Brandon Shields, The Jackson Sun

Brandon Shields

The Jackson Sun

Jackson, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Brandon:

Hope in a hopeless situation: How a family's generosity changed a teen mother's outlook on her pregnancy

Lydia Brown didn't know what to do after finding out she was pregnant while in high school after having broken up with her boyfriend. Then she reached out to a friend, who helped her choose to raise her son. → Read More

Jackson Firefighters save dog from dying in frozen Campbell Lake

Fortunately for the dog, an unknown person called Jackson Fire Department dispatch and alerted them of the animal’s predicament. → Read More

Delayed reporting from state adds 35 Madison Co. COVID-19 deaths

But at the end of 2021, the state wanted to make sure they had all the COVID-19 deaths sorted out and reported efficiently and sent a list of deaths they hadn’t previously reported to each county that they were putting into their system for each county. → Read More

MMA combatants fight for a cure for diabetes at Black Tie & Boxing

A new tradition in Jackson returns this weekend after a year hiatus as Black Tie and Boxing is set to happen on Saturday at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. → Read More

Snow, ice come to West Tennessee without as much predicted accumulation

As West Tennesseans woke up Sunday morning, the amount of wintry precipitation they found outside their homes varied with higher amounts of accumulation to the north and accumulation in Jackson was sporadic if there was any. → Read More

Are plans for JMCSS adequately preparing for county's growth?

Are plans for JMCSS adequately preparing for county's growth? | Opinion → Read More

Elective surgeries could pause if blood supply doesn't increase

Lifeline Blood Center managed to supply blood to all 17 hospitals it works with in rural West Tennessee in 2021 despite falling about 4,000 units short of its annual goal of 27,300 units. → Read More

Bicentennial Celebration has done its job so far

Bicentennial Celebration has done its job so far | Opinion → Read More

Oak Ridge Boys coming to Jackson

“We’re glad to be headed back to Jackson. It’s been a few years since we’ve performed there.” → Read More

Salt kept roads passable in first day of wintry weather

And while snow did accumulate, the salt application made roadways more manageable than they would’ve been without it. But the weather itself helped the situation too. → Read More

Roger Wood running for Madison Co. Sheriff

Roger Wood is a native of Jackson and Madison County who’s been in law enforcement for more than 30 years working for state law enforcement organizations. → Read More

Chamber asking local entities for funding to market Jackson to Blue Oval City personnel, support

The Jackson Chamber sees the potential positive impact Blue Oval City in Haywood County could have for Jackson and Madison County, and they’re planning efforts to try to reach that potential. → Read More

West Tennessee gets its first snow day of 2022

Local entities prepared for wintry weather this week. → Read More

Get Out!: LEO Ball, concert, bridal show happening this weekend

What to do in Jackson this weekend. → Read More

Bicentennial celebration continuing in 2022

The grand finale of the celebration will mark the 200th birthday for the City of Jackson. → Read More

Positive projections for Jackson-area economy going into 2022

In case anyone connected to business and economic development in Jackson and rural West Tennessee isn’t aware, Blue Oval City and Ford Motor Company coming to Haywood County is big. Really big. → Read More

Pipefitters helped in multiple disaster recoveries this year

The organization set out in recent weeks to help in disaster recovery in Tennessee and Kentucky in the wake of the tornado touchdowns that happened on Dec. 10 and 11. → Read More

2021 Person of the Year: Keep My Hood Good's Juanita Jones

Juanita Jones has built a foundation for her non-profit that community of Jackson has steadily begun supporting more and more over the last few years. But that support has come after 12 years of work to lay that foundation on which the group, Keep My Hood Good, is built. → Read More

Longtime city councilman, Lambuth coach Pepper Bray dies

Charles “Pepper” Bray passed away on Monday at the age of 87, according to his obituary on the website for George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home. → Read More

2021 Newsmaker of the Year: Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris

Harris said being a county mayor is a balancing act, particularly in a time of a global pandemic. → Read More