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Man dies in late night shooting in East Jackson

on August 6, 2017, 8:01 PM / in Local News

Getting deadlier every day A man died Saturday night after a report of a shooting at a home on Lexington Avenue, Jackson police have confirmed. Officers found Tychcius Randle, 27, dead inside a home on the 300 block of Lexington Ave. around 11:45 p.m. The investigation is ongoing and no additional details have been released. Anyone with information is asked […]

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Jackson City Council delays Dream Center vote

on August 2, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Jackson City Council approved a motion to delay a vote by 60 days on second reading for the Dream Center’s rezoning request to build a new facility. The motion was made to allow Belle Trace and Cottonwood residents to hire a private engineer to study hydraulics and potential flooding issues along the 50 block […]

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The Jackson City Council August 1st Meeting

on July 31, 2017, 10:28 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will meet August 1st, 2017 to once again see how they might shaft the wealthy taxpayer into financially supporting their cause of fascism and better entertain the masses. On the agenda will be a request to close and abandon a portion of Cedar Street, running between McCowat Street and Talbot Street, submitted by Richard Barber, TAMB of […]

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Jody Pickens named District Attorney

Jody Pickens named District Attorney

on July 23, 2017, 6:20 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun reported Friday that Gov. Bill Haslam announced Friday that Jody Pickens, an assistant district attorney, will take the role of District Attorney General on Aug. 1. District Attorney General Jerry Woodall will retire from the position at the end of the month after more than 40 years with the 26th Judicial District. Pickens has been an assistant […]

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Police Charge 16-Year-Old Male in East University Parkway Homicide

Police Charge 16-Year-Old Male in East University Parkway Homicide

on July 22, 2017, 7:52 AM / in Local News

Police Charge 16-Year-Old Male in East University Parkway Homicide Special thanks to Thomas A 16-year-old male faces a homicide charge in connection to the July 13th murder of Michael Jerod Harris. The juvenile is currently being held, with no bond, at the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center. He is expected have an initial appearance and detention hearing at 10:30 a.m., Monday […]

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Update from Congressman David Kustoff

Update from Congressman David Kustoff

on July 21, 2017, 6:43 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

The following was released by the Congressman’s office this week. Just so we have no pretense as to our position on the work the Congressman is doing, we are willing to admit that the Congressman was somewhere near the bottom of the barrel as a Republican candidate. He has yet to do anything in our eyes to change that assessment […]

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Police continue to investigate July 14 homicide of Kenneth Mahone

on July 18, 2017, 6:44 AM / in Local News

By Thomas Jackson police are continuing to investigate the homicide of Kenneth Mahone. Around 10:20 p.m., on July 14, Officers responded to a shooting in front of a duplex on Bayberry Drive. Mahone, 29, of Jackson, was found outside with gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. Investigators are working […]

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Homicide Investigation Update Jackson, Tennessee

on July 14, 2017, 12:07 PM / in Local News

Jackson police continue to investigate the homicide of Michael Jerod Harris, 21, of Jackson. Around 4:50 a.m. on July 13, police were called about a shooting in the area of East University Parkway and Leebark Cove. Officers arrived and found Harris lying on the ground, with gunshot wounds, in the 60 block of East University Parkway. He was transported to […]

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JMCSS approves agreement in sales tax dispute

on July 11, 2017, 7:40 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun The Jackson-Madison County School Board unanimously approved the local option sales tax agreement that would ultimately dismiss the lawsuit between the school system, Madison County and City of Jackson on Monday night. “I wouldn’t say the board is excited about this agreement; we feel like it’s a clear loss in revenue for the board,” school board Chairman Bob […]

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Jackson City Council July 11th Meeting, the budget agreement

on July 9, 2017, 6:56 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council’s Tuesday meeting will include the city’s annual budget as well as revenues that it hopes to collect during the next year. This meeting also includes the agreement between the city and the county on the distribution of sales tax funds that the city recently purloined by redefining an agreement and a voters referendum made by the […]

