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Police search for suspect in Dollar General robbery

JACKSON, Tenn.– Jackson police said they are searching for the suspect accused of robbing a north Jackson Dollar General Sunday night. Police said shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, a suspect described as a white man wearing a black hoodie and shorts entered the store, located at 49 Kenworth Boulevard armed with a gun. According to the shift commander on duty,…

Gov. Haslam awards West Tenn. cities as ‘Healthier’ communities

JACKSON, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam and the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson designated four West Tennessee communities as Healthier Tennessee communities. Jackson-Madison County was among one of the four cities recognized. The health initiative launched in March of 2015 with nine pilot communities. The communities support physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence. They track…

Bands Rock for the Cure in Downtown Jackson

Free concert dowtown to raise money for cancer research

JACKSON, Tenn.– Saturday a local girl band took the stage to help put on the second annual rock for the cure at the amp downtown. The three USJ students, making up The Surreals, say they wanted to bring the concert back to Downtown Jackson. There were five local bands who performed Saturday and concert goers also took part in a silent auction. The…

Air conditioning unit stolen from a church in Beech Bluff

BEECH BLUFF, Tenn. — Church members in the Beech Bluff area are in disbelief after church property was stolen. Madison County Sheriff’s officials say they got a call from a Mason Wells Baptist Church member saying the building’s heating and cool unit had been stolen. You can still see tire tracks where someone drove through the church cemetery and disconnected the…

Dyer County Got Their Guy

NEWBERN, Tenn — Dyer County announced Thursday that they would promote David Whittle from the middle school program to take over the varsity football team. Whittle has been a member of the school district for 20 years, he said this is the only job he would’ve accepted, this is a dream come true for him. Coach said he will not change…

Stewart Named Interim Head Coach

MARTIN, Tenn — Thursday afternoon the University of Tennessee-Martin sent out a press release announcing Heath Schroyer was announcing his resignation. Rumors say he will be the next assistant coach for N.C. State. Anthony Stewart was a member under Schroyer’s staff the past two seasons. He says he was beyond happy and speechless when he got word. Stewart said, it…

Power From Tyler O’Neill

JACKSON, Tenn — After exploding for 32 home runs in Single A ball in Bakersfield. Tyler O’Neill has started a streak with the Jackson Generals. He has posted a hit in every game so far this season. O’Neill has two home runs on the year, one going as far as 430 feet! O’Neill has a simple strategy for his success…

USJ vs Covington Softball

JACKSON, Tenn — The Bruins played host to the Covington Lady Chargers Wednesday afternoon. USJ entered the afternoon with a 19-4-1 record. The team got a strong outing from starting pitcher Ally McFarland. She pitched a three hit, six strikeout complete game. The win gave McFarland her 17th win on the season. She would receive a little help on the…

South Side Softball Young Team

JACKSON, Tenn — The Lady Hawks of South Side sit at the top of their districts right now, while they head down the final stretch of the regular season. The team has eight freshman, making this one of coach Lori Benson’s youngest teams. But because their young doesn’t mean she doesn’t trust them. Coach Benson said the team loves the…