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Sand Ridge Baptist Church celebrates new building

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn.-- One congregation is celebrating new beginnings at their church. Sand Ridge Baptist Church in Henderson County held their first services Sunday in a new building. Congregation members enjoyed a new…

West Tennessee town enters HGTV 'Hometown Takeover'

MILAN, Tenn.-- One West Tennessee town is working to get the attention of a national television show. Milan residents gathered to film a video to send in for HGTV's 'Hometown Takeover.' "We're ready…

Jackson Symphony hosts 'Crystal Ball'

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Classical music enthusiasts supported a night for the arts. Hundreds of community members dressed their best for a glamorous night at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Attendees enjoyed champagne, dinner, live music,…

Congregation fights hate through education

JACKSON, Tenn.-- One congregation educated the public on anti-Semitism. Congregation members of B'Nai Israel hosted 'An Evening to Fight Hate.' The night first started with a the traditional Havdalah ceremony, which wraps up the…

Organizers prepare for Guns N' Hoses

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennesseans will celebrate first responders with an event this weekend. "We wanted an adult, fun day, something to do in January, and raise money for our first responders,"…

Changes in Madison Academic project concerns officials

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Concerns are raised about an ongoing project involving the city and one of the new schools to be built. City officials, school officials and officials with Healthy Community, LLC. discussed…

Officials at Shiloh continue storm cleanup

SHILOH, Tenn.-- Many West Tennesseans are still picking up the pieces after the storms in October, including one national park. "There's uprooted trees, broken off trees, limbs and devastation everywhere you look,"…

Lawmaker wants to increase gun safety in vehicles

MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- One lawmaker is aiming to increase safety when it comes to guns in vehicles. House Bill 1713, penned by Rep. G.A. Hardaway, (D) Memphis, would add a civil penalty if a…

Bond revoked for Liberty Park streaker

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A man caught walking naked in a north Jackson park appears in court Tuesday. In January 2019, John David Robison was seen walking naked through Liberty Park by several people. He was…

Dream Center holds fundraiser to help women and children

JACKSON, Tenn -- West Tennesseans enjoyed a night in the tropics without leaving Jackson, all for a good cause. Supporters of the Dream Center of Jackson filled the Carl Perkins Civic Center for a getaway to the Caribbean. The Dream…

Forked Vine Wine and Spirits holds whiskey tasting event

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Whiskey lovers enjoyed a tasting in Jackson Saturday. Forked Vine Wine and Spirits hosted a tasting of the Irish whiskey Proper Twelve. UFC fighter Conor McGregor owns the whiskey brand. McGregor's former body guard, Logan Dyess, helped…

JPD investigates shooting near restaurant

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting in the parking lot of a local business. "As far as a business owner's concern, you hate that it happened at…

Naked man arrested in Medina home burglary

MEDINA, Tenn. -- Police in one West Tennessee town experienced a bizarre encounter with a burglar Wednesday. "We've definitely dealt with naked people in town before, but it's definitely not our favorite thing to…

Fight at Liberty Tech raises new concerns

JACKSON, Tenn.-- School officials are now looking into how a woman got inside Liberty Technology Magnet High School on Tuesday, before allegedly inciting a fight between students. "We don't have disruptions on…

West Tennesseans celebrate law enforcement

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennesseans celebrated our men and women of law enforcement on Saturday. People, police, deputies and others gathered under one roof for the third annual 'Law Enforcement Ball' at the Jackson…

Homeowners assess damage, begin cleanup

DARDEN, Tenn. -- A Henderson County homeowner, like many, is dealing with significant home damage that holds potential danger. "Thank God that everything turned out, that we're okay, and materialistic things can be replaced,"…

SBA offers assistance to people recovering from storm

MCNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Some West Tennesseans are still picking up the pieces after a major storm. "A lot of cities and subdivisions were hit in different portions," said public affairs specialist Liliana Tschanett. People are…

New deal could bring more concerts to Ballpark

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new opportunity could bring more concerts to the Ballpark at Jackson. "Jackson has a rich music history, and so it just makes sense to allow and have another venue…

West Tennesseans react to events in Middle East

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Events in the Middle East spark conversations, concerns and reactions from people across the country. "We just need to pray for everybody, everyone involved, even the Iranians," said Medina resident Michelle…

