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Liberty Park Streaker apprehended

on January 29, 2019, 12:10 PM / in Local News, State News

Jackson Police have made an arrest involving the naked man seen at Liberty Park. Earlier this month, a man was seen walking through Liberty Park and a witness took a photograph of him.  Jackson Police had received several calls about a naked man in the area of Liberty Park. The perpetrator was identified as John David Robison, 42, a Jackson resident. A state […]

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Whose Running Locally for Office in the City…

Whose Running Locally for Office in the City…

on January 27, 2019, 3:32 PM / in Local News, State News

Adam Friedman, Jackson Sun This story was updated with the most recent list from the Madison County Election Commission on Jan. 25 at 10 9:45 a.m.  Less than four months from now, residents of Jackson will elect a new mayor and nine City Council members. Mayor Jerry Gist is not running for re-election, assuring the city will elect a new top executive for […]

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Dr. Lisa Piercey appointed as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

Dr. Lisa Piercey appointed as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

on January 19, 2019, 7:29 AM / in Local News, State News

It is a privilege for me to share with you Governor-elect Bill Lee has announced today that his appointment for the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health will be Dr. Lisa Piercey. Dr. Piercey’s medical skills and knowledge of healthcare operations, particularly in the areas of rural health and population health, make her an ideal candidate to serve in […]

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Thursday Nights Meeting

on January 19, 2019, 7:08 AM / in Local News, State News

For those who could not make it last night we had a great meeting. It started with this check presentation to Mid-South Toys For Tots for $10,000! Accepting the check is Carrol Howard, retired Master Sergeant and Coordinator for Mid-South Toys For Tots. I want to personally thank everyone who had a hand in raising this, our largest ever, donation […]

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Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying a vehicle.

Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying a vehicle.

on January 17, 2019, 6:30 AM / in Local News, State News

Investigators of the Jackson Police Department continue to investigate a Theft of Property from 1234 N. Highland Avenue and need assistance identifying a vehicle. On December 17th, officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to a residential burglary where the victim reported a Theft of Property exceeding $1000.00.  On January 9th, the same victim reported that a 5×8 trailer had been stolen from […]

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Madison County Board of Commissioners meeting January 22, 2019

on January 15, 2019, 8:21 AM / in Local News, State 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, JANUARY 22, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. The following items will be discussed: PRESENTATIONS BY THE COUNTY MAYOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Reports from county […]

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Prayers for Local County Commissioner

Prayers for Local County Commissioner

on January 13, 2019, 7:31 AM / in Local News, State News

Prayers from the Staff of The Jackson Press go out to County Commissioner Doug Stephenson who will be going through open heart surgery later this week. Rumor has it that Jackson City Councilman Charles Rahm will not seek reelection to the Jackson City Council in the 2019 May elections. In 2017, Councilman Rahm voted against the resolution (councilwoman Vicky Foote abstained and councilman […]

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Madison County fined over $200K by the IRS

Madison County fined over $200K by the IRS

on January 13, 2019, 7:16 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Adam Friedman  |   Jackson Sun Madison County was fined $208,520 by the Internal Revenue Service on July 31, 2017, after an issue with the filing of employees’ 2015 W-2 forms. “I’m disappointed,” Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said Friday. “As far I know, we’ve filed them on time every other year, but we’ll deal with it.” The mayor’s office and […]

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Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

on January 11, 2019, 7:55 AM / in Local News, State News

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide Jackson police have charged Elijah Garrison and Tierra Wilson in the homicide of D’Andre Holmes, 24, of Jackson. Garrison, 25, and Wilson, 24, both of Jackson, were arrested around 8:30 a.m., today in Knoxville, TN, by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. They are in custody […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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