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The Music of Jackson! It's Labor Day Weekend. Give Yourself a Break

Friday, August 31 Glen Case, The Blacksmith, 6pm Rev. Jessie & The Holy Smokes, Mulligans, 7pm Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7pm The Best of Deer Lake, The Flatiron Bistro, 7pm Emma Webb & Dawg Creek Band, Bolivar Music on the Square, 7pm Scott Myatt & Steve Short, Crown Winery, 7pm Skyelor Anderson, Redbones, 8pm Derrick Brantley, Fisherdale Marina (Decaturville), 8pm Randall French & Jeff Allen, Breakers Marina (Buchanan), 8pm Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9pm Ryan Rooster Lee Band, The Downtown Tavern, 10pm Saturday, September 1 TBD, The Blacksmith, 6pm 5 Stories, Rusty Shipp, & Sleep For The Weary, The Naked Turtle, 7pm Larry Frye Band, Main St. Cou

Chamber Announces 2018 Leadership Jackson Class Participants

August 31, 2018 - Jackson Chamber is pleased to announce the nominees selected for its 2018 Leadership Jackson class. Leadership Jackson is a leadership development program for community members who demonstrate leadership potential. Sponsored by the Jackson Chamber, the program is an opportunity for local professionals to learn more about the community and the challenges it faces. The class will participate in a full day information session in early September to get acquainted and find out more about what their Leadership Jackson experience will entail. Guiding the group will be Leadership Jackson 2018 Chair Pierre DuVentre, owner, D’Top Roofing and Repair; and the program’s Vice Chair Laure

Milan Fire Department Receives $340,000 Grant

The Milan Fire Department was granted $340,000 through the Assistance to Firefighters federal grant. This is a grant that the fire department has applied for and got denied in the past. They say the money will allow them to purchase things they need, that they wouldn’t be able to get themselves, like new gear, exhaust systems, and extraction gear that will replace their 20 year old gear. And everything they have planned to purchase, will be so they can better and more safely help the community. The Milan Fire Department also plans to buy a washer to get carcinogens off their gear, to keep their firefighters safe as well. They plan to have bought all the new gear with this grant in about a ye

TN Reconnect sees success in Jackson

39 New's Jackson Overstreet spoke with students and staff of Jackson State Community College about how the Tennessee Reconnect program is impacting the school this fall

RIFA Receives Donation From Church of Latter Day Saints

The RIFA food pantry received a little help from the Church of Latter Day Saints on Friday. The church presented RIFA with a $9000.00 check to help with the organization’s snack backpack program. The snack backpack program provides easy to make meals for kids who do not have easy access to food when they are out of school. This is the fourth donation the church has made to RIFA in the past few years. "This program is an amazing program that helps so many children and were so thankful to be a part of that and partner with RIFA," said Michael Pearson, bishop with the church. "This is our biggest ministry as far as the volume that goes out the door. We just need continual ongoing support to kee

UT Martin Celebrates Move In Day

Freshman are moving in and getting ready to start their journey at the University of Tennessee at Martin. And no matter where they’re coming from, older students make them feel welcome. Freshman representing 28 different states started coming into martin around 5 am on Friday. They were welcomed with more than 500 students and volunteers ready to help move into their dorm. “...asking about our daughter and where she came from and what she’s majoring in so it certainly made me feel like this is a big family and they all take care of each other,” said Paula Bartz. Student volunteers took on various roles, like elevator duty, outside duty, and greeters. Collectively, volunteers put in over 12 h

The Music of Jackson!

Thursday, August 23 Jim Bodurtant, Libation Station (Discovery Park), 5:30pm Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6pm TBD, Redbones, 6pm Tyler Goodson, The Downtown Tavern, 7pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7pm Karaoke, Hillbillys Wing Shack (Adamsville), 7pm Taco & da Mofos, Will Burton, & MORE, Slide & Ride 2, 8pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9pm Friday, August 24 Brandon Lewis, The Blacksmith, 6pm TBD, Music under the Bud Light Tent, the AMP, 6:45pm Ben Jessie & The Mechanix, Mulligans, 7pm Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7pm Stumpwater, Crown Winery, 7pm Wolf River Band, Boliv

Jackson Police investigate a Theft and need assistance identifying a person of interest.

Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are actively investigating a Theft from 941 North Parkway, Kroger. Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On August 14th, surveillance video captures an unidentified black male with short hair walk out of Kroger without rendering payment for items in his possession. This subject was wearing an orange cutoff shirt with "Edward Jones" in white lettering on the front, dark colored pants and white shoes. Anyone with information on this subject is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400 or Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers.org or 731-424-TIPS (8477).

