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Corker Announces New Address for Jackson Office

Corker Announces New Address for Jackson Office

on May 16, 2013, 9:41 PM / in Local News, News, State News

WASHINGTON – Todd Womack, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today announced a new location for the senator’s Jackson office. “Effective May 16, Senator Corker’s Jackson office will be located on Stonebridge Boulevard. We believe this new location will allow us to serve West Tennesseans even more effectively,” said Womack. Updated contact information follows. 91 Stonebridge Boulevard […]

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Random Local Thoughts….

Random Local Thoughts….

on May 14, 2013, 8:20 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Economy On May 14th 2008 day there was a reported 1704 properties in different stages of  foreclosure in Madison County, Tennessee. That number had doubled since January of 2008. 12 of these are above $200,000 and of those 12, 1/3 are above $300,000.00. Today there are 62 homes listed as foreclosures, 98 homes listed as preforeclosures, and 222 bankruptcies. Due to […]

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Puppy Files: Is the Humane Society All that it is Cracked up to Be

Puppy Files: Is the Humane Society All that it is Cracked up to Be

on May 12, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, National News, News

Years ago, when I really started to develop an interest in politics, I was and still am shocked by the amount of funding that moves through political offices. Not just the federal level, which is massive, but even to the smallest of those part time political offices. Of course, during those early years I pushed for what we called at […]

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Mayor Wishes to Borrow $15,000,000 for Undisclosed Projects

Mayor Wishes to Borrow $15,000,000 for Undisclosed Projects

on May 10, 2013, 2:45 PM / in Local News, News

There will be a special called meeting of the Jackson City Council on May 21st were the council will decide whether or not the city should borrow an additional $15,000,000.oo. Consideration of the adoption of resolutions authorizing the incurrence of indebtedness in the amount of not to exceed $15,300,000 to provide funding for certain public works projects and to fund […]

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Around Town

Around Town

on May 10, 2013, 9:53 AM / in Local News, News

Rainy wet day in the city of Jackson, Tennessee where we have been in a rainstorm most the early morning hours…. should be clearing up later today but they tell us there a chance for more of the stuff during the day and night. Rumor has it that a certain lifelong liberal Democrat Jackson City Councilman is attempting to ingratiate […]

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Rebuilding HUD with Your Tax Dollars

on May 9, 2013, 9:37 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

This is what the Obama Administration means by reinvesting in America…. You are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting about the Allenton Heights Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm on Monday, May 13th, at the chapel of the Salvation Army building, 125 Allen Avenue. An invitation flyer is attached. We will be presenting elements of […]

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West Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting Tuesday Night

West Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting Tuesday Night

on May 8, 2013, 6:23 AM / in Local News, News

Had an excellent meeting Tuesday night of the West TN Regional chapter of the TFA. Chandler LaFrain of Black Bullets International, a local manufacturer of cast and treated pistol projectiles gave one of the most interesting presentations I have witnessed at our meetings. Mr. LaFrain was extremely personable, and very informative about the procedures used to produce his award winning […]

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Madison County Fraud Reporting

on May 7, 2013, 8:35 AM / in Local News, News

There is a new fraud reporting link on the Madison County Website. Deputy Mayor White has indicated that two new web pages has been installed at the Madison County website. The question now becomes how do they get word to employees to utilize the if they have a need. You may visit the pages here. Audit Committee Page Link: http://www.co.madison.tn.us/index.aspx?nid=502 Reporting Link: http://www.co.madison.tn.us/forms.aspx?FID=88

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TML’s Point of View of the Constitution and Tax Theft

TML’s Point of View of the Constitution and Tax Theft

on May 4, 2013, 8:48 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News, State News

From an organization that believes that continued theft is okay! If you haven’t already done so, it is not too late to thank Senators Alexander and Corker for their support of the Marketplace Fairness Act.  They will return to Washington on Monday, May 6, ready to vote YES! Last week, the Marketplace Fairness Act advanced in the Senate by clearing […]

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Paws For A Cure Cancelled

Paws For A Cure Cancelled

on May 3, 2013, 7:19 AM / in Local News, News

Pet Show CANCELLED for Saturday, May 4th at Conger Park (Formerly Highland Park due to weather. Yes, it’s true.  We had to cancel Paws For A Cure due to bad weather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.  I’ll be at Tail Wagger’z (thanks to Kindall Smith) from 11-3 on Saturday, May 4th handing out goody bags!  I’ll also be […]

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Constitution Party of Gibson County

