Author: Brooklyn Kent

9th ‘Make It, Shake It’ party helps local animals

JACKSON, Tenn. – Redemption Road Rescue held their ninth annual  "Make It, Shake It" party. Guests were invited to wear their best western attire, sip martinis, and bid on donated items during the silent auction. In the past this…

JEA, Tennessee 811 Host Utility Safety Training

JACKSON, Tenn. – First responders surrounding Jackson gathered Thursday afternoon to learn about utility safety training. Jackson Energy Authority and Tennessee 811 hosted their annual Utilities Safety Training for emergency…

Hub City students get a visit from the OWL

JACKSON, Tenn. – Students of a local school in the Hub City received a special visit from the OWL.  Students of Lincoln Elementary school were visited by Opportunities With Literacy Fest,…

Falcon Ridge Farm kicks off Fall Festival

TOONE, Tenn. -- Falcon Ridge Farm opens their farm for visitors to enjoy this year's fall harvest. This festival will be from now until October 29. Families and kids of…

Hot Wing Fest heats things up in Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Things heated up in downtown Jackson with this local festival. The Jackson Entrepreneurs hosted the Hot Wing Festival at the West Tennessee Farmers Market. Visitors were able to…

Local group marks Constitution Week

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Jackson-Madison Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated "Constitution Week" on Thursday. Sunday, September 17 marked the beginning of this year's Constitution Week.  The week…

Vehicle overturns in midtown Jackson wreck

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A car overturned in a wreck in midtown Jackson. Around 8:45 Sunday evening, we received a call from a WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Tipster concerning an accident on…

West Tennessee State Fair wraps up another year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Hub City hosted the West Tennessee State Fair at the Fairgrounds of Jackson. Visitors from all over West Tennessee were encouraged to enjoy rides, food, and other…

Local high schoolers compete for Innovation Cup

JACKSON, Tenn.---The Jackson Madison County School System high schoolers had the chance to present their smarts at Union University. Union University's College of Business hosted the Hub City High…

Event celebrates love in the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn.---The Hub City highlighted a special community during their annual event. The Jackson Pride had their fourth annual pride event on Saturday afternoon hosted at Conger Park. They…

Local group remembers POWs, those who are MIA

JACKSON, Tenn. – A Hub City community honored the lives of those who have served. Each year, the third Friday of September has been recognized as POW-MIA Day.  As of May 2023, the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency estimated over…

Women in Business conference focuses on safety

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Women in Business of Jackson met Thursday to learn safety tips.  Jackson Police Department Officer Taylor Gibbons was the guest speaker. “We speak on women's self…

TN cyclists participate in a special race

OAKFIELD, Tenn.---Oakfield hosted a tournament this weekend, welcoming athletes from all over Tennessee. Oakfield hosted their second annual cycling race on Saturday and Sunday at the Rockabilly Ridge Mountain…

West TN collectors unite in the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn.---Unique collectors of West TN hosted an event in the Hub City. The Collectors Club of West Tennessee had their 64th annual Coin Show. Members of the club were…

Book Fest highlights local talent

JACKSON, Tenn.---The Hub City highlights local authors Saturday afternoon. The Jackson-Madison County Library held their 5th Annual Book Fest. This event highlighted 22 local authors in the Hub City. Attendees were able…

A local organization honors its founder

JACKSON, Tenn.---An organization celebrates a historic moment in the Hub City. The Top Ladies of Distinction Incorporated, also known as, TLOD, unveiled their new bench to commemorate their charter founder. This…

Symposium on eating disorders held at FHU

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Freed-Hardeman University hosted a symposium Friday afternoon to help students and professionals of the Henderson area to learn more about eating disorders. Guest speakers were from the Renfrew Center…

Tourism meeting held in Jackson on Thursday

JACKSON, Tenn. – A task force made up of hospitality and tourism met Thursday at the Casey Jones Village.  Members were greeted by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Department to…

Starts With Us holds solution session in Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Starts With Us  hosted a solution session to discuss gun safety in Tennessee. Following the Covenant Elementary School shooting, Tennesseans rallied together to have a group discussion regarding gun safety with citizens solutions. This discussion was hosted…

9th ‘Guitar as Art’ contest held in Martin

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Soybean Festival commenced its events with an interesting art gallery. The Soybean Festival commences its events with an interesting art gallery. The University of Tennessee at…

Local neighborhood celebrates togetherness

JACKSON, Tenn.---A local neighborhood celebrates another year of being together. Neighbors of Cotton Ridge Drive joined together Saturday afternoon to celebrate being thankful for what they have. For the past four years,…

Thanks to donors FHU celebrates a new place to play

HENDERSON, Tenn.---This local college celebrates a new win for both male and female teams. Freed-Hardeman University held a ribbon cutting Saturday afternoon. The Patterson and Craft family have both helped with…

Art Walk returns to downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. – It's the first Friday of the month so make sure you have on your best walking shoes! First Friday Art Walk made its monthly return in downtown Jackson. …

Jackson library receives grant for technology

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Hub City’s local library is thrilled for their recent grant that helps out their technology access. The Jackson-Madison County Public Library has been granted up to…

Local athletic club gears up for a special event

JACKSON, Tenn.---These young ladies showcased their talents in a unique way to the Jackson community. Arrow Athletics invited the Jackson community to take a look at their aerial silks rehearsal. Young…

Crews respond to commercial fire in Bells

BELLS, Tenn. -- There was a commercial fire in Bells Friday night. According to the Crockett County Sheriff's Office, around 9:45 pm. a possible structure fire at RDS was reported. Crews arrived and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.…

‘Reignite the American Dream Summit’ held in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The "Reignite the American Dream Summit" took place at Jackson's DoubleTree Hotel. Distinguished guest speakers included State Senators Ed Jackson and John Stevens, as well as State Representatives Rusty Grills, Brock Martin, and Chris Todd. Congressman…

Heat continues to impact area, some schools dismiss early

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- Temperatures throughout West Tennessee have been progressively increasing this week. The surging temperatures have prompted some school systems to implement early dismissal. SEE ALSO: What to do to…

August county commission meeting held Monday

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Madison County officials met Monday evening to discuss significant business matters. Early in the evening, the Madison County commissioners convened for their August meeting. During…

UT Martin welcomes in Class of 2027

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee welcomed their Class of 2027 on Thursday. Incoming students enjoyed four fun-filled days as they began their journey as new Skyhawks. On Thursday, students moved in and transformed their dorms into their…

Local stars make some plays for a great cause

JACKSON, Tenn.---Softball season may have ended across the nation, but for these officials and Jackson celebrities it has only just begun. This year marked the second year of Jackson's Celebrity Softball Game.…

Lexington marks 100 years of football

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- As the summer closes, Football Friday nights are just kicking off. Lexington High School celebrated 100 years of football on Friday evening at the Lexington High…