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Coffee shop gives back to beloved barista

DYERSBURG, Tenn.-- A local coffee shop raises thousands of dollars for an employee after a major life change. "She was a phenomenal worker, dependable, and friendly, everybody loved her," owner of Java Cafe…

Hundreds march for Black lives in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON, Tenn.-- More West Tennesseans take their support for Black lives to the streets. People in one Carroll County town march for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others. "If you think white privilege…

Thousand Acre Recreational Lake holds concert series

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn.-- Officials at a local lake offer a summer concert series. Carroll County's Thousand Acre Recreational Lake hosted its second concert of the series featuring the band Crossfire. Concerts in the series take place on the stage at…

Hundreds turn out for Festival of the Lakes

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- Hundreds celebrated Fourth of July on the lake. Live music filled the air around Beech Lake for Festival of the Lakes 2020.┬áMany swam and boated on the lake. People also enjoyed lots of food, and kids enjoyed…

Carroll County residents enjoy early July 4th celebration

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- "As a veteran owned company, it's personal. It's a love. It's a passion," said ICEY-TEK Coolers co-owner and CEO Patrick Mudge. Hundreds came out for an evening of live music and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, but…

Governor announces statewide law enforcement reform

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In response to events of police brutality across the country, Gov. Bill Lee announced sweeping statewide law enforcement reform on Thursday. "We're announcing a review of the Use of…

Restaurant holds an 'epic prom' night for students

MEDINA, Tenn. -- Students and high school graduates enjoyed an evening of glitz and glamour. The COVID-19 pandemic shook up prom plans for students across West Tennessee and the entire nation. "It means a…

One dies in Milan shooting

MILAN, Tenn.--Milan Police continue investigating a double shooting that killed one person. Police worked to find the answers as to what happened at the house on Southwest Front Street. "Officers responding found…

Generals debut first ever 'Fathers and Fireworks' event

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A first time event celebrating fathers brings in hundreds of guests. "We're here tonight to see the fireworks, watch "Field of Dreams," and spend some time together with family and friends,"…

Protesters march around court square

ALAMO, Tenn.--At least 100 people gathered in front of the Crockett County Court House in downtown Alamo for a protest to support George Floyd and other black people who died in police custody. The…

Union University holds three graduation ceremonies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- More 2020 graduates are celebrating their moment. Union University held three graduation ceremonies to comply with social distancing. Students receiving graduate degrees graduated at 10 a.m., non-traditional undergrads received their degrees at 2 p.m., and traditional undergrads…

Churches come together for unity event

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A worship service put the "unity" into community. Community members gathered at the Amp in downtown Jackson for an evening of worship. Different churches came together to host the service. Regional…

Literacy program provides books to students, educators

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Students in one local county received some new reads. The Governor's Early Literacy Program and Scholastic teamed up to provide books to 2,100 students and educators across the stprate.…

Dyer County sees COVID-19 case spike

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. -- One West Tennessee county is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. As of Wednesday, Dyer County has 116 confirmed cases of the virus, with 62 recovered. According to Dyer County Mayor Chris Young, the case count…

Protesters push for Confederate statue removal

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Protesters continue the push for the removal of a confederate statue in Madison County. "I'm going in, I would like to recommend that you all try to make your…

Selmer residents march for George Floyd

SELMER, Tenn. -- Another West Tennessee town took to the streets to honor George Floyd and aimed for change. "We have to march not only for equal rights, but we know that there's…

Local nursing homes prepare for limited visitations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Several facilities are working on plans before allowing families in to visit their loved ones. "I think I'm just looking forward to seeing the residents having that contact with…

JMCSS board meeting discusses future projects

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School Board held a brief meeting for June. "We've had some rain, but I don't think we're off schedule, and we're working towards getting those schools…

Person rescued from platform on grain bin

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A person fell on a platform on a grain bin in Gibson County, prompting a rescue. This person fell 40 inches, or about three feet, and landed on a platform…

Jackson Police investigate shots fired near downtown

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson Police are investigating a report of shots fired near downtown. Officers responded to Wells Alley, near the Lift, after a report of shots fired in the area. Police were in the area with K9 units this…

House fire rekindles in Crockett County

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- A morning house fire rekindles. This home on Woods Road caught on fire at 2:15 Tuesday morning, but it re-kindled 3:30 in the afternoon. Officials say firefighters from Gadsden and Bells worked on this second fire.…

Hundreds support 3rd annual Crawfest

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennesseans came out to support a local resource for survivors of what's known as modern day slavery. Scarlet Rope Project hosted their third annual Crawfest, the nonprofit's largest fundraiser. The proceeds benefit women going through the…

Protesters call for removal of Confederate monument

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A petition to remove the Confederate monument in front of the Madison County Courthouse gathered over 4,500 signatures. "We think these Confederate monuments stand for symbols of hate, oppression,…

Construction begins on long-awaited monument

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The long-awaited Seven Pillars Monument in east Jackson is under construction. "I conceived this sculpture to tell the story of seven prominent African-Americans in the history of Jackson-Madison County,"…

Protesters kneel for George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn.-- West Tennesseans gather for another peaceful protest in downtown Jackson. "You can just think, he's laying down there, and someone putting that pressure on your neck for nine long minutes. You…

Lifeline in urgent need of blood donations

JACKSON, Tenn.-- The need for blood in West Tennessee is urgent. Shelves in coolers at Lifeline Blood Services in Jackson are empty because they're short on almost all blood types. The blood donation center…

West Tennesseans hold protest in honor of George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn. -- George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked protests across the country, including right here in Jackson. West Tennesseans came together to hold a protest in honor of George Floyd on Saturday.…

Century Farm kicks off 'Voices in the Vineyard'

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.--A local winery kicks off a fun outdoor activity. Spectators gathered at Century Farm Winery for 'Voices in the Vineyard,' a summer concert series. Randy Copper and Scott Myatt was the first concert of the series. The event…

Gibson, Carroll Counties continue phased reopening

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- Cities and counties across Tennessee slowly reopen according to Gov. Bill Lee's executive orders. Economies in 89 counties continue to reopen with the guidelines stated within the Tennessee…

Baseball seniors receive honor ceremony

ATWOOD, Tenn. -- Senior student athletes at one school received a special ceremony for what would be their final season. West Carroll Junior-Senior High School honored five seniors on the baseball team Saturday afternoon. Each student had a table set…

Alamo woman remembers fallen brother

ALAMO, Tenn. -- Many are preparing for Memorial Day weekend festivities, whether it is a cookout or a day at the lake. However you choose to commemorate the holiday, take some time to…

JCM, North Side hold graduation ceremonies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two more schools in the Jackson-Madison County School System have commended the class of 2020. "I'm just glad that Jackson-Madison County allowed us to be able to still have a graduation because I know many people still…

Liberty Tech celebrates graduation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Liberty Technology Magnet High School had 183 students on the field at the Ballpark for their graduation. Students walked in as they heard their family and friends cheering. Faculty members say they were excited to hold graduation…

Local high school holds graduation at Ballpark

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students celebrated their graduation at a different venue. Madison Academic Magnet High School celebrated 76 students from their graduating class of 2020 at the Ballpark. Families and friends spaced out in the stands to cheer on their…