Bells, TN

Jackson Mayor Mike Reina Speaks out on Chaos at GOP Meeting

As first reported by TLS, chaos broke out at the Jackson GOP meeting last night. Today, Mayor Mike Reina is speaking out. Jackson Mayor Michael Reina was disappointed with candidates challenging Rep. Chris Smith, and Ocean County Commissioners Jack Kelly and Ginny Haines after they walked into a Jackson Republican Club meeting on Wednesday night.
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2022 On300 CB Olando Trader decommits from Iowa

Jackson (Mich.) cornerback and 2022 early signee Olando Trader has decommitted from Iowa, he announced Wednesday. “Iowa has always been a place that I called home. The coaches were amazing, the environment was live and the players were great to be around. After many conversations and decisions I have decided to open my recruitment up to find where I can be most successful and better myself as a student athlete,” Trader said on social media.
Chester County Independent

Church News: Services, Singings, & Revivals

Bowodacious Women International Conference June 3-4 The Annual Bowodacious Women International Conference will be on June 3 at 7 p.m. and on June 4 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; tickets are on sale now! At The Grand Majestic Place 365 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN. J.P. Baptist VBS June 11.
Dresden Enterprise

WC 4-H Poultry and Wildlife Competitions Held

In the past couple weeks Weakley County 4-Hers have competed in two judging team competitions. The Western Region Poultry Judging contest and the Western Region Wildlife Judging contest. Poultry Judging took place on Thursday, May 12 in Jackson. There were 70 4-H youth in attendance from across the western region. Last year was the first year for the Western Region to have this contest and they held it virtually. But this year was the first of an in-person Poultry Judging contest. The contestants went from station to station and answered questions at each one. The 4-Hers were tested on their knowledge about eggs, poultry carcasses, poultry parts identification, live birds, and further processed products.

Dynamix Physical Therapy receives "National Practice of the Year" award

MILAN, TENN (WNBJ)- Dynamix's Physical Therapy is getting some national recognition for their work. They won practice of the year at this year's Ascend conference. Dynamic Co-Founder and Co-CEO Russ Huffstetler said, "We were elated. I told our team, and I told our peers that it's always nice to get a pat on the back. We have for years told our team that what we're doing is something special and not just something special in our region, but something special and special all throughout the country.”

MTSU aerospace pro pilot becomes 6th in family to join Marine Corps

One of the newest members of the U.S. Marine Corps has a proud family history in this military branch. Recent Middle Tennessee State University graduate Isaac Wehner of Medina, Tennessee, near Jackson, was commissioned as a second lieutenant recently in a special ceremony at the Donald McDonald Hangar at MTSU’s Flight Operations Center at Murfreesboro Airport.

TN man dies in boating accident on Kentucky Lake

A man died in a boating accident on the Tennessee portion of Kentucky Lake over the weekend. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, 60-year-old Daniel Keeling of Humboldt, TN was fishing on his bass boat in the West Sandy area of the lake on Sunday morning when he ended up in the water.

Yielding Growth: Trunetta Atwater

As a lifetime resident of Jackson, I have logged countless trips to the old train depot on South Royal Street. I have visited as a little girl barely tall enough to see all of the old train memorabilia, as a teenager looking for something dangerous to do while walking the train tracks, as a newly engaged woman taking engagement photos on the old box cars, and as a young mom desperately trying to entertain little ones on hot summer days — and the history of the depot is not lost on me. I know that, for nearly two centuries, the station served as a connection point. The trains took men to war, goods to market, small town people to bigger cities and new opportunities. As I parked in the lot in front of the depot last week and stood in front of the big green doors I have seen so many times before, this place felt different. The outside looks much the same, but the way it made me feel was unfamiliar. Something is happening inside those walls that drew me in and the whole place feels very much alive. There is a purpose, really a person, behind that energy. A woman has put feet to a dream, and our whole community has a front row seat to watch her dream unfold.

Humboldt man dies fishing on lake near Paris, TN

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a man who died while fishing on Kentucky Lake is Tennessee’s 10th boating-related fatality so far this year. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers responded to a call about an unoccupied boat on the lake in Henry County on Sunday. The agency says officers found a bass boat owned by […]

Reps. Kustoff, Hill introduce CDBG Modernization Act

On Tuesday, Tennessee Congressman David Kustoff and Arkansas Congressman French Hill introduced the CDBG Modernization Act. The bill will establish a new formula for calculating the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for cities and counties. Since its last update...

Home Grown: Poetry By Students at JCM-Early College High

Growing up anywhere has its ups and downs. Its hills and valleys, valleys and hills. On the valleys of our land. The grass that tries to grow in places it shouldn’t;. In the plots of land to make our community grow. The clouds in the sky full of rain,