Shooting in east Jackson ruled accidental

JACKSON, Tenn. — A scare as gunfire rang out at the Parkway East Apartments, Monday evening. However, police on the scene along Roosevelt Parkway said the shooting was nothing criminal rather an accidental shooting. Investigators said the man unintentionally shot himself in the lower part of his body. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Officers on the…

Former Englewood Baptist Church intern indicted, jailed

Heath RansomJACKSON, Tenn. — An aspiring minister is jailed Monday, accused of abusing children in his care while interning at Englewood Baptist Church in north Jackson. Jackson police said they arrested Heath Ransom, 21, Monday morning, after the Madison County grand jury returned a 27 count indictment earlier in the day. According to police, Ransom was indicted on 13 counts…

Martin firefighters take home Battle of the Badges trophy

MARTIN, Tenn. — And the winner is… Martin residents rallied behind their protectors in the annual “Battle of the Badges” blood drive, Friday. Monday, the results were announced with the Martin Fire Department beating out the Martin Police Department.  The final tally was 17 pints to 12 pints. Individual donors were able to pick which department they wanted their blood…

Man jailed, charged with stealing woman’s dog

JACKSON, Tenn. — An unusual case of theft goes before the judge in Jackson City Court, Monday morning. According to court papers, on June 18, Keith Barnett stole a woman’s dog and kicked it.  He faces a count of theft under $500. In the affidavit, the victim told police when she didn’t open the door to her home on Robin…

Friends remember 17-year-old girl killed by stray bullet

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — Friends and family speak out after a deadly weekend shooting in Haywood County ends with one dead and three injured. Investigators said 17-year-old Elia Hernandez was killed by a stray bullet at a house party early Sunday morning after a fight broke out. Friends of Elia Hernandez said she had just graduated from Crockett County High…

Regional Educator Summit held at Milan Middle School

MILAN, Tenn. — Educators across the state are spending part of their summer working to be better in the classroom by attending a professional development training session. Although school is out for students, there are teachers using the summer to develop ideas that can benefit their classroom. Dedicated, motivated and hard-working are a few words to describe educators attending the Regional…

Rain brings little relief for drought in Hardin County

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — We may have seen some rain Monday, but one part of West Tennessee is still dealing with drought conditions.  “An old saying that farmers have is getting rains in a timely part of the year is called a ‘million dollar rain,’” said Brian White, the UT Extension agent for Hardin County. Moderate drought conditions are affecting crop and livestock…

Woman accused of stealing wedding dress from Jackson store

JACKSON, Tenn. — A woman accused of stealing a wedding dress from a Jackson retailer appeared Monday in Jackson City Court. Rachel Thomas According to court papers, workers saw Rachel Thomas hide a wedding dress in items she’d purchased last Friday and then walk out of the store. Documents show the $1,200 dress was on sale for $20. Thomas is currently free on…

Woman hit by own car after losing control of it in Medina

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Slippery conditions caused a scary scene Monday afternoon in Medina. Authorities tell us a woman lost control when she accelerated too quickly from a traffic light, causing her car to spin. Officers say her damaged door flew open and she fell out. The woman was then hit by her moving car, but luckily she escaped with just a few scratches and bruises….