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Weakley Co. drug busts net 16 grams of meth, 6 lbs of marijuana, $15K in cash

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Weakley County Sheriff’s Office made two drug busts over the past two weeks. “The first was a meth case. It was based on search warrants,” Investigator Eric Smith with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office said. Anthony Brasfield, Tiffany Winston and Jamie Jones were arrested in connection with that drug bust. The second happened on McGill…

Companies expand, create hundreds of jobs in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Tenn. — More jobs are coming to Lexington. “Today we had an announcement of an existing industry that’s expanding,” Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs said. Wilger Inc. is adding another 7,000 feet to their existing building, bringing with it 22 jobs. “We feel like anytime you can have an existing industry to expand, that’s just as big as it is…

Woman says she saw UFO in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A viewer contacted WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News about seeing something unusual in the sky. “I pulled my car over and I took a picture of it,”¬†Gloria Cole said. “It was just hanging in the air, and it had a black streak in the middle.” She says she’s never seen anything like this before. “I think it was…

Multi-injury crash shuts down I-40 West

JACKSON, Tenn.— Four people are injured after a single vehicle crash on Interstate 40 west near mile marker 68. THP says they got the call around 6:30 Wednesday morning. Five people were inside the vehicle including three children. All three children were ejected from the car and are being flown to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. The man driving…

‘Leader in Me’ program helps students prepare for future

JACKSON, Tenn. —¬†Jackson-Madison County students get a chance Tuesday to show off what they’ve learned this school year. “We wanted to show off some of our leadership skills that our students have learned,” said Charlotte Wilson, professional school counselor at Isaac Lane Elementary. Isaac Lane Elementary students are a part of the Leader in Me program. Throughout the year they…

‘People are not alone’: Mother, daughter talk importance of suicide prevention

JACKSON, Tenn. — “Most people don’t want to talk about it because it’s uncomfortable,” said Tosha Gurley, West Tennessee coordinator for Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. As of 2016, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in people ages 10-19 in Tennessee. Also, 2016 had the highest number of reported suicides at more than 1,100. “The rates are increasing, but we…

Jackson Christian Elementary receives STEM designation

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local school has received a special designation by the Tennessee Department of Education. “We were just awarded one of 15 schools that has just received STEM certification for the state of Tennessee,” said Jenna Melton, Elementary STREAM director at Jackson Christian Elementary. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Jackson Christian Elementary wanted to get…

Humboldt gears up for Strawberry Festival

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — “It’s just a wonderful hometown homecoming,” Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes said. The City of Humboldt is gearing up for the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. The festival started back in 1934. “It was a dream of people that wanted to show what we’ve got here in Humboldt and Gibson County,” Mayor Sikes said. The festival kicks off Sunday…

Drivers can now get licenses renewed at McNairy Co. Clerk’s Office

SELMER, Tenn. — McNairy County and the state of Tennessee have teamed up to help West Tennessee drivers. “Citizens in the county are able to renew their licenses and do most of the functions they would do at a driver services center,” Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said. They decided on the McNairy County Clerk’s…

Hundreds of students learn at ‘Camp 911’ in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Hardin County first responders came together Tuesday to teach kids at Camp 911. “We chose fifth graders because they’re at a good age to help really understand what the benefits are of reporting emergencies, reporting the things they see, the incidents they may be involved in,” Hardin County 911 Director David Alexander said. Around 400 fifth…