Mr. Food recipe for bee sting cake

What You’ll Need: 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided 3/4 cup honey, divided 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling…

15th annual Cotton Bowl Cup Race set for this Friday and Saturday

ATWOOD, Tenn.-Clayhill Motorsports Speedway is set to hold its 15th annual Cotton Bowl Cup, beginning Friday night. Organizers told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News it is their biggest race of the year. The speedway expects 150 cars to race in nine different classes, with drivers coming in from seven different states. A Cotton Bowl spokesman said what makes the event so…

JMC Library presents banned book display

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson-Madison County Library wants you to check out a display of very unique books. The library is celebrating National Banned Book Week, by displaying as a variety of books that are considered controversial. The display includes facts and information on why the book was banned. Organizers said it is an event they want the community to take part…

RIFA holds annual “Canstruction” event

JACKSON, Tenn — An awards dinner giving back to those who decided to “canstruct” for a good cause. Thursday, the Regional Inter-Faith Association (RIFA) held its 12th annual “Canstruction” event, awarding the 14 teams for giving back in a major way. “There are lots of structures built entirely out of canned food lining the walls of our building right now,” RIFA…

First ever “Black and Blue Barbeque” helps to unite law enforcement, community

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson community was invited to the first ever “Black and Blue Barbecue” on the former Jackson Central-Merry High School campus. The event was hosted by Lane College and the Jackson Police Department. Community members were encouraged to interact with local law enforcement. Lane College President Doctor Logan Hampton said this was an effort to develop dialogue between the…

TDOT commissioner visits Hub City, talks road ahead for transportation department

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner stopped in Jackson Thursday to discuss the road ahead for projects and improvements in our area. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says his goal was to emphasize the importance of being efficient in spending when it comes to state roads because an efficient transportation department is good for the state economy. The commissioner along…

AT&T gives $5K donation to Jackson State Community College

JACKSON, Tenn. — AT&T gave a generous gift Thursday to Jackson State Community College. The $5,000 donation is part of AT&T’s Aspire grant for non-traditional students at the east Jackson college. School leaders say gifts like these make educational challenges more manageable. “You have challenges of work, you have challenges of finances and just other life activities that come into play, so of those three things,…

Paris named Tennessee Main Street community

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say the west Tennessee city of Paris has received Main Street accreditation, which gives it access to funding to improve its downtown area. Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said Wednesday that Paris is joining 32 other Main Street communities in the state. Officials say Paris’ downtown commercial district is part…

Electrolux workers in Memphis vote for union representation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Employees at the Electrolux appliance factory in Memphis have voted to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://memne.ws/2dsw8Zg ) that about 650 workers cast ballots in the unionization vote, which prevailed by a more than 2-to-1 margin. The election came about 16 months after a previous unionization effort…