ackson Police receives Crash Reduction Enforcement Grant.

In a cooperative effort to reduce the number and severity of traffic accidents, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office has awarded the Jackson Police Department a $50,000 grant that will pay overtime for officers to conduct traffic enforcement. During the enforcement activities officers will focus their efforts on dangerous violations such as speeding, following too close, negligent driving, and distracted driving. Due to the fact non-use of safety belts and child safety seats contribute to unnecessary injuries and fatalities, the enforcement of vehicle occupant protection statutes will be vigorous. As always impaired driving will be an area of concern, therefore CRE team members will be condu

LIFT Wellness Center hosting 5K Walk/Run

LIFT Wellness Center will be hosting a Commitment Day 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday, January 1. In addition to the Run/Walk, participants will enjoy a hot chocolate bar and medals will be awarded to the top male and female in each category. The cost to participate is $25 if you pre-register and $30 if you register the day of the race. Participants may register online at https://racesonline.com/events/lift-commitment-day-5k/registration or on the day of the race from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Packet pickup will be available on race day from 8:30 a.m. –9:30 a.m. The Commitment Day 5K Run/Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at LIFT Wellness Center, 101 Jackson Walk Plaza. For more information, please e-mail LIFTev

Harlem Globetrotters to Play at UT Martin Jan 25

MARTIN, Tenn. – The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2019 Fan Powered World Tour to the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin at 7 p.m., Jan 25, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at harlemglobetrotters.com and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays, at the UT Martin Student Recreation Center. Chair-back seats are $35 plus fees, and bleacher seats are $25 plus fees. The Globetrotters will also offer a pre-show Magic Pass for an additional $15, which will allow pass-holders to meet the stars of the team, learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court prior to the game. Military discounts are available on day-of tickets with a valid military ID. A military chair

Boyd Announces Priorities as University of Tennessee President

KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd unveiled his priorities as president of the statewide University of Tennessee system earlier today. “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve my alma mater, the University of Tennessee, and my state. We have experienced eight years of unprecedented success under Dr. Joe DiPietro, and we are deeply appreciative of his leadership. We must ensure we do not lose momentum during the transition to the next generation of visionary leadership,” said Boyd. “It is vital that we continue to do the important work currently underway, from building the endowment to enhancing educational opportunities.” During the months prior

UT System Interim President Randy Boys Spends First Day at UT Martin

UT SYSTEM INTERIM PRESIDENT RANDY BOYD SPENDS FIRST DAY AT UT MARTIN MARTIN, Tenn. – Randy Boyd, a Knoxville businessman and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alum, assumed duties as University of Tennessee System Interim President over the Thanksgiving holiday and spent Nov. 26, his first working day in office, on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin. “It seemed appropriate that I spend my first day (on the job) in Northwest Tennessee,” said Boyd, whose family has lived in Crockett and Obion counties for six generations. “I think it’s important to make sure that everybody understands across the state of Tennessee that when you’re elected president of the University of Tenne

Unemployment Situation Holds Steady Across most Tennessee Counties

Two-Thirds of Tennessee’s Counties Had Rates Drop or Remain the Same in October NASHVILLE – The majority of Tennessee’s counties experienced a drop in unemployment, or their rates remained the same, according to the October 2018 statistics released Wednesday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates dropped in 26 Tennessee counties and remained the same in 36 counties when compared to September statistics. Thirty-three counties across the state experienced an increase in unemployment during October. Williamson County continued to have the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.7 percent, which was the same rate as the previous month. Davi

Local officials offer tips to help prevent runaways

Over one and a half million children leave their homes each year as runaways, some never to return. November is National Runaway Prevention Month and 39 news’s Jackson Overstreet has more on what you can do to help. It’s a feeling no parent wants to experience. coming home to finding your child is not there. “1.8 million children in the united states a year are running away at some point.” In Madison county, the juvenile court has roughly a tenth of their cases each year involving runaways. “about eleven hundred cases a year through the juvenile court. of those, for 2017 177 of those were runaway cases and so far in 2018 we have seen 106.” Amy Jones is the director of the Madison County juve

Community: Lieutenant Danielle Jones graduates Southeastern Leadership Academy

The Jackson Police Department is proud to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Danielle Jones from the Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA). On November 9, 2018, Lieutenant Jones graduated from a five week program which focused on training involving leadership, budgeting, and command. SELA is considered an elite command course for future law enforcement leaders. According to Lieutenant Jones, the Myers Briggs personality training was one of the most informative portions of the training. "The Myers Briggs personality test was spot on" said Lieutenant Jones. Lieutenant Jones was elected Class Secretary and she also received an Outstanding Achievement Award. Lieutenant Jones rece

Arrest Made in Humboldt Homicide

On 11-16-2018 at 5:03 p.m. officers of the Humboldt Police Department were dispatched to a location on North 18th Ave. in reference to a Domestic Assault with injuries. Upon arrival officers found Jennifer C. Barr deceased. Jennifer C. Barr is a 45-year-old white female of Humboldt. Also located at the scene was Monte Cortez Taylor 37-year-old black male from Humboldt. Monte Cortez Taylor has been charged with First Degree Murder and is being held at the Gibson County Criminal Complex and his bond has been set at $500,000.00 dollars. This is an on-going investigation and anyone who may have any information s asked to call the Humboldt Police Department at 731-784-1322.

