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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…

Miss Tennessee boosts Jackson economy

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant has been held in Jackson for more than 60 years. “We have a great volunteer base,” Lori Nunnery, executive director of Visit Jackson, said. “They go after the pageant to make sure they have been keeping it here.” The pageant is also point of pride and a boost to the economy for…

Madison County Commission approves budget

JACKSON, Tenn.- The meeting was packed Monday as Madison County community members came to hear what the commissioners had to say. “We had 25 people in there, mostly men, some women, making decisions for the county,”  Gary Deaton, Chairman of the Board, said. “They’re all very dedicated folks and so I pray we’ve done the right things in all areas.”…

Rockabilly Grand Prix takes Downtown Jackson

Today is day two of racing the roads of Jackson-Madison county for the cyclists. Their route began and ended in downtown at Jackson Walk Plaza where food and live music could also be found. “I try to support the T-B-R-A Series, Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association, they put on alot of great races here in TN, this one in particular,” R.L. Session,…

Missing Paris Teen Found in Henry County

Robert Chaney has been found safe. He was reported missing yesterday afternoon by his mother. Family members found Chaney today still in Henry County. He has been returned home to his family with no injuries. Sheriff Monte Belew, of Henry county, says Chaney will be taken to Juvenile Court and be cited as a runaway. Stay with WBBJ7 Eyewitness News for…

The Rockabilly Grand Prix is back in Jackson

The fifth annual Rockabilly Grand Prix began this morning with a new route that has its own challenges. “So we put a little bit of a climb before the finish just to shake things up a little bit, and to just give people a new perspective of Madison County,” Matt Joiner the race director said. “So they’re going backwards.” This two…

Madison County democrats rally against healthcare bill

Democrats from Madison County came together to voice their concerns over the new Republican sponsored American Healthcare Act. If this bill passes, it will replace Obamacare. One of their main concerns is the 23 million Americans estimated to lose coverage if this bill passes. Republican Congressman for West Tennessee, David Kustoff, has already voted in favor of the measure. “We are…

Tenn. speaker of the house visits McKenzie Lions & Rotary clubs

McKENZIE, Tenn. — The main floor of the Lakeside Retirement Center might seem quiet, but a short elevator ride down opens up to a room buzzing with people. Tennessee Speaker of the House of Representatives Beth Harwell spoke Monday before a joint meeting of the McKenzie Rotary and Lions clubs.   “Well, I’ve been asked by the Lions Club to come…