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Woman charged in deadly hit-and-run appears in court

JACKSON, Tenn. — A woman charged in a hit-and-run that left another woman dead appeared Tuesday in court. Natasha Washburn appeared in court again Tuesday. She was supposed to have hired an attorney, but when she appeared in front of the judge she still had not hired one. An attorney was there with her and told the judge they were…

Soybean Festival in Martin sprouts Labor Day fun

MARTIN, Tenn. — Artists participated in a sidewalk chalk art competition Monday at the Tennessee Soybean Festival. Roberta Peacock helped organize the event. “A lot of the children are out of schools and looking for something to do over the weekend,” Peacock said. “So I decided that this would be one of the things that the library would sponsor.” Preschoolers…

Soybean Festival kickoff

MARTIN, Tenn.— If you had gone to the Martin farmers market Saturday morning you might have thought you were at an international festival, but it was actually the kick off for the Soybean Festival. “We’re checking out the farmer’s market this morning,” Tod Winters, a Martin resident, said.  “It’s kind of a special event today, as you can see, we…

44th Annual Tater Town Special

GLEASON, Tenn.— Gleason, TN, a.k.a Tater Town, held their annual celebration Saturday.  The whole county was represented in the parade with fire trucks from each town driving in the parade.  Residents lined the street to wave at the cars and pick up some candy along the way.  For one woman, this is a 44 year tradition she wouldn’t dare miss….

Tree falls, knocks out power, blocks road in Crockett County

ALAMO, Tenn. — A tree fell in Crockett County Thursday night, knocking out power and blocking a road. But neighbors say because of where they live it’s taking longer than expected to be fixed. “I thank God that it didn’t fall directly on the house,” Rodney Mitchell said. “So I called the city to come out and everything. They came…

Crockett County roads drying out after heavy rainfall

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — Crockett County is recovering with clean up following last night’s storm. “Flooded roads, schools closed, some trees down. They’re working on them now,” Crockett County EMA Director Joe Jones said. The county is beginning to dry out after Thursday night’s storm. Several roads were still closed Friday morning.   “The counties working on the roads, the…

Red Cross trains volunteers for disaster assessment

  JACKSON, Tenn. — The American Red Cross of Mid-West Tennessee is preparing volunteers for disaster relief. “We learned a lot, and we’re ready to do the disaster assessment as they need us right now,” Andrea Mazariegos, a Red Cross volunteer, said. The Red Cross in Jackson held classes Thursday on disaster assessment. “Being in the construction helped me understand a…

Students kick off new year at local colleges

JACKSON, Tenn. — “I’m not really sure what to expect,” said Danny Hollingsworth, a freshman at Jackson State Community College. “Just have an open mind and looking forward to getting started.” Students at JSCC and the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus started classes Monday. Some were a little nervous about the first day. “I was so scared, like I was…

Local church celebrates 8th annual Love Festival

JACKSON, Tenn.— Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church was spreading love all weekend.  On Saturday, they had free food, health screenings, games and prizes for kids.  They also had firefighters and police officers there on Saturday.  They want the community to know that they are here to help them. On Sunday, they had a worship service, but moved it outside. “We…