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Local doctor speaks out about glove, mask misconceptions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many West Tennesseans are wearing personal protective equipment, like masks and gloves, when out for errands or at work outside of the healthcare field. Did you know the CDC guidelines actually recommend wearing a mask only if…

Jackson Animal Care Center looking for fosters during quarantine

JACKSON, Tenn.--If you're quarantining at home, you might want some four-legged company. The Jackson Animal Care Center has a few dogs looking for a foster home. Interim shelter director Whitney Owen said while most of the shelter animals were adopted…

Greenfield School parades the streets for students

GREENFIELD, Tenn. -- While many students now study from home after schools closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, teachers and staff at one Weakley County school safely make the…

First responders deal with shortage of protective gear

SAVANNAH, Tenn.-- According to the CDC, market demand for personal protective equipment is high, but supply is just the opposite. Many suffer from this shortage, especially in rural areas. "Normally, people might…

Gibson County mayor issues state of emergency

GIBSON CO., Tenn. -- People in another local county are staying off the streets as concerns for COVID-19 increase. "It's not just about us as individuals. We have people out there carrying this…

Residents react to COVID-19 at JMCGH

JACKSON, Tenn. -- People in Jackson speak out after learning about the first case of COVID-19 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Some residents say they'll keep taking precautions to keep themselves and their families…

Security company stays open while your business closes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local security company plans to keep watch during the cornavirus shutdown. Maxxguard in Jackson will stay open during the pandemic and offer its security, armed courier and patrol services 24/7. Workers…

Officials speak about Hardin Co. COVID-19 case

HARDIN, CO. Tenn. -- Hardin County joined the growing list of counties with COVID-19 cases. "The mayor was contacted by the health department to advise that they had one confirmed case as…

COVID-19 appears in rural West Tennessee

DYER COUNTY, Tenn.-- Multiple counties in rural West Tennessee confirmed cases of Coronavirus. "Our government is doing everything they can, and it's going to be up to the people because we're all…

West Tennessee Healthcare announces visitor changes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee Healthcare announces changes in their visitation policy due to COVID-19. To visit Jackson-Madison County General or other West Tennessee Healthcare facilities, visitors will undergo a screening before going inside.…

St. Mary's raises money for orphanage in Haiti

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One church goes green for a good cause. St. Mary's Catholic Church hosted a St. Patrick's dance Saturday night. Many wore their best green attire and enjoyed a night of…

Gibson hires first ever K9 officer

GIBSON, Tenn. -- A police department gains a new recruit, the first of his kind. "It definitely will be an asset to the department. We've got a nose that will find the…

Churches, universities prepare for coronavirus impacts

JACKSON, Tenn.--Although there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Madison County, the virus could impact our area in other ways. With 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tennessee, how does it impact…

School helps former students through scholarships

ALAMO, Tenn.-- A local school offers a scholarship for former students. Alamo City School has a scholarship fund for graduating seniors at Crockett County High School who went to ACS when they were younger. Although it started a few years…

Committee discusses progress, updates on new jail

JACKSON, Tenn.--Officials meet to discuss the status of the new Madison County jail. "How are we going to fund all of this? We don't even have a good guesstimate," Gary Deaton, Madison County…

West Tennesseeans continue to help tornado victims

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennesseans are continuing to help those affected by the storms in Middle Tennessee. "Our student council likes to serve in any way that we can. So, collecting stuff for…

JMCSS officials plan deep clean of schools

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County School officials plan for a deep clean in response to growing coronavirus concerns. Next week is spring break for Jackson-Madison County students. While students take a break, custodial staff will deep clean and disinfect all…

Mothers and sons enjoy date night

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Mothers and sons enjoyed a 'super' evening Saturday night. The Madison County Parks Department hosted a mother and son date night at the Star Center, with a superhero punch. Mothers…

Families enjoy shopping at "Mommy and Me" sale

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Families enjoyed deals on children's necessities this weekend. The Jackson Area Mothers of Multiples hosted their semi-annual 'Mommy and Me' spring consignment sale Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Families scored…

First responders receive grain bin rescue training

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- First responders were educated on how to rescue someone stranded in a common farm structure and got knee deep in grain bins to learn about rescue and recovery. "We…

JMCSS gathering donations for tornado victims

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In response to devastating tornadoes in parts of Tennessee, a school system pitches in for recovery efforts. "If we were in that situation, I'm sure people would reach out…

Benton County residents clean up after major storms

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- Tornadoes swept across the Volunteer State Monday night, leaving 25 dead, including a man in Benton County. "It's devastating, something that you work so hard for is going to…

Two communities pray for missing boaters

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Community members in Hardin County gathered to pray after a week of searching for three missing boaters on Pickwick Lake. At least a hundred and fifty people prayed by the…

Jackson Choral Society performs poetic concert

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A choral group performs the art of poetry. The Jackson Choral Society hosted a concert titled 'Poetry and Song' at First Presbyterian Church. The concert featured songs composed from famous…

Four economic projects could impact West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Officials are expecting new projects to bring significant economic and tourism impacts to West Tennessee. "2020 is shaping up to be an incredible year for Jackson and West Tennessee," Visit…

Governor Lee announces Constitutional Carry legislation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Governor Bill Lee announces legislation aiming for significant changes involving guns. "The bill is not only focused on protecting our Second Amendment liberties, but also on increasing safety for…

Family, friends remember James Rivers one year later

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Community members gathered in memory of a young man to celebrate his life. Family, friends, and others remember James Rivers for his big personality and his love for making music. "James…

Search continues for missing man on Forked Deer River

CROCKETT CO., Tenn. -- Officials continue the search for a missing Trenton man. "We've got two main objectives here, to find this gentleman and to keep our people safe," Crockett County Sheriff's Department Chief…

Regional basketball tournament coming to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A special basketball event is is coming to the Hub City for the first time. The Basketball Tournament, also known as TBT, along with Jackson city officials, made a special announcement. One…

Jackson Symphony holds Valentines' concert

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The sounds of romantic songs filled the air in downtown Jackson. The Jackson Symphony held its Valentine's themed concert, titled 'All You Need is Love.' Musicians played well known songs from…

TSU holds scholarship gala

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One university holds an event to help future students. Tennessee State University held its 4th annual Valentines Scholarship Gala at the Star Center Saturday night. Organizers say around 300 people attended…

Hundreds enjoy exotic pet expo at Jackson fairgrounds

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Animal lovers enjoyed a thrilling day at the Jackson fairgrounds. Hundreds of people filled the Jackson Fairgrounds Park for a glimpse of some unique animals. "We're big animal lovers, and we…

Officials meet on Memphis Megasite

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Officials meet for an update on the Memphis Megasite. The Memphis Megasite is 4,100 acres, located in southwest Haywood County. Haywood County Mayor David Livingston, who is also the chairman for…