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Multiplying Good: Sharlene Thompson

As the famous saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." "It's really a win-win," said Sharlene Thompson. Thompson and her longtime friend, Carole Childers, volunteer to organize stuff. Their friendship began…

What's New Wednesday: Life Up Nutrition

Michelle Just is from Louisville, Kentucky. Now, that she is in the Hub City, she wanted to add a new flavor to the community. "We are missing healthy options and I feel like…

What's New Wednesday: Hub City Deli

"I've always had a passion for food," said Peter Thomas, chef and owner of the new Hub City Deli in North Jackson. At age 16, Thomas began his 30 year journey in…

What's New Wednesday: Fit Happens Bootcamp

"If you would have asked me three years ago, I would be sitting on the couch. There's days when I'm not motivated," said Brooke Carrell. It wasn't until Brooke started pushing herself at the…

What's New Wednesday: Sweetly Ever After

Glenda Baker really lives up to her name. "I made cakes when I was in high school," said Baker. She and Donald Baker created Sweetly Ever After, a Henderson cupcakery filled with sweets.…

What's New Wednesday: Norseman Axe Throwing

A local man took a stab at an interesting way to make money for med school. "Most people hear 'axe throwing,' and they think 'what! that's crazy!'" said owner of Norseman Axe…

Multiplying Good: Alex Beene

Alex Beene helps hundreds of students in 11 different local counties to improve their A.C.T. scores, gain college admissions and receive scholarships. "It's a great feeling of giving back," said Beene.…

What's New Wednesday: Mesa Trail Alpacas

JACKS CREEK, Tenn.--Husband and wife Marcus and Stacey Skilldum had a change of heart with their life plans. "You know, we said, eventually we were tired of doing the daily grind of working…

Multiplying Good: Amy Crenshaw

Amy Crenshaw opened the ComeUnity Cafe six years ago. She says she first got the idea from her daughters. "And they said, 'Mom, I think you and Daddy need to open…

What's New Wednesday: Wellness Emporium

A new store filled with homeopathic remedies is now open in the Hub City. Wellness Emporium is open in those looking to improve their health and well being. The health and wellness store offers…

What's New Wednesday: Salis Halotherapy

Three best friends opened a halotherapy salt cave in north Jackson. "We live in one of the highest sinus infections areas. We just thought this really helped us and really thought…

What's New Wednesday: Heavenly Good

"I stepped out on faith," said Carna Watson. Watson says she has always dreamed to start her own business, so, she started in her kitchen. "I just started with $200 and faith. My clientele…

What's New Wednesday: Mama Baudo's Chow Bella

Many people living in west Tennessee have heard of Baudo's. It closed down in January this year after 54 years of business. "We had such a tremendous response to the closing we thought, well,…

What's New Wednesday: Aerial Silks

If you've ever wanted to fly, now you can! "Silks is a way of being able to fly in the air, to climb high, do some dance moves and soar," said Glory Dance Director,…

Multiplying Good: Bennie Denton

Bennie Denton is a Vietnam War veteran. He served in 1968. "I didn't do enough work to get my hands dirty. I had the best job," said Denton. Denton is involved…

What's New Wednesday: Crown Winery LLC and Yoga

Many people have heard of Crown Winery in Humboldt; a place to relax and enjoy a glass or two. "It seems like your escaping Tennessee and going to the country side in Tuscany," said…

What's New Wednesday: Camp Blood

If you are ready to get spooked, check out Camp Blood in Humboldt. "Camp Blood is an aggressive haunted attraction," said Camp Blood, co-owner, Barry Brittain. Brittain says it is different from anything else in…

What's New Wednesday: Dream Ballroom Academy

"It's fun! It's a way to express yourself artistically.  It's a way to meet people. It is fantastic exercise," said Dream Ballroom Academy owner, Tracy Hannon. Grab a partner and learn how to ballroom…

Multiplying Good: Rhodes Barnette

Rhodes Barnette is also known as “Mr. Rhodes” or as his business card reads “Engineer and Geek." He’s worked as a mechanical engineer for 40 years. "I'm a semi-retired engineer. I…

What's New Wednesday: The Luckey Barn

The Luckey Barn is a home to many animals. Faye Luckey opened the Luckey Barn just three months ago in Humboldt. Luckey's husband farms 7,000 acres of cotton and she wanted to start something new. It's…

What's New Wednesday: Hometown Fitness

Air Force veteran Ric Bailey opened the new gym, Hometown Fitness, in Huntingdon after he received a troubling diagnosis. "I was told I had Parkinson's a few years ago so I knew I had to…

What's New Wednesday: Hana Sushi

Japanese restaurantt Hana Sushi in North Jackson just opened in April on Union University Drive. Mimi Liu works at the restaurant. Mandarin is her fist language and English is her second language. "We don't really eat…

Multiplying Good: Ann Cupples

Five days a week, 77-year-old Ann Cupples drives a school bus filled with Liberty Technology Magnet High School students to Regional Inter Faith Association or RIFA for the "Work to Learn"…

