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Two Friends Involved in Stabbing, Investigation Ongoing

Shortly before 5 p.m. on January 30, police responded to a report of a stabbing. The preliminary investigation has determined that two men were inside of a car in the drive-thru of Taco Bell at 2330 North Highland Avenue. One man begin hitting the other man with his fists. The man being assaulted, then stabbed the other man in self-defense. Both men were treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Investigators have identified both men involved and have determined that they are friends. Police are not searching for any other suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Suspect arrested

On 01/31/2018 at around 12:00 PM, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which is comprised of officers from the Jackson Police Department, Tennessee Department of Corrections, and US Marshall’s Service, arrested Braxton Taylor, age 19, of Jackson on a warrant for Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder. Taylor was apprehended in the 200 block of East Forrest Avenue. On January 28th, officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of 1225 N. Highland Avenue. In an alley behind 1225 N. Highland, a victim suffering from apparent gunshots was located by Jackson Police Officers. The victim in the shooting was transported by Emergency M

USJ student heads to Carnegie Hall

NBC 39's Jackson Overstreet spoke with to University School of Jackson student Kevin Cheng about his upcoming trip to play Carnegie Hall in New York City

UT-TSU Extension Madison County Activities Schedule

Activities Schedule Winter 2017 Horticulture Celeste Scott ● cscott52@utk.edu ● 731-668-8543 ext. 105 Registration for class is required by calling the Extension office. All classes are held at Madison County Ag Auditorium, 309 North Parkway. February 20th 5:30-6:30 pm Where to Begin - Site Selection & Garden Planning It’s never too early to make a plan! A successful vegetable gardener starts earlier than you might think. We will be discussing how to select the proper planting site, garden planning, ordering seed, and many other tasks that must be considered well in advance of planting your spring garden. March 20th 5:30-6:30 pm Don’t Dig Dirt, Shovel Soil! Understanding Soil & Plant Nutr

Jackson Chamber's February 2018 Video News

Jackson Chamber's February 2018 Video News includes information on upcoming chamber events, news, ribbon cuttings, new members, and our Member Connection Video that highlights the STAR Center, Inc. Kyle Spurgeon: Jackson Chamber is continuing to focus on education in 2018 - Improving K12, building our workforce, and increasing our number of college graduates. We remind you to join us February 1st, that's Thursday for the launch of Southwest Tennessee Reconnect. Our newest staff member Tina Shreeve briefly explains what she does. Tina Shreeve: As the college success advisor for Southwest Tennessee Reconnect I'm here to help adult students go back to school and finish their degree.

Nelly concert another part of Music community in Jackson

Jackson has a long history of music and that tradition continues this spring when Nelly comes play at the Jackson Generals ballpark. Getting an artist of his size has a positive reverberating impact on the community's quality of life says the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. "More and more people are moving to cities for the experience of that community, as opposed to for a job, so anything we can do to have a help Jackson have a higher quality of life is excellent for us in recruiting and retaining people" said Ryan Porter, COO, Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The concert will be one in a long list of music shows that happen throughout the region "Jackson has always been a entertainment hub, we've

TBI Academy Accepting Applications

The TBI Citizens’ Academy is accepting applications for the academy beginning in May in Nashville. The Citizens’ Academy is an opportunity to provide a hands-on approach to members of the community who want a better understanding of the TBI. Each year, we hold a position for a member of the media who may be interested in learning more about how the TBI works. You’ll learn from Agents about how we get involved in investigations, and how the process works. You’ll even have a chance to work a staged crime scene. You’ll learn more about cyber crime, human trafficking, drug investigations, the role the Tennessee Fusion Center plays in fighting crime, and much more. The Academy takes place Tuesday

Shark Ecology Studies in the 21st Century

UT Martin will host academic speaker Kesley Gibson, a Martin native and 2012 UT Martin graduate, as part of the university’s Academic Speakers Program on Jan. 30. Gibson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and will discuss “Shark Ecology Studies in the 21st Century: Satellite Tracking Provides Insights to the Apex Marine Predator.”

