WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Andrew Jackson Elementary participates in Great American ShakeOut

JACKSON, Tenn. — Local elementary school students participated Thursday in the world’s largest earthquake drill. It’s called the Great American ShakeOut. It’s an annual earthquake drill that started in southern California. Andrew Jackson Elementary School registers for this event every year. Students and faculty dropped down and got under desks. The principal of Andrew Jackson Elementary says it is very important…

Car hits apartment building in north Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A car ran into an apartment building Thursday afternoon in north Jackson. The car ran off the road around 4 p.m., causing damage at the Villages of Campbell Oaks, located on Willow Oak Lane. According to officials on scene, no one was injured. They said the cause is still under investigation. The car was removed from the scene…

Madison Co. Fire Dept. warns public about phone scam

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Madison County Fire Department is warning residents of what they call a fundraising scam involving calls from telemarketers. The callers ask local residents for money they claim will help fund the Madison County Fire Department, according to a release from Fire Marshal Don Friddle. The Madison County Fire Department is not associated with any telemarketing…

Cement truck overturns on Hollywood Drive

JACKSON, Tenn. — Two lanes of traffic are closed on a busy west Jackson street after a cement truck overturned Thursday afternoon. The cement truck overturned on Hollywood Drive under the 45 Bypass. Two westbound lanes are closed as crews work the scene. The driver was transported with minor injuries, according to Jackson police. Police say the truck was traveling…

Mugshots : Madison County : 10/18/17 – 10/19/17

1/22James Blaylock DUI, violation of implied consent law Show Caption Hide Caption 2/22Andrea Walker Contempt of court Show Caption Hide Caption 3/22Andrew Cleveland Simple domestic assault, disorderly conduct Show Caption Hide Caption 4/22Antonineva McIntosh Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 5/22Bradley McGill Violation of parole, unlawful drug paraphernalia Show Caption Hide Caption 6/22Brandon Barham Violation of community corrections Show…

True Blue Tour visits MTSU

JACKSON, Tenn.–The True Blue Tour visits the Hub City to recruit students and reaffirm the transfer agreement with Jackson State Community College. MTSU goes on the road to recruit prospective high school transfer and graduate students from Madison and other nearby counties, meet their families, entertain high school counselors and community college staff. Jackson is the sixth stop on the…

JSCC & Middle Tennessee State University continue partnership

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University have signed to continue their partnership. The signing took place Wednesday at the Jackson Country Club where MTSU was hosting its annual True Blue Tour luncheon. The partnership was originally established in 2012 to create a smoother transition for students wanting to transfer between the schools. The agreement…