With that many people visiting Jackson for the concert, local business, especially restaurants, saw a huge uptick in foot traffic. “we had a full house from about two, two thirty to four. Very exciting" says Eugene Pickett, owner, of Reggie's BBQ. For Eugene Pickett, having the concert at the ball park represents boon for the area now and into the future. “it’s a huge impact for this area, and I think that the more events we have like this in the area its just all the better. We’re just excited for it.” The concert also served as a huge learning experience for the generals staff, especially when it comes to handling large crowds. "For our standpoint, we didn’t know what seven and eight thous
Highlighted Stories include Union University's Scholarship Symposium. Paper airplanes gave the event a lift.
What improvement are in store for Shirline Mercer Park?
Trinity Christian Academy has a new leaders. Meet Judy Brown.
Highlights- Trash Pick Up along the South Fork Deer River as part of the Wetlands Cleanup Project.
Memphis Regional Mega Site works toward putting a work force in place to meet tenant needs.
Where you can go if you have been a victim of abuse, men or women.
The cool weather this spring is having it's impact not only farmers and planting, but its also having an impact of the recreational living. Golf Courses fighting rain, high school fighting scheduling and the Generals are fighting low attendance. The Gibson City Police are getting new body cameras. In addition to new uniforms and new cars , the Gibson City police are undergoing an image makeover.
Soybean are being planted. Weather isn't a problem right now but the threat of tariff's by China is making farmers worry.
The Madison County Courthouse is getting new security .X-Rays and Metal detectors could soon be found at the courthouse . Doors on the East and West ends will be soon locked.
Jackson TN held its very first Gubernatorial form Tuesday evening. The topic was rural Tennessee. Jackson Overstreet attended and filed this report. The Beech Dam went through an inspection this week by the Tennessee Valley Authority. It was a safety measure after a situation in California failed. Camila Rueda went along for the inspection.
Top stories include the Jackson landfill having a waste collection day to dispose of things not allowed in the county landfill. Camila Rueda files her report saying its now or wait till October.
Jackson Overstreet spent the day with Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd who addressed school funding and the pushing forward the Memphis Regional Mega-site.
Headlines stories: NAACP petition fails to gather enough signatures to force bond issue to the ballot. NAACP is now focusing on fighting illiteracy,
Also its the 50 anniversary of the UT Martin Rodeo. A preview on the rodeo and how the program offers students a chance to attend college.
Headlines: Three TDOT construction worker died last year due to non attentive drivers in work zones. An awareness effort is underway to keep workers safe on the highway.
Trades versus a 4 year degree. It appears Vo-Tech education is preferred choice. Money plays a role.
And 25 flags were donated to Liberty High School to replace old ones.
Thursday, April 12 Tyler Goodson & Friends, Redbones, 6pm Jackson Plectral Society, Casey Jones Village, 6:30pm Generations Ensemble, The UofM-Lambuth, 7pm Tatum Shapley, The Downtown Tavern, 7pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7pm Bryan Moffitt, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 7pm JC & Linda, First & Church Pub (Union City), 7pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Tap Out w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9pm Friday, April 13 Jacob Barker Music Festival, theAMP, 5-11pm Lambuth Music Fest, UofM Lambuth, 5:30-11pm Lady Sundown, TN River BBQ & Music Fest (Savannah), 5pm Sean Quinn, Crown Winery, 6pm Southern Fire Band, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, 7pm Rev. Jessie & T
Headline stories include County Commissioners listening to third graders about the needs for jail improvements versus school improvements. Lexington is the new home to an expanded Adient. 10 million dollars worth of investment are being added.
It's a new chapter for Parragon books. The general manager of Parragon, Randy Watkins say the American Book Company will be taking over a large portion of Parragon. “We have an agreement and principle from a company in east Tennessee to purchase the assets, liabilities, and assume the employees effective June 1st,” says Watkins. ABC is located in Knoxville and is a wholesale distributor of overstock books. They will not only be taking over a large portion of the building and equipment, they'll also be keeping a large number of employees. “Everyone works really hard so this new opportunity for us could be good change for all of us,” says Archer. The next step for the center is to find third
The Jackson Madison County library had a live streaming in tribute to the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination. In Memphis, at the National Civil Rights Museum, where Dr. King was assassinated, the public reflected with a series of speakers and performances. “And I think this is perfectly fitting for the legacy of a man who really stressed the importance of community and working together as a community to hold this in a place that is for the entire community,” says Spradlin. Jenci Spradlin, who organized the live stream event, said the National Civil Rights museum was reaching out to communities across the country to see if they would host live streams of the event,
A petition opposing the bond issue of 40 million dollars that the county commission voted on last month, is still active. From the 40 million dollars, 30 million would be used to build a new jail and 10 million would go towards schools. There was a public meeting at the naacp where some commission members spoke to citizens about the bond issue. “It affects everybody. Taxpayers who stay inside the city as well as people who stay outside because the state law requires the county funds schools, the county has to provide a jail,” says Brown. Chairman of the county commission, gary deaton believes that the bond issue is necessary. He says that if the jail is not built now, then the state will bui
The University of Tennessee at Martin is the first college in West Tennessee to allow the carrying of narcan Narcan is an overdose reversal agent for any oipioid . “The goal is for everyone to carry narcan. We want individuals to know that it is in our day to day environments,” says Lassiter, Lassiter, the regional overdose prevention specialist, says that 16 thousand teens become addicted to oipioids every day, and one person dies every 19 minutes. Officers on campus have received a training and are now carrying narcan. “Our campus is not immune to this problem. There’s a tool out there that we can put in our belt now that can help save a life and if we can do that and save somebody, we’re