Great Weather Ahead

Weather Update: Sunday 5PM It’s a hot one out there! Real feel temperature in Jackson is showing 90°. Anywhere in West TN real feel temperature is reaching the upper 80s and even into the upper 90s along the southern west border. Other conditions are also showing quiet and clear and it will remain that way the rest of the night….

Police: Man drives through Kentucky memorial cross display

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) – Police say a Memorial Day cross display in Kentucky that honors the names of 5,000 veterans of conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War has been vandalized by a driver who plowed through the crosses. Jennifer Richmond, a spokesman for the Henderson Police Department, said the community is devastated and working frantically to repair and replace…

Jackson MS first female public works director resigns

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The head of the Jackson public works department has resigned, leaving an understaffed department and ongoing problems at its water treatment facilities. City officials told the Clarion-Ledger on Saturday that Kishia Powell has resigned after starting the job in July 2014. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber praised her for her service. She inherited a department facing a…

Rutherford Co. Sheriff says he won’t resign

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says he won’t leave office despite facing federal corruption charges. The Daily News Journal reports Arnold sent a text message Saturday to one of the newspaper’s reporters that said he had no intention of resigning. The text came a day after Arnold was brought into a federal courtroom in handcuffs. The…

Discovery Park holds 3rd Annual Cardboard Regatta

UNION CITY, Tenn — Sailors from around West Tennessee made their way to the discovery park of america this afternoon to take part in a one-of-a-kind race on the water. “We started this 3 years ago and its become a great annual event,” Grounds Director at the Discovery Park of America, John Watkins. “We get a lot of excitement every year…

Storytelling session keeps “Walking Tall” sheriff’s memory alive

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn.– Dozens of people gathered to re-live on of their most beloved sheriff’s lives Saturday afternoon. The 28th annual Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival held its annual storytelling session. Life-long friends shared unique stories about the Sheriff and the importance of keeping his memory alive. “It was cars, bullets, badges, buildings, and guns,” Pusser historian Steve Sweat said. “It’s a…

9th Annual Hub City Fitness Quest draws hundreds to competition

JACKSON, Tenn.—Bodybuilders of all ages made their way to Jackson this weekend for the 9th Annual Hub City Fitness Quest. Around 200 competitors from ages 17 to 62 competed in different categories all day Saturday. Their special guest, IFFB Wheelchair World Champion Joshua Foster was there as their guest poser. Foster was paralyzed from the waist down after a car…

Pop up showers possible all weekend

Weather Update: 5:00 PM Saturday Currently things are quiet across West Tennessee. Really just dealing with some lingering clouds but those will continue to make there way off to the east as we go overnight tonight. Current temps are still in the 70s and it is muggy. Tonight, it’ll be another quiet evening across the area. As we lose daytime…

VFW post decorates cemetery for deceased soldiers

JACKSON, Tenn.–Dozens of volunteers gather at Ridgecrest cemetery to put 600 flags out for the Memorial Day holiday. For 20 years, Jackson’s VFW Post 6496 has been leaving the flags to fly above the grave sites of soldiers. While some headstones are heavily decorated with patriotic mementos, for others the flags are one of the few visuals left to show…

DAR Field of Flags display goes up Saturday

JACKSON, Tenn.–Daughters of the American Revolution honor more than 150 soldiers Saturday. At the annual Field of Flags ceremony, located in the park triangle of Downtown Jackson. DAR members said they hope younger generations take advantage of exploring the outdoor exhibit and reading the names on display. “I think when you read the names it makes you closer to those…