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Jackson TN Police Investigate Business Burglary

Jackson TN Police Investigate Business Burglary

on November 8, 2018, 9:27 PM / in Local News

Jackson police are investigating the burglary of King Tire, located at 106 Airways Blvd. In the evening hours of Nov. 6, a male suspect broke into King Tire. The suspect left and returned the same night with a second suspect. They stole property from the business, including a white 2012 Nissan Altima and a white 1998 Chevy Silverado. Police have […]

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Jackson TN Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

Jackson TN Police need assistance identifying this person of interest.

on November 8, 2018, 9:23 PM / in Local News

Theft Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating the theft of merchandise from 2496 Christmasville Cove, Food Giant.  Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On October 23rd, a black female with black and reddish colored hair wearing a black shirt with “Pink” on the front, black pants with “Pink” on the left leg, and black boots, […]

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Jackson Police Chief offers reward for information leading to arrest of Fred’s robbery suspect.

on November 8, 2018, 7:48 AM / in Local News

Aggravated Robbery Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are investigating the recent robbery of Fred’s Discount Store located at 1668 S. Highland Avenue.  Jackson Police Chief, Julian Wiser, is offering a $1000 dollar cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who committed the robbery. On November 6th, a 5’9” medium build, black male who was […]

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JACKSON REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA-NOVEMBER 7, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

on November 7, 2018, 12:12 PM / in Local News

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA-NOVEMBER 7, 2018 @ 3:00 PM CITY HALL – GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM FIRST FLOOR – 109 EAST MAIN STREET – SUITE 107 NOVEMBER 7, 2018 – 3:00 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER/DETERMINATION OF QUORUM II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 3, 2018 MEETING III. ANNEXATION 1. Consideration of the Annexation, Plan of Service, and proposed […]

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Jackson Madison County, TN Ballot

on November 5, 2018, 6:40 AM / in Local News

For those that haven’t voted yet and reside in Madison County, this is what your ballot should look like tomorrow . There are two state Representative Districts that are part of Madison County: District 73 and court mandated District 80. One of these will be excluded from your ballot… that is correct you cannot vote in both. If you live […]

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City of Jackson Public Notice for Beer Board

on November 4, 2018, 10:02 AM / in Local News

Notice is hereby given that the City of Jackson (TN) Beer Permit Board will meet Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 East Main Street, to consider the following applications for a beer permit: Frank T. McMeen, Jr. for a non-profit corporation known as West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation for a special […]

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Roundabout construction shuts down part of North Highland

Roundabout construction shuts down part of North Highland

on November 4, 2018, 6:46 AM / in Local News

There was a bet in the office about how long it was going to take before someone would barrel through the around about…  by Julia Ewoldt  |   WBBJ News JACKSON, Tenn. — Construction workers are putting the final touches on the roundabout on North Highland Avenue this weekend. “We’re paving the road. We’re going to try to get it milled and […]

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Baxter and Todd’s past experiences highlight their different priorities if elected

on November 4, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Local News, State News

Thank God! Two candidates that actually tell what they might actually support. By Adam Friedman | Jackson Sun Republican Chris Todd faces Democrat James Baxter to represent House District 73 “College has been the main focus for a long time,” Chris Todd said. “But we’ve gotten away from the skilled trades, where there is a tremendous opportunity for students.” “No one should […]

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Special Called Meeting for Madison County Commissioners

Special Called Meeting for Madison County Commissioners

on November 2, 2018, 9:05 AM / in Local News

Gary Deaton’s Office released a MEMO to notify the County Commission and County Mayor as well as Supt. Dr. Eric Jones of a SPECIAL CALLED COMMISSION MEETING to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. at the WEST TN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BLVD., SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE. The SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP […]

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Madison County Commission to vote on funding new JCM

on October 31, 2018, 6:48 AM / in Local News

Be careful about deals that involve the city, especially those that involve city property… there is always a hidden trap. By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun The budget and finance committees of the Madison County Commission met with representatives from Healthy Living, LLC and the Jackson Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to discuss the public-private partnership proposal that would fund the building […]

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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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