Ali Mason

West Tennesseans gather for fair in Atwood

ATWOOD, Tenn. -- West Tennesseans come together to enjoy a fair. Classic rides, games and fair food were at Clayhill LLC. in Atwood. Families from Atwood and surrounding areas came by to enjoy the…

194th Engineering Brigade returns to Tennessee

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- American pride showed itself along the Interstate 40 corridor through Jackson, as members of the military came home. Several organizations welcomed the 194th Engineering Brigade of the National Guard back home to West Tennessee. "We're all…

No injuries after fire at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A plane caught fire on the runway at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport. According to Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner, the Cessna Citation plane was taxiing on the runway around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The back tires…

Local group supports law enforcement through signs

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. -- A group is supporting blue lives in a visual way. "We've only started it about -- officially -- two weeks ago, and we're already out of signs. We've ordered more, and it takes about a week to…

UT mural comes to Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee will add some color to counties across the state. This new piece of art will remind Tennesseans that UT is everywhere you look. "The…

Firefighters honor fallen, raise money for support fund

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Firefighters honored fallen first responders with a walk through town. "It's a great event. Everyone comes out and participates and supports us. This is one of our major fundraisers for…

Aspell Recovery receives donation for new dorm

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local substance abuse recovery resource will get a new space to continue life changing work. The Kirkland family partnered with Aspell Recovery, a substance abuse recovery program. Carl and Alice…

Gibson County Fair kicks off despite pandemic

TRENTON, Tenn. -- It's fair week in one county, but that looks a little different this year. The fair board made a lot of changes to make the 2020 Gibson County Fair even…

Jackson man carries cross, prays for the nation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A man prays for the nation, and it's all through a walk. Chad Cunningham walked around Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Sunday carrying a cross and an American flag. He prayed for healthcare workers, local leaders, Governor Lee,…

Hundreds attend 'Casting Crowns' concert

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- Another well known Christian band made a stop in West Tennessee as part of a tour. "I've seen them before. Casting Crowns puts on a great show, and we're just looking…

Local record store celebrates national holiday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local shop is celebrating National Record Store Day. Third Eye Curiosities in downtown Jackson held a free, socially distanced concert in the New Southern Hotel lobby, which is right next to the record store. The Skeleton…

Empire 8 Theatre opens for in-person movies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Movie lovers finally had their chance to see a movie in-person for the first time in a while on Friday. Empire 8 Theatre in Jackson reopened for a second time since the end June after being closed…

West Tennessee Healthcare board meets, discusses pandemic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The West Tennessee Healthcare board met virtually, and discussed the coronavirus pandemic. Board members heard a COVID-19 update for West Tennessee. According to the report, the infection rate is…

Farm closes summer season with BBQ

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A farm ends the season with a delicious feast. Sunset Valley Farms hosted a drive thru BBQ on Sunday. It's the last event before their fall festival. They sold food like sweet corn, mini donuts, and…

Firefighters do maintenance for fallen firefighter memorial

BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. -- Firefighters from West Tennessee helped keep up a special memorial. Hardin County, Madison County and Milan Fire Departments worked on upkeep for the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial. The memorial is at the Tennessee Fire Academy in…

Family celebrates 10-year-old's birthday

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- One West Tennessean celebrated her 10th birthday. Kensley Greer's family held a drive-by birthday party Saturday afternoon to celebrate her milestone birthday. Family, friends -- even the Madison County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department -- got…

MCSO kicks off partnership to curb impaired driving

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "Drive sober or get pulled over." It's common advice we hear, especially around major holidays. "Just like any other THSO event, we'll be stepping up enforcement activities by increasing the amount of officers on the street," Sgt.…

Local gym donates school supplies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local gym gives back to students starting school. Atlas Fitness held a pop up yoga class, and your ticket in the door was a school supply donation. Community members donated pencils, pens, highlighters, and several other…

Circles of Hope brings in over one million dollars

JACKSON, Tenn. -- An annual event raises over one million dollars to help children. The Circles of Hope telethon raises money for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. "We…

Couple leaves encouraging notes around town

PARSONS, Tenn. -- A local couple wants to encourage their town through writing and prayer. Jerry and Katie Evans said it was in their hearts to show encouragement, especially with the pandemic. "It's…

Community sends off former WBBJ anchor for her next chapter

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee is saying goodbye in many ways to former WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Anchor Ariana Alexa. Alexa's friend organized a surprise drive by at Glory Gymnastics to say "Thank you for letting me share your story."…

Farm holds butterfly release

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Hundreds of butterflies now flutter across the fields at one local farm. Donnell Century Farm held a butterfly release Saturday afternoon. Families gathered in a field of zinnias and sunflowers and released several painted ladies into…

First JMCGH baby celebrates 70th birthday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The first baby ever born at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital celebrated her 70th birthday. Family, friends and neighbors celebrated Elaine Roberts' 70th birthday with a surprise drive-by party. There was…

FHU students welcomed back to campus

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- A community welcomes students back for the fall semester. Henderson Church of Christ welcomed hundreds of students back Sunday afternoon who attend Freed-Hardeman University. They started with a brief church service, followed by some fun outside. Students…

Milan prepares for students returning to school

MILAN, Tenn. -- School's back in session for some students in West Tennessee starting this week. Milan students going to school in-person will see some changes as they walk back into their…

Humboldt police investigate shooting

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Police investigate a shooting in a nearby town. This was the scene at Bailey Park Saturday afternoon. Customers in a nearby gas station say they didn't see what happened, but that someone ran into the store saying…