What's New Wednesday: Tennessee Sports Foundation

The Tennessee Sports Foundation on Riverside Drive in Jackson is a non-profit and private membership organization. "A gun in properly trained hands help saves lives and that's what we want people to understand," said Marty Clements…

What's New Wednesday: Life Is What You Bake It

A father-daughter duo started their own business called  "Life Is What You Bake It" in Martin. Maria McClain bakes homemade cinnamon rolls, muffins, cupcakes, cookies and bread. She also makes fresh salads, coffee, breakfast scrambles…

What's New Wednesday: Daisy Dolls Flower Truck

"I've always loved flowers! I love doing arrangements," says 29-year-old Jenna Simpson. Two small town Tennessee girls have been best friends for 10 years. "Honestly, about 12 o'clock on a Saturday night, she called me…

What's New Wednesday: Common Grounds Cafe and Co.

Have you ever needed a second chance? A Bolivar woman brewed up an idea to give people just that. At Coffee Grounds Cafe and Company in Bolivar, they serve more than just beverages. "Our county…

What's New Wednesday: Golden Years Adult Daycare

Golden Years Adult Daycare on Carriage House Drive in North Jackson is where senior citizens can do activities that help with mobility, cognitive, and speaking skills, but it isn't a nursing home. "This is a place…

What's New Wednesday: Yogi's Hangout

Rebecca Dempsey teaches trapeze yoga at Yogi's Hangout in North Jackson. She started it after a horrible accident. "I flew out of car and had multiple injuries, but the one that hurt me the…

What's New Wednesday: Biscuitry

  Ever hear of the word "biscuitry"? Maybe not, because it is a new word defined as "the art of dismantling a biscuit which is eaten using a particular strategy" according to the Urban Dictionary.…

Multiplying Good: Dottie Gaines

Everyday of the week you'll find Dottie Gaines packing lunches at Helping Hand of Humboldt. "We have 35  to 40 people that we serve everyday," said Gaines. She has volunteered for…

What's New Wednesday: Madison Olive Oil

Inside Madison Place, you'll find a new spot: Madison Olive Oil in North Jackson. "I was, like, Jackson needs one of these! We don't have anything like this, here in Jackson," says Madison Olive Oil…

What's New Wednesday: Smarty Pants Kidz

Miriam Amador enjoys working in childcare. "I always had a love for children and teaching," says Amador. At just 21-years -old, she opened her own business, which she says is no easy task at such…

What's New Wednesday: Jordan's Grab 'N Go

DYERSBURG, Tenn.-A mom and pop style convenience store specializing in quick service food, like pizza, pretzels and delicious Gelato in Dyersburg opened just six-months ago. Owner Christine Coronado named Jordan's Grab 'N Go after her…

What's New Wednesday: Rachel's Diner

At Rachel's Diner in Humboldt, you'll find Chef Felicia busy in the kitchen. "I've been cooking ever since I was 12-years-old instead of going outside to play. I was made to cook for the family," says…

PILLOW ministry aims to help grieving mothers

JACKSON, Tenn.--Local mothers attend an event to grieve after losing their loved ones. The P.I.L.L.O.W ministry non-profit gathered for the second time.  Pillow stands for Prayer to god, Inspire others, Love yourself, Live each…

What's New Wednesday: Papa Daddy's

In Mercer, Tennessee, the population is 659. You'll find a church, some vacant buildings and a brand new restaurant that's only been open for 2 weeks. "My daddy always like to come to…

Multiplying Good: Ola Graham

Sixty-nine year old Ola Graham is a retired mammographer. She now spends her time volunteering in the community. "She gives from a place of love and she tries to instill hope,"…

Madison County Commission votes to censure Morris Merriweather

JACKSON, Tenn.--Madison County District One Representative Luther T. Mercer confirms the Madison County Commission voted 14-6 to censure JMCSS school board member Morris Merriweather for violating the county ethics policy Monday. Mercer confirms the six commissioners to vote "no" were…

Boys and girls enjoy Scout Day Camp

JACKSON, Tenn.--Monday was an afternoon "Under the Sea" for local campers. Mondy is the kickoff for the Central District Cub Scout Day Camp. Around 50 boys and girls were able to experience scouts for the first time at Calvery Baptist…

Local neighborhoods celebrate Flag Day

JACKSON, Tenn.--There are three weeks until the Fourth of July, but if you can't wait until then to celebrate the stars and stripes, there's another ppatriotic holiday. Families, friends and neighbors were outside Friday,…

What's New Wednesday: Saucy Jakes

You may have already been to the food truck in North Jackson. Well now, there is a new restaurant location in East Jackson. Husband and wife, Jacob and Regina Richmond, run Saucy Jake's Street Food…

Local dancers perform in "Alice in the Y2K"

JACKSON, Tenn.--Local dancers performed for Glory Dance's production of "Alice in the Y2K." The audience watched the performance Friday night as Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" fell down the rabbit hole into the whimsical…