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President Trump signs order to keep families together at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn’t like the sight of children being separated from their families. He said, “We are keeping families together.” But the president added the “zero tolerance” policy will continue. Vice President Mike Pence added that they…

Republican candidates for Tennessee governor to debate

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Republican candidates for Tennessee governor are set to square off in a debate. The one-hour debate will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville. Legislative issues and crime are among the topics of discussion. The debate will include Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, Congresswoman Diane Black, former…

Mugshots : Madison County : 6/19/18 – 6/20/18

1/11Chelsea Taylor Vandalism Show Caption Hide Caption 2/11Barry Anderson Driving on revoked/suspended license Show Caption Hide Caption 3/11David Lee Pruitt Simple domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 4/11Trevor Siler Violation of community corrections Show Caption Hide Caption 5/11Eric Franklin Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 6/11Giovontie Thomas Simple domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 7/11Laquinton Dotson Burglary, theft over…

Nashville Predators player arrested on domestic assault charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have arrested Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson on a charge of domestic assault. Franklin Police Lt. Charles Warner says Watson was arrested Saturday evening. Warner says Watson has been released from jail on $4,500 bond and is due in court June 28. No further information was immediately available. The Predators issued a statement saying they…

Local organizations share ways to fight fraud, identity theft

JACKSON, Tenn. — Someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds, but you don’t have to become a victim. “One of the things we were talking was what is the No. 1 thing people think about fraud is, ‘It will never happen to me,’” said Lt. Byron Taylor of the Jackson Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit. AARP Tennessee and the Jackson-Madison…

Vanderbilt LifeFlight cuts ribbon on Humboldt base

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Vanderbilt LifeFlight held a ribbon cutting for their eighth base Tuesday afternoon in Humboldt. The ceremony was held at the Humboldt Municipal Airport. Officials say they look forward to contributing to the excellent air medical services in Humboldt. “The opening of this base in Humboldt will be about a $10 million investment on behalf of Air Methods Corporation,” West…

Miss Tennessee pageant brings big bucks to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant brings big bucks to Jackson. “I think it’s definitely great for the city,” Matt Childress, a business owner, said. Childress owns Woodstock Bake Shop in downtown Jackson. His restaurant is less than a half mile from the Carl Perkins Civic Center where the pageant takes place. “Usually we’ve always seen an increase…

New principal named at Rose Hill School

JACKSON, Tenn. — Rose Hill School will have a new leader for the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Teresa McSweeney will be the principal at the kindergarten through eighth grade school. McSweeney takes over for Pam Betler, who retired from the Jackson-Madison County School System at the end of the 2017-2018 school year after 32 years of service.

MyRide West Tennessee needs volunteer drivers

JACKSON, Tenn. — MyRide West Tennessee needs your help. The driving service is looking for more volunteer drivers. “To take older adults, 60 and older, that live in Madison County to take them to essential appointments around town,” said Keita Cole, director of MyRide West Tennessee. While there are other programs like this in West Tennessee, Cole says not just…