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Three new teams enter Jackson area girls basketball rankings before TSSAA state tournament
The TSSAA girls basketball state tournament tips off Wednesday. USJ earned its first state title in school history with a three-overtime win over Goodpasture on Saturday. For Division I, the state quarterfinals begin Wednesday at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro. ...
JPD – 1 juvenile, 1 adult suffer serious gunshot wounds at Jackson apartment complex
On March 1, 2024, at approximately 10 p.m., officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to a shots fired call at Post House Jackson at 26 Rachel Drive. Officers located one juvenile and one adult in a vehicle that had been driven from Post House Jackson to a nearby business.
Memorable playoff performances: Vote for Jackson area boys basketball athlete of the week
The TSSAA boys basketball season is nearing its conclusion. Before the Division I state tournament begins, it's time to vote for the West Tennessee boys basketball athlete of the week. Here are the nominees. Malaki Brooks, Union City: Brooks scored a game-high 40 points to lead the Golden Tornadoes to...
Jackson Celebrates Local Premiere of 'Frog-Man V' at Catbird Studio
The film 'Frog-Man V' had its premiere at the Catbird Studio in Jackson, Tennessee. This coming-of-age horror comedy is reminiscent of 90's classics like 'Nightmare on Elm Street.'
Jackson Mar 02 Weekly Crime Report: 165 Incidents and 2 Crime Stories
Jackson Mar 02 Weekly Crime Report: 165 Incidents and 2 Crime Stories. During the last week, the place of Jackson witnessed a total of 165 crime cases, with the most reported crime being Assault, accounting for 34 cases. Theft and Arrest followed closely, with 23 and 21 cases respectively. There were 20 instances of Suspicious Situations and 18 Violations reported. Other types of crimes such as Domestic Related incidents, Hit & Run, and Shooting were also reported with 9, 7, and 7 cases respectively. Vandalism was reported in 6 instances. The rest of the cases, 12 in total, fell under the 'Other' category. This data indicates a high prevalence of violent crimes such as Assault and Theft, suggesting a serious concern for the safety of the residents. It is crucial for the local authorities to take immediate and effective measures to curb this rising crime rate and ensure the security of the community.
Teams from across the U.S. attend local baseball tournament
JACKSON, Tenn.—Batter up! Teams from across the U.S. battle it out for a win at a local baseball tournament. The SpringHill Suites & Fairfield Inn & Suites Baseball Blast tournament took place this weekend at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex. The USSSA Baseball AA/Open tournament featured matchups between teams...
West Tennessee Summit to Address Mental Health Issues in Our Local Schools
The 2024 West Tennessee Education Summit, set for March 8, will address the mental health crisis in schools. The UT Martin WestStar Program’s WestTeach class of 2023 is sponsoring the event at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. The summit aims to unite educators, business leaders, school officials, students, and politicians to discuss the impact of mental health on education.
City of Jackson Code Enforcement finds multiple violations at Crest View apartments
On Thursday afternoon, the Environmental Court ordered city code enforcement to inspect both the inside and outside of all apartments located at 118 Crescent Avenue. “We've had several code violations on the outside of the structure there. It's an apartment complex. And we've noted all the code violations, and we sent notice to the owner. Those violations were not completed. So, we took it to an environmental court and the judge there ordered us to do an interior inspection based on what we found outside,” Greg Rowland, a City of Jackson building official, said.
Local law enforcement responds to report of dog attacking child, resulting in use of force to save victim
GADSDEN, Tenn.–Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to a report of an aggressive dog attacking a minor…resulting in officers resorting to use of force to save the child. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Friday on Mason Grove Road in Gadsden. In a post on the Crockett County...
Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrests juvenile following Social Media threat
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the State of Tennessee Department of Homeland Security, took decisive action in response to a reported threat of mass violence targeting Jackson Central-Merry High School. On February 27, 2024, the School Resource Officer and Criminal Investigation Divisions were alerted to a...
Experts share crucial insights as wildfires pose increasing threat
JACKSON, Tenn. — With wildfires continuing in Texas, we wanted to speak with experts to gain more information regarding these types of tragedies. The blaze continues in Texas as we head into the weekend. Reports show that with dry conditions, and winds expected in that area over the next few days, the risk is still high. We spoke with Fire Marshal Latrell Billingsley, with the Jackson Fire Department, about what exactly is going on, and to learn more about these disasters.
Local woman shares how she preserved her hair during chemotherapy
JACKSON, Tenn. — One young woman shares her story of how technology saved her hair. Jessica Barnett, a cancer survivor, discussed with us how she preserved her hair during chemotherapy. Jessica was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Her oncologist suggested she try scalp cooling. This is a cool...
McMeen named Jackson’s Man of the Year
Those were the first words out of Frank McMeen’s mouth when he stepped to the podium at the Jackson Exchange Club’s meeting Tuesday night after being named Jackson’s Man of the Year for 2023. And when it came time for him to talk to local media about...
Your Right to Know
Sheryl Bushart, 24, Henderson, was arrested and charged with sell or deliver of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $3,000 bond. February 22, 2024.
Town of Whiteville to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Blue Oval Progress and County Issues
Whiteville Mayor Gene Bowden has invited representatives from Blue Oval City and SK to a town hall meeting that will be held at the Whiteville Community Center on Monday, March 4, 2024. The purpose of the meeting is to update the citizens of Whiteville about issues that affect them now and will into the future.
Mugshots : Madison County : 2/23/24 – 02/28/24
The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 12 p.m. on 2/23/24 and 3 a.m. on 02/28/24. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.
Lane College hosts its 10th Annual Founder’s Day Scholarship Gala
JACKSON, Tenn.—Lane College hosted its 10th Annual Founder’s Day Scholarship Dinner and Gala today. Students, staff, and guests of Lane gathered at 3 this afternoon for the celebration at the J.F. Lane Health and Physical Education Building on campus. Guests could enjoy the delicious meal provided and listen...
LSU offers 3-star defensive lineman from Humboldt, Tennessee
Brian Kelly and his recruiting staff made a trip to Humboldt, Tennessee, to extend a scholarship offer to one of the most talented defensive linemen in the 2025 recruiting class. The Tigers will have to fight off multiple SEC teams to land him. Stephon Shivers is a 6-foot-4, 350-pound, three-star...
Triple doubles and region titles: Jackson area high school basketball top performers
Basketball teams in the Jackson area are earning their places in the TSSAA playoffs. Here are the top performers around the area. Coaches, please send results and stats to sports writer Austin Chastain at email@example.com. ...
Rain Moves Out, A Dry And Warmer Weekend
Friday is looking rainy to start but high pressure will slowly build in and begin to dry us out today. Most of the heavy rain has already occurred earlier this morning with some spotty drizzle and sprinkles still left over. We’ll remain mostly cloudy today and much like yesterday, highs temperatures will only make it to the lower 50s. We’ll return to much warmer weather into Saturday after a cool start and by Sunday, Temperatures will be in the mid 70s.