Corker’s Office Honors Constitution Week at Jackson Christian School Students in 13 Tennessee School

WASHINGTON – Sunday, September 17 was the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, and to mark the occasion, students in 13 Tennessee schools participated last week in “Constitution Week” events sponsored by the office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). One event took place on Thursday in Jackson, where a member of Corker’s staff delivered an interactive presentation to students at Jackson Christian School, who were dressed in Disney attire due to homecoming week celebrations. “Each year, my office has the privilege of speaking with students across the Volunteer State about the document that has served as the foundation of our country for more than 200 ye

Veteran's Offered De-Escalation Tactics Training for Military Veterans in Crisis

Madison County Sheriff John Mehr has a special Training Announcement concerning Public Safety De-Escalation tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis (PSDTMVC). The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the two day event at the new West Tennessee Regional Training Center, 317 Denmark-Jackson Road September 26th and 27th. Registration begins at 7:30 am and the training is from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Sheriff Mehr acknowledges “Military veterans experience a unique set of circumstances when reintegrating into society post-deployment. They can suffer physical and psychological aftereffects from traumatic experiences that can culminate in injury to themselves, their families, and public safety/la

Union to host broadcast, panel discussion on opioid addiction

JACKSON, Tenn. — Union University’s School of Social Work will host a Sept. 27 live broadcast of experts discussing the nation’s opioid epidemic. “Recovery, Prevention, and Hope: Confronting the Opioid Crisis” will feature a broadcast from Washington D.C. with a panel convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discussing awareness, encouraging compassion and reinforcing the role of community and families in long-term recovery and prevention. Following the broadcast, a panel of local experts will also address the topic. Panelists include Barry Cooper of the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, Mary Russell of the Aspell Recovery Center, Kim Parker of Pathw

JMCSS staff donates thousands to promote reading

It’s Imagination Library Week: JACKSON, Tenn. – Members of the Jackson-Madison County School System family donate almost $9,500 to the Jackson-Madison County , yearly. This ranks the District as the second largest donor behind the United Way, showing the commitment faculty and staff have to keeping literacy a priority. “We want to do what we can to close the gap for children who may lack access to books that will lead them to exciting adventures through the stories found in their pages,” said Teresa Russell, Leader of Early Foundations. The Imagination Library provides a book to every child from birth until his or her fifth birthday at no cost to the family. The books are purchased by a lo

Ayers Honored at Dedication of Health Science Building

Jackson, Tenn (Sept. 15, 2017) – The opening of the Jim and Janet Ayers Center for Health Sciences at Jackson State Community College “is a perfect marriage between education and health care,” said Janet Ayers at the center’s dedication ceremony Sept. 12. Both Jim and Janet Ayers praised the work of Jackson State while college officials thanked the Ayers for their commitment to education. “Jackson State has been near and dear to my heart for many years,” Jim Ayers said. The concept for the Ayers Foundation, which funds college scholarships and projects like the health sciences center, was born at Jackson State, he added. Jackson State President Dr. Allana Hamilton thanked the Ayers “who do s


Jackson, Tennessee- West Tennessee Healthcare’s Senior Services Department, West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center, and the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation invite you to attend a free mini conference for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and professional and family caregivers. “Shifting Gears - Preparing for the Road Ahead,” is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in the J. Walter Barnes Auditorium, located at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital, 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, Tennessee. The conference will feature Dr. Lee Murray, MD, West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine. Dr. Murray’s presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease…the Basics,” wil

Run to provide shoes for JMCSS students

JACKSON, Tenn. – Every day, almost 13,000 students sit in classrooms in the Jackson-Madison County School System. Thousands of those young boys and girls live in poverty. Stringent new guidelines show approximately 40 percent of JMCSS families are in poverty. By federal standards that means a family of four survives on $24,600 a year or less. Each of the District’s students is provided free breakfast and lunch every day. But some of their needs go beyond that essential. Some students don’t have the shoes they need to participate in some Physical Education activities at school. There’s a way to change that – the Goody2Shoes 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. Each $25 pre-registration fee will buy a p

Alzheimer's Walk This Weekend

The annual Alzheimer's Walk to End Alzheimer's is just around the corner -- September 16 at Union University -- and SWTDD will be having a team walking to help fund research for those suffering with Alzheimer's Disease and their families/caretakers. To donate in support of SWTDD's team, click here. "Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans," says alz.org website about

Irma Forces Golf Tournament to Move

ANNUAL FOLLOW ME CELEBRITY Golf classic WITH celebrity golfer “Too tall” jones Jackson, TN (September 11, 2017) -- Due to forecasts of wind gusts and torrential rain from Hurricane Irma, the Jackson Madison County African American Chamber (JMCAACC) has elected to move its 7th Annual Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic with guest celebrity golfer Ed “Too Tall” Jones to a new date of Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Bent Tree Golf Course, 2993 Paul Coffman Drive (38301). The tournament was originally scheduled for September 12th. “This is the first time in seven years that the tournament has had to be moved. We are excited that Mr. Ed Jones will be able to join us on the new date of September 26t

Jackson State to be Recognized for Work with Veterans by State of Tennessee

Jackson, Tenn (Sept. 8, 2017) – The State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Higher Education Committee (THEC) are recognizing Jackson State Community College for its work with veterans and active military and also awarding Jackson State grant money that will be used to help its student veterans succeed. Jackson State will officially be designated as a VETS Campus and as the recipient of a Veteran Reconnect Grant in a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 in Room 203 of the Jim Moss Center for Nursing. Speakers at the event will include THEC director Mike Krause, area legislators, Jackson State president Dr. Allana Hamilton and Jackson State student leaders. Jackson State is one of 22 institution

JSCC to celebrate 50-year milestone

Jackson, Tenn (Sep. 5, 2017) – The beginning of the fall semester this year marks 50 years since classes were first offered on the Jackson State Community College campus. To commemorate this milestone, a reception will be held on the main campus in the Student Center Monday, September 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. “This will be a time to focus on the tremendous impact that the college has had in the lives of our students as well as in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Allana Hamilton, JSCC president. “We look forward to seeing former students, faculty and staff at this momentous event in our history.” Jackson State registered its first students in September, 1967 and began classes in October with an

A Community Garden Allows for Hands-On Work for FFA Students

JACKSON- For most high school students, dealing with things like dirt and worms might freak them out a little bit. but for the Future Farmers of America in Jackson... the story is a little different. Right now, the family owners of Casey Jones Village are working with the FFA students at South Side High School, planting and harvesting a community garden to share with locals and tourists alike. “We get over 500,000 people through our village every year from all over the world, so these kids are going to be able to see how what they do affects their community and their state,” says Juanita Shaw, co-owner of the village. The students' current project involves implementing red wiggler worms into

A New Way to Experience Impaired Driving Comes to Jackson

JACKSON- You may think of yourself as a good driver, but Madison County Sheriff’s Office is here to show you there’s more to distracted driving than meets the eye, with a technique much more serious than just a video game. This driving simulation set-up allows people to experience the effects of dangerous driving…whether it be from texting, making phone calls, or having consumed alcohol. Lieutenant Allen Castleman and other staff at the Sheriff’s Office are bringing the simulator…as well as ‘fatal vision’ goggles, which depict the perception of those with alcohol-impaired vision, to events and schools across the area. “The importance, there, is to try and keep people alive, ultimately, so th

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