Ali Mason

School district wants to help others bundle up

TRENTON, Tenn.-- Colder temperatures mean bundling up, but not everyone has that option. "We've been sitting in 20 degree weather the past two football games," Trenton Elementary School guidance counselor Natalie Timbs said. Colder temperatures in the area sparked an…

Customers, employees evacuate Walmart for bomb threat

JACKSON, Tenn.--A normal shopping trip for south Jackson Walmart customers turned into an evacuation. At around 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Jackson police responded to the south Walmart for a report of a bomb threat. According to the Jackson Police Department, a…

Local BBQ restaurant to serve veterans

JACKSON, Tenn.-- West Alley BBQ and Smokehouse on Vann Drive in Jackson is offering a deal for veterans and active duty military for Veterans Day. The restaurant is serving up a complimentary half-rack of ribs with a choice of one…

West Tennesseeans enjoy night of laughter

JACKSON, Tenn.--Comedy lovers enjoyed a night of laughter and stand up comedy Sunday. Comedian Michael Jr. made a stop in north Jackson at Love and Truth Church as part of his 'In the Moment' tour. The comedian was on Oprah,…

Sorority sisters celebrate chapter's 80th anniversary

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local sorority enjoyed an evening of sisterhood Saturday. Members of the Gamma Alpha Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., danced the night away at the Jackson Country…

Educational resource receives new home

PARSONS, Tenn. -- A historical home transforms into the headquarters of a West Tennessee educational resource. Special guests, including Governor Bill Lee, filled the newly remodeled home of the Ayers Foundation. "Jim and…

'First Thursdays' educates community on 1927 flood

JACKSON, Tenn.--Community members gathered to learn about a major historic event, the Mississippi River flooding of 1927. "It's along the lines of what the Mississippi River has been doing the last several years, flooding…

Head Start employees enjoy wellness fair

JACKSON, Tenn.--Northwest Tennessee Head Start held a wellness fair for its employees Wednesday. Head Start employees heard from guest speaker and comedian DJ Pryor, who also has a viral video of himself and…

TDOT stresses safety after deadly crash

JACKSON, Tenn.--A crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 40 near mile marker 26 westbound left two Tennessee Department of Transportation contractors dead, and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper injured. THP says the trooper was still in his patrol car during the…

Gibson Co. residents hit the polls

MILAN, Tenn.--Some residents in Gibson County made their voices heard. Milan residents hit the polls Tuesday to fill several positions. Residents voted for city mayor, and chose between current mayor B.W. Beasley and Tammy Floyd-Wade. They also voted on four…

Children add to Halloween candy stash

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- October may be over, but people are still in the Halloween spirit. This weekend children had a chance for more trick-or-treating. The Henderson County Sheriff's Department held its trunk-or-treat Saturday…

Concerned citizens want to 'Save Our City'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A few concerned citizens came together with one goal in mind: to save the Hub City. Amanda Campbell and a few others organized an event at the Oman Arena to…

Lane College enjoys Church and Community Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students and community members enjoyed a day of fun and football Saturday. Lane College held Church and Community Day at their game against Central State University. Dragons fans heard the…

West Tennessee prepares for Halloween

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Officials offer tips on how to prepare for Halloween safety and where to go. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children are more likely to get hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any…

West Tenn. Healthcare board discusses business-related issues

JACKSON, Tenn.--The West Tennessee Healthcare board came together for a meeting. Board members discussed some change, including buying new cardiac machines, and renovating an equipment room. West Tennessee Healthcare had a clean audit for…

Adamsville deals with major storm damage

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. -- A local town suffered major damage after storms ravaged the area. "I've been here for about 27 years, and out of 27 years, this is one of the worst storms I've encountered," said Adamsville…

Jackson-Madison County students move to a new groove

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students in Jackson-Madison County schools will soon move to a new groove. BlueCare Tennessee and GoNoodle visited Pope Elementary to show students new physical activities. GoNoodle is a web-based physical activity…

