CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — Crockett County keeps the win at home Saturday against McNairy Central with a final score of 53 to 39.

HAYWOOD, Tenn. — Raleigh-Egypt loses at Haywood in a Region Tournament Game Saturday with a final score of 75 to 46.

JACKSON, Tenn. — South Side defends their home court against Obion County Saturday with a final score 69 to 33.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Liberty Tech falls to Craigmont in a Regional Tournament game Saturday with a close final score of 63 to 61

JACKSON, Tenn. — Teenaged girls learn about self worth at  special church program Saturday.

More than 150 teen girls filled Love and Truth Church for the 3rd annual Fancy Free.

The goal is to let the young ladies know they are priceless and hold key to their destiny. Saturday was filled with worship, games, guest speakers and about $1,000 in giveaways.

“We want to offer them an opportunity to experience genuine love,” Love and Truth Church youth director, Pastor Aaron Michael said. “To experience real kindness. But most of all we want to give them an opportunity to really feel the presence of the Lord. It’s the real thing that will change their like.”

If you know a teenage girl who’d be interested in Fancy Free, Love and Truth Church host the free event every February.



A very cold overnight underway across West Tennessee. Temperatures are already in the low 30s across most of the region. Temperatures will fall overnight into the low to mid 20s! Brr. On the bright side its only one night this week that cold. We quickly rebound Sunday with temperatures making it back into the upper 50s, perhaps a few 60s south of I-40.

Clear and Calm with temperatures falling through the 20s. Low around 20-23­°F.

The start of the work week looks wet. But it could feature thunderstorms by Tuesday Afternoon, and perhaps a few stronger storms for Wednesday showing up. Models are little out of sync, at this time. But they do all agree its going to be wet through Wednesday Night.

Tonight’s Forecast:


Maurice Shamell
Storm Team 7 Meteorologist
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JACKSON, Tenn. — West Tennesseans had a chance to enjoy a dinner, listen to live music and bid on items at a silent auction for charity.

Thousands packed the Carl Perkins Civic Center for it’s 26th annual Blue Suede Fundraiser Saturday night.

“It’s a way you can come, dress up, have fun and help children so people really do support it,” Pam Nash, Carl Perkins Center CEO said.

The goal of the annual blue suede dinner and auction is to raise money for families that may have been affected by child abuse.

Nash said every dollar raised will go straight back to those families in need.

“We’re just thankful for whatever we receive tonight, because people are giving from their hearts.”

The fundraiser didn’t just bring out people from the hub city, but from other parts of the state, as well.

Betsy Brasher said she comes from Memphis every year.

“We just think this is a great thing, it’s a really important cause to support.” she said.

The sold out event allows dinner guests to bid on anything from a child’s toy to a bar of soap with all money raised benefiting the mission of ending child abuse.

But the auction wasn’t the only form of entertainment.
A real class act took the stage this year, as the Commodores performed for the crowd.

“I think our artist choice is great this year, and I know everyone is real excited about that,” Nash said.

But even with the popular choice of music, Nash says the night really has one focus — to help those who need it most.

She said more than 20 west Tennessee counties receive assistance from the Carl Perkins Civic Center, and just within the last year, the center has helped more than 10,000 children.

JACKSON, Tenn. — There was special tune ringing in the air this afternoon at the annual Jackson Handbell Festival at First Baptist Church.

About 80 people from seven church handbell groups practiced all morning for this joint performance for the community.

“This is a beautiful Saturday,” concert conductor Bill Smith said. “They could have been anywhere other than this and they choose to be here. To prepare music to share God’s word. That’s the important part.”

This is the second year First Baptist Church has hosted the concert

JACKSON, Tenn — Mardi Gras arrived early in west Tennessee as many families gathered for the annual ‘Downtown Jackson Kids Parade and Block Party’.

Costume contest winners, Debbie Jernigan and her granddaughter Hadley were in their most festive outfits for the event. “It’s Mardi Gras! Anything purple, gold, green, glittery, gaudy, shiny, sparkly and we’re good!”

From festive costumes, to creative face paintings, everyone was sure to find something to catch their interest during the Mardi Gras celebration.

“An 8 foot tall cow in a dress. Who sees that in downtown Jackson everyday? You’ll see it today.” Organizer, J.V. Thompson said.

Many local organizations and businesses volunteer each year. Some send their mascots, while others help run arts and crafts booths for the kids.

“We have activity sheets for them to work on while their eating breakfast, we have chalk drawings on the sidewalk, we have crafts for them to make their own mask and make their own crowns.” Thompson explained.

The parade and block party gives children a chance to be more involved in the community while having some fun. This year’s theme is the ‘Magic of Childhood’ and organizers said there are plenty of magical moments for children and adults to enjoy.”

“Just love being down here around good people, good fun, clean fun.” Attendee, Uneka Merriweather said.

Although it was a chilly start to Saturday morning many attendees did not let that affect the day.

Attendee, J’Nya Kidd said “Just wanted to come out just have my little cousin do something fun.”

“It’s a little cool, a little brisk but there’s not a rain cloud in the sky.” Thompson said.

After the parade families got an opportunity to participate in a pancake relay race.

Pop a Balloon Inside a Balloon


  • Magnifying Glass
  • Black Balloon
  • Clear Balloon

STEP 1:  Push the black balloon inside the clear balloon. Inflate the black balloon. Tie the black balloon.

STEP 2:  Inflate the clear balloon, so the black balloon can move freely inside the clear balloon. Tie the clear balloon.

STEP 3:  Using the magnifying glass, focus the sun’s rays through the clear balloon, to the black balloon, and observe. Describe what happens when you place the clear balloon in the path of the rays of sunlight. Provide evidence that energy was transferred to the black balloon by the rays of sunlight.


The black balloon quickly pops. The magnifying glass allows you to concentrate the sun’s rays through the transparent balloon to one spot on the opaque or black balloon, which eventually weakens the rubber, causing the balloon to pop. The black balloon pops while the transparent balloon stays inflated. The black balloon absorbs the sun’s rays causing the balloon to heat up faster. Go to for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

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