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Jackson, TN, United States

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Past articles by Omer:

Thank you for everything Jackson and West Tennessee

After 18 months, I'm saying goodbye to The Jackson Sun. → Read More

City of Lexington continues to add more jobs in 2018

The three job announcements this year have resulted in more than 500 new jobs in the city of Lexington. → Read More

Gander Outdoors to hold grand opening in Jackson

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will serve many of the same products that its former namesake did. → Read More

Katelyn Campbell's body found in Tennessee River

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd confirmed searchers discovered the body a few hundred yards downstream from the Alvin C. York Bridge over the Tennessee River. → Read More

Former NAACP President Harrell Carter running for Madison County Mayor

Harrell Carter is the only opposing candidate to incumbent to Madison County Jimmy Harris in the upcoming mayoral election. → Read More

Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris hopes to earn 4 year term

Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris has served as mayor since being appointed in 2007. → Read More

Madison County Commission approves $228.6M budget for 2018-19 fiscal year, no tax increase

This year's budget does not feature a tax increase. → Read More

Prepare to pay more property taxes if you live in Jackson

The tax increase is estimated to create more than $1.48 million in revenue for the city. → Read More

New bike sharing program launches in Jackson

The popularity of bike sharing programs across the U.S. has risen in recent years, and Jackson is now the latest city to start its own bike share program. The program officially launched Sunday afternoon during a kick off at the LIFT Wellness Center. Zagster, an American bike share company, has partnered with the City of Jackson to provide 20 bikes at four bike share stations throughout the city… → Read More

Denise LaSalle's legacy and dream lives through start of Blues Academy

Five months after her untimely death, one of blues legend Denise Lasalle’s biggest dreams has finally come to fruition. → Read More

Royal Reed's to become catering-only, no longer serving lunch after Father's Day

Royal Reed's has been in East Jackson since the early 1980s. → Read More

Jackson City Council approves construction contractor for new Bemis Park

Construction is expected to begin in the next two to three weeks, Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. → Read More

Jackson Transit Authority proposes 7 route changes, could implement them by July 1

The changes could be approved by May 31. → Read More

Madison County Commission talks jail expansion

Still don’t know how many beds the jail expansion will have → Read More

Air Choice One's Jackson to Atlanta flight, McKellar-Sipes soaring to new heights

Nearly every flight from Jackson to Atlanta has been sold out since Air Choice One began offering a daily roundtrip flight from McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in March. The next step for McKellar-Sipes is securing a larger aircraft it can use on the Jackson to Atlanta flights to increase the number of passengers per day. Its current… → Read More

City of Lexington hopes to keep momentum after recent major job announcements

Wilger plans to increase its workforce from 20 to 42 employees, as part of a $1 million expansion of its Lexington facility → Read More

JPD officer surprised with $10,000 scholarship to help with pursuit of master's degree

Jackson Police Officer Lance Wright received a nice surprise Wednesday at work. → Read More

100 new jobs coming to Hardeman County: Kilgore Flares to invest $40M in Toone facility

Kilgore Flares in Hardeman County currently has about 280 employees. → Read More

Construction continues on Highland Roundabout

When construction on the North Highland Roundabout is completed later this year, it will have a great impact on downtown Jackson, Mayor Jerry Gist said. “Some people are concerned about not being able to navigate it, but once it’s constructed they will see how efficient a roundabout is, and it will handle the traffic much easier,” Gist said. Construction began on the Highland Roundabout in… → Read More

O'Reilly Auto Parts opens third Jackson location

O'Reilly Auto Parts is open on 877 North Parkway. → Read More