Owner of West Tennessee Travel Agency Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Jackson, TN – A West Tennessee woman pleaded guilty to wire fraud. D. Michael Dunavant, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the guilty plea today. According to the charging instrument, Ronda Hopkins Richards, 54, is the owner of Ronda’s Travel Corner, in Jackson, TN. From November 2016 to July 2017, Richards defrauded approximately 100 clients/victims of funds related to their travel. In some cases, Richards enticed the victims to pay cash for a trip that was never booked. In other instances, she booked air travel for victims, but did not provide lodging at the destination for which the victim had pre-paid. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said

Jackson Police need assistance identifying a shoplifting suspect.

On February 25th, a heavy set white female with long dark hair who was carrying a large black purse shoplifted nearly $1,100 worth of merchandise from 1131 Vann Drive, Kohls. The female selected several items of clothing and entered the dressing room. When the female exited the dressing room she only replaced three items on the shelves. Her once empty purse appeared full. The white female exited the store at which time loss prevention attempted to stop her. The female would not stop for loss prevention and entered a older model red four door vehicle and fled the lot. The suspect stole approximately $1077.00 worth of merchandise. If anyone can identify this female, contact the Jackson Poli


Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, March 2nd New Music From Owen Available February 28th Jackson, TN (February 26, 2018) Blue Cap Entertainment in conjunction with the Jackson Generals announced today that Big Loud recording artist Jake Owen’s “Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018,” will be making a tour stop to perform at the Ballpark At Jackson on June 15, 2018. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m.. “I really do believe that life’s whatcha make it,” says Owen. “If you wake up feeling positive, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll see things throughout the day in a positive light. I think concerts are like that: it’s what you make it. People show up to have a good

Pre-K Requirements for JMCSS

Registration for the Pre-kindergarten program of the Jackson-Madison County School System begins today, February 20, and ends May 23, 2018. To qualify for consideration in the program, students must be four-years-old on or before August 15, 2018 and must meet state mandated income and eligibility requirements. Parent must also complete an enrollment form online. The form can be found at https://www.jmcss.org/Page/2026. Parents must provide the following documentation in person at Whitehall Pre-K at Nova: Copy of current year’s physical and immunizations on the Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization. Must be signed on top right corner for the physical. Must be checked on

Outstanding Educators

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Jackson-Madison County School System proudly recognizes 23 outstanding educators. One was chosen from each of the district’s schools by a panel of fellow educators and co-workers. Of those 23, three finalists were chosen to represent each grade category: Amanda Smith – Pre-K through 4th grade Erit Turner – 5th through 8th grade Amanda Kinnison – 9th through 12th grade Amanda Smith is a third-grade teacher at Arlington Elementary School. In her fourth year as an educator, Smith strives to be “that teacher,” the one who inspires and changes the life of her students just like her fifth-grade math teacher did for her. “I hated math,” she remembers. “Mr. Spence took time

JMCSS and County officials speak on school safety protocols

« name super - cg#: $$$$ (eznews) {channel: 1} Sheriff john mehr Madison county sheriff's department "One of the things we want parents to know is that we want them to stay informed. We want them to know that every school has a plan in place." With the tragedy in Florida still fresh in the mind, Jackson Madison county school system is taking stock of their crisis plans in case the worst happens. "In lieu of yesterday it's making us go back and look at our plans even more. It's better to be proactive then re-active" according to district safety coordinator Michael Morris. The schools system held a safety check with local law enforcement at Issac Lane elementary just two weeks ago to better

JSCC and Southwest Tennessee Reconnect launch informational sessions

Jackson State Community College and Southwest Tennessee reconnect held their first information session on the new program this afternoon. Representative from both groups were on hand in the school's student center to answer questions and facilitate anyone looking to sign up. The program looks to get more adult back into the school system to start or continue their education. Jackson state is also working to better accommodate those adult students according to Vice President for student services at Jackson State, Brian Gann "We're working as a college to make sure we have the support that adult students need. All adult students will be assigned a completion coach to help them once they get he

Haslam Announces Applications Is Open For Tuition-Free Community Or Technical College Through Tenn

Governor Encourages Adults to Apply at TNReconnect.gov NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the application is open for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect. Tennessee Reconnect builds off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of tuition-free community or technical college, by establishing a last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate free of tuition or mandatory fees. “We want to send a clear message that wherever you fall on life’s path, you have the opportunity to earn an education beyond high school,” Hasla

The Music of Jackson!

Thursday, February 15 Jackson Plectral Society, Casey Jones Village, 6:30pm Tyler Goodson & The Farmers Market Rythm Section, Redbones, 7pm Johnny Mac, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 7pm Josh Smith, The Downtown Tavern, 7pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9pm Friday, February 16 Southern Fire Band, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, 7pm Tyler Goodson & The Farmers Market Rythm Section, Bistro Eleven Sixty, 7pm The Best of Deer Lake (Acoustic), Samuel T. Bryant Distillery, 7:30pm Skyelor Anderson, Redbones, 8pm Kimberlie Helton, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8pm One Nyte Stand, Milan VFW, 8pm Ben Jessie & The Mechanix, Mulligans, 9pm Funky Finger, The

Grandin Encourages Different Types Of Minds

MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Temple Grandin, an internationally-known animal behaviorist and autism advocate, spoke Feb. 13 at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Her presentation, titled “Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds,” was sponsored by the Ed and Llew Jones Distinguished Lecture Series. Grandin focused her comments on the value of individuals who see the world differently than those around them, such as those on the autism spectrum and those with other learning difficulties such as dyslexia. “We’ve got to help the minds that are different succeed. We need these minds that are different, and we must not screen them out because the world needs all kinds of minds,” she sa

Randy Boyd makes law enforcment announcement with MCSO and JPD

Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd was in Jackson to announce his law enforcement coalition. The press release from the event is included below. Jackson, Tenn. – Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Governor, announced the leadership team for his statewide law enforcement coalition today that includes 45 sheriffs, police chiefs, and district attorneys who will be advising Boyd on public safety issues in Tennessee. Over the course of the campaign, Boyd has worked closely with law enforcement leaders to help craft his 10 Point plan to combat the state’s opioid crisis. He also hosted a series of public safety roundtables across the state to collaborate with law enforcement leaders on issues inc

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