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Jackson Music Scene

The Music of Jackson! Thursday, October 26 The Jace Hargrove Band, Libation Station (Union City), 5:30pm Jackson Plectral Society, Casey Jones Village, 6:30pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Steve Green, The Downtown Tavern, 7pm Johnny Mac, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 7pm Karaoke Night, West Alley BBQ, 7:30pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, BUS Stop, 8pm Tap Out, The Tap, 9pm Friday, October 27 The Skeleton Krew, The Bust Stop (Dyersburg), 6pm Southern Fire Band, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, 7pm Tyler Goodson, Mulligans, 7pm Classic Nashville Roadshow, The NED, 7:30pm The Groove, Redbones, 8pm 5 Stories & Kings Avail, Ricochet Bar, 8pm Jordan & Emily, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8pm Ove

Irish Folk Musicians, Paul Brock Band, to perform free concert at JSCC

Jackson, Tenn (Oct. 16, 2017) – Internationally recognized Irish folk musician Paul Brock and his band are scheduled to appear at Jackson State Community College on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Ayers Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. Paul Brock has previously performed at Jackson State as a part of the Brock McGuire Band. Brock returns to Jackson along with other Brock McGuire members which include Shane Ferrell on banjo, Denis Carey on piano, and Dave Curley on guitar, bodhran (Irish drum), vocals and dancing. As a part of Brock McGuire, Paul Brock has performed with bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Accolades incl

TDMHSAS Presents Major Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grant to Madison County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: MOLLY GORMLEY October 13, 2017 615-741-8760 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) today joined Madison County Sheriff John Mehr and Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) as Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (TDMHSAS) Commissioner Marie Williams awarded a major mental illness grant to the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex. The $3.1 million grant will go towards creating a behavi

Jackson State to host diversity conference

Jackson, Tenn (Oct. 10, 2017) – To better prepare students to be successful in an ever-diversifying work environment, Jackson State Community College is offering its first Identity and Difference Conference on Oct. 27. The objective of the conference is to hear perspectives on diversity and difference and contribute to the discourse surrounding social and cultural identity, said Dr. Liz Mayo, associate professor of English. It is a chance for students and faculty to share scholarship, teaching methods, curriculum ideas, student success strategies, and classroom experiences that expand their understanding of diversity and identity in the classroom. “One of the things employers are looking for

FACING FUTURE CHOICES CONFERENCE SCHEDULED

Jackson, Tennessee (October 9, 2017) - The 16th Annual Facing Future Choices Conference, a FREE educational event, has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9AM-1PM, at the West Jackson Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Jackson, Tennessee. The conference will address issues facing the aging population and those people who are caring for a loved one. Topics will include: Let’s Talk About Diabetes and Diet by Melissa Walls, Director of Disease Management and Jeanette Tinsley, RD, LDN of West Tennessee Healthcare; Let’s Talk About Final Decisions and Arrangements by Bob Arrington, Founder and President of Arrington Funeral Directors; and Let’s Talk about Scams and Security by Jason M

FHU to Inaugurate 16th President Oct. 19

FHU to Inaugurate 16th President Oct. 19 Henderson, Tennessee (Oct. 9, 2017)--David R. Shannon will be inaugurated as the 16th president of Freed-Hardeman University Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium. He began his duties June 1, having been selected by university trustees April 21, 2017, following an extensive search. Chairman of the FHU Board of Trustees John Law, who has called Shannon “an expert communicator, collaborator, team builder, motivator and encourager,” will present the presidential medallion to Shannon. “We look forward to seeing the ways God will use his talents to lead and impact lives for generations,” Law said.The processional, led by Dr. Roy Sharp,

Jackson State to launch new robotics training program

Jackson, Tenn (Oct. 9, 2017) – Jackson State Community College will receive about $175,000 to purchase cutting-edge equipment and create a unique robotics training center for manufacturing students and workers at companies in West Tennessee. The funding allows Jackson State to become a certified trainer for FANUC robots – the primary brand used by manufacturers throughout the region. The community college will add three vision-equipped robots to its industrial technology program and become the only certified trainer in the Mid-South. The nearest program is in North Carolina. “If you have the proper number of robots equipped the proper way, and your instructor has the proper training, you can

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