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Huntingdon HS students, Make-A-Wish surprise girl with trip to Hawaii

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — “It’s the power of the wish,” Jeff Fuller said as students filled the gym Wednesday at Huntingdon High School. Huntingdon High School students have been waiting all school year for this day. They have been raising money since August to grant a wish for 10-year-old Keira Tittle. Make-A-Wish Mid-South volunteers were also there for the surprise. “We want…

New bill passes TN House helping domestic abuse victims

JACKSON, Tenn. — A new bill passed Monday in the Tennessee House. It will make it easier for victims of domestic abuse to get off their abuser’s phone plan. “They have to have a way to communicate with family and friends, but they can’t use their phones because their abuser can track them through their phones,” Daryl Chansuthus, executive director…

Full Throttle Sloonshine Distillery says nearby train makes process unique

TRIMBLE, Tenn. — “We are a true grain-to-glass operation,” said Paul Higgs, master distiller at the Full Throttle Sloonshine Distillery. The Full Throttle Sloonshine Distillery opened four years ago in Trimble. They make several kinds of alcohol, including Tennessee whiskey. “We take local corn, barley and rye and water and release the starches from the grain and turn it into…

Big changes coming from Henderson Arts Commission

HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Henderson Arts Commission is hosting four main events this year. They are changing it up after attendance has fallen in the past few years at the monthly Arts in the Alley. “We’ve asked for a total of $45,000 to fund the 2018 Henderson Arts Commission season,” Henderson Arts Commission President Jason Bramblett said. $15,000 is coming…

TDOT talks construction plans around the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. — Seeing a “lane closed” sign in Jackson is almost a daily occurrence, and Monday was no different. “We’re going to have one lane closed down, the inside lane, closed down for some minor repairs underneath the bridge that goes over Hollywood Drive on the bypass,” Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer Nichole Lawrence said. The minor…

Dog show, Easter Eggstravaganza among weekend events in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Hub City is packed with events coming up this weekend. The Jackson Tennessee Dog Fanciers Association is hosting their 14th annual dog show this weekend at Jackson Fairgrounds Park. “We’re expecting over 500 dogs this weekend, with the most we’ve ever had in our 4-6 month-old category,” Cathy Burleson, president of the association, said. Tickets to…

Students learn from former Harlem Globetrotter

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. — Students got a visit from a surprise guest Thursday at one West Tennessee school. “This morning I’m talking to the kids about respecting their teachers, principal, coaches, counselor, and never bully another kid,” Captain “Magic” Valentino Willis, coach of the Harlem Basketball Team, said. West Carroll Elementary School students filled the gym and waited for their…

Students rock their socks for World Down Syndrome Day

  GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Medina Middle School teachers and students made some unique choices with their footwear Wednesday. “World Down Syndrome Day is a day to celebrate people with Down syndrome and also to spread awareness,” Megan Tomlin, a fourth grade teacher, said. Students and teachers wore colorful socks to mark the occasion. Tomlin has a son with Down syndrome….