated at local hospitals. One of the gun shot victim’s injuries are critical. Jackson Police continue their […]

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Scott Conger Running For Mayor

Scott Conger Running For Mayor

on August 17, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Local News

Scott Conger has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Jackson. Conger, who is the president and CEO of United Way of Tennessee, a position found for him when the WT Health Care Foundation could not continue to pay his salary. Conger is a former city councilman who had to resign his post when he moved to a different district in […]

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Please be advised!!!

on August 11, 2018, 7:35 AM / in Local News

From Chief Wiser and the Jackson Police Department: Jackson Police have noticed an increase in auto burglaries in the Stonebridge and Country Club areas.  Chief Wiser advises all citizens to take extra precaution by ensuring valuables are not visible and are secure inside of a residence. Jackson Police are increasing patrols but need your assistance to address these crimes and apprehend the […]

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Johnstone considering running for mayor of Jackson

Johnstone considering running for mayor of Jackson

on August 8, 2018, 7:42 AM / in Local News

By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun Mark Johnstone didn’t announce he’s running for mayor of Jackson, but he’s looking into it. “I’m not swimming in the deep end yet, but I’m not wearing a life jacket, either,” Johnstone said when trying to describe his interest in running. “I’d say it’s highly likely I’m going to run, but I want to […]

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City of Jackson and Madison County Election Results

on August 3, 2018, 5:58 AM / in Local News, State News

Jackson City Court Clerk Monique Merriweather fell short once again and will have to return to the fold and protection offered by the city of Jackson while Daryl Hubbard will be the Jackson City Court Clerk again and it was not even close. Congratulations to Daryl Hubbard Hubbard’s  6,311 votes, for 63.01 percent. Merriweather  3,705 votes for 37 percent. Madison County […]

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Socialism Under Wraps

Socialism Under Wraps

on August 1, 2018, 7:12 AM / in Local News

Art by A.F. Branco For Madison County in the State of Tennessee …. this is your primary Democrat Candidates For the Madison County in the State of Tennessee … here is your county general election candidates.    

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