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What's New Wednesday: L&D Retrieving

HENDERSON, Tenn.-- Chris Scott says at 16-years-old his love for dogs lead him down his career path. "I saw what a trained dog was capable of and I was hooked from then on," said Scott.…

What's New Wednesday: Glory Dance with Amanda Scott

"I did not choose dance, dance definitely chose me," said Dance Director at Glory Dance in North Jackson, Amanda Scott. She teaches ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. "My teaching style is pretty…

Suicide rate increases, family members share stories

In 2016, suicide was the tenth-leading cause of death in Tennessee, claiming over one thousand lives per year according to the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, roughly 100 of these are between the…

Jefferson Award: Paula Terry

Paula Terry says in 2013 her life changed forever. "I lost my cousin to suicide and then I lost a very good friend to suicide. I can blame myself or I can take that…

What's New Wednesday: Fudoshinka Dojo

Rita Corvinus practices mixed-martial arts at Fudoshinka Dojo in Jackson. "Everyone looks like an idiot when they first start doing it and no one judges you for it," said Corvinus. " 'Fudoshinka' it means 'the…

What's New Wednesday: Century Farm Winery

Behind every good glass of wine is a winery and vineyard where it's all made. Century Farm Winery is nestled in the heart of Jackson just off I-40. They offer wine tastings, tours and outdoor concerts.…

Jefferson Award: Danye Brooks

Danye Brooks coaches numerous sports. "I hope they learn nothing beats a failure like a try," says Brooks. For the past 15 years, he's coached county league football, traveling league football, baseball and…

What's New Wednesday: Board & Brush

"3, 2, 1! Distress!" yells out the workers at Board and Brush in Jackson. "It's so much fun. It's a great atmosphere! It gets loud," said Cindy Fuller, owner of Board and Brush. Fuller…

What's New Wednesday: Total Fitness Kickboxing

Hannah Wright says she started kickboxing in middle school. "I was a really angry middle-schooler. I was really angry. I played sports a lot and I needed another outlet," said Wright. Her outlet is…

Jefferson Award: Willie White

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Twice a week, you can find Willie White volunteering at Regency Retirement Home in Jackson doing what she loves. "I feel the Lord spoke to my heart, and he…

Jackson General's Mascot Sarge celebrates birthday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sarge, the Jackson Generals' Bulldog mascot is turning another year older. This weekend, the Ballpark of Jackson is having a celebration full of carnival rides and fun. Friday night is…

What's New Wednesday: GoaTess by T Goat Yoga

We've all heard of yoga, but this new type of yoga involves goats. "It is the way to do yoga without being serious. It's just fun and silly," Telena Reasons, one of…

Jefferson Award: Richard Swaim

87-year-old Richard Swaim is May's Jefferson Award honoree, an award that recognizes public service. Swaim served in the Korean War. "On patrol one night, I got hit with a motor round.  It…

What's New Wednesday: Buff City Soap

The owner of a new local spot decided to quit his day job selling cell phones and go the cleaner route. "I wanted to bring something creative to Jackson," said Buff City Soap's owner…

What's New Wednesday: Hwy 45 BBQ

MARTIN, Tenn.--Three local construction workers had a creative idea to start something new in Martin. When you take a bite into a pulled pork sandwich at Hwy 45 BBQ in Martin, many…

Promotional poster unveiled for Exit 56 Blues Festival

JACKSON, Tenn.--The promotional poster for an annual memorial day event was unveiled Thursday. The 8th Annual Exit 56 Blues Festival takes place during Memorial Day and Thursday dozens gathered as the artwork to…

What's New Wednesday: Jackson Ballroom Dance Club

Grab a partner and get your dancing shoes on!  Every Monday night at 7:30, you can learn to ballroom dance at Jackson Sport and Fitness. "To share the love of dance with community and…

What's New Wednesday: Other Mother Tattoos

A young Jackson girl moved to Tennessee from upstate New York and just last week starred in a tattoo competition show called "Ink Masters: Angels." Now, she runs her own shop in the…

Jefferson Award: Glorious Damron

Every month WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a community member with the Jefferson Award. The National Jefferson Awards foundation in partnership with Leaders Credit Union honors local people who impact others…

What's New Wednesday: Mediterranean Cuisine

Inside Mediterranean Cuisine restaurant, you are treated like family. And that's because it is solely run by the Elhamamsi's family "How do you say 'schwarma'?" a dinner guest asks the cashier. "Schwarma!," said…

Jefferson Award: Bruce Hussey

Pastor Bruce Hussey is in charge of spearheading "The Table" every Monday night in Jackson. "We just try to love people and meet their needs," said Hussey. The Table is a community dinner…

What's New Wednesday: Jackson Escape Room

Jackson Escape Room owner Lee Wilson is a winner of the reality T.V. show "Hunted" where contestants act as fugitives on the run from high-skilled investigators. He used his escaping skills to create…

What's New Wednesday: Wings, Etc.

From beer, fries to wings, Wings Etc is the place to be if you're hungry. It's the first of its kind in Tennessee. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News' News Anchor Ariana Alexa went inside…

What's New Wednesday: Simply Sweat Sauna

.   Simply Sweat Sauna just had their grand opening last month. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News anchor Ariana Alexa met with the owner from Humboldt who started the business with her husband. Ashley Childs, owner…

What's New Wednesday: 23 Sandstone Body & Mind Spa

From fashion, fun, to fitness and food, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News anchor Ariana Alexa checked out 23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa at 23 Sandstone Circle in Jackson for What's New Wednesday. They…

Jefferson Award: Norwood Jones

Norwood Jones is a native Jacksonian. He is President of the Optimist Club, Red Coat member, and the past Director of Southwest Tennessee Tourism. He may be 87-years-old, but he's young at heart.…

What's New Wednesday: Lazy Suzy Boutique

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lazy Suzy Boutique owner Suzy Baba says her boutique offers unique clothing and home decor. The clothing ranges in size from extra small to 3X. They also sell…

What's New Wednesday: Pure Barre

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There is no vodka or beer in this bar. This exercise spot called "Pure Barre" is a unique place to workout that is fairly new to the Hub…

Jefferson Award: Lori Collins

Every month WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a community member with the Jefferson Award. The National Jefferson Awards Foundation in partnership with Leader's Credit Union honors local people who impact others in…

Local fire chief shares driving safety tips in snow

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.--Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner says many of the wrecks crews attended Friday were because drivers loss traction. Turner says there will be more trouble on back roads versus…

Jefferson Award: Linley White

Every month WBBJ 7 Eyewitness news will honor a community member with the Jefferson Award. The National Jefferson Awards Foundation in partnership with Leaders Credit Union honors local people who impact others in…

Jefferson Award: Christie Pennington

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- Every month WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a community member with the Jefferson Award. The national Jefferson Awards Foundation in partnership with Leaders Credit Union honors local people who…

Jefferson Award: Jeff Wall

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Every month, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a community member with the Jefferson Award. The national Jefferson Awards Foundation in partnership with Leaders Credit Union honors local people who…

Jefferson Award: David Brumley

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Every month, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a winner of the Jefferson Award. The national Jefferson Awards Foundation in partnership with…

Jefferson Award: Rickey Alexander

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Every month, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a winner of the Jefferson Award. The national Jefferson Awards Foundation in partnership with Leaders Credit Union honors local people who…