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Seven teens compete in 40th Annual Beautillion Extraordinaire

Young men compete for scholarship money

  JACKSON, Tenn.– This evening friends and family members gathered at the Carl Perkins Civic Center to celebrate young men of distinction across West Tennessee The Jackson chapter of The Links Inc. hosted their 40th Annual Beautillion Extraordinaire. Over the last nine months these young men have been groomed during workshops and community service projects preparing for the main event. Seven young…

Hooked on Science : Egg Spinning

Egg Spinning INGREDIENTS Plastic Egg   INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Place the plastic egg on its side. STEP 2:  Quickly spin the egg and observe. Quickly spin the egg again, but apply different strengths and/or directions on the plastic egg. What happens? Why? When the egg is spinning vertically, are the forces acting on the egg balanced or unbalanced? How does…

Donation helps Bemis museum

BEMIS, Tenn.–The preservation of history in Bemis gets a financial boost from the state Friday. For nearly 20 years The Bemis Mill Village Museum has been a showcase for community history. “It’s so good that we can get some help from the state,” Carolyn Davis with the museum said. State leaders presented a check for $3,700 to the museum to…

Temporary school employee arrested, charged with statutory rape of student

HENDERSON, Tenn.,–A temporary school employee is arrested at Chester County high school, after police said she had a sexual relationship with a student. The Chester County School District said until Wednesday Ashley Yelverton, 30, worked as a substitute cafeteria employee at the county high school. Investigators said Yelverton was questioned at the school about her alleged relationship with a 16-year-old…

Hooked on science: egg geode

Egg Geode INGREDIENTS 12 Eggs Water Borax Food Coloring INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Crack each egg near the narrow end. Remove the shell near the top of each egg, pour out the contents, and place the eggs back into the carton, so the cracked part of the egg is facing up. STEP 2:  Fill the saucepan ¾ of the way with…

Police investigate shots fired into east Jackson home

JACKSON, Tenn. — Gunfire erupted in east Jackson, Friday night.  Police said the gunman aimed at a house near the intersection of North Royal Street and Garneal Street. Officers were called to the area at 8:38 p.m. to investigate shots fired into a home.  Police on the scene said three people were inside, but no one was injured. About 20…

Community members spend Good Friday marching against crime

JACKSON, Tenn. — On Good Friday, several Hub City residents chose to spend the holiday together, taking a stand against crime. About a dozen people gathered late Friday afternoon to march along Cloverdale Street in east Jackson.  With each step they voiced anti-crime chants.  Earlier this month along Cloverdale Street, police said a homeowner stabbed a suspect in the neck…

Trenton Police search for armed robbery suspect

TRENTON, Tenn. — Trenton Police are searching for as suspect after an armed robbery Friday night. Police said around 11 o’clock, a male entered the Marathon gas station on Armory Street and demanded money from employees. The male appeared to show a weapon. It appeared to be a handgun, and was covered in a blue bandana. The suspect is described…

Church hosts egg hunt to teach Easter story

JACKSON, Tenn. — Easter Egg hunts are in full swing across West Tennessee, just before Palm Sunday. Aldersgate United Methodist Church had their annual celebration Saturday, where kids cam eager to hunt. The church said they put out thousands of eggs, candy, and toys for kids to find. One of the most special parts of this hunt is the symbols…

Motor Mania rolls through downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — More than a hundred vehicles lined up across the Hub City for an annual event. Motor Mania packed in cars of all types. Event coordinators say there were even some boats in the mix. Organizers said the event’s goal is to give an event to car junkies during the colder months before the warmer season of car…