Lasherica Thornton, The Jackson Sun

Lasherica Thornton

The Jackson Sun

Oxford, MS, United States

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MCSO asks for public's help, vigilance after seasonal string of 4-wheeler thefts

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help and vigilance in a strong of recent 4-wheeler thefts, which happens every summer. → Read More

Splash pad at the center of Bemis Memorial Park and town's history

After an agreement between Jackson and a mill owner ended in court, the long-anticipated park and splash pad that commemorates the mill is open. → Read More

Local group holds vigil to send message to end detention centers: ‘This is not who we are'

Indivisible Jackson, a local group working to resist President Trump's agenda, participated in a nationwide protest to end detention centers. → Read More

McNairy Co. School District delays start date

McNairy Co. School District is delaying its start date to August 21 because Adamsville Elementary construction isn't complete. → Read More

JMC Regional Health Department certified as car seat fitting station

The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has become certified as a car seat fitting station. → Read More

Town hall with Rep. Karen Camper: ‘I want to know what matters to you'

Rep. Karen Camper, D-Shelby, talked with around 50 community members Friday for a town hall meeting at Historic First Baptist Church in Jackson. → Read More

Recalls: Madison Co. Democratic Party opposes recall of 'duly elected' board members

The Madison Co. Democratic Party passed a resolution, opposing of the recall efforts against JMCSS chairman Kevin Alexander and member Doris Black. → Read More

Tennessee Comptroller approves financing part of public-private partnership, leaving one step left

The Tennessee Comptroller approved the financing part of the public-private partnership for a new Madison Academic and JCM, leaving one step left → Read More

'G' is for generosity in Gibson: Churches, businesses donate school supplies to elementary schools

Sponsoring grade levels, churches and business across Gibson County have committed to donate school supplies to Dyer and Kenton Elementary Schools. → Read More

July boardroom bits: Teacher concerns expressed, school murals approved

At its July board meeting, the JMCSS school board heard teacher concerns, approved mural requests and discussed disciplinary board membership. → Read More

UofM Research Center expanding to Lambuth campus

The Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research at the University of Memphis will be placing a satellite center at its Lambuth campus. → Read More

Fallen tree damages Pope Elementary classroom

A storm caused a tree to fall into Pope Elementary and damage a classroom Friday. Superintendent Ray Washington expects repairs to begin this week. → Read More

Community leaders discuss reading proficiency, learning gaps

In what was the second roundtable discussion, community leaders discussed how to increase reading proficiency and bridge learning gaps. → Read More

'A great foundation': Outgoing JMCSS Superintendent Eric Jones reflects on his legacy

After his April resignation announcement, the time has come for Dr. Eric Jones to step down as JMCSS superintendent. → Read More

Man known as Santa Claus to many dies, remembered for community involvement

The man known to many as Santa Claus died Wednesday. He is remembered for his Santa persona as well as his community involvement. → Read More

June Edu. Vision boardroom bits: capital updates, other needs, concerns

Incoming superintendent and chief operations officer Ray Washington discussed the district's capital improvement updates and addressed concerns. → Read More

New Jackson-Madison County school: Board member makes the case for Passmore Lane site

At the education vision meeting, a couple of board members, county commissioners and Ray Washington discussed the land options for a new K-8 school. → Read More

JMCSS year-end facts and figures

The JMCSS school district made strides in academics, operations, career readiness and workforce development during 2018-19. → Read More

Chester Co. High theater program wins award at the Orpheum Awards

Chester Co. High's school-wide production of Disney's "Newsies" won outstanding large ensemble at the Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards. → Read More

Miss Tennessee Volunteer contestant stood against pageant stereotypes to finish in Top 10

Miss UT-Martin Amanda Mayo defied the petite pageant image. With her curves and confidence, she entered into the Top 10 and won Miss Congeniality. → Read More