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Child Death Called Suspicious

Madison County Sheriff John Mehr reported that our deputies responded to a call at 5:02 yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, October 30th) at 146 Cane Creek Road, off Riverside Dr. in Jackson. Upon arrival EMS was on the scene and a three year old female child was unresponsive. EMS transported her to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where the child was pronounced deceased. MCSO Investigators were called in to the cause of death and the MCSO Victim Coordinators to work with the family. This is a suspicious death, and the child has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy. The case is being jointly being worked by the MCSO and the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. District Attorney Ge

Belk Department Store to Host Charity Drive for Tennessee Children’s Home

Jackson, TN, —Belk department store will host “Gifts for the Home” a drive for much-needed household items for Tennessee Children’s Home. The items may be purchased at the local Belk store, or may be purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Belk. Belk Store manager, Tammy Tomberlin, said, “this is a great way for Belk to give back to charities like Tennessee Children’s Home.” The event will run during the month of November. Items needed include twin sheets and blankets, pots and pans, towels, washcloths, dishes, silverware, cooking needs Tennessee Children’s Home-West serves young men ages 13-18 here in West Tennessee helping them with troubles they face in their lives. We teach them throug

Child Death Called Suspicious

Madison County Sheriff John Mehr reported that our deputies responded to a call at 5:02 yesterday afternoon (Tuesday Oct. 31st) at 146 Cane Creek Road, off Riverside Dr. in Jackson. Upon arrival EMS was on the scene and a three year old female child was unresponsive. EMS transported her to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where the child was pronounced deceased. MCSO Investigators were called in to the cause of death and the MCSO Victim Coordinators to work with the family. This is a suspicious death, and the child has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy. The case is being jointly being worked by the MCSO and the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. District Attorney Genera

Early voting surpasses 20 percent in week one

1310 voters cast ballots during early voting on Friday at the Madison County Election Commission. 12,714 ballots have now been cast during the early voting period which is a little over 21% of the registered voters in Madison County. The early voting site is located at 311 North Parkway in Jackson in the auditorium of the Madison County Agricultural Complex. Early voting will continue until November 1st. Voting hours are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm next Saturday. Election Day is November 6th. In order to vote, a photo ID issued by the State of Tennessee or the U.S. Government must be presented. If you have moved within Madison County since the

Union mourns death of assistant softball coach

JACKSON, Tenn. — Rachel Glazebrook, assistant softball coach at Union University, was found dead in her home Wednesday morning. Police found no evidence of foul play. Her body will be taken to Nashville for an autopsy. “We grieve the passing of Coach Glazebrook and offer our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and the Union softball team,” Union President Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver said. “Rachel lived her life for Christ, and we take comfort in knowing that she is now in the presence of the Savior. I ask the entire Union community to be in prayer for Rachel’s family, friends, fellow coaches and student athletes in the days ahead.” Glazebrook joined Union’s coaching staff in August after

Drug seizure on Gilman Lane

On October 23, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit, Jackson Police Department SWAT Unit and the Jackson Police Department Gang Unit executed a search warrant for illegal narcotics at 51 Gilman Lane Apt. #103 in Jackson Tennessee. During this search and investigation Agents recovered approximately 479 grams of crystal methamphetamine (ice), 26 grams of Heroin, Marijuana, Hydrocodone pills, 9 weapons of which 2 are reported stolen. Agents seized $6,285 in U.S. Currency that are proceeds of illegal narcotic sales and 2 vehicles utilized in furtherance of illegal narcotic drug sales. Three suspects have been taken into custody in relation to this in

Library Card Sign-up Month Hugh Success

(Jackson, TN) – September was Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Jackson-Madison County Library joined with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student had the most important school supply of all – a free library card. For the fourth year, Jackson City Councilman Ernest Brooks II joined with the library to help promote the event in Jackson-Madison County. After a brief program, children who signed up for a library card were treated to free books, fun activities and refreshments. “We had a very impressive number of registrations this year. We are thankful to Councilman Brooks for his support in promoting the library and this event.

JMCSS mourns the loss of a beloved educator

JMCSS mourns the loss of a beloved educator JACKSON, Tenn. – He was the teacher who made math fun for fourth graders and made even the toughest day more bearable for his fellow educators. Derrick Taylor was a special man whose absence is undeniable at Rose Hill School. Taylor, an avid outdoorsman, was killed in a single ATV accident over the weekend near his family’s home in McNairy County. Taylor was married to his college sweetheart, Sonya, whom he met at Freed-Hardeman University. They share two children Zane, a student at FHU, and Ella, 14. “Mr. Taylor left a legacy at Rose Hill with his gift for teaching, passion for making learning fun and his steadfast love for his students,” said

Early Voting has Madison County at 12.5 Percent

1610 voters cast ballots on Monday at the Madison County Election Commission early voting site. The total is now 7426 for this early voting period. Nearly 12.5% of the registered voters in Madison County have now cast their ballot. The early voting site is located at 311 North Parkway in Jackson in the auditorium of the Madison County Agricultural Complex. Early voting will continue until November 1st. Voting hours are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm next Saturday. Election Day is November 6th. In order to vote, a photo ID issued by the State of Tennessee or the U.S. Government must be presented.

Epperson leaving Liberty for role as assistant superintendent

JACKSON, Tenn. – After two decades of educating children in the Jackson-Madison County School System, Dr. Janice Epperson is preparing for a larger role in a new system. Dr. Epperson has been named Assistant Superintendent for a Connecticut school district. “I have always aspired to be a superintendent and this position will allow me to get the experience to continue to pursue that dream,” she explained. “Leaving during a school year is not ideal but I feel this is an opportunity I can’t pass up.” Epperson said this position was not available at the beginning of the school year and had just recently become opened. Dr. Epperson has held various roles in JMCSS, most recently assuming the du

Community: Lieutenant Anderson graduates School of Police Staff and Command.

The Jackson Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Rodney Anderson from the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Lieutenant Anderson graduated the grueling ten week program hosted in Nashville, TN. Lieutenant Anderson joins an elite alumni of graduates comprised of thousands of leaders from all over the world, many who hold Chief of Police positions. This program was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983 and has graduated over 18,000 students both nationally and internationally. Lieutenant Anderson was one of 33 students in class #442 of School of Police Staff and Command who graduated September 28,

Brownsville Man Arrested in Death of Jackson Woman

Homicide Investigation Jackson police are investigating the homicide of Amanda Northern, 24, of Jackson. On Oct. 16 around 8 p.m., Officers responded to 507 Parkwood Trace Apartments in reference to a welfare concern. Police determined that Northern was deceased from an apparent homicide, and her two children, ages three and two, were missing. Jackson police Investigators developed information that the children were with their father, Keon Stewart, 23, of Brownsville, TN. The Tennessee Bureau Investigation broadcasted an Endangered Child alert. Jackson police Investigators determined that Stewart was in Chattanooga, TN. JPD contacted the Chattanooga Police Department, and they locat

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