Ashley Luningham

The Jackson Symphony celebrates its 60th anniversary

JACKSON, Tenn.-- The Jackson Symphony celebrated the end of their anniversary season with performances from returning special guests, and a traditional jubilee. The Jackson Symphony hosted their Diamond Jubilee concert to celebrate the end…

Union University holds Commencement Ceremonies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Union University held graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021. The graduation was split into two ceremonies. Chief Operating Officer for the State of Tennessee, Brandon Gibson delivered the…

$7,500 donation made to JMCSS schools

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local organization donated to Jackson-Madison County Schools. The Old Hickory Lions Club presented a $7,500 check to the school board. The check will go to Jackson-Madison…

UT Extension to host 4-H Ag Day

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. --Students learn about farm life at the Chester County Ag Day. The UT Extension hosts Chester County 4-H Agriculture Day to give students hands-on learning on the farm.…

USA Championship Wrestling comes to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Spirits were high at the USA Championship Wrestling match. Wrestling fans came to the Jackson Ballpark to cheer on their favorite wrestlers and also boo their opponents. Professional wrestler and announcer…

Annual city-wide yard sale held in McKenzie

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- McKenzie hosted the first day of their two day annual city-wide yard sale on Friday. Vendors started selling their items at 7 a.m., and sales started to die…

Veteran lives his dream of opening BBQ restaurant

MARTIN, Tenn.--  James Mealer describes his BBQ at the new Squirrel’s BBQ Joint in Martin in four words. "Lip-smacking, Tennessee good," said Mealer. Mealer has over 20 years of experience cooking and serving…

Deals continue at Friendly Frank's Flea Market

The monthly Friendly Frank's Flea Market is back in Jackson. There was a little something in every category, and people from all over West Tennessee came to check it out. A monthly staple, Friendly Frank's Flea Market was open…

Trenton Teapot Festival continues with carnival night

TRENTON, Tenn. -- The 40th annual Teapot Festival brought one of its attractions to Trenton. What started out as a small teapot collection from around the world turned into a time-honored, week-long festival in Trenton. Festival committee member, Courtney…

One dead after Sunday morning house fire

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Investigators confirmed Sunday one person is dead after a house fire in east Jackson. The Jackson Fire Department responded to the fire around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Middle Avenue. Fire…

Deputy's impact remembered by family, friends

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Madison County Sheriff's Office deputy was laid to rest Sunday. Deputy Terry Dyer had been with the sheriff's office for more than three years. Several law enforcement agencies, as well…

Jackson residents have fun while helping the environment

It's earth week, and Jacksonians are making sure they keep the earth clean. West Tennesseans joined together to make their environment a little more clean. The Keep Jackson Beautiful program celebrated earth week with both fun and educational activities. …

Jackson church to host 2nd mobile food pantry

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local church is helping keep families fed in times of need. The Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jackson is hosting their second mobile food pantry Saturday. Community service leader Zola Greer says they provided 180…

Michigan man in custody following high speed chase

PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. -- U.S. Marshals and Tennessee Highway Patrol worked together to take down a man wanted on charges hundreds of miles away from West Tennessee. According to U.S.…

Jackson State hosts drive-thru vaccination clinic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local community college hosted a drive-by COVID-19 vaccination event. The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department administered the Pfizer vaccine at Jackson State Community College on Wednesday. The drive-thru…

Area Agency on Aging volunteers honored for their service

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Volunteers with the Area Agency on Aging were honored for their work in the community. The organization has four programs with over 230 volunteers that give rides, deliver meals, and provide basic services to individuals that are…

Annual run raises money for local horse rescue

JACKSON, Tenn. —A local organization hosts their annual Cowboy Canter Run. The Redemption Road Rescue organization in Jackson held their 6th annual run Saturday morning. The 5k run/1 mile walk…

Prayer Walks aim to cover Hub city in prayer

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local church hosts a prayer walk in east Jackson Saturday. Members of West Jackson Baptist Church met to start the first of "731 Community Prayer Walks" Saturday morning. The walk started on East Chester Street…

Discussions over the Madison County budget continue

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Madison County budget committee is continuing discussions with county departments on finances. The remaining Madison County Departments met with the budget committee Friday morning to go over their…

Sorority hosts advisors in virtual economic empowerment meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. — Members of a local group held a virtual economic empowerment meeting today. The Jackson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosted Andrea Bond Johnson of Golden Circle Insurance to talk about life insurance. Johnson says insurance…

Runner raises money for child abuse prevention

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local man is running to raise money for a cause that helps local children and families. One resident decided to run 100 miles to raise money for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of…

Students go on field trip to primitive art show

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Schools are bringing back field trips again since the start of the pandemic. Teachers and students attended the first Primitive Art Show in Saltillo on Friday.…

Pastor reunites with church family for Easter service

WILDERSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Henderson County church welcomed back their pastor this Easter Sunday. After a long battle with the coronavirus, a pastor is finally reuniting with his church family. Wildersville Baptist Church pastor, Mark Peterson tested positive for…

Runners compete in local marathon for charity

JACKSON, Tenn. — Participants ran for a good cause this morning in downtown Jackson. The Andrew Jackson Marathon raises funds for Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The event was cancelled last year due…

15 year anniversary of deadly Dyer, Gibson County tornadoes

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Friday marks 15 years since a severe weather outbreak devastated parts of West Tennessee. Widespread tornadoes hit the area, killing 16 people in Dyer County and eight more in Gibson County. The National Weather Service reported…

Denmark Elementary renames walking trails in honor of students

DENMARK, Tenn. -- A local elementary school is honoring two former students. Denmark Elementary School is renaming their walking trail Serenity Walk and Dallas' Dash. The former students, Serenity Wilkes and Dallas Weddle, overcame health issues they battled while attending…