Jackson Police investigate shooting.

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Middle Street. At approximately 6:20 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to the area of First and Middle Street for a call of a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. Responding officers located a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to hospital with serious injuries. Investigators with the Jackson Police Department continue to investigate this case in an effort of identifying the suspect. Jackson Police do not believe this was a random incident. If anyone has information in reference to this case, call the Jackson Police Depar

Jackson Area Music Society Partners With Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC? Jackson, TN – Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the November 15th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday November 15th Ole Time Music Hour, Jackson Madison Co. Public Library, 4:30pm Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6:00pm Chloe Lawson, Redbones, 6:00pm Pop’s Music Recital, UofM Lambuth, 7:00pm Tyler Goodson, Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7:00pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8:00pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas

Jackson-Madison Schools Close for Thursday

With roads expected to get dangerously slick throughout the night and into the morning, all Jackson-Madison County schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 15.

The Music of Jackson!

The Music of Jackson! Thursday, November 8 Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6pm Matthew McSwain, Redbones, 6pm Tyler Goodson & Friends, Downtown Tavern, 7pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7pm Brandon Boyd Lewis, Samuel T. Bryant Distillery, 7:30pm Generations Ensemble, UofM Lambuth, 7:30pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap,9pm Friday, November 9 Ethan Autry, The Coffee Shop (Henderson), 4pm John Butler, The Coffee Shop (Henderson), 6pm Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6pm Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7pm Rev. Jessie & The Holy Smokes, Mulligans, 7pm West TN Songwriters, Samuel T. Br

More Than 100 Positions To Be Available During Goodwill-Hosted Hiring Event

FOUR EMPLOYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN JOB FAIR TUESDAY More Than 100 Positions To Be Available During Goodwill-Hosted Hiring Event (West Tenn.) — The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 1320 S. Highland Ave. in Jackson will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, for four employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in Madison, Gibson, McNairy, Haywood and Henderson counties. Employers include Goodwill, TBDN, Sonic, Easter Seals and Duro Bag. Openings include manufacturing, direct support specialists, forklift, stocking, customer service, production associates, equipment operators, general labor, and food services and other positions. Rates of pay reach $25 per hour. Repres

Community: Police Investigate Business Burglary

Jackson Police are investigating the burglary of King Tire, located at 106 Airways Blvd. In the evening hours of Nov. 6, a male suspect broke into King Tire. The suspect left and returned the same night with a second suspect. They stole property from the business, including a white 2012 Nissan Altima and a white 1998 Chevy Silverado. Police have recovered the Altima. Video surveillance shows one of the suspects as a slender, white male. He possibly has long hair worn in a bun. The second suspect is a taller, white male. Both men were wearing dark clothing but appears lighter in surveillance images due to a night vision camera. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police De

Community: Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interes

Theft Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating the theft of merchandise from 2496 Christmasville Cove, Food Giant. Jackson Police need assistance identifying this person of interest. On October 23rd, a black female with black and reddish colored hair wearing a black shirt with “Pink” on the front, black pants with “Pink” on the left leg, and black boots, concealed merchandise on her person and passed all points of sale without rendering payment. She was last observed leaving in an older model black Dodge Charger. If anyone is able to identify this person, contact the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400 or contact Crimestoppers at www.jmcrimestopper.org or

Mother Charged with First Degree Murder

After consulting with District Attorney General Jody Pickens, Madison County Sheriff John Mehr, has announced that Chasity Yancey, has been charged with First Degree Murder in Perpetration of Aggravated Child Abuse and/or Neglect and an additional count of Aggravated Child Abuse and/or Neglect. The defendant willingly placed two juvenile children in a locked and barricaded room, in an attempt to deprive them of food and water, leading to the malnourishment and dehydration and the death of one of the children. Yancey, age 27, was arraigned today in Madison County General Sessions Court and is currently being held without bond. On October 30, 2018, at approximately 5:20 pm, Madison County Sher


. When these stains are embraced by elected officials and demagogues who prey on the fears and lowest common denominators within our nation, we all suffer. We must say no to hate, fear-mongering and the demonization of differences. We must express our opposition to hatred in all aspects of our lives including economic, social and at the ballot box. We must support those individuals, institutions, and organizations which call for inclusion. If we remain silent, then those who champion stratification and division, win. It’s unfortunate that this tragedy follows the terroristic behavior of those who feel justified in sending bombs to those who differ politically, and the senseless shooting of t

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