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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…

TWRA gives advice on helping animals during winter

JACKSON, Tenn. — On Tuesday we showed you a duck being rescued from a frozen pond by local residents. Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have now shared from tips about what you should do if you think you see wildlife in distress. Two people, lots of glued pipes and four hours later, Alicia the duck was rescued. Officials…

Experts offer tips to save electricity when temperatures plunge

JACKSON, Tenn. — The TVA issued a request Monday night for people to reduce the amount of electricity they are using. While that request was later canceled, we visited the JEA control center to find out what to do if the TVA again asks for conservation measures. “This is a precautionary step,” Robert Mullins, senior manager of operations at JEA, said….

Madison Co. Fire Department gives tips on how to use heaters safely

PINSON, Tenn. — Friday morning, the Madison County Fire Department responded to a fire that investigators say was caused by a space heater. Madison County Fire Marshal Don Friddle says to make sure there is plenty of room around your heater. “We like to recommend a 3-foot radius around the heater and not have any combustibles near it,” Friddle said….

Goodwill donations boom as end of year approaches

JACKSON, Tenn. — “It’s been wonderful this week,” Goodwill Operations Training Coach Sandra Hickey said. “Our community has really come out to support us.” It’s out with the old and in with the new as the new year approaches, and Goodwill is getting a lot of the “old” in the form of donations. “We are all hands on deck,” Hickey said….

Professionals offer tips to keep your pipes from freezing

JACKSON, Tenn. — With temperatures barely making it above the freezing mark this week, it’s time to think about how to keep your pipes from freezing. Jacob Hamilton is the general manager for Tim Ferguson Plumbing, Air and Electric, and has several tips. “If you live in a crawl space, there are usually vents that go to under the house….

Keep Jackson Beautiful helps reduce waste by recycling live Christmas trees

JACKSON, Tenn.— “Keep Jackson Beautiful is a volunteer organization that promotes reducing waste, liter prevention and beautification,” Jodi Jacobs, Director of Keep Jackson Beautiful, said. One way they want to reduce waste during the holidays is having live trees recycled. “We’ve been doing it close to 30 years I think,” Jacobs said. Anyone with a live tree can drop it…