Students, professors rally against perceived attacks

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A group of student and teacher organizations at the University of Tennessee are protesting on campus against what they feel are attacks on the school coming from the governor and the state legislature. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/zo3u4pd ) reports the groups are rallying against a number of bills being filed by the General Assembly that…

11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) – An 11-year-old Tennessee boy has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after the child and her sister refused to let him see their puppies. WATE has posted court records (http://bit.ly/1KtuoNA ) showing that a Jefferson County Juvenile Court judge this week found the boy guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to state…

National Wear Red Day raises awareness of No. 1 killer in women

JACKSON, Tenn. — Friday is National Wear Red Day for women to raise awareness against the No. 1 killer in women. According to the American Heart Association, one in three women die from heart disease or stroke per year. Hundreds in Jackson sported their red Friday at the First Friday Forum while learning more about the cause. “It’s been one in three for quite a…

McNairy County Comptroller’s Report

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U.S. Marshals aid Jackson police in arrest

JACKSON, Tenn. — The U.S. Marshals Service helped Jackson police with an arrest Friday afternoon in the 300 block of West King Street. Jeff Love of the Marshals Service confirmed Kacey Rose was arrested around 3 p.m. Marshals say Rose is suspected of crimes in Madison County and Humboldt. Officers found Rose in the attic of a home after the…

Troopers find 29 pounds of meth in Knox County traffic stop

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — State troopers arrested a Texas man on felony drug charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of 29 pounds of crystal meth. A trooper stopped a 2003 Chevy Suburban for a traffic violation around 3:40 p.m. Monday on Interstate 40 in Knox County, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Safety and…

Bitter Cold Blows In Next Week

Weather Update – 5:00 p.m. Friday Thanks to a change in direction from winds in the upper atmosphere, we’ve started to see some thin clouds return to our sky. We could see partly to mostly cloudy skies at times this weekend but there will, at least, be a little warm-up to look forward to. The next big thing to watch…

State audit reveals McNairy Co. bookkeeping problems

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. — A state audit of McNairy County has revealed that the county’s bookkeeping needs improvement. The comptroller’s annual audit includes 16 findings spread across multiple county offices related to noncompliance, weaknesses and deficiencies in county government operations, according to a release from the state comptroller’s office. Some of the issues include problems with purchasing procedures, expenditures exceeding appropriations, cash overdrafts…

Jefferson County Public Schools stops requiring some tests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year. The Courier-Journal reports that JCPS made the decision recently in response to concerns about over-testing students. Under the changes, a third grader could be subjected to eight fewer diagnostic tests through the end of…

Multimedia Journalist — WBBJ-TV

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to join the No. 1 news team in West Tennessee. The candidate must be committed to “owning” breaking news and severe weather. He or she needs to be a self-starter who will come to the table with daily story ideas. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about…