Josh Robinson

Madison Co. commissioners table wheel tax, approve renaming bridges

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — County commissioners spent an hour Monday morning discussing the wheel tax. “There really was no understanding of how it would read, how it would affect the voters, whether it would be implemented by the next commission or not,” Commissioner Gerry Neese said. They could not agree on a decision. “In the end result, it was tabled,”…

AARP Tax Filing Service

Call the Jackson-Madison County Library to register for a time with an AARP volunteer: 731-425-8600 Click here to learn more about volunteering with AARP. Click here to find your local tax aid services.

New bills aim to protect Tennessee students

NASHVILLE — Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham introduced five bills Wednesday aiming to protect students across the state. “Tennessee parents, when they send a child into public education in Tennessee, they ought to be confident and assured that their kids are going to be safe,” Gresham said. Sen. Gresham, of Somerville, says two things were catalysts to get these…

Humboldt rape suspect appears in court

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — A West Tennessee man accused of rape appears in court. Dalton Leslie, 20, appeared Wednesday morning in court. He is charged with raping a woman. In June of 2017, court documents say Leslie raped the woman at the Forked Deer Trailer Park in Humboldt. Humboldt police looked for Leslie in Tennessee but could not find him, so they reached…

American Heart Association kicks off 2018 with ‘West TN at Heart Breakfast’

JACKSON, Tenn. — “I don’t think without the research they’ve done that I would be alive today,” Bill Forsythe, a survivor of cardiovascular disease, said. The American Heart Association kicked off their 2018 season Thursday morning with their 2018 “West TN at Heart Breakfast” at the Carl Grant Events Center on the campus of Union University. People enjoyed breakfast as they…