WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Tennessee State University alumni in Jackson donate to school’s food pantry

JACKSON, Tenn. — Local Tennessee State University alumni are stepping up and giving back in a big way. The Jackson Alumni Chapter is giving food and toiletry items to the Tennessee State University food pantry. More than 40 members are partnering with local businesses to collect food and toiletry items to those in need. The organization is also donating $500….

UT Martin chancellor says he will not sign SGA concealed carry resolution

MARTIN, Tenn. — University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying he will not sign the Student Government Association resolution in support of students carrying concealed weapons on campus. Dr. Keith Carver “I will not sign the non-binding UT Martin Student Government Association resolution supporting students on our campus to carry concealed weapons,” Dr….

Kilgore/Chemring plant in Hardeman Co. to expand, create jobs

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — In some positive news for the West Tennessee workforce, Kilgore/Chemring Countermeasures has announced they will reinvest in their manufacturing plant in Toone. Kilgore/Chemring and Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain announced Wednesday at a news conference that the manufacturer will stay in Toone and reinvest in the facility. Construction trailers were moved on site this week. Kilgore…

Mugshots : Madison County : 12/12/17 – 12/13/17

1/12Colton Shorter Fraudulent use of a credit/ATM card Show Caption Hide Caption 2/12Anthony Pittman DUI, violation of implied consent law Show Caption Hide Caption 3/12Arsina Douglas Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 4/12Briantt Gray Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 5/12Burris Anderson Simple domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 6/12Jamarcus McKinney Violation of community corrections Show Caption Hide…

4 Tennessee cities rank among top for job growth in 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A new study says four Tennessee metro areas are among the top 10 metro areas for job growth in the Southeast so far this year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a study of employment trends by 24/7 Wall Street found Nashville, Morristown, Chattanooga and Johnson City ranked fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th among Southern…

Area children have opportunity to “Shop with a Cop”

JACKSON, Tenn.-Children had the opportunity to see law enforcement in a different light for an annual event. 20 children selected by the Salvation Army shopped for Christmas presents with Jackson police officers at Walmart north, Tuesday night. They were able to spend $225 on gifts, paid for by the local fraternal order of police lodge. The Jackson police spouses association…

Benton Co. inmates process deer meat for families in need

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. — Local inmates are packaging deer meat for families in need. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is taking part in “Share the Bounty.” Hunters can bring deer to the office to be processed and packaged for no charge. Deputies will distribute the meat to needy families recommended by community organizations in the county. Officials say it’s also a…

Man faces drug charges after Martin traffic stop

MARTIN, Tenn. — Police say they’ve arrested a man on drug charges after a traffic stop in Martin. According to the Martin Police Department, Ephraine Gilbert, 25, was arrested Monday night after being stopped for speeding on Gardner-Hyndsver Road. Officers discovered Gilbert was driving on a revoked license and say they smelled marijuana coming from inside the car. Investigators say…

Subway’s first ‘Fresh Forward’ restaurant in West TN opens in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Subway is celebrating the opening of their first newly designed restaurant in Jackson. The restaurant is located on Stonebrook Place in the West Towne Commons shopping center in north Jackson and is the first new Subway “Fresh Forward” design restaurant in West Tennessee. The new design includes a modern layout and new technology features including wifi, self-ordering kiosks…