Bull riding and fishing derby raises money for special needs children

HURON, Tenn. — Bull riders from across the state came out to raise money for children with special needs Saturday. Bull riding all to raise money for the Reinbow Riding Academy. Riders came from across the area for the third annual Bull Riding And Fishing Derby. Owner Trish Stanfill says it was her husbands way of giving back. “He set out…

Noodling tournament raises money for underprivileged children

SELMER, Tenn. — The Freedom Outdoors Organization hosted a noodling competition in Selmer on Saturday. The organization takes underprivileged kids outside and shows them how to hunt and fish. Proceeds from Saturday’s event benefit the group. Organizers said this year they had the opportunity to give back to a young boy who is currently in remission from cancer. “He’s never…

Basketball tournament benefits cancer survivor

JACKSON, Tenn. — Friends and coworkers hosted a basketball tournament Saturday at Oman Arena in Jackson for a local breast cancer survivor. Proceeds will help Kathy Smith pay for medical bills. Smith recently went back to work as a 911 dispatcher. Her coworkers thought the tournament would be a big help. “It’s a wonderful feeling just to know that someone…

Crawfish boil benefits local woman in need of transplant

JACKSON, Tenn. — Family and friends hosted a benefit Saturday to help a local woman fighting for her life. Jennifer Crouch has cystic fibrosis. She is waiting for a double lung transplant, an operation that will cost about $50,000. Friends and family hosted a crawfish boil and benefit ride at Bumpus Harley-Davidson in Jackson to help raise money for the…

Neighborhood road dedicated to Jackson living legend

JACKSON, Tenn.–  Church members, family, community leaders and former students of Mr. John Austin Werthing Sr. filled Forest Hills Park on Saturday to thank him for his contributions to Jackson. LaBelle Street, where the Werthing family lived for many years, was dedicated as “John Austin Werthing Sr. Boulevard”. “He’s such a pillar of this community,” said family friend Renee Douglass….

Hooked on Science: Pinecone Hygrometer

INGREDIENTS Pinecone INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Attach a pinecone to a secure location outside. STEP 2:  Record the humidity for your location from www.weather.gov and whether the pinecone is open or closed each day. Represent your data in a table. STEP 3:  After two weeks graph your data. What happens to the pinecone when the humidity is high? What happens to…

HOT Saturday

Weather Update- 10:30PM Current It was an extremely hot, humid and damp day outside today! Heat indices reached triple digit temperatures all across the state. There also were a few thunderstorms and heavier rain showers that popped up along the eastern half of West TN. We do have high humidity levels making it feel very sticky and heavy outside and unfortunately…

Milan police ask for help identifying burglary suspects

MILAN, Tenn. — Officers with the Milan Police Department are asking for help from the public identifying two men who broke into a business early Friday morning. The department released surveillance video from inside the Verizon store on First Street.  It was captured around 5 a.m., Friday.  It shows two men enter the store after smashing through the glass front…

Benton Co. arrest two people for drugs twice in one week

BENTON CO., Tenn.—Benton County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and woman for the second time in a week on multiple drug charges after a second search warrant revealed stolen property and other drugs. Dale Robinson and Barbara Pierpoint were arrested around 6 o’clock Friday evening after authorities said they were able to determine a four-wheelter on their property was stolen. Authorities…

Schools may reclassify

JACKSON, Tenn — Wednesday school representatives from various schools met about the possible reclassification scenarios for West Tennessee High Schools in the Division 1 and 2 levels. Jackson Christian athletic director, Scott Gatlin broke things down. Their are six classes when it comes to football, which no one is having a problem with. But the problem lies on whether to…