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West Tennessee schools prepare for students’ return

MILAN, Tenn. — The winter weather caused schools in West Tennessee to close for a week. Jonathan Criswell is the Director of Schools for the Milan Special School District and says safety is their number one concern with students coming back. “We’ll make sure the driveways are clear and the walkways are clear,” Criswell said.  “That all the heat is…

Jackson Beer Board hands out fines

JACKSON, Tenn.– The Jackson beer board met today to discuss several convenience stores accused of selling alcohol to underage customers. “To have consequences for those who don’t put in place technology or the people to do it safely,” Lewis Cobb said about the purpose for the Jackson Beer Board. The Jackson Beer Board handed out several fines on Thursday. “They come…

UT Martin students spend snow days outside

MARTIN, Tenn. — People in Martin spent their snow days a variety of ways. “We’ve been trying to stay warm,” John Sellers, owner of Martin Coffee House, said. Sellers was out flying his drone to update the community on road conditions. “We’ve been trying to update people that have been stuck in their houses by flying drone footage around and…

Milan and Huntingdon impacted by snow and ice

MILAN, Tenn.— “Just trying to shovel,” Michael Hill, who owns a law firm in Milan, said.  “I’ve got some clients coming in and I want to make sure it’s safe for them.” Business owners were not going to let the weather affect them opening today. Hill says Monday night’s weather could make things interesting. “As the day goes on, the…

Selmer residents make the best out of the snow and ice

SELMER, Tenn.– “Well, started out the day with work, but it got canceled so I’m gonna do my best to make the best of it,” Alex Melton, a Selmer resident, said. And the way Melton plans on making the best of the day is burning a full tank of gas in his Razor. “I’ve got an all-wheel drive vehicle and…

As possible winter weather approaches, are you road-ready?

JACKSON, Tenn. — With the possibility of winter weather in Jackson later this week, here are some tips to make sure you are prepared. “With winter weather, it’s very volatile,” said Megan Osborne, AAA public affairs specialist for Tennessee. “You literally never know what’s going to happen.” There are several things you can do at home before you hit the road. “Check…

Jackson City Council holds first meeting of 2018

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson City Council met Tuesday for the first time in 2018. “Well, we’re just looking forward to a new year,” Councilman David Cisco said. With 2018 underway, the Jackson City Council is looking forward to what this year holds. Ross Priddy is the newest councilman and says he’s ready to learn a lot. “I mean ultimately I…

Weekend house fire kills 2 in Dyersburg

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. — Two people are dead after a house fire Sunday in Dyersburg. The Dyersburg Fire Department responded to the fire just after 3 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, the fire was contained inside the home and they were able to put it out within minutes. According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Frank Vestal and Evelyn Brassfield died…

Family and friends remember former FHU President

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Former Freed-Hardeman University President Dr. E. Claude Gardner passed away Sunday. “My father died when I was 12 and a half, so Dr. Gardner was a great example to me,” Sam Hester, Gardner’s son-in-law, said. “I think he was a person of continuous improvement,” Phyllis Hester, Gardner’s daughter, said.  “He would make a plan and make sure…

Tips to keep your car running in the cold

JACKSON, Tenn. — “We have probably around 50 percent to 70 percent more vehicles than normal,” Joshua Burns Jr., a service writer at Old Hickory Car Care, said. The colder than normal temperatures are having a big impact on cars in the Hub City. Officials with the Old Hickory Car Care Center say much of what they’re seeing has to…