Lots to do and see this weekend in West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn.-Although this weekend may a soggy one that does not mean there will not be anything for you to do. The rain has not scared away a lot of local events. “The Purple Way 5K” will kick off at the Ballpark at Jackson Saturday morning to benefit epilepsy research. While over at Union University, a West Tennessee bike tour…

Best selling author cautions young girls of what they post online

JACKSON, Tenn.-“From hanging in the mall to hanging in Hollywood,” that was the theme Friday night as international bestselling author Teej Mercer took the stage at the Delta Center. A graduate of Jackson Central-Merry High School, she is the head of Media Mavericks Academy where she works with business owners who want to use media to expand their brands. However,…

Crockett Co. bar deemed “nuisance”, closed by drug agents

MAURY CITY, Tenn. — Agents with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force and deputies with the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department shut down Malone’s Bar and Grill, located at 251 Dupree Street, Friday night.  The raid happened during a party.  Officers estimated a few hundred people were there at the time. The closure came after a month-long investigation as part of…

Markos Makes It Official

JACKSON, Tenn — George Markos of USJ announced last week that he was committing to the University Of North Alabama. Friday he made it official, signing his National Letter Of Intent. Markos has won two doubles state championships as a Bruin, was named the 2014 West Tennessee player of the year. In his senior season so far, Markos is undefeated…

Chester County Announces New Coach

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn — Friday morning Chester County announced their new boys basketball coach. Jason Shelton took over the position after stepping down from Freed-Hardeman University. Shelton will be entering a the toughest basketball district in West Tennessee. He said the decision was easy for him, it’s not much of  a change from Freed-Hardeman. He wanted to be able to…

Lane College seniors attend baccalaureate services

JACKSON, Tenn.-The beginning of a new era just a day before graduation as hundreds of Lane College seniors gathered at William H. Graves Auditorium for their baccalaureate services, Friday night. Reverend Larry Batie spoke at the event and organizers said they hope students will take the message with them. “They will receive a blessing from our chaplain and we are…

Police search for suspect accused of debit card fraud

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.-Humboldt police shared some surveillance images as officers said a person used a debit card that was not his. Police told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the victim either lost or had his card stolen and was notified when it was used at a local bank early Friday morning. If you recognize the suspect or vehicle, call the Humboldt Police…

JPD searching for car burglary suspects

JACKSON, Tenn.-Surveillance cameras catch three car burglary suspects, now police hope you can help identify them. Jackson police shared surveillance video with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News from early Tuesday morning from the parking lot at Armstrong Flooring at 154 Rosedale Street. Officers said the three men who walk into frame broke into several cars of night shift workers. Investigators said…