Danica Smithwick, The Jackson Sun

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The Jackson Sun

Jackson, TN, United States

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Past articles by Danica:

‘We are winning this battle’ against cancer

About 300 cancer survivors, along with their families and caregivers, celebrated at the Madison County Relay For Life walk. → Read More

Bad decision brings powerful lesson

College-bound tennis player Blake McMeans had everything going for him. But he said one bad decision took it all away. → Read More

AMP season to kick off Friday

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the family friendly performances. → Read More

Art Exhibition kicks off Strawberry Festival

Invitational Art Exhibition kicks off Strawberry Festival → Read More

Jackson Christian celebrates art

Jackson Christian School presented the inaugural Fine Arts Network Spring Showcase Saturday evening after launching the new campus organization earlier this year. Dawn Fallert, president of the Fine Arts Network (FAN), said the group’s mission is to support the enrichment of fine arts students, faculty and programming, including band, chorus, theater and visual arts. A visual art gallery was set… → Read More

Strawberry Festival kicks off Sunday in Humboldt

As many as 100,000 people are expected to come through Humboldt next week for one of the region’s most anticipated traditions: the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. → Read More

Historic First Baptist Church celebrates 148 years

Historic First Baptist Church celebrates 148th anniversary. → Read More

‘Speaking of Art’

Creativity helps fund Hearing and Speech Center needs → Read More

Art in the Village to host spring festival this weekend

Mary Spellings is a local watercolor artist who has had her work shown in national and international outlets. In early 2009, the only art galleries in Jackson had closed, and she felt the need to do something a → Read More

Classic meets modern at ‘Bach to the Beatles’

The Jackson Symphony Brass Quintet presentes ‘Bach to the Beatles.’ → Read More

Runner honors friend’s bucket list

Don Pemberton plans to run his first full marathon in remembrance of his close friend John Varnick → Read More

Young love takes work — and sparks laughter

“It’s set in the ’60s, but it’s just as relevant today,” director Billy Worboys said. → Read More

Union, South African choirs collaborate

Union University hosts Chamber Choir of the University of Limpopo. → Read More

Jacob Barker Music Festival raising money for St. Jude

A number of bands will perform at the AMP April 15 and 16, and patrons can donate to St. Jude. → Read More

Chonda Pierce, comedian, to perform in Jackson

Chonda Pierce, the most awarded female comic in history, will bring the laughs when she stops in Jackson this Thursday. → Read More

Hundreds ‘get basted’ at Blues Hog BBQ Festival

The second annual Blues Hog BBQ & Music Festival benefits local charities. → Read More

Turning pillowcases into ‘Little Dresses’

AKA, Gibson County ladies make sundresses for African girls → Read More

‘New Beginning’ on Good Friday

“One of our missions is to take the name of Jesus outside the church walls.” → Read More

Teen Challenge: transformation, not rehabilitation

Tennessee Valley Teen Challenge hosts fundraising banquet, shares testimonies. → Read More

A doggone good time

The Jackson Tennessee Dog Fanciers Association annual dog show is this weekend → Read More