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Hundreds attend 3rd Annual Denim and Pearls

Money raised to help fund the Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program

JACKSON, Tenn. — Saturday the West Tennessee community gathered to make difference for survivors of domestic and sexual violence About 400 people filled the Carl Perkins Civic Center for the Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program’s 3rd Annual Denim and Pearls. There was live music and a silent auction all to raise money to fund WRAPS mission to help people leave…

Hooked On Science: Soda Can Pedestal

Soda Can Pedestal INGREDIENTS 2 Empty Soda Can Bathroom Scale Several Heavy Books Rubber Bands INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Place the empty soda can, vertically, on a flat surface. Grab two heavy books, using the bathroom scale, determine the weight of the books. Center the books on the can, so the can and the books remain standing. What happens to the…

$10,000 grants available for middle school PE

JACKSON,Tenn.– For the sixth year, Blue Cross Blue Shield is giving away $200,000 for Physical Education in the Volunteer State. As part of the “Shape The State” program, 20 schools will win $10,000 each. Dawn Abel, the director of community relations and foundations for Blue Cross Blue Shield said the money is to build up physical education programs serving grades 6-8….

Martin Westview Head Football Coach Steps Down

      MARTIN, Tenn — After 30 years of teaching, 25 years of coaching, head football coach Don Coady, is resigning from the Westview School District. Word got out Tuesday afternoon and spread quickly throughout the community. When Coady took over, the program was inconsistent and up and down, they lacked consistency. After taking the helm, Coady restored the…

Generals players get a chance to meet their fans

JACKSON, Tenn — The Jackson Generals fans got a chance to meet the players up close and personal for their annual meet and greet, at Englewood Baptist Church. First year players got to experience how much these fans love their team. First baseman Jordan Seager is new to the Generals, but he relishes this opportunity to impact a kids life,…

UTM hosts NFL Scouts for school’s Pro Day

  MARTIN, Tenn — With the 2016 NFL Draft soon approaching, college players are given one more opportunity to impress NFL teams, and hopefully convince them that they deserve to be in the National Football League. The University of Tennessee-Martin hosted their schools annual Pro Day, April 5, 2016. On hand were two scouts from the Tennessee Titans. Defensive back…

Middle school students put on weekend performance of ‘Annie’

JACKSON, Tenn. — The musical that taught everyone that the sun will come out tomorrow rocked Jackson over the weekend. Sunday afternoon, the University School of Jackson middle school students performed their adaptation of ‘Annie Jr.’, the story of an orphan girl hoping to find her parents. The USJ Fine Arts Department says their next production will be ‘Steel Magnolias’…

Two stabbed overnight in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Police in Humboldt say they responded to Viking Court Apartments early Sunday morning for a reported stabbing. Police say two individuals were stabbed. One of the victims was found at the apartment, and the other found behind a Walmart store. Victims were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the suspect suffered a minor injury…

Eureka Pitch Night at the CO

JACKSON, Tenn.– Saturday, college students competed in an entrepreneur competition with local business owners. Four teams participated in Eureka pitch night at the CO. Each team had only 24-hours to come up with a solution for their business partners’ problem and then pitch that idea to the community. “They are trying to come up with something that is going to be feasible, effective,” said…