A Sad Goodbye to K-9 Kyra

Community: With great sadness, Jackson Police acknowledges the death of one of its Police Service Dogs. , It is with great sadness that the Jackson Police Department acknowledges the death of one of its Police Service Dogs, "K-9 Kyra". K-9 Kyra passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 21 from complications due to a medical condition. Kyra was Jackson Police Department’s first female dual purpose police dog and the department’s first bomb detection dog. Kyra was partnered with Sergeant Brandon Moss, an 18 year veteran of the Jackson Police Department. Born in Holland, Kyra started her career at the age of 2 years old in May of 2011 with Sgt. Moss. She was trained to locate and apprehend

Signage Stolen at Shiloh Park

SHILOH, Tennessee – Over the last two weeks, three location identification signs have been stolen from Shiloh National Military Park. On August 5th, rangers discovered that the sign marking the location of the “Bloody Pond” had been pried from its mounting post. On August 19th, the sign marking the “Pittsburg Landing” location was reported as missing, and on August 21st the “Larkin Bell Field” sign was taken. “All of the signs, markers, monuments, and other items that are a part of Shiloh National Military Park are protected by federal law, and the penalties associated with stealing or defacing these are quite severe” said Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “Our primary role in managing the Na

Jackson State Community College gets new name, new mascot

JSCC Athletics Takes Flight Jackson, Tenn. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Jackson State Community College revealed its new athletic identity as the Green Jays Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in an event open to the employees and the community. The newly refinished gym floor was revealed to spectators eagerly awaiting the new identity. “From the very beginning we’ve been the Generals,” said Steve Cornelison, Director of Athletics and Student Activities. “At the time this mascot embodied our fighting spirit and continued with us as we built the institution and our athletic program from the ground up.” The campus chose to move forward with a new athletic identity while reflecting on the past. The idea was to have

Active Shooter Training

Local law enforcement and first responders took part in some training this morning that could help save lives. Officers and dispatcher from across west Tennessee participated in the first day of a two day active shooter training program hosted by the Madison county sheriff's department. They learned basic first aid practices to help victims who have been shot in a active shooter event as well as evacuation techniques. According to officials, the training will also improve communication across departments Madison county sheriff department trainer, lt. Joe gill says "the goal of everybody coming together, working together, understanding each other's job, because everybody has a job." The train

A.J. Croce to perform at the NED

A.J. Croce is a piano man first, and a vocal stylist second. His muted growl pulls from a host of American traditions and anti-heroes – its part New Orleans, part juke joint, and part soul. A. J. Croce’s nine albums have been released via major and independent labels, and have charted 17 Top and 20 singles and all nine albums on the radio including on Top 40, Americana, Independent, Blues, and Jazz. “Croce Plays Croce” features a complete set of classics by his father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. The show often includes such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Workin’ At the Car Wash Blues,” to name a few Th

JOINT CASE YIELDS SECOND ARREST IN 2010 HARDIN COUNTY HOMICIDE

JACKSON – In an ongoing joint investigation, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and authorities from the Savannah Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff’s Department have arrested and charged a second individual, a Savannah man, in connection to a 2010 homicide. At the request of former 24th District Attorney General Hansel McAdams, TBI Special Agents joined the homicide investigation into the death of Otylier Callens on September 8, 2010, the same day officers from the Savannah Police Department found the body of the 80-year-old in her Ryan Street home. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Michael Scott Mowdy (DOB 3

DRUG TASK FORCE ARRESTS MEN ON DRUG AND GUN CHARGES

Haywood County, Tenn. – Two men are in custody on drug charges following a two-month drug investigation in which methamphetamine, Hydrocone pills, cocaine and firearms were seized, said Johnie Carter, task force agent charge of the West Tennessee 28th Judicial Drug Task Force. Stevie C. Snipes, 43, of Trenton and Mark Lemon, 35, of Bells are in the custody of Haywood County Sheriff Billy Garrett awaiting formal charges and arraignment. Snipes was arrested by task force agents on a felony arrest warrant out of Madison County standing next to his truck in the parking lot of Exxon just off of I40 at Exit 66. Agents found 31 Hydrocodone in Snipe’s pants pocket and later found ¼ ounce of methamp

The Bailey Family Sentenced to a total of 249 Months in Federal Prison

The Bailey Family Sentenced to a total of 249 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare Jackson, TN – Following a three-week trial in February 2018, a federal jury convicted a married couple and their son, of health-care fraud offenses that led to millions of dollars lost to federal health care programs. A federal judge has sentenced them to a total of 249 months in federal prison. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentences today. Sandra Bailey, 67 of Jackson, Tenn., was convicted of 16 counts, including conspiracy, health care fraud, and paying illegal kickbacks in connection with health care services. He

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