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People traveling through Jackson share their holiday plans

JACKSON, Tenn. – People are making pit stops here in Jackson as they travel the country for this holiday weekend. “We’re traveling from New Jersey on this beautiful holiday weekend,” Mike Haller said. “We stayed overnight in Nashville last night.” “It’s actually his first time,” Maria Marquez said about Kyle Shumway.   “It’s gonna be fun. We’re just going to…

Chester Co. church celebrates 150 years of gatherings

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. – The Chester County community came out to celebrate a church that has been continuously meeting for over a century . Frye’s Point Church has been meeting for 150 years.  Today they celebrated that achievement with a time of worship and then a cookout right behind the church. “We’re gonna open it up to the community,” Bobbie…

Father who prompted Endangered Child Alert back in court

JACKSON, Tenn. —  A father who prompted a West Tennessee Endangered Child Alert in May was back in court Thursday. Brian Hammond is charged with custodial interference. He is accused of taking his 15-year-old son, Aden, back in May and not returning him to his mother. This caused the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to issue an Endangered Child Alert for the teen…

2017-2018 Gibson County budget approved

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Gibson County budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year has been approved.  The budget is over $100,000 less than last year. Part of that is due to projects that were finished and grants that were paid last year. “The expenditures are actually a little bit lower, about $105,000 lower than last year’s,” Gibson County Mayor Tom…

Butterflies released to remember loved ones

JACKSON, Tenn. – Aseracare of Jackson celebrated the lives of lost loved ones this year. Aseracare takes care of patients who are terminally ill, whether it’s at their homes or in a hospital.  Each year they have a butterfly release to remember the lives lost over the past year.  Each butterfly represents one of those lives.  Mark Pendergrass, Spiritual Care…

Caty Davis is Miss Tennessee 2017

JACKSON, Tenn. – “But I finally achieved the title of my dreams so I’m very, very excited,” Caty Davis, Miss Tennessee 2017, said. Davis was crowned last night as the new Miss Tennessee.  This was her fourth year to run for the Crown.  She started doing pageants her sophomore year of high school.  She said that she loves to sing…

Friends and family remember Minister Willie Love Jr.

JACKSON, Tenn. – Friends and family came together to celebrate the late Minister Willie Love Jr.  This is the second year Love’s friends and family have gathered at the Regional Inter-Faith Association Soup Kitchen to remember him.  The room was filled with people, balloons, food and singing. Love was known as a very giving man, even giving the socks off…

Jackson Shred event protects identities, environment

  JACKSON, Tenn. — The 10th annual Jackson Shred Event took place Saturday morning at Jackson Fairgrounds Park. “It has been fantastic,” said Cynthia Wiel, director of consumer affairs at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. “Representative Eldridge got here an hour before the event started. We had our biggest rush right as the event began.” The event was for…

Summer program keeps kids healthy

Youth and leaders in Jackson took to the court today to stay healthy. “They come out and mingle together,” Bridgett Parham, administrator of Parks and Recreation, said.  “They participate in some physical activity such as playing basketball and three point competitions.” During the summer, the Parks and Rec Department designs days to keep kids moving. Reports from the CDC say…