Josh Robinson

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…

Local church celebrates Friends and Families all month long

JACKSON, Tenn.— “We are so excited to have all of our friends and our families to come back home and just worship and praise the lord with us today,” Lynn McGoughy, Chairperson for the event, said. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has been celebrating friends and family all month long.  Today they wrapped up the month with a big worship service….

City of Milan celebrates 8th Dawg Daze Festival

MILAN, Tenn.— Today was the eighth year for the Milan Dawg Daze Festival.  They started the morning with a pancake breakfast before having a 5 K around the Milan City Park. Then they cleared everything from the race and got ready for the festival to start at 10 Saturday morning.  50 vendors were there selling food, clothes and art. Volunteers…

Local church raises money with go kart race

HENDERSON, Tenn.— As soon as you got out of your car at Gator Raceway in Henderson, all you could see were go karts being readied to race. “This is a cart race that we’re doing. we’re hoping to make it an annual event,” Jayme Parrish, Promoter for The Kingdom Challenge, said. That’s right… the kingdom challenge is a dirt track…

McNairy Co. bank robbery suspect uses ATV as getaway vehicle

FINGER, Tenn. — Just after 9 a.m. Friday, McNairy County deputies responded to a robbery call. “Our branch office of Home Banking out in Selmer, Tennessee, our Finger Branch, was actually robbed this morning,” McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck said. No one at the bank was hurt during the robbery. Investigators worked with IT to look at camera footage from…

2nd grader finds pepper spray on JMCSS school bus

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — Just before 8 a.m. Thursday, Jackson Police Department officers knocked on Rodney Nelson’s door. “Explaining to me that my daughter had somehow gotten ahold of some pepper spray and ended up spraying her hands and getting it in her mouth and also in her eyes,” Nelson said. He was then taken to the bus at the…

JMCSS students get to view solar eclipse

JACKSON, Tenn. — Students and teachers at Community Montessori on Monday got a break from school for a once-in-a-lifetime view. Kids lined up and filled the front lawn of the school with their eclipse glasses in hand. “It’s something that you think you’d never see before, the moon going in front of the sun,” Adrian DeSpain, an 8th grader, said….

Jackson Fair Grounds hosts Exotic Pet Expo

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson Fair Grounds had animals from all over the world on display today.  Shoppers could walk around and see everything from birds, to snakes and even monkeys. Caitlyn and Ashley Davis bought a bird today and named her Alex.  They couldn’t wait to get her home and start taking care of her. “Letting her fly around…

Traveling comic, toy and anime show comes to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.— “Today in Jackson, we brought a little pop culture to Jackson you could say,” Marc Ballard, Owner of Comic City Conventions, said. The Carl Perkins Civic Center was a comic book fan’s dream this weekend.  The traveling show had everything from comic books, to signed pictures and even armor you could customize.  They also have celebrities come to…