SHILOH, Tenn. –Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a free concert.

Shiloh National Military Park will host Civil War music on the battlefield on Saturday, May 27.

That’ll start at 5:30 p.m. at the park.

The concert will feature the music of Steve and Lisa Ball and The 8th Regiment Band.

Be sure to bring a lawn chair, blankets, and picnic basket.

For more information, call (731) 689-5696.

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. –Celebrate the groundbreaking of a local church’s new facility.

This Saturday, May 27, Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church in Brownsville will break ground on their new family life center.

At 11:00 a.m., the community can gather on the church grounds for a picnic lunch, complete with live music.

Be sure to bring a lawn chair.

The groundbreaking will begin at 12:00 p.m.

MEDINA, Tenn. — Tuesday morning the South Gibson Hornets held their sixth annual All-Star Camp for kids in the Gibson County Special School District. Head coach of the Hornets, Scott Stidham, thinks this is a very special tradition.

“This is probably my favorite day of the year to be the football coach of the Hornets,” Stidham said.

While that may have been one of Stidham’s favorite days, it was something the students looked forward to all year, according to Special Education teacher Amber Williams.

“We do it to encourage the students, to boost their self-esteem, to build relationships and friendships,” Williams said. “We basically do it for life lessons.”

During the camp, these students got a chance to do something they’ve always dreamed of while teaching the Hornet football players a thing or two.

“Sometimes their not going to want to come to practice this summer, and every all-star camper we worked with would love to be able to come to practice this summer,” Stidham said. “So they need to remember that and take advantage of the abilities god’s blessed them with.”

On a day like that, Stidham’s players became the students, and the students became the teachers.

“You learn a lot about our own kids, and they learn to just to totally give of themselves and forget about themselves and just be a selfless person for a while,” Stidham said.

While the camp was only 45 minutes long, the memories will last forever.

“I mean I’ve had previous students come back and talk about this and I think they’ll remember this for a lifetime,” Williams said.

Camper, Drew French, couldn’t keep from smiling as the camp ended.

“Because it’s fun,” French said, also noting he would never forget this day.

But the players and campers weren’t the only ones happy to be a part of that special day.

“Oh it’s awesome, it’s awesome,” Stidham said.  “It’s a great feeling just to see them smile. Those kids walking away with big smiles on their faces, hugs and high fives.”

The Hornets hold the All-Star camp on the last day of every school year for students K-12.

 

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — The Huntingdon baseball team worked hard all season to get to The Boro, and now they’re there. Now the lights will shine brighter than they have all season, but it’s something the Mustangs are ready for. Head coach Alan Eubanks talked about one motto the team has carried with them from day one.

“We’re trying to complete the process, that’s been our motto all year,” Eubanks said.  “Focus on the process and told them just now, that the goal this week is to complete that process.”

Huntingdon went on to win their first game 4-0 over Gordonsville.

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Dyersburg State Community College took off for Grand Junction, Colorado for the JUCO World Series Tuesday morning. This was the Eagles first trip ever to the World Series.  They will play San Jancito, Saturday.

JACKSON, Tenn. — South Gibson’s Jacob Escue will be headed to The Boro looking to bring back an individual title in tennis. But just four years prior to making this state run, Escue had no tennis experience. His coach Kelli Elliott said ping pong was about all the experience Escue said he had when it came to this sport. Escue explains why he chose to pick up a racket.

“I skipped sports for like a year, then I just decided to pick up something else and I don’t know, I saw that tennis was coming to the school, so I thought it was pretty cool so I decided to try it out.”

Escue will take on TCA’s Benjamin Sidwell Thursday.

JACKSON, Tenn — Shots fired outside of a popular north Jackson lunch time spot as an accused shoplifting suspect flees.

“During the course of the investigation the officers made contact with the suspect vehicle and the suspect was in the parking lot here at Cheddars,”  Lt. Derick Tisdale of the Jackson Police Dept., said.

Investigators said as an officer approached 29-year-old Christopher Parker in his vehicle, gunfire erupted.

“Somewhere during the course of the investigation a shot was fired but the shot was fired by one of our officers,” Tisdale said.

Officials said in the midst of the shot being fired, the suspect fled the scene.

No one was hit and for now police are not saying what led to the officer pulling the trigger.

Parker is described as having horns tattooed on his forehead. Officials say he took off in a grey Pontiac G6.

“Our officers found the vehicle involved on Hwy 79 and once they approached the vehicle they saw the suspect and he ran off,” Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce said.

Crockett County deputies, Jackson Police, Madison County deputies and state troopers combed the woods for more than an hour and a half before finding Parker half a mile away.

“Tired and hot. I don’t know if he was under the influence at that time but I know since they arrested him they have called for an ambulance.” Klyce said.

Sheriff  Klyce said Parker was shirtless and possibly on drugs when he was arrested.

Klyce said Parker has quite the arrest record.

 

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Education Vision Committee met Tuesday for discussion about what big projects will move forward this summer for the Jackson-Madison County School System.

During the meeting, commissioners and board members talked about the $1.7 million in capitol projects planned for the next two months and why some exceed original projections. They also talked about the city council’s decision to keep $12 million currently given to the school district.

“Another option would be for the mayor to basically veto the action from the board, the city council rather and not take this action and everybody go to the table and have a conversation about this which is frankly, what I think should have happened in the first place.” said Jackson-Madison County school board chairman Bob Alvey.

The Madison County Commission is set to meet Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in a specially called meeting to discuss its options after the city council’s vote.

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson Street Dept. has a warning if you are headed to downtown Jackson, Wednesday morning.

Leaders said you will want to avoid Liberty Street from Baltimore Street to Chester Street. The road will be shut down from 6 to 10 a.m. so contractors can bring in a crane to make repairs to the roof of the New Southern Building.

JACKSON, Tenn.  — The Jackson Christian Eagles made their second consecutive trip to The Boro this season. Last year things didn’t go the way they expected, but now that the Eagles have some experience on their side, they expect a different outcome.

“The nice thing for us this go around, last year we hadn’t been in six years on the boy’s side and so for this year to go back to back, we set the goal that this year we’re not just going, we want to try to win the thing,” head coach Jeff Lean said.

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