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Humboldt gears up for Strawberry Festival

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — “It’s just a wonderful hometown homecoming,” Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes said. The City of Humboldt is gearing up for the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. The festival started back in 1934. “It was a dream of people that wanted to show what we’ve got here in Humboldt and Gibson County,” Mayor Sikes said. The festival kicks off Sunday…

Drivers can now get licenses renewed at McNairy Co. Clerk’s Office

SELMER, Tenn. — McNairy County and the state of Tennessee have teamed up to help West Tennessee drivers. “Citizens in the county are able to renew their licenses and do most of the functions they would do at a driver services center,” Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said. They decided on the McNairy County Clerk’s…

Hundreds of students learn at ‘Camp 911’ in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Hardin County first responders came together Tuesday to teach kids at Camp 911. “We chose fifth graders because they’re at a good age to help really understand what the benefits are of reporting emergencies, reporting the things they see, the incidents they may be involved in,” Hardin County 911 Director David Alexander said. Around 400 fifth…

Over 1,000 students learn more about Tennessee agriculture

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — More than a thousand students had class outside Tuesday for a special session. “This is our first annual Chester County 4-H Ag Day,” Steve Rickman with the UT Extension in Chester County said. The UT Extension sponsors 4-H in Chester County Schools each year. Tuesday, they wanted to get the kids outside for a hands-on experience….

Trinity Christian Academy has new head of school

JACKSON, Tenn. — “I’m really excited for the opportunity to serve as head of school, even though that was never my plan,” Judy Brown, the new head of school at Trinity Christian Academy, said. Since November, Brown has served as interim head of school at TCA. As of Tuesday, her new role became official. “In my new role as head…

Whitehall pre-K prepares students for kindergarten

JACKSON, Tenn. — One local school is helping young learners get ready for kindergarten. “Make kindergarten ready and just teaching those early foundational skills that are so important to that early start for school,” Whitehall Pre-K Principal Tisa Day said.   Whitehall Pre-K at Nova is just for 3- and 4-year-olds. Audrey Carroll teaches at Whitehall and says they are laying…

Gibson County deputy tased for good cause

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Business was normal Tuesday at the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, but Monday some deputies got a big shock. “They were gonna get tased anyway,” Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas said. “It was part of our certification training.” Capt. Cody Childress wanted to honor his mother who died of cancer 17 years ago. He made a promise…

State agencies, volunteers pitch in for ‘stream cleanup’ in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — One group started their spring cleaning Monday in south Jackson. “Today we’re having what we call a ‘stream cleanup,’” Rudy Collins with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation said. Several agencies came together Monday to pick up litter around the South Forked Deer River. This is their fourth year for the stream cleanup day. “We decided to…