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2 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Local briefs: Police seek 2 in Family Dollar robbery; School bus...

Employees told police that both robbers had handguns. Police were unable to say Wednesday if anything was stolen or how much was stolen.

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Related Topix: Old Hickory, TN, Jackson, TN, Henderson County, TN

2 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Searching for Miss Mary: Local DAR chapter looking for history related to the late Mary Timberlake

For Sherry Taylor, what started as an article for the Midwest Genealogical Society quickly morphed into a search to rediscover Mary Timberlake.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Police Charge Convicted Felon with Att. Murder for shooting Memphis...

Jackson police have charged a convicted felon with numerous charges in a Monday night shooting at Brookfield Apartments involving a sawed-off shotgun.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Jackson, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Report: Firefighter said he was taking marijuana to cousin

A Jackson firefighter has been suspended without pay after being arrested this weekend on a felony drug charge and firearm possession.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Jackson, TN

The Jackson Sun

Authorities finds crystal meth while apprehending fugitive in Jackson

On Thursday, special agents with the Apprehension and Enforcement Unit of the Tennessee Department of Corrections informed Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics investigators they found a fugitive, James Avery, at 318 Bellevue.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Jackson, TN

The Jackson Sun

Humboldt City Schools appoints Versie Hamlett as director of schools beginning May 1

Humboldt City Schools is proud to announce and welcome Versie Hamlett as its new director of schools, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Humboldt, TN, Lane College, Union University

The Jackson Sun

Local briefs: Police investigating incident that sent two men to...

Capt. Tyreece Miller said a man was hurt in a fight that began at Airways Motel on Monday night, and the injured man fled to Brookfield Apartments on Hollywood Drive.

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Related Topix: Jackson, TN

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Jackson Sun

1 killed, 1 hurt when car ignites

Jackson police are still investigating a vehicle fire around the 700 block of Whitehall Street that left a woman dead and a man injured early Sunday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Jackson, TN

The Jackson Sun

City owes schools $3.3M, but state legislation may reduce back pay due from liquor-by-the-drink sales

The upcoming fiscal year could be tough for the city of Jackson and better for the Jackson-Madison County School System, but much still hangs in the balance.

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Related Topix: Jackson, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Bringing things back to life

Ronald Clayton, of Brownsville, said he enjoys taking old things and bringing them back to life.

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Related Topix: Brownsville, TN

The Jackson Sun

Taking sides on Common Core: Opponents, supporters share thoughts on universal standards

Opposition to the Common Core educational standards has grown more vocal at the state and local levels as Tennessee nears full implementation next school year.

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Related Topix: Bradley County, TN

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Local briefs: Medina mom ordered to pay restitution; 8 counties...

Jamie Decker pleaded guilty Thursday to theft between $500 and $1,000 and child abuse and neglect.

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Related Topix: Medina, TN, Gibson County, TN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Tennessee

The Jackson Sun

Hearts to all who helped Elks fight against breast cancer

From the readers: The Jackson Elks Lodge 192 would like to send hearts and thanks to the Foundation Fund of West Tennessee Healthcare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Tennessee, Tennessee Government

The Jackson Sun

'Everything worked out': Alabama couple rewards Youth Town after act of kindness

Bill Lyons did not know the extent of the injuries his wife, Amber, had suffered, but he knew he had to find help.

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Related Topix: Pinson, TN, Only, TN, Henderson, TN

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Jackson Sun

School Board weighs staff, budget concerns

Staffing and budget concerns were at the center of discussion Thursday night at the Jackson-Madison County School Board meeting.

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The Jackson Sun

Atkins, Martindale to speak at Republican meeting

Madison County Republican Party Chairman Jay Bush stated, "It is a testament to the strength of our party to have two highly qualified candidates in Kyle Atkins and Edward Martindale competing for the Republican nomination for Circuit Court Judge, Division III in Madison County.

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Related Topix: Jackson, TN

The Jackson Sun

'I thank God for my miracle baby': March of Dimes helped Chiquita and ...

Wilziah Amon' Chism weighed 1 pound and 4 ounces and was diagnosed with albinism shortly after being born.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Union University

The Jackson Sun

Peter Shannon is new music director

Peter Shannon said he believes in the healing power of music. After all, that is what led him to go against the family tradition of becoming a doctor -- the profession of his father, brother and sister -- to see what good he could do with a conductor's baton.

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Related Topix: Ireland, Europe, World News, Symphony, Arts, Family, Kids, Jackson, TN

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Jamie Decker enters guilty plea for theft and child neglect charges

The Medina mother who convinced people to donate their money and time to her family because her son was sick with cancer pleaded guilty on Thursday to theft between $500 and $1,000 and child abuse and neglect, according to Gibson County General Sessions Court.

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Related Topix: Medina, TN, 9, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Egg hunting time!: Area offers a variety of Easter Egg hunts

Easter egg hunts are a staple part of April in West Tennessee. This year, surrounding the Jackson-Madison area, there will be a variety of hunts.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Holidays, Easter

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