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Friday’s at the Fox welcome a local artist

JACKSON, Tenn.–Friday’s at the Fox welcomed another local artist Friday. This week’s performance featured Scott Myatt. The weekly concerts at Fox Park are hosted by Jackson Downtown Development during lunchtime on the corner of Liberty Street and Main Street. If you missed this week’s show,  you can catch another performance next week at Fox Park with The band Blazin’ Blair.

NAACP hosts candidate forum

JACKSON, Tenn.–Local elections will be taking place across the nation. This is the time for candidates to introduce themselves and campaign to members of their community. Thursday, the Jackson-Madison County branch of the NAACP hosted a candidate forum to allow them to do just that. Voters heard from candidates for the positions of City Court Clerk, County Mayor, and County…

Case dismissed after woman runs over another woman near Chuck E. Cheese

JACKSON, Tenn.–The charges against a woman accused of running over another woman last month have been dropped. Marie Haynes was charged with attempted first degree murder after allegedly hitting a woman with her car in the parking lot near Chuck E. Cheese at Old Hickory Mall. The alleged victim testified in Jackson City Court, saying the incident happened after an…

Voters meet City of Henderson candidates

HENDERSON, Tenn.–Candidates for the City of Henderson met with voters. The candidates took the stage at Henderson’s City Hall Thursday night.  The positions up for election include Mayor, County Clerk, and other local positions. Each candidate got 4 minutes to speak to the audience.  After the event, candidates answered questions from the voters.

What’s New Wednesday: J-Petal Japanese Crepe & Thai Ice Cream

J-Petal Owner Qi Sun from China says he opened the franchise after successfully opening Number One Chinese Food in North Jackson.   “I actually think it’s really cool because they mix up the stuff and it’s good Japanese and it’s different,” said 11-year-old customer Kaysey Stasel. They make fruit-filled Japanese crepes, Thai rolled ice cream and even non-alcoholic mojitos inside…

Education Vision Committee discusses $100,000 grant

JACKSON, Tenn.–The Education Vision Committee discussed a $100,000 grant at their monthly meeting Tuesday night. Members met at the Jackson Madison County school board. They discussed the school board budget that was passed at County Commission. They also discussed the $100,000 grant from “Project Lead the Way” through Toyota. The grant will fund STEM classes for middle school students next…

Two local people use CPR to save Henderson man’s life

HENDERSON, Tenn.–Two local people are being recognized for their heroic acts. Freed Hardeman University workers Linda Hodges and Cody Fletcher helped save beloved community leader Neal Smith when he collapsed at Freed Hardeman University’s indoor track earlier this year. A nursing student notified both Cody and Linda before they revived him by using an A.E.D., an Automated External Defibrillator which only…

Lexington teen drowns in Gulf of Mexico

LEXINGTON, Tenn. — A West Tennessee teen has died while swimming at Panama City Beach. Panama City Beach police say 15-year-old Tyler Spann of Lexington drowned around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. Witnesses said they noticed the swimmer in distress. Panama City Beach and Surf found Spann unresponsive in the water. Spann was a rising sophomore at…

Boy Scouts host annual Cub Scout Camp

JACKSON, Tenn. — The West Tennessee Boys Scouts of America hosted the first day of their annual Cub Scout Camp. Sixty-five children between the ages of 6-11 enjoyed snacks and outdoor activities such as archery and team building exercises at Calvary Baptist Church in north Jackson. The scouts received advice from Jackson Police officers as well. The camp is a…

Sheriff Mehr hosts 39th community meeting

PINSON, Tenn. — Madison County Sheriff John Mehr kicked off his 39th community meeting Monday night. The meeting took place at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson Club at Highway 45 South. Jerry Ellis hosted after the meal. The sheriff addressed the group for 30 minutes about hot topics including the new jail and introduction of the new Opioid Hearse at Ridgecrest…