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Library gets $1,200 for new records in Tennessee Room
The Jackson-Madison County Library is a resource for information about local history, and the facility received a grant this week to house even more records with that type of information.
West Tennessee Healthcare: How it began
(In January 1948, in Jackson, a hospital construction committee was formed; Dr. Jack Thompson represented the medical community on the committee. He asked Juanita Reitzammer to help him with it.)
Memphis' Penny Hardaway: Tennessee players all 'ran over to fight'
players left their bench and "ran over to fight" with "fists balled" as tempers threatened to boil over late in the Volunteers' 102-92 road win Saturday. During a timeout with less than a minute to play, two Memphis players and one Tennessee player were assessed technical fouls after exchanging word
JMCSS schools improving; retired teachers' insurance restored; Lincoln name not changing
Retired teachers’ insurance, school name changes and improving school performances were all discussed Thursday as the Jackson-Madison County School Board held its December meeting.
100 Black Men Scholarship Gala coming up
One of the biggest events of the year for 100 Black Men of West Tennessee is coming up, as their annual gala is set for Dec. 28 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson.
Madison Co. deputies to take part in ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign
JACKSON, Tenn. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired-driving enforcement during the holiday season.
Jackson police, fire dept. face off Saturday in ‘Battle of the Bells’ for Salvation Army
JACKSON, Tenn. — Two local departments team up for a good cause. “We partner with the Salvation Army because we know they do such a great job in the community to help people who may be less fortunate, ” said Eric Merriweather with the Jackson Fire Department.
Man dies during standoff with police in Jackson residence
A died during a standoff with Jackson police officers at a Jackson residence on Tuesday. Aerion Brown, 23, from Jackson, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to a press release.
Humboldt police, Madison County deputies increase patrols through New Year's Day
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Humboldt Police Department are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired-driving enforcement through New Year’s Day, surrounding the holiday season, in an effort to keep motorists safe. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose
Lottery winners in Friendship, Jackson, Nashville win prizes up to $2 million
Just in time for the holidays, 13 lucky Tennessee Lottery players have won prizes ranging from $20,000 to $2 million by entering non-winning instant tickets into the “Play It Again!” program, according to a press release from the Tennessee Lottery.
Local first responders get ready to give out ‘Beyond the Badge’ toys
JACKSON, Tenn. — Local first responders prepare to bring Christmas to local kids. First responders across West Tennessee held the annual “Beyond the Badge” toy drive earlier this fall to collect toys for children in need.
Two in custody as police investigate shots fired in Tuesday in East Jackson
Two people are in custody as Jackson Police investigate shots fired in East Jackson. Police responded to a report of gunshots on Park Ridge Drive Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, Jackson Police Department Capt. Jeff Shepard confirmed Wednesday morning.
Tennessee man charged with making, possessing a bomb
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A west Tennessee man has been charged with possession of a pipe bomb after he made threats on social media. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson said Wednesday that 40-year-old Jonathan Edward White gave undercover Tennessee Bureau of Law Enforcement agents a pipe bomb on Aug.
Mugshots : Madison County : 12/12/18 – 12/13/18
The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 12/12/18 and 7 a.m. on 12/13/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.
Suspended Madison County attorney faces felony charges after 2017 car crash
A suspended Madison County attorney was indicted by a grand jury on Dec. 3 in connection with a car crash that occurred in December 2017. Angela Joy Hopson, 40, is accused of driving with a "willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property" in a car crash that caused injury to a Be
Man found guilty of raping, robbing elderly woman
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) - An 18-year-old was found guilty of the aggravated rape and robbery of an 85-year-old woman. Chriteris Allen, of Jackson, was arrested and charged in December 2017.
A history of domestic violence preceded Amanda Northern's death
Keon Stewart, a 23-year-old man from Brownsville, faces a second-degree murder charge in the strangulation death of his ex-girlfriend Amanda Northern, a 24-year-old Jackson mother of two.
Jackson police need assistance identifying robbery suspect
JACKSON, Tenn. — Investigators of the Jackson Police Department are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened at the Dollar General Store located at 1028 Campbell Street.
Hardin County man charged with making, possessing a bomb
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A west Tennessee man has been charged with possession of a pipe bomb after he made threats on social media. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson said Wednesday that 40-year-old Jonathan Edward White gave undercover Tennessee Bureau of Law Enforcement agents a pipe bomb on Aug.
Jury finds Chriteris Allen guilty in rape of 85-year-old Murfreesboro woman
Editor's note: The USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee does not name victims of sexual violence unless they publicly identify themselves. A Rutherford County jury found Chriteris Allen, 19, guilty of raping an 85-year-old Murfreesboro woman at gunpoint after a two-day trial concluded Tuesday evening.