Constitution Party of Gibson County

on April 25, 2013, 8:44 AM / in Announcements, Local News, State News

Constitution Party of Gibson County is organizing Thursday April 25th 7:00pm at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Milan, 1075-B Van Hook St.  For more information see the attached file and visit the links below.  The only wasted vote is the vote you cast against your own principles.  www.constitutionparty.com  www.constitutionpartyoftennessee.com

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Once More Free Enterprise Dies at the Hand of the State

Once More Free Enterprise Dies at the Hand of the State

on April 20, 2013, 8:32 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

In a recent article via The Jackson Sun, the County Commission decided that the integration of two county bodies was more appropriate than any biding process or even the better course of letting their own employees chose the manner that they select due to proximity, equipment, or a manner of other personal reasons when it comes to health issues. Instead […]

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Minutes of the Jackson-Madison County Library

Minutes of the Jackson-Madison County Library

on April 19, 2013, 10:03 AM / in Local News, News

Board of Trustees, Regular Monthly Meeting Library Board Room March 20, 2013 Present: Brandon   McWherter  Chairman  Arlene Griffin JMCL North Manager Terica   Smith Vice-Chair  Dinah Harris JMCL Director Jerry Bastin Treasurer Carla Jacobs Director Hatchie River Regional Mike Stone Board Member Ron Pennell City of Jackson Liaison Charles Baldwin Board Member Katie Brantley Madison County Liaison Glenn Vaulx […]

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CHANGES

on April 18, 2013, 9:50 AM / in Local News, News

As you will notice The Jackson Press is going through some changes…. dramatic changes….. I hope for the better but we will see… as of now we are limping along implementing this new skin one section at a time with the staff and I discussing each installment…. Thanks for sticking with us.

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Things in the Cloud

Things in the Cloud

on April 18, 2013, 9:02 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

I have been around the world of PC’s and mainframes for just about 38 years, most of those years pretty good. During those years I watched and criticized and praised both Apple, IBM, HP, Microsoft and my worst nightmare E machines. I also watched them developed into full fledged vampires over the years while the rest of us struggled in the trenches trying to understand and […]

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Chevy enthusiasts packed Memphis International Raceway for Super Chevy Show 2013

on April 17, 2013, 4:39 PM / in Local News, NASCAR, Sports

Millington, T.N. (April 17, 2013) Memphis International Raceway breaks last year’s historic attendance records at Super Chevy 2013. An estimated 35,000 racers, fans and Chevrolet enthusiasts came out to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14 to celebrate all things Chevy. After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the […]

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**INVITATION: You need to learn about SJR127**

**INVITATION: You need to learn about SJR127**

on April 17, 2013, 4:23 PM / in Local News, News, State News

The Tennessee Action Council invites you to a FREE seminar at: New Hope Church 605 Wilson Pike Brentwood 6:P.M. April, 27 2013 Dr. George Grant and Dr. Neil Anderson will share their view and provide clear insight on this subject. David Fowler will provide the legal description of the Amendment. [For more information on SJR 127, go HERE.] Neil Andrews […]

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Lamar, Haslam, Corker Slammed By County Commish re: Internet Sales Tax

on April 17, 2013, 1:49 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Jackson, TN – The Madison County Commission voted last Monday to pass a resolution urging the Tennessee Congressional delegation and Governor Haslam to withdraw their support for the national Internet sales tax scheme known as the Marketplace Fairness Act. The resolution passed with 15 of the 25 Commissioners voting “aye”. The resolution was introduced by Commissioner Adrian Eddleman. The text […]

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Jackson Madison County Library Board Meeting

Jackson Madison County Library Board Meeting

on April 17, 2013, 7:23 AM / in Local News, News

The Jackson-Madison County Library Board of Trustees will meet on WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Jackson-Madison County Library, 433 East   Lafayette Street Jackson, Tennessee. The Agenda Call to order/Introductions Foundation Report Friends Report Approval of minutes of previous meeting Treasurer’s Report Board Financial Report Director’s report Library Statistical Report Library North Report Regional […]

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Your Immediate Attention is Requested

Your Immediate Attention is Requested

on April 16, 2013, 8:49 AM / in Local News, News

Dear Community, School and Sports Leaders, We are a group of concerned parents, educators, and students who are meeting regularly for the purpose of promoting public education, being politically active with elected officials, and holding leaders and community stakeholders accountable as it relates to public education.  We recently heard about the plans for the all star basketball banquet and game […]

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