Generals announce multiple 2018 job fair dates

Jackson, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals will host their annual job fair across two consecutive Saturdays in February as they prepare for the 2018 Southern League season. Generals officials expect to hire more than 100 employees to work game-day positions for the Generals during the team's April-through-Labor Day schedule. "Game-day positions are an essential part of our operation," said Generals GM Nick Hall. "Every one of these positions has a hand in making The Ballpark at Jackson a fun and satisfying place to spend a summer night. This is a valuable opportunity for Jackson community members to work with their peers at home games, learn about the daily operations of a professional sports fra

Propane Provides Alternative to Electricity

Keeping your home warm in this cold weather might mean using your own propane tank to do so. Propane is an energy source used in millions of homes, but if you are using your own tank this winter you need to make sure it's properly cared for. Jackson Energy Authority tells us right now they're working hard to get enough propane out to those with home tanks in more rural areas although JEA itself manages and monitors the propane fuel servicing homes around town. Steve Bowers of JEA tells NBC39, his company ( JEA ) tries to alleviate A lot of those concerns...about, how much fuel is needed in the tank and all that stuff, we try to take care of that for customers, because we're out there, we kn

Officer recounts her Brush with Death 20 Years Later

A local member of the Madison County Sheriff's Department recounts her near death encounter from over 20 years ago Major Michelle Mehr’s story is one of many chronicled in a new book. She sat down with nbc 39's Jackson Overstreet. We do want to warn viewers that some of the video may be graphic "As I went to arrest this individual, he spun around and hit me in the face and proceed to beat me." Says Michelle Mehr, Those were the last thoughts Mehr would have before she slipped into a weeklong coma. Major Michelle Mehr of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department was brutally assaulted while at a routine traffic stop almost 21 years ago while working as a police officer in East Texas. Mehr says

Deputy Arrested on Domestic Assault

Madison County Sheriff John Mehr confirms that Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Shane Paar has been arrested. He was allegedly accused of simple domestic assault, involving his Son. The incident occurred at 11:06 this morning at 61 Madelyn Cove in Oakfield. Deputy Paar has been placed on Administrative leave and suspended with pay. He will be arraigned in Court Monday. The case is still under investigation.

Ice Removal is a Headache for City Workers

I slipped and fell, says Marian Cleaves. It was very icy. Ice covered, snow covered. I simply fell Marin cleaves is a federal employee who works in downtown Jackson. Today she struggled to get to her car. Wednesday, she came to work and before she knew it she was on her back. She says, “we’re not used to this because we don't usually get this kind snow in the South. I would think they would be able to clear it a little bit better. Cleaves might have a bruise but says she doesn’t consider herself injured. Unless you were in jackson to experience the recent weather, it’s hard to appreciate how bad the frozen rain hit before the snows came. The city’s snow plows couldn’t get their blades clo

Get ahead with these wise uses for your tax refund

For some people getting a tax refund feels like winning the lottery. Others view the refund as a type of savings account that keeps them from spending. Either way, what it really means is that they allowed Uncle Sam to hold their money throughout the year rather than having it to spend or save themselves. By the end of December 2017, the IRS had distributed more than 100 million individual tax refunds for the year with each refund averaging $2,895. It’s important to resist the temptation to blow this money. Instead, now is a great time to use your refund to improve your financial future. What you need to do to improve your financial future is dependent upon your current status. To make wise

Local Colleges talk about snow plans

Schools out for winter? That has been the case here in Jackson and West Tennessee due to the snow that swept over the region in the past week. Jackson State Community College will re-open its doors to students Friday for the first time in the week, mostly due to the commuter status of most of the students and staff. "We need to be very cognoscente of where people live and even our employees who drive as much as an hour to work everyday" says Dr. Larry Bailey, Vice-President of Academic Affairs for Jackson State. Dr. Bailey says that the loss of instruction time won't be felt as hard because a lot of the class content is stored online through a program called E learning. "Many of our faculty

Jackson Madison Schools Remain Closed

Due to the continued dangerous road conditions across parts of the District, all Jackson-Madison County schools will be closed Friday, January 19. However, Central Office will open at 10 a.m. Also, we are asking all bus drivers who have buses at their homes to crank their rigs, Friday morning. Maintenance staff will be on duty and available to respond to any issues.

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