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State Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence, Maintains Sentencing Review Standards For Death Penalty Cases

on October 9, 2013, 10:23 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Tennessee Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, has upheld a death sentence for a Memphis-area man who was convicted of first-degree felony murder after he killed an elderly man while stealing his car. While the entire Court agreed that Corinio Pruitt was guilty, the dissenting justices would have modified the sentence to life without parole. In reviewing a death […]

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Tomita, Van Brocklin split on spending for Washington County Animal Shelter

on October 2, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Tony Casey – Johnson City Press Original Post Editor’s Note: More regulation. Discussion of the mandatory spay/neuter ordinance is deeply buried in this article. Breeders and people with show dogs would have to be licensed to avoid MSN. At Tuesday night’s monthly Animal Control Board meeting, city commissioner David Tomita voiced his concerns over the value of paying a […]

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Mississippi town sued after refusing to license gay bar

Mississippi town sued after refusing to license gay bar

on October 1, 2013, 8:46 PM / in Local News, News

By Robbie Ward Reuters  Pat “P.J.” Newton stands in front of the building she is leasing in Shannon, Mississippi September 30, 2012. A rural northeast Mississippi community discriminated against a lesbian woman by denying her a license to reopen a bar catering to gays and lesbians, a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU accused […]

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Google Feed Burner

on September 27, 2013, 7:56 AM / in Local News, News

As all of you know, Google has supplied for some time our means of sending you our news posts by email. You should know as well that Google, because of its central collective development has always been susceptible to attacks via the internet, which in turn makes any list that we have susceptible as well. And thanks to Google our […]

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Bits and Pieces Monday September 23, 2013

Bits and Pieces Monday September 23, 2013

on September 23, 2013, 11:01 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Jackson City Council meets Next Week to Explore Additional Spending Recreation A little more in-depth later. Tennessee judge rules parents can name their baby ‘Messiah’ after all Messiah has returned, if not in the biblical sense. A Tennessee judge has overturned an order denying the right of a couple to name their son “Messiah.” Code Red Coalition holds health care forum […]

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Be inspired and support great films

Be inspired and support great films

on September 21, 2013, 8:10 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

See GRACE UNPLUGGED at theaters Oct. 4. View trailer at www.graceunplugged.com

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JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING October 1 Agenda

on September 20, 2013, 7:51 AM / in Local News, News

I.        CALL TO ORDER. II.       INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. (COUNCILMEMBER JOHNNY DODD) III.       ROLL CALL. IV.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 3, 2013, CITY COUNCIL MEETING. V.       INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. VI.      PROCLAMATIONS.   VII.     FIRST READING:  N/A VIII.    SECOND READING:  N/A IX.      NEW BUSINESS:           1.       Consideration of an application for participation in […]

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The Numbers for The Jackson Press are growing

The Numbers for The Jackson Press are growing

on September 14, 2013, 4:12 PM / in Local News, News

We told you that we would be reporting to you our numbers at least once a month… well we have gotten behind but our readers have been steadily increasing over the last 5 months. Now we are not talking about dramatic numbers, but we are talking about steady numbers. On average, our articles are read by at least 2,600 every […]

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It’s common sense to think conservatively

It’s common sense to think conservatively

on September 9, 2013, 8:14 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, State News

By GLENDA CAUDLE Good news, folks. I’m packing my common sense away in the deepest, darkest corner of my attic, reassured once and (oh, shoot, let’s just jump in all the way and say “forever”) that all is well in the great land of Obamacare. I’m perfectly content from this day forward to ignore every piece of evidence that sheds […]

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Deadline for Agenda Items…..

on September 6, 2013, 8:16 AM / in Local News, News

The Mayor has released his deadline letter a little ahead of schedule… City of Jackson, Tennessee Mayor Jerry Gist 121 East Main Street, Suite 301                                                                      Phone: (731) 425-8240 Jackson, TN 38301                                                                                                Fax:       (731) 425-8605     Date:       September 4, 2013 To:           City Council and Agenda and Minutes Contact Group From:     Mayor Jerry Gist Re:           […]

