LIFELINE Blood Services issues critical appeal for donations

JACKSON, Tenn.– LIFELINE Blood Services issues critical appeal for blood donations Sunday. According to a release from the organization, there is less than a one day supply for O positive and O negative blood types for patients in local hospitals. “Without immediate response from blood donors, the blood inventory for West Tennessee patients could reach dangerous levels,”  CEO of LIFELINE Blood…

Off and on showers to start the week

Weather Update 4:30 Sunday Currently temps across the area are in the upper 80s to low 90s but it still steamy out there. Feel-like conditions are closing in on the triple digit mark if not breaking it for some. The heat and humidity stick around this week and we have the chance for showers to start the week. A clam…

Folks brave heat for Milan Dawg Daze Street Festival

MILAN, Tenn. — Although it was “doggone” hot this weekend, that didn’t stop families from enjoying the seventh annual Milan Dawg Daze Street Festival. “Really fellowship,” Rusty Ing of Hog Wild BBQ said. “It’s great, it’s wonderful. It gets bigger every year.” Four blocks of downtown Milan was closed to traffic for the annual festival. “The chamber of commerce tries to…

Annual martial arts seminar held in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — “Unity among warriors” was the theme of this year’s gathering of martial artists in West Tennessee. All day Saturday, martial arts instructors from across the country shared their fighting style with the group. The event organizer says this event is for people with different styles, experience levels and to showcase the styles available in West Tennessee. “This is…

African Street Festival is this weekend; marks 27th year in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — This weekend, a trip to downtown Jackson is like taking a trip halfway around the world as the Society for African American Cultural Awareness hosts its annual African Street festival. “It’s like a big family reunion, so it’s all about unity in the community,” President of SAACA Wendy Trice Martin said. The 27th anniversary of the African Street…

5th Quarter: Final scores & postponed games — Saturday, Aug. 27

    Huntingdon vs. Camden — Saturday match canceled; not rescheduled   McKenzie       36 West Carroll     0   TCA      7  USJ     42   Marion, IL                  34 Haywood County     35   Bruceton          39              South Fulton    62   Dyersburg    35 Ripley            0   Lexington     44 Riverside        9   Scotts Hill…

Seasonal conditions take us into September

Weather Update: 10:00 PM Saturday Skies are mostly clear across the area. Tonight we could be dealing with some passing clouds through West Tennessee. Current temps stretch from the mid 70s up into the low 80s. It’ll be a slow cool down tonight and the humidity sits with us too. Partly cloudy skies and calm conditions are expected overnight. There…

Hooked On Science: Salty Egg Experiment

Salty Egg INGREDIENTS 2 Clear Plastic Cups Water Salt 2 Uncooked Eggs I INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Fill the one of the clear plastic cups half of the way with water. Describe the water using its observable properties. STEP 2:  Place an uncooked egg into the water. Does the egg sink or float? STEP 3:  Fill the other clear plastic cup…

Pet of the Week: Diesel

Pet of the week: Diesel, available for adoption through Saving the animals together. Diesel is a five year old Chow Mix. Melissa Roberts with STAT said Diesel has great house manners, and loves to be at home. But he also enjoys getting in the car and going places! Contact STAT for more information about adopting Diesel. Roberts said Diesel gets along…