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Kilgore Flares plant in Hardeman Co. to expand, create jobs

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain and Kilgore Flares in Toone has announced that the plant will stay in the county and expand the operation in early 2018. With 12 states wanting the factory to move, Kilgore representatives say the decision meant extensive planning. “We had brought in a consulting firm and we were taking a look at…

UT Martin SGA president signs controversial concealed carry resolution

MARTIN, Tenn. — University of Tennessee at Martin Student Government Association President Jordan Long has passed a resolution to allow students to carry weapons on campus. SGA President Jordan Long signs the concealed carry resolution. Students staged a second sit-in at the SGA office because they feel they didn’t listen to what the student body wanted. Although it received a…

UT Martin students to stage another sit-in after controversial concealed-carry vote

  MARTIN, Tenn. — University of Tennessee at Martin students and Student Government Association members will hold another sit-in at the SGA office Tuesday regarding a controversial resolution. The students are protesting a vote made this past Thursday. SGA passed a concealed carry resolution that would allow students to lawfully carry concealed weapons on campus. Although it received a majority of…

Chickasaw State Park lights up for holidays with annual Christmas lighting

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Rangers of one state park in West Tennessee decided to decorate their already beautiful landscape for the holidays. Chickasaw State Park held their annual Christmas lighting of the park. Rangers tell us this has been a tradition for over 20 years. They said they start decorating the over three miles of the park right after Halloween and collect…

Local church celebrates holidays through annual ‘Sing Joy to the World’

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local church got in the holiday spirit through a little song and praise. Hundreds gathered at Jackson First United Methodist Church for “Sing Joy to the World.” It’s an annual Cantata featuring the church’s choir, soloists and a full orchestra. Members said the church opens its doors for anyone to attend the Cantata and that it’s…

District Attorney’s Office seeking donations for ‘No Blue Christmas’

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Henry County District Attorney’s Office is seeking donations of Christmas gifts for its second annual “No Blue Christmas” event that is scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 23. The gifts will be provided to children from families in Henry County who are the subject of pending cases in the District Attorney’s Henry County Child Support…

Holiday sounds played in local church for Celebrate Christmas Concert

JACKSON, Tenn. — The sounds of the holidays could be heard throughout the halls of Aldersgate United Methodist Church this weekend. The sounds of the David Johnson Chorus Come Celebrate Christmas Concert played in the church. The chorus is made up of a group of talented men and women volunteers who have been singing together for 19 years. Church representatives tell us…

Local sorority collecting shoe donations for ‘Soles for Little Souls Drive’

JACKSON, Tenn. — Hundreds in the Hub City will be walking around in new shoes just in time for the holidays thanks to a generous donation. The Sigma Gamma Rho chapter in Jackson collected more than 200 pairs of shoes for their annual “Soles for Little Souls Drive.” Sorority members said they started collecting new and gently used shoes in August…