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MARTIN, Tenn. — Union City falls to Humboldt at UTM Saturday evening with a final score of 71 to 68.

MEDINA, Tenn. — The Chargers take home the win against Crockett County Saturday evening with a final score of 48 to 39.

NORTH JACKSON, Tenn. — Haywood beats the Crusaders at Liberty Tech Saturday evening with a final score of 53 to 36.

MARTIN, Tenn. —  Saturday evening friends, family and donors gathered to pay homage and cement the legacy of Phillip Trey Lindsey on UT Martin’s campus.

“He was too special to be forgotten,” Trey’s father John Lindsey said.

Phillip Trey Lindsey graduated from Southside High School in 2010, before going to University of Tennessee at Martin to study wildlife biology. Unfortunately just two months after earning his degree from UTM, the 24-year-old passed away July 12, 2016 after a blood clot sent him into cardiac arrest.

“You don’t know what this is like until you go through it,” Lindsey said. “So if it wasn’t for people praying for us and just having faith in God.”

Saturday night there was a benefit dinner to fund a $25,000 scholarship endowment in his name. That scholarship will help UTM juniors and seniors studying wildlife biology continue their education.

“Education was very important to Trey,” Lindsey said. “So one way we though we could keep his memory alive is through this scholarship endowment at Martin.”

There was also a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and outdoor sports items, things that were important to Trey. Retired Major League Baseball player Adam Laroche donated his time Saturday evening. He even signed jerseys to be auctioned off.

“He asked and that was the least I could do,” Laroche said.”

During the benefit the wildlife society professor announced that Will Lindsey, Trey’s brother, had earned a scholarship of his own. From the same organization his brother once served as Vice President.

“In this situation you just don’t want your son forgotten and I think that goes for anyone who’s lost their child,” Lindsey said.

All benefit ticket sales and the silent auction proceeds will be used to fund the Lindsey scholarship. Southside High School graduates will be given preference during the Lindsey scholarship selection process.

JACKSON, Tenn — A packed house at Union University for a women’s conference. Over 1200 guests filled the seats of Union’s chapel to hear New York times best-selling author, Lysa TerKeurst speak.

The author has written more than a dozen books about religion and faith. People from other states traveled to Jackson to attend the event.

Tickets were $20 a person.

Organizers said the main goal of the conference is to build a strong spiritual connection.

Event Chairperson, Stephanie Edge said “we want people to know who they are in Christ and we want to help them grow in Him find a relationship with Him and know they are welcome in his sight.”

Worship Pastor at Englewood Baptist church, Travis Cotrell, provided musical entertainment for the event.

JACKSON, Tenn — From clothing items to house decor many items were available for shoppers at the Jackson Woman’s club indoor yard sale fundraiser.

The club has two annual service campaigns aimed towards benefiting youth. The first is a $1,000 nursing scholarship given to an area student. Students who applied were instructed to write an essay explaining why they deserve the reward.

Organizers said the club will also sponsor a school wide poetry contest. Each year members create a different fundraising idea in hopes of raising enough money to reach their goal.

“All of the items here were donated either by members or by members families.” Organizer, Laura Vandiver said. “So basically everything that we make will go towards the scholarship and the poetry contest.”

Students will be awarded the second Tuesday in March during the Jackson Woman’s club monthly meeting.

JACKSON, Tenn. — A vote by the Jackson-Madison County School Board of Education determined Eric Jones and Tammy Knipp as the two final candidates to continue the interview process for the superintendent position.

“I think both choices would make a great superintendent, and I am excited for the future of our schools,” board member George Neely said.

But school board member David Clifft was the most outspoken at the meeting, bringing up concerns that Eric Jones was already pre-selected and the board is now just “going through motions.”

“There are a lot of people in the community that believe Eric Jones has already been selected,” he said. “I just wanted to get that out on the table.”

Clifft told board members during the meeting if they already had their mind made up about choosing Jones since he is local, they should go ahead and offer him the contract.

“None of the board members spoke up, so I hope that means there not committed,” he said. “I hope that means the rumors are false, but you never know.”

He also expressed concerns about how only three candidates were originally accepted for consideration.

“Two more could have been added easily, maybe even more,” he said. “I’ve never been comfortable that only three were accepted for consideration.”

He asked board members if they would be open to bring in more people to  interview, but they voted to only continue with the selected candidates.

“When the board adopts a process or makes a decision then even if its contrary to what I personally think, I’m required to abide by the process and abide by the decision,” he said. “That’s the will of the board.”

Board members say they hope the new superintendent will start by June 1, because current superintendent Verna Ruffin’s contract expires June 30.

February 18, 2017

We will see a very warm pattern over the next week ahead. We could very well break some big records in the weather as the daytime highs rise into the mid 70’s around President’s Day!

Sunday we will wake up to partly cloudy skies which will eventually clear and temperatures will soar into the lower 70’s! Tomorrow will by far be the best day to have outdoor plans. It will be picture perfect by my opinion.

Going into Monday we will start with clear skies and warm and then the temperatures will rise up into the 70’s again! Monday is expected to be one of the warmest days out of February that we have ever seen. Not only that, but it could also possibly become the warmest President’s Day on record for the Jackson area. The pollen count is also something to be aware of starting this work week! Pollen counts will nearly be at a peak Sunday and Monday.

Brian Davis
Storm Team 7  Meteorologist
Facebook – facebook.com/MeteorologistBrianDavis
Email – Badavis@wbbjtv.com

Pet of the week: Waylon, available for adoption through Saving the animals together.

He’s a 6 month old hound mix. He loves kids and most other dogs. He’s a huge love bug!

Melissa Roberts with STAT said Waylon has great house manners, and loves to be at home, but is very playful!

Roberts said Waylon is a great family dog, and plays well with kids and other dogs!

Contact STAT for more information about adopting Waylon.

Cloud in a Bottle

INGREDIENTS

  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Bicycle Pump with Rubber Stopper
  • 1 Liter Clear Plastic Bottle

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1:  Pour enough isopropyl alcohol into the clear plastic bottle to cover the bottom. Swirl the isopropyl alcohol around in the clear plastic bottle.

STEP 2:  Attach the pump to the rubber stopper. Attach the rubber stopper to the clear plastic bottle.

STEP 3:  Pump the bicycle pump five times. Remove the stopper and observe. How does the cloud in the bottle compare to how clouds form on Earth?


EXPLANATION

When the stopper is removed, the air inside expands and cools, which allows the alcohol molecules to stick together or condense, creating a cloud, in the bottle. Goto www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

 

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