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One person injured in Crockett County crash

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.–At least one person was injured in a crash in Crockett County Monday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol Memphis District responded to the crash at the intersection of Highway 88 and Highway 54 around 5 p.m. According to the THP, one person was taken to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash….

Leaders Credit Union celebrates 61 years

JACKSON, Tenn.–Leaders Credit Union hosts the 60th annual meeting as they start the 61st year of their financial institution. Organizers at the Carl Grant Center at Union University say the event is a time to show a recap of the 2017 activities to members and see what 2018 holds. The evening is filled with food, raffles, fun and gifts for…

Local students tell school board members their concerns

JACKSON, Tenn.–Jackson Central-Merry Early College High School students spoke to school board members about their concerns, Tuesday night at Early College High School in east Jackson. Students brought up both positive and negative feedback to their school board members, saying they need school bus transportation for students who do not have a way to school. Other students asked for more financial…

Deputies: Body found in Haywood County home

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn.–The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a home. Deputies say the body of a 31-year-old man was found at a home in the 70 block of Upper Zion Road Friday night. Officers say the man’s roommate called them saying he had not heard from the man in a couple of days….

Flood waters push driver off road

JACKSON, Tenn.–A driver is okay after flood waters pushed his garbage truck off the road. Officials say at 3p.m. Thursday afternoon, the driver’s garbage truck went off Westover Road at Boone Lane Road. Chief of the Madison County Fire Department Eric Turner says Boone Lane Road will be closed for the next few days due to rising waters.

Jefferson Award: Norwood Jones

Norwood Jones is a native Jacksonian. He is President of the Optimist Club, Red Coat member, and the past Director of Southwest Tennessee Tourism. He may be 87-years-old, but he’s young at heart. “I’m not really old, I’ve just been young for a long time,” said Norwood. He credits his long life to a happy marriage. He and Joyce have been…

Special needs players compete in basketball tournament

JACKSON, Tenn.–Area athletes shoot and score for the Chester County Special Eagles basketball game. The game was held at North Chester  School, Monday evening. Team players played a fun game of basketball with their family and friends. Organizers say they hope to expand the sporting event and compete against other counties. Every player went home with a trophy. Leaders with…

Entrepreneurs celebrate 17th Annual Jewel Awards

JACKSON, Tenn.–The Oman Arena turned into an elegant dining hall Friday evening for the 17th Annual Jewel Awards. Organizers say it is a time for the community to celebrate people who have made strides in the business world as entrepreneurs. The President of the Jackson-Madison County African American Chamber says even though these businesses may not be the largest in…