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A Little Splash From the Past – Feeling Safer Yet

on August 1, 2013, 7:09 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

In 2007, Mayor Gist created a Safe Neighborhood Task Force, mainly made up by his friends and government employees with a couple sprinklings of actual representatives. On this day in 2007, Councilman Dodd (a convicted felon himself at the time) requested that a ex-convict and gang member be added to the task force. This request overshadowed the request that I […]

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Feds Devote $2.25 Million to Study Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease

Feds Devote $2.25 Million to Study Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease

on July 31, 2013, 5:46 AM / in Local News, National News

By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – The National Science Foundation will spend $2.25 million to study the emergence, transmission and evolution of facial tumor disease in Tasmanian devils. “Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are considered a grand challenge in the environmental sciences for the 21st century because of their effects on human, wildlife and agricultural health,” the grant description stated. “Infectious diseases […]

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Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

on July 30, 2013, 8:50 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Written by Joey Garrison The Tennessean Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will join Sen. Lamar Alexander at a Nashville charter school Monday, offering a colleague forced to defend his conservative bona fides a coveted visual with a tea party favorite. Paul, however, stopped short of giving his fellow Republican an outright endorsement in the Tennessee senator’s bid […]

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TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

on July 30, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennessee Senate Education Committee to Conduct Hearings Common Core. Please mark your calendar for September 9 and 10.  Time and room at the Plaza will be announced later. Experts on both sides of this issue will speaking. Names of the speakers will be announced when available. If you care about your children, if you care about the future of education […]

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AGENDA – Jackson City Council Meeting August 2013

on July 29, 2013, 8:09 AM / in Local News, News

AGENDA JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING AUGUST 6, 2013 – 9:00 A.M GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I.        CALL TO ORDER. II.       INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. (COUNCILMEMBER DAVID CISCO) III.       ROLL CALL. IV.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE JULY 2, 2013, CITY COUNCIL MEETING. V.       INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. VI.      PROCLAMATIONS:  VII.     FIRST READING:  1.       Consideration […]

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Shoots Heard!

on July 26, 2013, 6:13 AM / in Local News, News

For the second time in a week, shots were heard in late Thursday night in the Allen and Highland area. What sounded like small arms fire from a semi automatic pistol and then, what could have been a single shot was heard moments later. On Sunday morning, earlier in the week, as many as 13 to 16 rounds from a small semi automatic […]

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Jackson Madison County TEA Party meeting

Jackson Madison County TEA Party meeting

on July 15, 2013, 8:39 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

Our Jackson Madison County TEA Party meeting will be Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm at Casey Jones Museum.  James Ragon, Miranda Wade, and David Nance are each speaking. If you have time, please call Clear Talk Radio- 101.5 FM at 731-423-8101 and The Frankie Lax Show and The Steve Hilton Show – 94.1FM or 1390AM at 731-731-423-0139 and get the […]

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

on July 5, 2013, 8:15 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

17 struggling Tenn. schools to share $27M NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded 3-year school improvement grants totaling more than $27 million in federal funds to 17 schools. The schools are among the lowest-performing 5% of schools in the state, in terms of academic achievement. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says a priority of the administration […]

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A Comment about East Jackson

on July 4, 2013, 7:36 AM / in Local News, News

Editor’s Note: East Jackson has more representation in the Community Redevelopment Corporation than any other area in the city including LANA and Bemis…. every appointment is selected by the Mayor. On Sunday June 30, Tom Bohs laments in his piece on East Jackson that that area has been forgotten or ignored. This prompted me to take a drive to see […]

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List of TN DHS Government Road Checkpoints This Week

List of TN DHS Government Road Checkpoints This Week

on July 3, 2013, 9:24 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Independence Day Road Checkpoints This Week To celebrate your freedom over this long Independence Day weekend the government is going to illegally impede your right to travel by setting up checkpoints across the state. The TN Department of Homeland Security will be blocking roads, stopping traffic, unlawfully searching you, and forcing blood/DNA samples from you! These “no refusal” checkpoints consist […]

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Actions from the Jackson City Council