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Madison County Republican Party Meeting

Madison County Republican Party Meeting

on September 5, 2013, 8:46 AM / in Local News, News

The next meeting of the Madison County Republican Party is scheduled for Monday, September 9th at 11:30 AM at Logan’s Roadhouse, 604 Carriage House Drive. This month our guest speaker will be Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, State Rep. Joe Carr. As always, lunch is dutch treat. If you plan on eating, please arrive early and be prepared to order […]

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Jackson City Council and play time

Jackson City Council and play time

on September 4, 2013, 9:18 AM / in Local News, News

Once more the Sun gets it wrong…… Yesterday I reported that The Jackson City Council did not vote on the issue of the property regarding the North Jackson Tennis Center, however by approving the expenditure to hire the arch. firm design services pretty well ends the question if it will pass at next months council. The fate of Conger park […]

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Tennis in Jackson

Tennis in Jackson

on August 31, 2013, 9:54 AM / in Local News, News

The Jackson City Council will be viewing a deal the Mayor and his staff made this Tuesday regarding a new Tennis facility. The first step in this package will be the purchase of land on what used to be part of Highland Greens Golf Course located on North Highland close to Ashport Road. This issue is being pushed by the […]

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Study examines how education dollars are spent in TN

on August 30, 2013, 9:37 AM / in Local News, News, State News

A statewide non-profit is tracking how your tax dollars are being spent on education. The study from the Beacon Center of Tennessee shows more of that money is now going to the central office and away from the classroom. The study found of the about $10,000 spent per student in the state, less than 54 percent is directed at classroom […]

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The Lift

The Lift

on August 29, 2013, 9:54 AM / in Local News, National News, News, Opinion, State News

Some one asked my opinion the other day of the development of HUD subsidized apartments in downtown Jackson. Now I have been pretty silent about this for some time but I guess it is about time I say something. Looks nice doesn’t it? How long do you think this will last? How much do you think this will cost you, the middle […]

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Jackson, Tennessee City Council Agenda Meeting for September 2013

on August 24, 2013, 9:54 AM / in Local News, News

AGENDA JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I.        CALL TO ORDER II.       INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. (COUNCILMEMBER VICKY FOOTE) III.       ROLL CALL IV.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 6, 2013, CITY COUNCIL MEETING V.       INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT VI.      PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITION VII.     FIRST READING:  […]

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From the Agency That LOVES to Steal

From the Agency That LOVES to Steal

on August 24, 2013, 8:28 AM / in Local News, News, State News

With that, every American will be able to begin the process of obtaining affordable, quality health insurance.  Individuals will not be the only ones to benefit; employers with less than 50 employees, including small cities, will also be able to take advantage of their state’s Small Business Health Insurance Options Program (SHOP).  SHOP will give small employers and their employees […]

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Beth Harwell files Bebb complaint with attorney licensing board

Beth Harwell files Bebb complaint with attorney licensing board

on August 23, 2013, 10:46 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Judy Walton Original Post Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has joined other state lawmakers asking the state’s Board of Professional Responsibility to investigate allegations of ethical misconduct by 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb. In an emailed statement, Harwell spokeswoman Kara Owen said this: “Attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee are bound to follow […]

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Memphis police say no charges after gun goes off in school

on August 23, 2013, 10:41 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — – Memphis police say no charges will be filed after a kindergartner brought to school a gun that discharged in the child’s backpack. Police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph says the 5-year-old student and the child’s mother were released from custody Thursday night, hours after the kindergartner was detained by police at Westside Elementary School. Officials […]

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Bits and Pieces August 22nd, 2013

Bits and Pieces August 22nd, 2013

on August 22, 2013, 8:21 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. Fritz Edmonds (Channeling […]

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