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Accused gunman in Bemis shooting faces attempted murder charge

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police made an arrest in a south Jackson shooting that sent a man to the hospital. Quintarious Christopher James Tomlin, 18, appeared Wednesday in Jackson City Court on an attempted first-degree murder charge. He is accused of shooting a man around noon Sunday at a house on Davidson Street in the Bemis community of south Jackson. “I’m glad…

Medics at Fort Campbell competing to represent 101st

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – Medics from across Fort Campbell are competing to represent the 101st Airborne Division this fall in Texas. The competition Wednesday involves medics being evaluated in several medical and warrior tasks within 72 hours of continuous operations. The top four individual competitors will form primary and alternate teams and begin training for the Army-level competition. The…

Mississippi Power announces additional $9M Kemper overrun

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Power Co. says it will spend another $9 million on its overrun-plagued Kemper County power plant, pushing its total cost toward $6.8 billion. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. will absorb the cost, part of $2.5 billion it’s absorbing. Southern Co. will write off $38 million before taxes from its quarterly earnings, which will be…

JMC staff gather for ‘Employee Night Out’

JACKSON, Tenn.-With Hub City students returning to school in just days, Jackson-Madison County Schools staff gathered for an Employee Night Out,  Tuesday night. Dozens of employees, from teachers to bus drivers, took part in the event, which began at the lift with a health fair. They were able to receive a number of health screenings and information from area vendors….

UofL board to consider status of campus president

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – University of Louisville trustees may be ready to decide the status of embattled school President James Ramsey. The school’s new board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday. The agenda includes consideration of Ramsey’s offer to resign. Perhaps foreshadowing the board’s action, another agenda item calls for “discussion of next steps, including transition planning…

Committee meets to discuss Memphis Regional Megasite progress

JACKSON, Tenn. — Committee members met Monday to discuss the progress of the Memphis Regional Megasite. Many county mayors were in attendance as members heard a report from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development including an update that infrastructure has been approved. Committee chair and Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith says this has been a work in progress since 2004….

Jackson kids learn life skills at 10th Annual Bounce Back Basketball Camp

JACKSON, Tenn. — Kids were up bright and early this morning for the 10th Annual Bounce Back Basketball Camp. With the help of local businesses this event was free for all campers. City Councilman Johnny Dodd who hosted the camp say its not only about basketball but also teaching kids to capitalize on opportunities and learn from their mistakes. “Just coming out…

Laurel City Council Oks tax exemption for Wayne Farms

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – The Laurel City Council has granted a tax exemption for poultry producer and processor Wayne Farms after months of waiting. WDAM-TV reports the city voted 5-2 Tuesday to grant Wayne Farms the exemption for five years in the amount of just under $6 million. The council had delayed the vote a few weeks ago after the…

Generals skills camp for kids

JACKSON, Tenn — The Jackson Generals held their annual kids skill camp prior to their night game against the Chattanooga Lookouts. Kids were able to take part in drills with their favorite Generals players and learn some new skills. Despite the heat, the kids were active and energetic and just excited to be around the players they look up too….

Teens celebrate completion of “Follow Me into Business”

JACKSON, Tenn.-Eight weeks of hard work are celebrated by teens and their families who have worked hard this summer to learn invaluable lessons. The 12 to 18 year olds completed the “Follow Me into Business” program, sponsored by the Jackson-Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the summer, they have learned professional skills and been able to work paid…