Updated Saturday December 16th 6:30 A.M.

A cold start to our Saturday with temperatures starting in the lower 30’s. A mild afternoon in the mid 50’s ahead of increasing clouds and rain chances overnight. Sunday looks to be quite rainy in the first half of the day, so carry the umbrellas heading out Sunday morning. A south flow of winds over the area will bring a continued warming trend and highs around 60 degrees by Monday.

TODAY’S FORECAST:

Enjoy the dry and mild weather Today as rain moves in early Sunday. Rainfall totals will be light between a trace to 1/2″.

There’s a potential for strong wind gusts this weekend as the rain moves in and we’ll be monitoring that carefully. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest forecast and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.

Brian Davis
Storm Team 7 Meteorologist

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Email –badavis@wbbjtv.com

Peabody vs. Humboldt- (Boys game)

Peabody      69

Humboldt  72

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South Side vs Chester County-(Boys game)

 

South Side    56

Chester Co.   51

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South Side vs Chester County-(Girls game)

South Side   61

Chester Co. 48

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JACKSON, Tenn — Historic First Baptist Church hosted a live nativity scene for the first time ever, they say it demonstrates the true reason for the season.

It is a journey around the world and back in time.

“Just a walk through of the symbolic representation of Christ birth,” Senior Pastor, William Watson said.

Church members re-enacted the story of Christmas with a live nativity scene, featuring real-life animals.

“We also have an animal scene you can pet the animals, sheep, camels, they have some donkeys as well,” Pastor Watson said.

Ministry leaders with the church thought of the idea to create the nativity. Pastor Watson said he’s glad to see all their hard work come to life.

“We’re just celebrating what the Lord has allowed us to do on this spot of ground,” Pastor Watson said.

For youth members like Kelsey Hicks, it is a story she gets to be a part of this holiday season.

“I’m a crown angel and I pass out candy canes and stuff about the season and our church and what it’s all about,” youth member, Kelsey Hicks said.

Some parents said watching their kids participate made the experience one to remember.

“Just a wonderful opportunity for the young to see a replica of what we believe the actual birth of Christ in Bethlehem looked like,” church member, Kimberly Hicks said.

“It’s a good feel, a good time here at First Baptist,” church member, Angela Calhoun said.

Pastor Watson says its important to recapture the true meaning of Christmas.

“This is about Christ and his coming, about the celebration of life and hope and joy,” Pastor Watson said.

There were also musical performances from a community choir, consisting of members from several churches in the area.

Church leaders said they hope to host a live nativity for years to come, on an even larger scale.

JACKSON, Tenn.–U.S. Marshals are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of confirmed gang member.

Terris Key is wanted for assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, evading arrest and violation of probation.
On December 13, Key is accused of assaulting an officer during a traffic stop. Marshals say key resisted arrest and was able to get away.

Key is 6-foot-1, weighs 185 pounds and has multiple tattoos. He is from the Dyersburg area and should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the U.S. Marshals at (731) 427-4661.

SAVANNAH, Tenn.- Police in Savannah need your help finding a stolen vehicle with the license plate 790-69H. They say it was stolen from Daisy Dreams Floral around 4 Thursday morning and seen heading north. Reports indicated the vehicle may have been spotted in the Huntingdon area.

If you have seen this vehicle or have any information on its whereabouts call the Savannah Police Department.

CAMDEN, Tenn. -A child was injured in a car crash in Camden.

Camden Police say two vehicles crashed behind Wal-mart in Camden on McKelvy Road at 3p.m. Friday afternoon.
Police say two helicopters and two ambulances were on scene. The conditions of the drivers are unknown.

Photo courtesy: Tony Allen

MARTIN, Tenn. — Weakley County school officials say there were pages of absentees at Westview High School Friday which they credit to a rumor that got way out of hand.

“The rumor was that this Snapchat contained a list titled ‘the holocaust’ and if a student or faculty member’s name got put on this list, they were in essence, put on a hit list,” said Phillip Fuqua, Assistant Chief of the Martin Police Department.

The police department says after speaking with over 50 parents and students, they have yet to see any evidence of an actual list or Snapchat post, and Assistant Chief Fuqua says, since then, the rumor has even evolved into more.

“We for sure can assure everyone that there was no arrest made at the school at all,” Chief Fuqua said, “but there was for sure not an arrest made at all with anybody with a weapon.”

Police say if these rumors were true, the community would know about it.

“We would have taken evasive action,” said the chief. “We would have shut the school down today. We would have evacuated the school yesterday.”

The Weakley County Director of Schools tells us, at this point they have found no direct threat to anyone regarding this incident. They also say that they take the safety of their students very seriously and would have shared any evidence of danger with parents immediately.”

Police say the rumor and its origin are still under investigation.

“Make sure that the person who started the rumor had no other motive behind it than mischievousness; make sure if that person has some type of issue, than we can help them resolve that,” said Chief Fuqua.

The Martin Police Department says they increased police presence at the high school and middle school as a precaution.

A statement from the police chief says after a thorough investigation was done, it was determined that no threat was made, and the student will not face criminal charges. However, investigators say disciplinary action will be left up to school officials.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson police are investigating what led up to a shooting that left a woman in serious condition.

“Back in my room, I heard a bunch of gunshots,” said George Polk, who lives in the area. “I thought they were shooting up in my house at first.”

The gunshots weren’t coming from outside Polk’s house, but from the house across the street.

“It was a shock. Really, it was,” Polk said.

Jackson police rushed to the 100 block of Idelwild Street just after 7:00 p.m.  Thursday.

Police say a woman was shot in a drive-by shootingand airlifted to a hospital in Memphis.

“They came up and started shooting, then came back up and started shooting,” said Shamika Sinclair, a friend of the victim.

Sinclair said she was in the house at the time, and says she heard several shots with bullets barely missing her children who were in the house with her.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, my kids got shot, but it was my best friend’s girlfriend that got shot,'”she said.

Katrina Billings was also in the house and said at least 10 shots hit different parts of the house.

Billings said the victim was sitting in the living room when she was shot.

“She had surgery,”Billings said. “She’s doing good.”

As police search for leads, Billings has a message for whoever is responsible.

“It doesn’t make me scared, but whoever did it needs to be scared,” she said.

Investigators have not identified the victim or confirmed any suspect information.

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