Brandon Shields, The Jackson Sun

Brandon Shields

The Jackson Sun

Jackson, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Brandon:

Generals, stadium have their place here with transparency

Generals, stadium have their place here with transparency | Opinion → Read More

Moon landing was a 'shared event' for the country

Nearly everyone in the U.S. spent their Sunday afternoon on July 20, 1969, watching Apollo 11. → Read More

Toast of Jackson happening next weekend

The Toast of Jackson returns on July 27 to the Fairgrounds Arena (800 South Highland Avenue in Downtown Jackson) as wine drinkers have a chance to sample wines from various wineries across the state and raise funds for The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. “We’ve got a good lineup of wineries from East and Middle Tennessee coming over along with three wineries… → Read More

Local criminal justice system working to do more than punish prisoners

Local criminal justice system working to do more than punish prisoners | Opinion → Read More

Adams stepping down but not away from work of African-American Chamber

Charles Adams announced his resignation last week as the president of the Jackson-Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce. → Read More

Local women's hoops team claims Senior Olympics national championship

One local team is showing they continue that tradition on another level as the West Tennessee Madisons is a team that recently won the national championship in the 65- to 70-year-old age division in Albuquerque, New Mexico. → Read More

Local weatherman multitasked with daddy duties during broadcast

Tom Meiners is already well-known in the area for being the chief meteorologist at local television state WBBJ, but he was noticed outside of rural West Tennessee last week after an impromptu version of “bring your child to work” day ensued. → Read More

Nathan Bedford Forrest's relative willing to memorialize him at state park

Benton County Mayor Brett Lashlee is related to Forrest and wants the opportunity to present his full story in a historical perspective at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. → Read More

Dan Morris deserves Hall of Fame distinction

Dan Morris deserves Hall of Fame distinction | Opinion → Read More

Gibson County Sheriff follows example set by grandfather

Paul Thomas thought when he was younger he might want to be in law enforcement. He heard stories when he was younger about his late grandfather, James Patrick Trainor, who was a street patrolman in Massachusetts who died in the line of duty in 1967 when he suffered a heart attack at work. → Read More

Mamma Mia! next week at The Ned

Scott Conley has been involved with the Jackson Theatre Guild for nearly four decades working in different capacities including artistic director for more than a decade. He’s directed a few dozen productions over the years. He said the current production – Mamma Mia! – is one of the most fun projects he remembers working on. “It’s got a fun story, wonderful music and we have people that can… → Read More

Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss to perform in Jackson

Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss to perform in Jackson → Read More

Training with JPD was an eye-opening experience

Training with JPD was an eye-opening experience | Opinion → Read More

Fabulous Feud to raise funds for Trunk or Treat

The Madison County Trunk or Treat event in October has been growing for more than a decade. The main fundraiser for the event, Fabulous Feud, is July 27. → Read More

Former MLB pitcher Howard now helps daughter's coach-pitch softball team

While baseball isn’t Ben Howard's life, it remains a big part of his life as he’s usually a coach for his children’s baseball and softball teams. → Read More

Gardens with beautiful colors are never tacky

Somewhere along the way we were taught that it was shameful to be called tacky. It didn’t take long to figure out that tacky could describe behavior, language, dress or décor. As a result, we learned to err on the side of caution. Choose words carefully, modulate your tone, and avoid bright colors. How boring!! Admittedly, (sorry big sister) I was never very good at sticking to a respectable… → Read More

Commission could've avoided nepotism concerns in Sheriff's Office

Commission could've avoided nepotism concerns in Sheriff's Office | Opinion → Read More

Navy football changed JCM graduate's life

Dre Williamson’s story of growing up in Jackson is similar to a lot of kids from the Hub City, but his story took a drastic change in the spring of 2014 just before he graduated from Jackson Central-Merry. → Read More

New city leaders need to be ready to make tough choices

New city leaders need to be ready to make tough choices | Opinion → Read More

Conger takes office as new Jackson Mayor

After 12 days of transition time, Scott Conger officially reported for work as Mayor of Jackson on Monday. → Read More