West Tennesseeans look for best costumes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending is expected to reach $8.8 billion this year alone. The Halloween countdown is on, and people are shopping for their best spooky,…

Community prays to end violence

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Concerned West Tennesseans came together Saturday to hold a prayer rally to stop violence. "A lot of people say prayer doesn't change things, but I believe in God, and I think you…

Gibson County 911 board fires director

DYER, Tenn. -- A local county 911 board fired their director after multiple complaints were filed.   "There was a motion made to terminate the director, based on complaints from some of our customers who we provide dispatch service for.…

Crockett County receives Three Star Grant

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.--"Our growth hasn't declined, but it hasn't significantly increased," Crockett County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Charlie Moore said. Crockett County recently received a $50,000 Three-Star Grant from the state of Tennessee,…

Mother of missing Jackson man speaks out

JACKSON, Tenn.--"It's been 12 whole days, almost two weeks, since my son disappeared," Frances Gaines said. Gaines says no one has heard from her son, William Brian McKenzie, since September 27. She…

Community gathers for Buddy Walk in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Community members gathered Saturday in support of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Union University hosted the Down Syndrome Association of West Tennessee's Buddy Walk on campus Saturday. People with…

Hundreds participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Residents walked at a local campus Saturday to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. Loved ones, caretakers and people with Alzheimer's from around West Tennessee gathered at Union University Saturday morning for…

UT Extension holds fall plant sale

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Trees, flowers and other pretty plants filled displays in west Jackson on Thursday. "We have lots of options for woody plants, things that will do well when planted in the fall," said…

Classical music lovers gather at 41st Starlight Symphony

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Classical music lovers gathered under the stars for a night of music Saturday. The Jackson Symphony held their 41st Starlight Symphony concert, which is held outdoors and is completely free.…

Madison Co. parents to get involved at summit

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Madison County parents have the opportunity to get involved in their child's K-12 education. The Parent Summit and Expo is open to all parents of students in Jackson-Madison County schools. It…

Selmer company announces expansion

SELMER, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development made a special announcement in McNairy County. "They have a great workforce, they're great to work with, and we're so excited for yet another…

Police find no threat after Dyersburg school lockdown

UPDATE: Dyersburg police have identified a person of interest in a threat at Dyersburg High School on Wednesday. Police Chief Steve Isbell said in a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page Wednesday…

Bradford kicks off 19th annual Doodle Soup Days

BRADFORD, Tenn. -- If you're looking for dinner plans this week, look no further. Tuesday night kicks off the 19th annual Doodle Soup Days in Bradford. "We have a chicken dinner for the…

History enthusiasts dig in at Pinson Mounds Archeofest

PINSON, Tenn. -- History enthusiasts dug in at Pinson Mounds for the annual Archeofest on Saturday. The annual event took place at the Pinson Mounds State Archeology Park, where people learned about Native American culture. Attendees watched Choctaw Indian cultural dances,…

Wine lovers celebrate at second annual winery festival in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Wine lovers celebrated a successful harvest Saturday in Humboldt. Crown Winery in Humboldt held its second annual winery festival to celebrate the harvest season. This fruitful celebration featured live music, wine and craft beer tastings, a grape…

Tennessee Music Awards ceremony coming to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Nathan Hunnicutt, founder of the Tennessee Music Awards, and the Jackson Chamber have a big announcement. The Tennessee Music Awards show is coming to Jackson. "We have the third annual…

Gov. Bill Lee visits Jackson, tours local facilities

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee had a busy day Wednesday visiting Jackson and meeting with many constituents. During his visit to Jackson-Madison County Regional Hospital, he talked to student workers from Project Search, a…

Gibson Co. Special School District receives $124,000 grant

DYER, Tenn. -- Students in the Gibson County Special School District are playing a tune of excitement. "It's exciting. There were only eight schools in the state of Tennessee that were awarded the grant, so we knew it was going…