JTA drivers compete in annual rodeo

JACKSON, Tenn.– The Jackson Transit Authority hosted their 27th annual JTA rodeo at the Jackson Generals ballpark Sunday. The drivers competed in several obstacle courses to show off their driving skills. Including driving through a cone course with a limited amount of time. drivers had to avoid knocking the cones over. Relatives and friends of the competing drivers were invited…

Clover creek aerodrome hosts 8th annual fun fly-in

TOONE, Tenn. — Folks in Hardeman county took flight Sunday as they gathered for the eighth annual fun fly-in at Clover Creek Aerodrome. The event has brought remote control enthusiasts from all over the state and several other states together for a fun weekend of flying. John Schroder, who owns the land and organizes the event every year, said he loves…

Local church marches to spread prayer, love and peace throughout Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local church took their message beyond the walls of their church, and straight to the streets of Jackson. Saturday afternoon leaders of the Zion Church of Jackson say their rally wasn’t about Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter. Their message was about prayer, love and to save Jackson. Walking down Old Hickory Boulevard, this march may have resembled a…

Tina Turner Heritage Days rolling in Haywood County

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — Fans from across six countries are in Haywood County this weekend to honor a local living legend. For the fifth year the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is celebrating Tina Turner Heritage Days. Although the Nutbush native isn’t in town, fans had cookbooks signed by Miss Robbie Montgomery, an original Ikette and star of the hit show Sweetie Pies. Saturday…

Halloween spending predicted to break records

JACKSON, Tenn.–Americans are getting into the Halloween spirit, at least when it comes to spending. The national retail federation predicts consumers will spend a record 8.4 billion dollars this year with purchases including candy, pumpkins, costumes and treats. That comes out to nearly $83.00 per person.

Judge rules sentencing can stand for former Vanderbilt football player

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Nashville judge has ruled that a former Vanderbilt University football player’s 15-year sentence in the gang rape of an unconscious fellow student can stand. Prosecutors had asked Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins to order a new sentencing hearing with a different judge after they learned that 11 people had sent letters in support of Cory…

THP warns of possibly dangerous clown sightings

JACKSON,Tenn.– State Troopers put out a warning Saturday afternoon for Tennesseans concerning the possibly dangerous clown sightings reported across the country. In a Facebook post, the THP says the creepy clowns might be trying to lure children into the woods. Troopers said these could be child predators looking for an easy target, according to social media posts on Twitter and…

Early morning fire destroys east Jackson home

JACKSON, Tenn — Investigators with the Jackson Fire Department believe an early morning house fire Saturday is the result of an arson. Firefighters say around 5:55 a.m. they were dispatched to a home near the corner of  McRee and Lafayette street. Captain Wemond Graham, of the Jackson fire department said “upon arrival we did have heavy smoke showing.” Captain Graham was one of the…

Pet of the Week: Ringo

Here is our Ringo! Downtown Dogs discovered Ringo’s brother under a house, dying. We rushed him to the ER vet but it was too late to save him. Since we know how deadly and contagious parvo is, they knew almost certainly Ringo would come down with this deadly disease. The owners, who simply did not know about parvo, willingly surrendered Ringo…