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Madison County July Agenda Meeting Will be held this morning July 30, 2017: New taxes will be discussed

on June 30, 2017, 6:07 AM / in Local News

The regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center at 605 Airways Boulevard at the Seminar Room 150 in Jackson Tennessee on Friday June 30, 2017 at 8:30 A. M. Besides the regular appointments to positions held by both commissioners and private individuals on governing bodies, the meeting […]

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K9 Aron of the Jackson Police Department Passes

K9 Aron of the Jackson Police Department Passes

on June 29, 2017, 8:46 AM / in Local News

Special thanks to Thomas The Jackson Police Department is saddened over the untimely death of K9 Aron.  K9 Aron was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Born November 11, 2009 in the Republic of Slovenia, Aron was imported and trained in the United States.  Aron began his career with the Jackson Police Department, May 2011, and was partnered […]

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Bad News and Really Bad News

on June 22, 2017, 9:28 AM / in Local News, State News

12 Cities to Receive Justice Department Aid to Fight Crime The Justice Department says it will offer its resources to help 12 U.S. cities fight violent crime. The department said Tuesday it will help local authorities study crime patters and come up with plans to reduce violence. Let’s put this into perspective… it is already bad news that we should […]

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Uber founder resigns as C.E.O.

Uber founder resigns as C.E.O.

on June 21, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Local News

Travis Kalanick stepped down on Tuesday as chief executive of the ride-hailing service he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus. Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay […]

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Madison County denied injunction against Jackson in sales tax funding dispute

on June 21, 2017, 6:18 AM / in Local News

The story is by Omer Yusuf , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee, and printed in the Jackson Sun online yesterday. We here did not expect that Judge Butler to rule in favor of the county but to have a judge state that there was ” there is no irreparable harm” to quote the paper is a joke, but considering it came […]

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Madison County, TN Board of Commissioners meets this morning … Here is what they will talk about

on June 19, 2017, 8:17 AM / in Local News

AGENDA FOR THE MAY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONDAY, JUNE 19,2017  8:30AM. FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER GARY D. DEATON, CHAIRMAN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST TENNESSEE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE ON MONDAY, JUNE 19,2017 AT 8:30 A.M. THE FOLLOWING […]

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Jackson Police Officer wins a new Glock 43 9mm pistol

on June 17, 2017, 6:30 AM / in Local News

H/T to Thomas Jackson Police Officer Royal Cole won a Glock 43 pistol at the Jackson Police Department’s employee picnic. Recently, Chief Wiser hosted a Department Employee Picnic Luncheon Friday June 16, 2017. All personnel of the Jackson Police Department (civilian and sworn – on or off duty) were invited to attend and fellowship together. The Chief gave away a […]

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Tennessee Firearms Association meeting Tonight

Tennessee Firearms Association meeting Tonight

on June 15, 2017, 8:58 AM / in Announcements, Local News

The West Tennessee Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association will hold its June Stated Meeting on Thursday, June 15th (due to scheduling conflicts meeting has been moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month) at Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305. Our room will be available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish […]

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Airport Authority approves land sale for new THP headquarters

Airport Authority approves land sale for new THP headquarters

on June 13, 2017, 5:54 AM / in Local News

A meeting of the Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority board ended on Monday where the members approved selling an additional 10 acres of land near the airport to the state of Tennessee.  The plot is located beside the land already purchased by the state for a new crime lab for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.  It would be used for a new […]

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Jackson City Council Meets Tomorrow June 6th… the agenda is below

on June 5, 2017, 8:52 AM / in Local News

AGENDA JACKSON CITY COUNCIL June 6, 2017 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I. CALL TO ORDER II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG  (Randy Wallace) III. ROLL CALL IV. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 2,2017 AND MAY 18, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING V. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: VI. PROCLAMATIONS: Stone Cup – Hank Shackelford […]

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