Josh Lemons, The Jackson Sun

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The Jackson Sun

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Past articles by Josh:

Lane women's basketball wins first-ever conference championship

Lane women's basketball wins first-ever conference championship → Read More

Civil War could have gone South

About a year after the American Civil War began, 44,000 Confederate troops marched 22 miles from Corinth, Miss., to get within three miles from the Union camps that would later be known as Shiloh. The Union Army had no idea what lay just on the other side of Fraley Field. And the Confederates hadn’t even tried to be quiet. Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant originally landed his troops at Pittsburg… → Read More

Holy Week brings Christians together

"What unites us is that we are all on equal footing at the cross." → Read More

Woman dies in overnight fire in Hardeman County

A woman has died after the home she was in caught fire overnight in Hardeman County. → Read More

Multiple vehicle crash shuts down I-40 Eastbound

Both lanes of Interstate 40 Eastbound at mile-marker 54 are shut down after two tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles have crashed, the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Memphis said. → Read More

Holy Week kicks off at St. Mary's

"You know it's Holy Week when a Baptist is speaking at a Catholic Church, quoting a Lutheran." → Read More

Lead levels low in JEA water

The utility most recently reported 1.23 parts per billion of lead, well below the maximum allowed of 15 parts per billion. → Read More

Grace for life, faith for transplant

Church steps in when member needs double lung transplant → Read More

Three churches, one God

Many say Sunday can be the most segregated day of the week. Whether due to race or denomination, the difference in beliefs can drive us apart. Three churches in downtown Jackson are looking to change that. The inaugural Easter Sunday Sunrise Service is a collaboration between First United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The service will begin… → Read More

Women 'Celebrate Recovery'

There were some unfamiliar sights in Judge Don Allen's courtroom Friday morning. → Read More

Markers honor Civil War events in Brownsville

Tennessee State Tourism Commissioner says heritage tourism is popular due to the state’s rich history. → Read More

No foul play suspected in 10-year-old boy's death

The Brownsville Police Department has confirmed a 10-year-old boy died after he became trapped underneath a car. → Read More

Segregation, sit-ins and change

Gibson County man recalls King, Kennedy and protests → Read More

Roads reopened in Jackson, some still closed in county

A representative with the Jackson Street Department has confirmed all of the streets that were closed Thursday due to flooding within the city limits were reopened Friday morning as the floodwaters receded. → Read More

Crockett County deputy flips patrol car

The deputy was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

More rain on the way

As of noon Thursday, Jackson has received nearly five inches of rain, according to John Moore, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis with another two to four inches expected on Friday. → Read More

Weather causing possible flooding in area

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a flood warning in effect until 1 p.m. for the following counties in West Tennessee: Dyer, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Shelby and Tipton, → Read More

Mission: Saving souls

For the past 17 years, Indigenous Outreach International has been aiding pastors and ministers preaching the gospel in Ethiopia. But to tell the true story of how it all began, you have to go back over 30 years and travel half way across the world. At 13, Patrick Beard, founder and executive director for the nonprofit, took a mission trip to Honduras. He said when he saw a baby die from… → Read More

Colon cancer: Early detection saves lives

“There’s such an emphasis because it’s largely preventable.” → Read More

Zika: First, don’t panic

If you’re worried about the potential outbreak of the Zika virus in West Tennessee, Dr. Jackie Taylor has some advice for you. Don’t panic. Taylor is the medical director for the emergency department and an ER physician at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. But while he says an outbreak is highly unlikely, he knows the fear some residents have is from the unknown about the disease that has… → Read More