Tennessee legislators meet with constituents for lunch and forum

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennessee legislators meet up and hear out constituent concerns. "I'm very excited to talk with the mayors and other folks from our communities about the concerns they have with state government, and even some federal issues came…

Fighters battle it out for Type 1 diabetes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Fighters battled it out in the ring to help children. The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club, usually, but this case is different because…

Family confirms identity of remains as missing son

JACKSON, Tenn. -- On Christmas Day, the Jackson Police Department responded to a report of possible human remains in Moize Creek near Oil Well Road. Family members confirmed to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News…

Gov. Lee presents GIVE grant to TCAT Jackson

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee visited Jackson on Thursday to announce a special investment for the community. "With this GIVE Act, we're able to fan the flame of what's happening…

Madison Co. Commission prepares for 2020

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's a new year, and that means working towards some long-term goals for Madison County. Looking back on 2019, Madison County commissioners explained that a lot happened for Jackson and…

Law enforcement out in full force for New Year's Eve

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many West Tennesseans will go out to ring in the new year, and so will law enforcement. The Jackson Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Madison County Sheriff's Office will step up patrols for New Year's Eve.…

Shooting takes police to three locations in north Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent officers across multiple parts of north Jackson Saturday night. Officers had a busy night on Saturday, investigating a shooting that…

Historic battlefield celebrates 125th birthday

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.-- Happy birthday, Shiloh National Military Park! Park rangers and the Hardin County Visitor and Convention Bureau hosted a celebration for Shiloh's establishment 125 years ago. The park was established…

Students play basketball for Area Relief Ministries

JACKSON, Tenn.--High school students from around West Tennessee play ball for a great cause. "It brings the community together, and it's for a good cause. We could find ourselves in the same…

First responders stay on the clock for the holiday season

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- While some have the Christmas holidays off, those who keep us safe stayed on the clock. "It doesn't matter if it's a holiday or someone's birthday, it's just another day," said Humboldt firefighter Randal Jimenez. Jimenez is one of…

West Tennessee family welcomes holiday baby

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennesseans woke up to gifts under the tree this year, but for one family, you won't find their special gift with the rest. The Gossett family welcomed their third child…

Family deals with life changes after storm

HENDERSON, Tenn.-- While most West Tennesseans dream of sugar plums dancing in their heads this Christmas, some still cope with the affects of the major October storm. Remnants of Tropical Storm Olga…

Shoppers search for perfect last minute gifts

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Shoppers hit the streets of another West Tennessee town for last minute gifts. People were in and out of the Merle Norman store in downtown Henderson. They searched for the perfect gifts for their family and friends.…

Sorority sisters celebrate with a purpose

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sorority sisters gave back to higher education with an annual gala Saturday. The alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted their sixth annual Gala with a Purpose.…

JPD investigates Saturday evening stabbing

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Authorities are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred in Jackson Saturday evening. According to the Jackson Police Department, around 5 p.m., a woman was stabbed on the 200 block of South…

Local family puts on elaborate Christmas display

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A local family invited the community to see an elaborate winter wonderland. The Dewald family's Christmas lights grow every year, and it all started with the tiniest inspiration. "My dad…

ATF offers reward in burglary case

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in a recent burglary. "It took about…

Children receive coats from local business

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- One local business is helping the youngest community members bundle up. "It just melts my heart that they're so thankful just for the simplest present as a coat because some kids do go without a jacket, and…

Students get Christmas surprise at Jackson school

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students at one school in Jackson got a surprise announcement. Several students at North Parkway Middle School were called out of class to the library for a Christmas surprise. Jamaal Brady with Better Balance Fitness and West…

Jackson city officials to clean up leaves

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Residents all over Jackson agree that they're tired of the problems that leaves cause in their neighborhoods. "It's always a problem around here because when it pours rain like it…

Brownsville police identify man killed in morning shooting

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.-- Brownsville police responded to this home on Robin Street Tuesday morning, where 33-year-old Xavier Morris was shot and killed. "Apparently, it was some ongoing situation between the two, and it ended…

Local town celebrates picturesque Christmas

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- A local town celebrated Christmas in a picturesque way. Community members gathered at the court square in Huntingdon Saturday evening for their Main Street Christmas. They enjoyed a live nativity scene…

Multiple crews fight Milan house fire

MILAN, Tenn.-- Crews responded to a fire that shut down a Milan street. No one was home at the time of the fire, but it did shut down Verdell Street for about…