Hundreds attend Senior Expo, raising awareness facing elderly

JACKSON, Tenn.-Hundreds attend Thursday’s dedication to Jackson’s greatest generation. As Older Americans Month comes to an end, senior citizens gathered at the Carl Perkins Civic Center for this year’s Senior Expo, hosted by the Southwest Area Agency on Aging and Disability, raising awareness about the biggest issues facing the elderly. To many, the fellowship is what matters most. “The most…

Phoenix Curriculum recognized for helping to steer area youth from gangs, drugs

JACKSON, Tenn — A 3-year collaboration in the Hub City is celebrated Thursday afternoon. The “Phoenix Curriculum” was a partnership between the school system, Jackson Police Department and Area Relief Ministries to help curb the youth of Jackson away from gangs and drugs. “We recognize that what we all want is the betterment of Jackson and that begins with the children…

Hearing for Jackson animal cruelty case waived to Grand Jury

JACKSON, Tenn.–A Jackson man accused of throwing away several one-day old puppies in a dumpster appears before a judge Thursday morning. Ined Holmes was scheduled for a preliminary hearing involving the multiple counts of aggravated animal abuse. Holmes’ attorney, Rusty Larson waived his clients right to the hearing in favor of moving the case to the grand jury to be…

History coming alive this weekend in honor of military

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, one local park is bringing decades of military history to life. The Discovery Park of America is hosting their 2nd Annual Military Living History Days on their great lawn. Last year they featured World War I, but this year they are adding decades to the unique exhibit. “This year we wanted to…

McKenzie kicks off summer celebration of “Nights on Broadway”

MCKENZIE, Tenn.-One Carroll County city is preparing for the first of its summer music events this weekend. The sixth year of the “Nights on Broadway” kicks off in McKenzie this Saturday night on the city’s downtown square. McKenzie’s mayor, Jill Holland said the live music event is a throwback to the city’s earlier days and part of keeping McKenzie money…

FBI asking for public’s health identifying victims of suspected child predator

CHARLOTTE, NC-The FBI is asking for help identifying victims of a suspected child predator with ties to Tennessee. Ronald Black Senior, 69, was arrested last month in North Carolina on 41 counts of sexual offenses with children, involving internet pornography. The FBI believes the abuse started as early as the late 1980’s to 2006. Investigators said he once worked as…

Sheriff Pusser Festival draws thousands to Adamsville

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. — The name Buford Pusser is displayed throughout the town of Adamsville—”the youngest Sheriff ever elected in the state of Tennessee” and “killed in car accident in 1974.” “When they leave the house that morning, they have no idea they’ll come home, what they’re going to be facing each time they stop the car—they go on a particular…

CPSC announces 4 recalls for safety hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced four recalls Thursday that include a bicycle components, water heaters, a child carrier and a mattress pad. 1. Box Components recalls about 4,100 BMX Bicycle forks due to a fall hazard. The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork, posing a fall hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the…

Discovery Park of America Memorial Day Weekend Events

3RD ANNUAL CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday, May 28, 2016 Join us as we continue our tradition of the Cardboard Boat Regatta on the South Lake on Saturday, May 28! Boats will begin loading at 9:00 AM Races will begin at 11:00 AM 2016 DPA Cardboard Boat Regatta Registration Packet If you would like to enter…

Mugshots : Madison County : 05/25/16 – 05/26/16

1/11Ashley EmanuelFailure to Appear 2/11Brandy RobersonFailure to Appear 3/11Cheryle BaughnLegend Drugs, Possess without Prescription, Evading Arrest 4/11Christina KoelschSimple Domestic Assault 5/11Cody HaysViolation of Probation 6/11Darnaisha JonesDriving While Unlicensed 7/11Evan FarrellShoplifting-Theft of Property. Criminal Impersonation, Schedule IV Drug Violations, Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia, Violation of Probation 8/11Luke SuttonViolation of Community Corrections 9/11Mae SorrellShoplifting-Theft of Property 10/11Stephen GraceViolation of Community Corrections 11/11Uriah PriceViolation…