Amber Hughes

Tyson Foods to invest $300M in Humboldt, create 1,500 jobs

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Just days after announcing an $84 million investment and 300-job expansion in Union City, Tyson Foods comes bearing more gifts this holiday season. The food processing company already employs more…

South Side Hawks finish as state quarterfinalist

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The state quarterfinals in South Jackson Friday night didn't go as planned for South Side. But lets talk about what went right for hawks football this season. South…

3rd annual 'Coats for Homeless' seeking donations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With the temperature dropping as fall progresses, one man is looking out for those who are affected by the elements every day. "The homeless are pretty self sufficient,…

Suicide survivors host a day of healing in the park

JACKSON, Tenn. -- November is suicide prevention month, and that was the goal of Sunday's event. Giving folks tools to recognize the warning signs and renew hope after loosing someone they love.…

High school football playoffs Week 3 match ups

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In high school, we started with 12 West Tennessee squads. But after a cold and exciting Friday night, only seven local teams remain. Here are the week 3 playoff…

Top ranked opponent spoils UTM's home finale

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Saturday was the Skyhawks last home game of the season against the No. 2 ranked Jacksonville State Gamecocks. JSU holds on to win 14-7 over UTM. They…

Jet's Pizza delivery ends with armed robbery

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police say a pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week. Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, a Jet's Pizza delivery driver was making a run to an apartment…

Four local players named "Mr. Football" semifinalist

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Four West Tennessee high school athletes were named semifinalists for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football awards. In class 1-A, Huntingdon's quarterback/linebacker Kade Pearson. In class 3-A, West Virginia commit,…

Candidates are ready for Election Day in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Early voting has ended and it's almost Election Day in Humboldt. Humboldt voters will cast their ballots for mayor, alderman and an alcohol referendum in this fall's election. The current…

Humboldt City Schools earn exemplary honors

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Viking pride is at an all-time high in Humboldt as the school system has been given exemplary status. "We are very excited that the state has recognized us for…

Grant adds strawberry flair to downtown Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- The strawberry city is one of 12 communities to get a Tennessee Downtown grant. Thanks to that $15,000 grant, steel strawberry statues have been placed on the corners of…

Harmony Church celebrates 180th anniversary

WHITEVILLE, Tenn. -- A church in a Haywood County is already a century old, and closing in on another century of operation. Sunday Harmony Baptist Church in Whiteville celebrated their church's…

Young ladies compete for Miss Hatchie crown

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- Sunday afternoon young ladies hit the stage for the annual Miss Hatchie pageant. Little beauty queens flashed smiles in showed of their beautiful dresses in Brownsville Sunday afternoon. The Miss…

2 arrested in shutdown of Humboldt drug house

  HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Two men are facing various charges after agents with the 28th Judicial Drug Task Force make a drug bust in Humboldt. A two-month investigation led to a search…

Future nurses get hands on emergency response training

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Graduating Union University nursing students put their book smarts to the test, getting some practical experience during emergency response training. "It was really cool," Union nursing student Nicole…

Langston spoils Lane Homecoming comeback

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Dragons effort a comeback in the 4th quarter, but fall to Langston 27-21. Dragons will be on the road for the next two weeks.

JMCSS evaluate bus crowding after viewer complaint

JACKSON, Tenn -- A concerned mother said she had been reaching out to district leaders about overcrowded bus routes, but when she claims no action was taken ,she called WBBJ 7 Eyewitness…

School board tables bus vote on hold

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Adding new buses to the district's fleet was actually on Thursday night's school board agenda. The transportation department informed the board 14 new buses could be purchased, although 12…