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Local Jackson church celebrates Hometown Heroes

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Gospel Light Baptist Church took time out of their service on Sunday to say thanks to a few special visitors. “Well we were invited out to the church today, they’re honoring first responders,” Eric Turner, Madison County Fire Chief, said. “It’s always nice to come out and get to see the public in these circumstances verses…

Local Jackson residents react to delayed Holly Bobo trial

JACKSON, Tenn. – “And if they don’t have any consequences for their actions then what’s gonna happen?” John Bond, a Jackson native, said. The family of Holly Bobo has been waiting three years for this trial to begin,  and now they have to wait another 2 months.  The trial was pushed back to September after a new piece of evidence…

Jackson residents react to local Kmart closing

JACKSON, Tenn. — Thirty-five Kmart stores across the country are closing this year, including the one here in Jackson. Jackson residents found out Friday that the Kmart on Old Hickory Boulevard is closing. It’s just one of 35 Kmart stores scheduled to close this year. “It’s a little sad and disappointing,” Barbara Warren said. “It means a lot of people are going to lose…

Henry County begins work on new hazard plan

  HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — County leaders met Thursday to begin discussing a new hazard plan. “The plan is actually identifying certain hazards that our community is vulnerable to and identifying those and making recommendations on things we can do in the community to lessen the effects of those hazards to our community,” Henry County Emergency Management Director Ron Watkins said. Thursday’s…

Horizons camp at Freed-Hardeman brings hundreds of kids to Henderson

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Almost 1,000 kids have come to Henderson for a unique camp. “It’s kind of a hybrid between church camp, leadership camp, youth conference all rolled up into one big, exciting week,” Horizons Co-Director Matt Cook said. This is the 37th year of Horizons at Freed-Hardeman University. And even though it started out as a leadership camp for boys,…

Local Jackson church helps children express their talents

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Mega Grace Live Church hosts Kids University each Sunday.  The class runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  They play games, draw, sing, act and have so many other ways they let kids express themselves. “We believe in impacting our community by impacting our young people as well as the family,” Tamika Young, Associate Minister at…