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Jones Family of Companies

Do you want to be part of an organization where honesty and hard work is valued? Then we want to hear from you. Jones Family of Companies is in current need of laborers and machine operators at both our Humboldt locations. Ideal candidates will have manufacturing experience and a reliable work ethic. Experience: Prior manufacturing preferred. Required Education: High School…

Gränges completes purchase of Huntingdon aluminum plant

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — It was smiles all around on Wednesday afternoon in Huntingdon with Gränges AB bringing more than 500 years of history in the aluminum industry to West Tennessee. “Indeed a milestone for Gränges,” Gränges CEO Johan Menckel told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News. “We are very happy to be the owner of the Noranda downstream business, specifically here, the operation in…

Local colleges, universities welcome students to campus

JACKSON, Tenn. — Kenneth Frierson is making sure Lane College’s first-year students have the tools they need to graduate in four years. “Students seem to be really excited,” said Frierson, director of first-year experience. “We just completed our Discovery Week where we brought in all of our new students, went through a week of engagement opportunities, helping them become acclimated to…

State employees’ group calls for end of private prisons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An association representing state employees in Tennessee wants the state to stop using private prisons. The Tennessean reports that Tennessee State Employee Association President Bryan Merritt is calling on the Tennessee Department of Correction to end the use of private prisons because he says state employees already do a great job managing prisons. He says private prisons…

Decomposing body found in ditch in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a decomposing body was found in northeast Nashville. Multiple news outlets report that Metro Nashville police say the body was discovered Monday evening in a ditch in the city’s Madison neighborhood. Few details have been released, but The Tennessean reports that police say the body was female. An approximate age couldn’t immediately…

Georgetown College student dies after jumping down stairs

. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Georgetown police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Georgetown College football player after he jumped down a flight of stairs at a fraternity house. Police Chief Mike Bosse told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Colson Machlitt, also known as Johnnie, apparently hit his head after jumping from one flight of stairs to another at the…

Memphis woman pleads guilty to killing cousin with SUV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Prosecutors say a woman who killed her cousin when she drove her SUV into a crowd of people outside a nightclub after someone made a comment about her dress has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The Shelby County district attorney’s office says 31-year-old Shenetta Moore also pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault on Monday….

Nashville-to-Memphis flights coming; first time since 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Travelers going between Nashville and Memphis will have the opportunity to fly commercial for the first time in three years beginning next month. Southern Airways says in a news release it will fly between the two cities every day except Saturday beginning Sept. 26. Southern also will offer continuing service to Jackson, Mississippi, with a total…

MPD, UTM police increase patrol with new school year

MARTIN, Tenn. — With the first day of college in the books for UT Martin students, police are stepping up their game to keep everyone safe. The Martin Police Department said as their population increases with the new school year, so do their responsibilities. “We have a town that normally has 10,000 to 11,000 people in it, and then when…