#SaveJackson initiative kicks off to show one love to Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. — One Hub City church is working to show love to their community, one plate at a time. The Zion Church in Jackson is kicking off their #SaveJackson initiative. It is a movement bringing the community closer together through community service, outreach and prayer. “Sometimes we forget about the people that are right here locally in our own…

Weakley County woman arrested following meth bust

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn.- WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News has an update from Weakely County as a woman has been arrested in connection with Monday’s meth bust in Sharon. According to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, Kayla Crittendon was taken into custody on a drug-related charge after investigators said they found sinus tablets were purchased by Crittendon, 2 days before the search…

Lexington football strives for more in new season

LEXINGTON, Tenn — With a Class 4A quarterfinal appearance under their belt from 2015, the Lexington Tigers have their sights set on more with the new season. Returning 12 starters from last season’s team, coaches think the progress made with their current players started months ago. “Really got to work your kids in the off-season,” Lexington head football coach, Bryant…

Dyersburg using 2015 momentum in 2016

LEXINGTON, Tenn — A 3-game winning streak put the Dyersburg Trojans in the 3A playoffs last season, and the teams wants to use that momentum coming into their 2016 campaign. With 13 returning starters that include their quarterback, running backs and multiple offensive linemen, the Trojans feel they’ve got a recipe to continue their streak of making the post-season. “We just keep…

Madison girls soccer building on 2015 success

JACKSON, Tenn — After falling just a game short of making the state tournament last season, the Madison girls soccer team is hoping to extend their success in 2016. With most of their talent returning and 8 seniors to lead the way, the team is focused on reclaiming their spot as one of the area’s best girls soccer programs “Challenging your team. Letting them…

Woman jailed, charged with prostitution

JACKSON, Tenn.-An undercover prostitution sting in west Jackson, Wednesday lands a woman behind bars. Kiara Coburn is charged with prostitution after investigators responded to an online advertisement, arranging a meeting with an undercover officer at the Old Hickory Inn. Investigators said a total of $140 was exchanged before Coburn was transported to the Madison County jail.

United Way celebrates diamond anniversary in a big way

JACKSON, Tenn.-One of West Tennessee’s oldest nonprofit organizations celebrated a big birthday Friday night, with one of football’s biggest stars. The United Way of West Tennessee celebrated 75 years of service to the region. The festivities at the Carl Perkins Civic Center began with a cocktails, followed by a dinner. However, all eyes were on legendary Tennessee quarterback turned pro,…

Man accused of aggravated child abuse, arrested by Gibson Co. deputies

KENTON, Tenn.-Gibson County deputies have arrested a man accused of sending a 5-month-old child to the hospital in critical condition. Braxton Edwards faces a count of aggravated child abuse in the Wednesday incident in Kenton, that had the infant airlifted to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. No details have been released about the child’s specific injuries or Edwards’ relationship with…

Caretaker charged with abuse against child with special needs

JACKSON, Tenn — Trusted to serve and help, Timothy Powell, a now former employee with A Plus Care Solutions made his first court appearance, Friday. A video shows Powell shoving the head of a a 16-year-old special needs boy with his hand and punching him. Police are not releasing the video due to an ongoing investigation, but Judge Blake Anderson read…