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Gov. Bill Lee announces two new education initiatives

Governor Bill Lee’s office has put a lot of focus on Tennessee schools and education in his first weeks in office. In the past two weeks he has announced plans concerning STEM education and school safety. 39 news’s Jackson Overstreet has more on the Governor’s agenda and what it means for local schools.

New food delivery app comes to Hub City

Jackson, TN – A food delivery app that has proven to be wildly popular throughout the South has expanded its service to Jackson. Waitr, the restaurant on-demand platform, debuts this week with the official launch set for Friday, February 15. The Waitr app lets you order from your favorite Jackson restaurant … then sends a Waitr driver to deliver it to you for a flat fee of $5. Waitr expects to grow quickly in Jackson. To meet anticipated demand, the company plans to hire 100 people in the area. Waitr will kick off its debut in Jackson with special free delivery – anytime you use the app through February 24, you can get your food delivered free by using the promo code “JACKSON” at checkout. J

Governor Bill announces first Legislative initiative

Earlier this week, Governor Bill Lee announced his first legislative initiative, which will increase funding for career and technical education and help create more opportunities for dual credit courses. 39 News's Jackson Overstreet visited Milan High school's CTE program to see what program offers and how this will impact them.

Former Little League Football Treasurer Indicted on Theft Charge

CHATTANOOGA – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Marion County woman, charged with stealing from a Little League football organization. At the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, on October 5, 2017, TBI Agents began investigating an allegation of embezzlement from the Marion County Little League Football organization. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that identified Kimberly Diana Winters, the former treasurer of the organization, as the individual responsible for taking the money. The investigation revealed that between 2015 through 2017, Winters used more tha

Martin Stolen Vehicle Recovered

On February 5, 2019 at approx. 10:34 pm, Officer Adam Harrison responded to 508 Fonville St. in reference to a stolen vehicle complaint. At the residence, he was informed by the vehicle owner, Bryce Hawks that his 1998 Ford Ranger had been stolen out of his driveway. Officers spoke to a neighbor that was a witness to the vehicle being driven away from the residence and the vehicle was entered as being stolen. Shortly after midnight, Martin Police Department was contacted by Stewart County TN Sheriff’s Department and they advised that they had made contact with the stolen vehicle and the person driving it. That person was identified as Jennifer L. Murphy, 35 of Martin. Murphy was taken in

45th Community Meeting to be held by Madison County Sheriff

An invitation to attend Sheriff John Mehr’s 45th Community Meeting.6:30 next Tuesday evening Feb. 12th inside Fire Station #6, for the Three Way Community, 172 Three Way Lane. He’s invited the County Commissioners from District 9, Jay Bush, Jeff Wall and Joey Hale, along with County Fire Chief Eric Turner and Highway Supt. Bart Walls.As always, no questions or issues are off limits.The Mayor of Three Way, Larry Sanders will host the event and invites all interested citizens to attend.

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