Ali Mason

West Tennesseans share New Year's resolutions

JACKSON, Tenn.--As we turn the calendar and move into a new year, some West Tennesseans have special goals for 2021. Some of the most common New Year's resolutions include getting healthier, dieting, or getting finances in order. Some people want…

Senator Blackburn gives 2020 recap

WASHINGTON, D.C.--A Tennessee senator discusses some of the 2020 highlights from working in Washington. Senator Marsha Blackburn discussed two big bills that will have impact here in West Tennessee. "The COVID-19 pandemic has…

Church invites community into sanctuary to pray

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local church met to pray for the new year. Church leaders with Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church invited people into the sanctuary to pray. "We just decided that this…

Local shelter discusses post-holiday pet surrenders

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- The time after the holidays usually consists of exchanging and returning gifts.   However, there's one gift that usually sees a high amount of returns. Sometimes people get pets for…

Warming center opens for men who are homeless

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A resource for a population in need opens its doors to help them. Monday was the opening night for the warming center at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. "You look…

1 killed in crash on Highway 104 in Carroll County

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- Troopers say a two vehicle crash in Carroll County has left one dead and another seriously injured. Around 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, THP responded to a wreck involving…

Better Business Bureau warns of gift card scam

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Before you sell or exchange that unwanted gift card, there is a scam to make you aware of. The Better Business Bureau is cautioning customers about Cardpool LLC.,…

Chickasaw lights up for the holiday season

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn.--Hundreds of thousands of lights glow at one state park for the holiday season. "We're expecting a really good turnout this year because it's as socially distanced as you can get. You…

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.…