Ali Mason

West Tennesseans shop for deals on electronics

JACKSON, Tenn.--West Tennesseans go Black Friday shopping, and some head out for the best deals on electronics. Shoppers from Selmer to Milan and everywhere in between came out to Jackson's…

Local boutique hosts 'Sip and Shop' event

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local boutique kicked off the holiday season with a little shopping. Sassy Grace Boutique hosted a Sip and Shop the evening of Thanksgiving. People shopped for everything…

Jackson firefighters share their holiday experience

JACKSON, Tenn. -- While many are off for Thanksgiving, not all have that ability. Fires don't stop for the Thanksgiving holiday. WBBJ reporter Ali Mason hung out at Jackson Fire Department's Station…

Community prays for Jackson hospitality icon

JACKSON, Tenn.--Community members come together to pray for the CEO of a restaurant staple in West Tennessee. Pastors from Jackson area churches held a prayer vigil for Clark Shaw, the CEO…

Local restaurants open for Thanksgiving

JACKSON, Tenn. -- If you're staying home this year because of COVID-19, you can still indulge in delicious Thanksgiving classics. "We have a great deal of orders already, and we're anticipating getting…

Crockett Co. Sheriff's Office investigates shots fired

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- According to Capt. Roy Mosier with the Crockett County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report of gunfire heard in the 1600 block of Johnson Grove road just after 6 Monday evening. Investigators tell us it appears…

Local stores prepare for holiday shopping

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Several small businesses are preparing for upcoming holiday shopping. "Right now is the time to support your local businesses, wherever you live," said LD2 Market Shoppes Owner…

Multiple agencies respond to Crockett Co. house fire

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- Several agencies responded to a house fire in Crockett County. Chief Charlie Burleson with the Gadsden Fire Department says they were paged out around 6 p.m. Friday to a house on Salem Church Road. Alamo and…

Dispatchers create military care packages for holidays

DYER, Tenn. -- First responders want to give back to men and women serving our country, just in time for the holiday season. Gibson County dispatchers need the community's help with making spirits brighter for soldiers who may not get…

Union University holds annual Christmas concert

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One university rings in the holiday season with a little music. Union University's Department of Music presented its annual Christmas concert Thursday evening, featuring the orchestra and choir. This year's theme was "A Thankful Christmas at Union."…

Southern fast food chain turns 60 years old

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A well known restaurant chain celebrates its 60th birthday. Jack's Family Restaurant was founded in 1960 in Homewood, Alabama. It started as a walk up hamburger stand that…

WBBJ anchor shares COVID-19 experience

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Last Wednesday, we informed West Tennessee about Brad Douglass's COVID-19 diagnosis. Since then, he's been in quarantine at home, and we've all felt the absence. "I'm looking forward…

Local clinic offers 'The Sounds of Christmas'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local clinic wants to bring you the sounds of Christmas. West Tennessee ENT Clinic is holding a contest, and they're gifting one person a pair of premium hearing aids. The clinic is taking nominations through December…

Local lodge holds Veterans Day program

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A group with veterans in mind celebrated them on Veterans Day. Elks Lodge 192 held a Veterans Day program on Wednesday. They had a prayer, speakers and an…

Crockett Co. mayor addresses spike in COVID-19 cases

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- Another West Tennessee county -- one without a hospital -- continues seeing concerning COVID-19 cases. Crockett County started out as the only county in the area without any cases, but now it is second in the…

TDOC agent shot, TBI wanted fugitive arrested

JACKSON, Tenn.--An agent with the Tennessee Department of Correction is shot and a fugitive wanted by authorities is in custody after an hours-long stand off with police in east Jackson Monday evening.…

Boys & Girls Club students vote in mock election

JACKSON, Tenn.--Students learn about the election process hands-on. The Boys and Girls Club at Isaac Lane Elementary School held a mock election, Monday. They learned about the two candidates, how the results…

Halloween events around West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's spooky season, and there's plenty of "spooktacular" fun going around in West Tennessee. "You know, there's a lot going on in the world, and I don't want…

Local lodge raises over $3,000 for breast cancer

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One group raised more awareness and funds for breast cancer. The Foundation through the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation received a $3,183 check from Elks Lodge 192 in…

STAR Center holds sensory-friendly trunk-or-treat

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local center held a safe trunk-or-treat with a community in mind. The STAR Center held a sensory-friendly trunk-or-treat for community members of all ages. The event…

Police confirm person hit in north Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Thanks to a WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News tipster, we received word this evening about a heavy police presence and an ambulance near Casey Jones Motel. Leaders with the Jackson Police Department confirmed that a person was struck.…

US Senator discusses SCOTUS, 2020 elections

JACKSON, Tenn. -- U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn held a video conference to give an update from Washington D.C., just a week and a half before the election. "We have been very pleased…

Farm to host corn maze fundraiser for dive team

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- If you're looking for fun fall festivities this weekend, one local farm is hosting one with a purpose. Sunset Valley Farms in Henderson County will host a…

Physician speaks out on COVID-19 data reporting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local physician is continuing to speak out against and raise awareness of reporting of patient information to the state if a patient tests negative for COVID-19. Dr. Jimmy…

Antique store gives back to resource for children

JACKSON, Tenn. -- An antique store is giving back to charity through a fall shopping night. Carriage House Antique Market and Cafe held a fundraiser for the Carl Perkins Center for the…

$5,000 in grants given to JMCSS by credit union

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School board met for the month of October and had some positive news. Five $1,000 grants from Leaders Credit Union were given to the…

Jackson Symphony to hold weekend concert

JACKSON, Tenn. -- If you long for the sounds of a symphony, you're in luck this weekend. The Jackson Symphony will hold an American-themed brass and percussion concert Saturday evening. There will be one…