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Jackson firefighters are currently responding to a spreading fire on Alexander street.
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It's the architecture Hal Crocker admires, and it's a landmark Hal McIver wants to see preserved.
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Food insecurity contributes to more than just health problems, said Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, as unhealthy diets affect the state of poverty as well.
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West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has set up a fund to raise money for Emma Bond Lanier, mother of Jackson native and singer Laurice Lanier, who needs a liver transplant, according to a news release.
<![CDATA[NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagine Library books delivered to the incorrect addresses. The governor's office announced Tuesday that Haslam signed the measure sponsored by Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley and fellow Democratic Sen. Lowe Finney of Jackson last week. The bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to instead donate the books to pre-kindergarten or other programs. The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is a partner to the Imagination Library, which was created by country singer Dolly Parton in 1996. The program provides a book every month to children from birth to age 5 at no cost to the family, regardless of income. The House passed the bill on a 93-0 vote, while the Senate approved its version 31-0.
Jackson-Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin was the keynote speaker Tuesday at the African-American Leadership Conference, where she spoke about the need for community involvement in education.
County Commissioner Doug Stephenson said he did not have a problem casting his ballot when the commission elected Tommy Cunningham as interim sheriff of Madison County on Monday night.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a death at a residence in southwest Jackson this morning.
Instead of traveling to New Orleans, Gulf Shores, Ala., or Panama City Beach, Fla., to supply partygoers with the main entree for their spring break crawfish boils, the truck will continue all the way to Southeastern Pond Management in Jackson, Tenn.
Jackson Exchange Club member Jessica Williams, of Humboldt, won the Exchangite of the Year Award for the Jackson chapter on Tuesday.
After squandering a three-run lead in regulation of Monday night's 18-inning loss to Chattanooga, Generals outfielder Jabari Blash knew no lead is big enough.
A resident of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Old Hickory Boulevard reported his apartment had been burglarized in February.
The Madison County Commission has voted to keep Tommy Cunningham as interim sheriff.
About 1:15 p.m. today, Jackson police were called to the scene of a homicide in the 20 block of Brianfield Cove in North Jackson.