Friends speak out after victim identified in Martin Dollar General fire

MARTIN, Tenn. — Friends speak out after officials identified the body found inside a Dollar General that caught on fire early Wednesday morning. The Martin Police Department identified Ruby Rachel Tackett, 59, as the victim found inside the store when firefighters made their way inside the building. Those close to her said she was a pillar in their community, and…

Scattered storms stick around Friday

  Weather Update: 11:30 PM Thursday Scattered showers moved back into the area this evening. Isolated thunderstorms were short lived but still brought heavy rain through parts of the area. Things should settle down as we go overnight, for the most part. Some scattered showers in coverage are still possible but the best chance for rain returns Friday. Temps have barely falling…

USJ girls soccer preparing for another state tournament run

JACKSON, Tenn — Only two area girls soccer teams made their way to the state tournament in Murfressboro last season, and the Lady Bruins at USJ are looking to reload and do it again. Thursday night the team hit the training pitch as they have been for the entire first week of practice for girl’s soccer. USJ soccer fell in the state…

Police tight-lipped over raid of house on Hatton Street

JACKSON, Tenn.-Jackson police remain tight-lipped about why officers raided a home on Hatton Street late Thursday afternoon. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News was there as officers took one person away in handcuffs. The department confirmed SWAT officers executed a search warrant at the home near Lambuth Boulevard, however they would not say what or who they were looking for. Stay with…

“Leader in Me” program takes place at Issac Lane Elementary

JACKSON, Tenn — A new program is being implemented into Issac Lane Elementary School. The “Leader In Me” program gave teachers a chance to develop leadership skills to use in the classroom. As the clock ticks for students to get back to school, teachers are getting a head start with this program. Second grade teacher, Karen Edwards said, “The first habit we’re working on…

Henry Co. man arrested after a fight leads to another man’s death

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. —  Suspected killer George Freeland, was escorted into the Henry County Jail, Thursday afternoon after a nearly 16-hour manhunt. “We got a call (Wednesday) afternoon about a man who had been in a fight,” Henry County Sheriff  investigator Adam Jenkins said. “The call came in from the ER, he had been taken up there and had extensive injuries.”…

West Carroll football thinking turnaround in 2016

ATWOOD, Tenn — The West Carroll War Eagles come into the 2016 football season looking to shake things up in the loaded Region 7A. The boys in Atwood won just 2 games last season, but think that tough year has given them drive to be better this season. Players said second year coach and West Carroll alumni, Josh Wolfe, gives his competitive nature…

Mugshots : Madison County : 07/27/16 – 07/28/16

1/9Adam MccaskillSchedule II Drug Violations, Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 2/9Fredericus WilliamsNo Charges 3/9Kiara CoburnProstitution 4/9Maurice BoldenViolation of Community Corrections 5/9Raymone JacksonSimple Domestic Assault 6/9Shamika LewisEvading Arrest, Reckless Driving, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Disobeying Traffic Signal 7/9Timothy MooreShoplifting-Theft of Property 8/9Timothy PowellNo Charges 9/9Zaid AlshaifFailure to Appear The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County…

DQ helps Children’s Miracle Network with “Miracle Treat Day”

JACKSON, Tenn. –Eat ice cream for a good cause. Thursday, participating Dairy Queen restaurants  hosted “Miracle Treat Day.” For more than 10 years, $1 or more from every Blizzard will be donated to Children Miracle Hospitals. One local DQ manager said they have been busy since they opened, Thursday. “It’s been awesome…the support from the Jacksonians. We’ve been busy since…