HEADLINES

The Music of Jackson

Thursday, November 30 Jackson Plectral Society, Casey Jones Village, 6:30pm Open Jam w/ Elks Jammers, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Steven Stewart, The Downtown Tavern, 7pm Olivia Faye & Dirty Don, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 7pm Karaoke Night, West Alley BBQ, 6:30pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9pm Friday, December 1 Southern Fire Band, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, 7pm Blue Eyed Sun, Crown Winery, 7pm Jason Crabb, The Calvary Church, 7pm Bullettown Trio, Bistro Eleven Sixty, 7:30pm The Groove Band, Redbones, 8pm Kimberlie Helton, J. Thomas (formerly Miss Ollies), 8pm Ethan Torsak, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8pm Overdrive III, Ray’s Hideout (Bet

Give Back Jack

Organizations around Jackson got into the International Day of Giving Spirit today with the Give Back Jack. Representatives from Manpower visited the Boys and Girls club as part of Give Back Jack and helped some of the students with reading and homework. Manpower wanted to help with the Boys and Girls Club because they wanted to help the next generation.

Jones presents 10-Year plan to County Commission

Superintendent Eric Jones and Jackson-Madison County schools presented their 10 year plan to the Madison County commission Tuesday morning. The presentation opened with a overview of achievement and academics in the school district which opened the eyes of some of the commissioners. "I was thrilled he opened with academics and he was wiling to put forward what is happening with Madison county. We have talked about this for years but not everyone had realized how far we had slipped" said County Commissioner Larry Lowrance. The presentation of actual the capital plan went over the cost estimates and the reasoning behind what school would be renovated or shut down. Although some commissioners s

Protect Your Packages

Cyber Monday is here, and U-P-S estimates it will deliver nearly 850 million packages this holiday season. But how do we keep those packages safe? We decided to check in with the Jackson-Madison County Sheriff's Office for some advice on making sure our online shopping steals aren't...well, stolen. According to Sheriff John Mehr (mayor)...there have been problems around the county in the past.

Drive Thru Light Show Now Open

A new light show at the fairgrounds is trying to get the hub city in the Christmas spirit the Star C A new light show at the fairgrounds is trying to get the hub city in the Christmas spirit the star center's drive through light show: Christmas under the stars opened Friday. The displays features some animated displays including Santa and Rudolf the red nose reindeer. The show provides the star center a way of raising money for their organization while also letting west Tennessee families make lasting holiday memories. Tickets for Christmas under the stars are just 10 dollars a car and is open Tuesday through Sunday from dusk until nine, from now until December 30th.

Internet service to consumers could change drastically based on FCC vote.

December 14th the Federal Communications Commission is schedule to vote on a policy that could impact any who uses the internet. Essentially their would be different tiers of internet users. Right now , everyone is supposed to be on an equal playing field. But if the FCC moves forward with internet providers that could get favored status. It could leave average consumers with slower services and higher prices.

West Tennessee Artisan Trail Holiday Studio Tour

Art and holidays go together like jingle bells and Santa! The West Tennessee Artisan Trail Holiday Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, featuring artworks that include pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, metalcrafts, books and woodturning. Art lovers will be treated to hors d’oeuvres as they shop for beautiful art. Locations on the tour include: The Ned, 314 E Main St, Jackson, TN 38301. Inside the old City Hall building. On the lower level: Janice Sumler - paintings, in her studio. First floor: Andrew Boks - abstract paintings, in his studio. Second floor inside the old City Hall. Artists include: Jan Strickland - pottery; Greg Phillips - woodturning; Jess

Madison County INCREASES IMPAIRED-DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

Madison County INCREASES IMPAIRED-DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING HOLIDAY SEASON Jackson, TN – Madison County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 13 - 31, surrounding the holiday season. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization. Throughout the holiday season the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols throughout Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everybody a happy and safe holiday season. Please remembe

Shiloh Battlefield to Conduct Prescribed Burns

Shiloh National Military Park will conduct a prescribed burn in the early December. Park staff, with assistance from the Natchez Trace Parkway Fire Management Team, will burn the East Branch Zone/Lost Field area. The East Branch Unit is a 232-acre unit bordered by Hamburg-Purdy Road to the north, Eastern Corinth Road to the east, Corinth Road to the west, and Peabody Road to the south. Prescribed fire is a beneficial and cost-effective tool for managing several forest types, as well as grasslands. Historically, fire has played a natural role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. A controlled burn reduces the build-up of dead woody debris and non-native vegetation, decreases risk of catast

Limited Seating Still Available at FHU’s Annual Benefit Dinner

Henderson, Tennessee (Nov. 28, 2017)—Limited seating remains available for Freed-Hardeman University’s Annual Benefit Dinner set for Friday night, Dec. 1, 2017, according to Dave Clouse, FHU vice president for community engagement. He, however, still fully expects the event to reach its $1.5 million goal for scholarships at FHU. Tim Tebow, Heisman trophy winner at the University of Florida and NFL quarterback turned SEC college football analyst and professional baseball player, will be the featured speaker at this year’s event. He is known not only for his athletic skills, but also as a philanthropist and an author. FHU President David Shannon will be enjoying his first benefit dinner since

Toys for Tots Team with Bikers

The US Marine Corp Reserves and the Iron Order Bikers have teamed up to make Christmas just a bit more enjoyable this year.

Adaptive driving make road headway

Valley View Junior High in Jonesboro Arkansas has taken the initiative to give special education students a unique opportunity to take to the road, and prepare for driver’s exam. The adaptive driver’s program, is riding its way into more schools across the country. After sixteen years of teaching, Tina Golden searched for a program that would give her special education students a crash course in being autonomous as they prepare for high school. That’s when the adaptive driver’s education course came to Valley View Junior High. Valleyview Junior High is now one of few schools in the southeast to offer the adaptive drivers education course for special needs students. Tina Golden introduced the

Active shooter training draws crowd

More than 8-hundred pastors, law enforcement and church security teams attended an active shooter training workshop. The discussion was prompted by the recent shootings in Sutherland Springs Texas. Organizers say they were surprised by how large of a turnout showed up.

Second Chance Court Gives Women Hope

omen in Jackson Tennessee are getting a second chance at hope. The women attend an 8 week drug court to help them make better choices in life. This week was graduation and for many a new beginning.

Meat sales boost cause

What started by accident nearly 17 years ago is now a major fundraiser for Birth Choice. The non profit group will generate nearly 12-thousand dollars this Thanksgiving and Christmas. They sell pre-orders to Turkey, Chicken and Ham

Hospitals Face IV Bag Shortage

It's a problem facing every hospital in the United States. After the most recent hurricane ripped through Puerto Rico, one of the nations largest producers of IV bags was destroyed. That left hospitals scrambling with innovative ways to conserve their supplies.

Union wins lawsuit against HHS

For the school, they viewed the mandate as a violation of their religious liberties and wanted the freedom to design a plan that is more in line with their values. "We wanted not only be able to believe in life begins at conception but to be able to design a health plan for our employees that follow that belief that life begins at conception" said Union President Samuel "Dub" Oliver. Oliver says they tried every method of petition possible to be exempt from the birth control mandate before resorting to the law suit "We had expressed our concerns through the regular regulatory process. Through our elected representatives and those sort of things. Once we realized the federal government was no

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