Actions from the Jackson City Council

on July 3, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, News

Always good news with the bad…. Good News: Dr. Vicki Foote was elected Vice Mayor Good News: The State of Tennessee and the city of Jackson reached an agreement on parking which will add to the general budget a few thousand dollars annually to the Civic Center revenues. The Center’s revenues flow into the General Budget. Bad News: The council […]

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The Numbers….

on July 2, 2013, 9:21 PM / in Local News, News

I told you that I would keep you informed of the progress of the paper from time to time and to thank all of those that read or glance through the articles that are produced by the many good citizens from around Jackson, the state of Tennessee and those in the United States and overseas writers that contribute to this […]

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Madison County Republican Party Newsletter

Madison County Republican Party Newsletter

on June 30, 2013, 9:57 AM / in Local News, News, State News

  State Sen. Brian Kelsey to Speak at July 8th Meeting of Madison County GOP State Sen. Brian Kelsey When: Monday, July 8th at 11:30 AM Where: Logan’s Roadhouse, 604 Carriage House Drive Lunch is dutch treat and guests are welcome! UPCOMING REPUBLICAN EVENTS: 7/12/13 – Tennessee Republican Party Statesmen’s Dinner with Keynote Speaker U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Click here for […]

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Animal Shelter Giving Away “Free” Pets Finds Them Being Sold on Craigslist

Animal Shelter Giving Away “Free” Pets Finds Them Being Sold on Craigslist

on June 28, 2013, 7:56 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Denise A Justin Original Post The Young Williams Animal Shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee, had only good intentions when it developed the “Furry Friend Sponsorships,” which allow impounded animals to go to new homes free of cost, but the shelter found itself the victim of a ruthless Craigslist scam. The shelter says a money-making scheme tied to the adopted animals […]

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JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING JULY 2, 2013 – 9:00 A.M.

on June 27, 2013, 9:11 PM / in Local News, News

REVISED AGENDA I.        CALL TO ORDER. II.       INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. (COUNCILMEMBER CHARLES RAHM) III.       ROLL CALL. IV.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 4, 2013, CITY COUNCIL MEETING. V.       INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. VI.      PROCLAMATIONS:  VII.     FIRST READING:  None VIII.    SECOND READING:  None IX.      NEW BUSINESS: Election of vice mayor – one-year term. 2.       […]

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AGENDA FOR THE JULY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

on June 27, 2013, 5:28 PM / in Local News, News

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013 8:30 A.M. FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER MARK G. JOHNSTONE, CHAIRMAN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST TENNESSEE RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, THE FOLLOWING MATTERS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 1. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE […]

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Chattanooga: City Council Hears Recommendation To Allow Backyard Chickens

Chattanooga: City Council Hears Recommendation To Allow Backyard Chickens

on June 26, 2013, 8:19 AM / in Local News, News, State News

From Carlotta Karen Walsh/McKamey is still trying to make it more difficult for people in Chattanooga to have backyard chickens. I don’t know what her problem is. How on earth could it possibly cost $300 per chicken owner to administer this ordinance? This story is a little confusing. Although the headline and part of the story are about chickens, it […]

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Director of Metro Schools Email to Colleagues

Director of Metro Schools Email to Colleagues

on June 19, 2013, 5:57 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Received this from someone who received it from Register: From: Register, Jesse (MNPS) Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:48 AM To:  Subject: Take Action to Help Our Students Reach their Dreams Dear Metro Schools Colleagues: We believe in the best education possible for all students. We believe every student is capable of reaching college and finding success as a lifelong […]

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Jackson Madison County Tea Party

Jackson Madison County Tea Party

on June 18, 2013, 5:26 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

The Jackson Madison County TEA Party will meet this Thursday, June 20 at 6:30pm at the Casey Jones Museum- across from the Old Country Store.  Our speaker will be Col. Jim Harding who will be speaking about what the government is doing to our military, what the 4th of July means, and what we can do to stop the daily […]

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Madison County, Tennessee Agenda for June 17th Meeting

on June 15, 2013, 8:45 AM / in Local News, News

AGENDA FOR THE JUNE TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MONDAY, JUNE 17,2013  8:30A.M. FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER MARK G. JOHNSTONE, CHAIRMAN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST TENNESSEE RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, ON MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013, AT […]

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