Archives: Friday, March 17, 2017

JPD: Credit card skimming device found on west Jackson gas pump, suspect sought

JACKSON, Tenn.-Jackson police are looking for a suspect after investigators said a credit card skimming device was found at a west Jackson gas station. Officers located the device on a fuel pump in the 2200 block of of Hollywood Drive. Investigators said the skimmer was recording information from customers debit cards and the suspect would then use the digital information…

First responder makes routine stops at Huntingdon Middle School

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — The morning hustle and bustle can be stressful, but one first responder is working to make Huntingdon Middle School student’s morning routines a little brighter. Walter Smothers said he started coming to the school each morning as a safety precaution following the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut. “The director of schools asked to come up each…

Another West Jackson home shot into Friday afternoon

JACKSON, Tenn. — Two rival gangs have literally been gunning for each other in west Jackson. The Jackson Police Chief said he is putting more boots on the ground after a string of gunfire in the Lambuth area. Neighbors said they are shocked so much violence has happened in less than 24 hours. “I was back in my bedroom and I…

Tennessee general fund revenues beat projections by $8.4M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s general fund tax collections were $8.4 million above projections in February, bringing the state’s surplus revenues to $491 million through the first seven months of the budget year. Sales tax collections came in at $33 million above estimates during the month, which reflects economic activity in January. But corporate franchise and excise taxes were nearly…