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What's New Wednesday: Fasshun Icon

JACKSON, Tenn.--From hats, sequin tops to flashy dresses, shoppers can turn into a style icon at "Fasshun Icon". Susie Ratliff opened the trendy shop in north Jackson. Ratliff says the store has casual, career…

What's New Wednesday: Dannuhcakes Sweet Shop

An Adamsville mother and daughter had a sweet idea to start a business. On Main Street in the small town of Adamsville, Tennessee with a population of 2,200 and one stop light, you'll find…

Jefferson Award: Elaine Christian

Elaine Christian says she started her career with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce with a desire to make the community better. Chances are if you are ever inside the Jackson Madison…

What's New Wednesday: Carrico's Pizza

Italian brothers from Oakland, Tennessee, John and Charlie Harrell, had a cheesy idea to start a business in the Hub City. "I told my brother to keep all your recipes in your back pocket…

What's New Wednesday: Sally's Diner

Once you walk through the door at Sally's Diner in Trenton, everybody knows your name. "Hi Melissa! Welcome in!" Sally's Diner staff shouts as a customer walks in. Sally Arnold owns the diner.…

Jefferson Award: Janice Biggs

"It's my home away from home," says 84-year-old Janice Biggs as she pets a puppy inside Frances Hensley Animal Shelter in Lexington. "I love animals," says Biggs. Five days a week, she…

What's New Wednesday: Caffeine Kisses

If you are driving down Highway 45 South, a cute little pink coffee shop may catch your eye. "Pink and black are my trademark colors! They are my favorite colors," says Caffeine Kisses…

What's New Wednesday: Tacos 4 Life

Jacob Fox is visiting Jackson from Denver, Colorado. He stopped by Tacos 4 Life on 1481 Vann Drive. "The puffy tacos look super tasty. They taste delicious. Its great," said Fox. "We like…

Jackson man's cousin survives deadly California fires

It's been eight days since flames started spreading throughout California and it's affecting family members across the country. "It's just a complete shock," says John Reeden who lives in Jackson. He says his cousin Paula Tarrant lives in Paradise, California where…

What's New Wednesday: Half-Priced Foods

Kimberly Spears says she is a bargain hunter. "Any kind of deals or anything that catches my eye," she says as she walks down the aisles of Half-Priced Foods inside Gimme A $5 in…

What's New Wednesday: The Corner Boutique

If you're looking for a new place to shop, check out The Corner Boutique on Union University Drive in Jackson. Rhonda Moubray is the owner and the manager. "Isn't it every girl's dream…

What's New Wednesday: Polished Man Cave

Attention all men! A relaxation oasis awaits in Jackson.  A husband and wife opened a nail and hair salon except the husband said he wanted a space for himself and all the men…

What's New Wednesday: The Coffee Shop

Guy and Tammy Causey have been married for 32 years. Now retired, they wanted to do something new with their free time. "We knew we didn't want to retire and do nothing. We've…

Jefferson Award: Don Hubbard

Sixty-four-year-old Don Hubbard decided after he retired from working at Kroger for many years, he wanted to do something new. "I retired and wanted something to do to give back to the…

What's New Wednesday: Battlezone Park

A local family owns a landscaping business and investigates child abuse cases by day, and by night, they battle zombies. For the past 2 months, a zombie outbreak has taken over at Battlezone Park…

Jefferson Award: Tiffany Purnell

Tiffany Purnell teaches third grade at East Elementary School. "Just being a teacher, I see these girls struggle with self-esteem and I see how it affects their grades and who they are," said…

What's New Wednesday: Atlas Fitness

Thirty-three-year-old Kristen White has been teaching gym classes since she was just 19-years-old. "Its always been a passion," she says. Now, she has turned that passion, into an everyday routine. "I had to…

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…