Tennessee Highway Patrol holds food drive

JACKSON, Tenn.-Those who help keep you safe are asking for your help. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is holding a food drive Thursday and Friday. You can drop off non-perishable foods at the THP’s District 8 Headquarters on Vann Drive, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The items collected will support the THP’s Junior and Youth Academy Community Project. Cadets will…

Bethel’s School of Education loses accreditation

McKENZIE, Tenn — An 8-1 vote by the State Board of Education has put the Bethel University School of Education in peril. State officials believe it did not meet 2 of the 6 national standards, and would not accept their application for accreditation. The two standards were: (1) Candidate knowledge skills and professional dispositions, and (2) Assessment system standards. The State Board of…

Workout Wednesday: HIIT style

JACKSON, Tenn — For this weeks Workout Wednesday we took things back to the full body style. Thanks to One on One Total Fitness, they introduced me to a workout called, “HIIT”. Known as High Intensity Interval Training. This workout is designed to use rapid movements, with minimal rest. It works everything from your abs, shoulders and legs. The workouts…

JPD investigating shooting that leaves three injured

JACKSON, Tenn.-Jackson police are investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital, Wednesday night. According to Lt. Matt Hardaway, officers were called to the 20-block of Oakridge Drive around 8:35 p.m. amid reports of gunfire. According to investigators, two of the victims were taken by private vehicle to an area hospital. A third victim, on the way to…

Bolivar Central fall preview

BOLIVAR, Tenn — The Bolivar Central football season ended last year with a first round playoff exit. They finished the year 6-5. This year they are looking to improve on those numbers, but taking day by day. Head coach Woodrow Lowe Jr. said he likes how hard his team is working right now, they are focused and competing, that’s all…

Madison Central all stars win world series

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn — The Madison Central all star softball team went to compete in the Dixie Youth World Series over the last week. Wednesday night, the now Tennessee All-Stars, took home the crown of the Dixie Youth World Series champions. They defeated Florida 11-7 in the championship game.  

Henry Co. sheriff urges driver to ‘park smart’

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn.-One West Tennessee sheriff’s department is reminding drivers to ‘park smart’ to avoid having their vehicles broken into or stolen. The Henry County Sheriff’s Department started posting signs Wednesday in different neighborhoods reminding people to ‘park smart’. The sheriff said in the last 30 days they have had at least 12 car break-ins, with two resulting in car…

Final community prayer service of the summer brings out dozens

JACKSON, Tenn.-Dozens of West Tennesseans gathered in north Jackson, Wednesday night for their last community prayer service of the summer. The Campbell Street Church of Christ gathered at Pope Elementary School to finish a series of weekly meetings that began when school ended for the summer. Those who attended enjoyed a night of food and fellowship. To mark the start…

Early voting winding down for upcoming August election

JACKSON, Tenn.-As of Thursday, you only three more days to vote early in the August election. In Madison County, early voting is held at the Election Commission office on North Parkway. You can vote from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Do not forget to bring you photo ID. Wednesday, 489…

4 arrested on meth charges after raid on Weakley Co. home

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — A raid on a home in Sharon earlier this week lands four people in custody as officers uncover a meth lab and seize meth and marijuana. Weakley County deputies and Sharon police arrested Keith Story, 29, Clint Raymer, 41, Dawn Erin Bennett, 45, and Angela Raymer, 36, on counts of making and having meth as well as having drug paraphernalia….