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Suspect in Marathon gas station homicide appears in court

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jamauri Ransom, the man accused of fatally shooting another man during a drug deal at a north Jackson gas station, returned to court Thursday. Ransom is charged with felony first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.


Flooding expected this weekend in Tennessee Valley as record rainfall continues

Record rainfall that pummeled the Tennessee Valley last year has yet to let up as consistent rain and flooding is expected across the valley this weekend and into next week. Last year was the wettest year in the recorded history of the Tennessee Valley, dating back 129 years. January rainfall was at


Investigation into recent theft activity at north Jackson apartment complex

JACKSON, Tenn. — “I make sure my doors are always locked,” said Rickie Lindsey, a resident at a north Jackson apartment. Lindsey takes security seriously, following some recent reported theft activity at his apartment complex.


Neglected middle Tennessee filly dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A young female horse has died in middle Tennessee after being neglected. The filly being rescued by Safe Harbor Sanctuary and Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control died on Thursday at the veterinarian while receiving intensive inpatient care. Safe Harbor, a no kill equine rescu


Mugshots : Madison County : 02/13/19 – 02/14/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 02/13/19 and 7 a.m. on 02/14/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.


Arrest made in OB robbery

A Jackson, Tennessee man is being held in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Facility in Hernando after his arrest on robbery charges in Olive Branch. According to information from the Olive Branch Police Department, officers were called to the Dollar General store, 5415 Goodman Road and east of Plea


Chester County Independent's annual Big Game pickin’ contest champion

Dallas Hensley, left, was the winner of the Chester County Independent’s annual Big Game Pickings contest. Hensley had the best guess about the winner and score of the contest between New England and Los Angeles. Presenting Hensley with her $50 award is Don Melton, right, of First Farmers Coop.


Freed-Hardeman University Theatre in Henderson presents two plays in six days

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will make audiences laugh as well as think with productions of “The 39 Steps” and “The Library.” The first is a spoof of Hitchcock films, and the second is a drama about gun violence, both done over six days, Feb. 19-24.


Lane College briefly placed on lockdown

JACKSON, Tenn. — Lane College was briefly placed on lockdown Friday afternoon. The lockdown started around 12:15 p.m. and was lifted around 12:30 p.m., according to the college’s automated alert system.


Fox Nation Sen. Blackburn: 'Socialist Agenda' in Green New Deal Would Decimate Tennessee Jobs

Sen. Marsha Blackburn said on Reality Check with David Webb on Fox Nation that her state of Tennessee will be one of many that would be greatly hurt by the Green New Deal, if the progressive proposal is implemented.


What's Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 15, for all Chester County Schools, grades PreK-12. Teachers, principals and counselors will be available each day. Please take advantage of this opportunity to visit your child’s school and t


Two new bills regarding Anti-Sanctuary City Law have passed in Tennessee

Two Senate bills were introduced last week to amend the “Anti-Sanctuary City Law” that came into effect in Tennessee at the beginning of this year. Republicans in both houses stated the practice of sanctuary cities breaks federal regulations on immigration. Matthew Mullins, President of the Universi


Hometown Hero! A matter on race relations with one man who is black and white

It’s Thursday morning. And Cecil Croom, 86, does what he has done at the start of every day for most of his adult years. He drinks black coffee from a white styrofoam cup, while gazing at a field of many acres, once owned and tilled by his family.