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Jackson ranks in top ten for positive drug tests

New data shows that Tennessee ranks as one of the highest states for failed marijuana drug screenings. According to data from Quest Diagnostics, 3.2%t of drug tests in Jackson come back as positive, which ranks 4th in US metropolitan cities. Jackson's rate sits just over a point above the national average which is 2.1%. Local drug recovery centers say that part of this rise actually stems from the state's problems with painkillers. "We're seeing a lot of people coming in and saying, hey i was using drugs like hydrocodone like i was prescribed, i'm worried about getting addicted so I've switched to marijuana to take care of the chronic pain." Says Joshua Krebs of the Cumberland Heights Founda

A Generous Gift for the MCSO K-9 Unit

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was given two new bulletproof vests for the K-9 Unit January 17th by two Jackson couples who love dogs. They provided these new vests to Timo and Luna at the Sheriff’s Office in a brief presentation to Sheriff Mehr and K-9 Deputies Matt Nierenberger (with Timo) and Preston Overbey (with Luna). Luna’s vest was given in honor of Jack and Jackie Wood and their Therapy dogs, Clancey and Traveler, who work in our community in nursing homes and hospitals. These vests cost approximately $1,000.00 each. The MCSO K-9 Unit is primarily used for tracking and narcotic detection. The Sheriff thanked these citizens for their care and concern for our dog’s safety duri

City and University Honor the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MARTIN, Tenn. — Celebration, reflection and remembrance highlighted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast held Jan. 21 in the Duncan Ballroom of UT Martin’s Boling University Center. The event is sponsored by the city of Martin and the university’s Black Student Association to honor the memory of slain Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Attendees included business leaders, community members, elected officials, university faculty and staff, and UT Martin students. Martin Alderman David Belote, also a staff member in the university’s Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement, emceed the event that included welcoming remarks from Martin Mayo

Community: Jackson Police continue to investigate a late evening shooting.

Shooting Investigation At approximately 9:45 p.m., January 16th, officers with the Jackson Police Department were called to 30 Rainbow Cove on a report of a shooting. Responding officers found two persons deceased inside the residence. Preliminary investigation suggests that the shooting occurred during a Home Invasion Robbery involving narcotics. One of the deceased persons was a resident of the home. The second person appears to be a suspect of the robbery. Both victims were adult males. Both victims have been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville, TN. for an autopsy and to confirm their identities. The preliminary investigation also suggests there may have been anoth

Community: Jackson Police Investigators need assistance identifying a vehicle.

Investigators of the Jackson Police Department continue to investigate a Theft of Property from 1234 N. Highland Avenue and need assistance identifying a vehicle. On December 17th, officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to a residential burglary where the victim reported a Theft of Property exceeding $1000.00. On January 9th, the same victim reported that a 5x8 trailer had been stolen from the yard. Surveillance video captures the suspect vehicle which appears to be a black Ford Explorer with running boards leaving the property. This Explorer also had a chrome gas cap, a broken rear wiper, and a UGN tag hanging from the rear view mirror. If anyone has information that would

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

Jackson police have charged Elijah Garrison and Tierra Wilson in the homicide of D’Andre Holmes, 24, of Jackson. Garrison, 25, and Wilson, 24, both of Jackson, were arrested around 8:30 a.m., today in Knoxville, TN, by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. They are in custody at the Knox County Jail and will soon be transported back to Jackson. The charges stem from a Jan. 5th shooting outside Magnolia Landing Court Apartments. Jackson police Investigators developed information that Garrison and Wilson were involved, and both have been charged with First Degree Murder. Garrison faces an additional charge of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Informatio

Another Business Closure Due to Highway Construction at I-40 & Bypass

The owners of Felecia Bella of Jackson, a women's clothing boutique, have announced its impending closure. "It is with great sadness that after 9 years Felecia Bella of Jackson, located at 605 Carriage House Drive (Carriage House Center), will be closing its doors as of March 31 due to road construction on the 45 Bypass," said Felecia Teddleton. She continued, "The dramatic reduction in traffic flow and extreme difficulty for our customers to visit has left us with no other alternative. We will start an emergency liquidation sale this Friday, January 11th at our Jackson location only." Felecia Bella has additional locations in Union City, and Rutherford as well as online at www.feleciabella.

D-backs tap Blake Lalli to manage Generals in 2019

Doug Drabek returns; Rick Short, Jorge Cortés added to field staff Jackson, Tenn. – The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that Blake Lalli will manage the Jackson Generals in 2019, leading the field staff for the defending Southern League champions. Lalli, a former Major League Baseball player who spent time with the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Atlanta Braves, managed Arizona’s full-season Single-A affiliate at Kane County (Ill.) in the Midwest League last year. Lalli’s field staff at Jackson will closely resemble his 2018 leadership corps at Kane County. Hitting coach Rick Short and coach Jorge Cortés will join the Generals in 2019, filling the same roles they manned last season

GriefShare Recovery Program

GriefShare is a 13 week biblically based grief recovery program for anyone who has lost a loved one to death. There is no charge to attend the program however registration is required. The group will begin February 12th at 6 pm at Calvary Baptist Church at 119 Oil Well Road in Jackson. Registrants will meet in Fellowship Hall each week from 6-8 pm. Contact Debbie Childress at 731-217-1420 for additional information.

Rep. Kustoff Forgoes Salary During Shutdown

Germantown, TN – January 7, 2019 – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today sent a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. Congress requesting that his salary be withheld during the government shutdown. Congressman Kustoff said: “As other federal employees are without pay during the partial government shutdown, I believe Members of Congress should do the same. That is why I sent a letter requesting that my salary be withheld until we have come to a resolution regarding funding for the wall and national security. Be assured, my staff and I are continuing to work hard for the people of West Tennessee.” Congressman Kustoff’s office will remain open throughout the governme

Jackson Music Scene

The Music of Jackson! Thursday, January 3 Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6pm John Pate, Redbones, 6pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Tyler Goodson, Downtown Tavern, 7pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9pm Backroad Therapy, Slide & Ride 2, 9pm Friday, January 4 Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6pm Southern Fire Band, Int. Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7pm Ben Jessie & The Mechanix, Mulligans, 7pm Chad Karnes, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm The Waiting, Redbones, 8pm Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9pm Whiskey Angel w/ Dylan Evans & Josh Stevens, Downtown Tavern, 9pm Saturday, January 5 Blake Dixon, The Blacksmith, 6pm Pure Country, Int.

New State law allows wine sales on Sunday

Starting January 6th, Tennesseans will be able to buy wine in grocery stores. 39 News spoke with a local grocery store and how they think the law will impact the area.

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