Brittany Kyles

Local organization to hold Juneteenth celebration

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Society for African-American Cultural Awareness is preparing to celebrate another year of Juneteenth. "Our oldest African-American holiday since 1865," said event organizer Wendy Trice. Juneteenth, meaning June 19, is…

JPD investigates shooting on Ridgemont Road

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There was a heavy police presence in east Jackson early Wednesday evening. Investigators with the Jackson Police Department say they are investigating a shooting involving two locations, one on Ridgemont…

Petition calls for removal of Madison County Sheriff

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "We need him removed," said community activist Tracy Boyd. A petition calling for the removal of Madison County Sheriff John Mehr has been created following a request for more money…

Hundreds march in silence

MILAN, Tenn.-- On Sunday the Milan community came together for a march. Pastor Rick Waycaster of First Assembly of God in Milan said he wanted their response to be in the form of a learning…

Jacksonians celebrate Flag Day

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Flag Day was celebrated at Jackson City Hall as Sunday commemorates the adoption of the United States flag. Mayor Scott Conger, along with the Jackson and Madison County Fire Departments raised an American Flag at the center of city…

Protesters continue demonstrations in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Justice for George Floyd is what protesters continue to fight for following his death by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25. Wednesday, dozens of protesters gathered in front…

Tennessee senator speaks on recent protests

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris called Tennesee Senator Marsha Blackburn Tuesday. He asked her many questions, while discussing the recent protests against racial injustice across the state. "Peaceful protest is something that…

Jackson-Madison County School system looks at reopening

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "It's embarrassing and it's frustrating," said Jackson-Madison County School Board member A.J. Massey. JMCSS board members all agree on building new schools and reopening, but they could not agree with the…

Chester Co. residents gather for CommUnity Night

HENDERSON, Tenn.-- On a hot Sunday evening, people of Chester County showed up at a local school to have a conversation about racial injustices. "Racism has no place in this county," said Chester County…

Local gym continues to offer online classes

JACKSON, Tenn. --  Gyms and fitness centers are allowed to reopen in the Hub City, but people are sticking with other alternatives since the COVID-19 pandemic. Elverna Cain is a fitness instructor…

Committee to discuss reopening of colleges

JACKSON, Tenn. -- College and university presidents of a Senate committee will meet Thursday to discuss reopening campuses in the fall. Dr. Logan Hampton of Lane College says, without a doubt, Lane…

Local non profit adds new medical triage

JACKSON, Tenn.--After two  months of being closed, Helping Hands of Tennessee Oral Healthcare Center is back open with a new medical triage. The triage suite is staffed with licensed nurses and medical…

Family of man killed in 2009 hold protest

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.-- The recent death of George Floyd has sparked protest for victims of police brutality. The family of Roy Glenn Jr. marched Monday near the area where Glenn died. On February 22, 2009,…

Father passes down love for music to son

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.-- Many Americans are expressing their feelings about the death of George Floyd in different ways, such as music. Adrian Perkins taught his son how to play drums. "I like when…

Hundreds of protesters at city hall for George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "Our goal and our objective with these protests is to simply bring awareness to the injustice that's going on with our black indigenous people of color," said activist Tracy Boyd. Boyd, a…

Budget committee takes firm stance on budget request

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "If we cut $10 million from our budget, that's educational suicide," said School Board Chairman Pete Johnson. Earlier this month, the Madison County Commission urged the Jackson-Madison County School…

Local NAACP leader reacts to death of George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Harrell Carter, president of the Jackson-Madison County Branch of the NAACP, spoke on the recent death of George Floyd. "And the suspect was trying to grasp for air, those types…

Shoppers continue to crowd reopened businesses

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's been a few days since popular retail businesses were swamped with customers after reopening. Tuesday, shoppers were still lined up outside the door. Over the weekend hundreds packed Ross Dress for Less, and shoppers had a…

Mother of fallen soldier helps others with loss

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "The Blue Star has turned to Gold," said Gold Star Mother of West Tennessee, National 1st Vice President, Cindy Tatum. This phrase reminds many Americans of U.S. Veterans, and…

Jackson City Hall lit up for Memorial Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In celebration of Memorial Day, Jackson City Hall shed light on fallen U.S. soldiers. Red and blue lights were installed at Jackson City Hall, lighting up the downtown area, along with several American flags. Leaders of the…

Local church congratulates recent graduate

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A local church is recognizing one one of their graduates. Members of Home Missionary Baptist Church are offering a big congratulations to Thomas Brown. Members decorated their cars to show their support for Brown at the parking lot of…

Hundreds line up for Ross reopening

JACKSON, Tenn.-- West Tennesseans waited hours to get into Ross Dress For Less, as the company decided to reopen their doors Sunday morning. It's a decision some shoppers have waited weeks for. "We have been driving by like the past…

TJ Maxx, Marshalls to reopen following temporary closure

JACKSON, Tenn. -- TJ Maxx on Stonebrook Place says they expect to reopen Thursday at 10 a.m. The company has been allowing online orders for delivery, with a limited number of orders allowed per day, since their closure due to…

Jackson native held in China

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Tennessee man is behind bars in China. Jeff Harper, a 32-year-old Jackson native, loves playing basketball. He played at Jackson Central-Merry High School. He followed his dreams by…

Bicycle shortages across West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Bikers are dusting off their wheels and taking advantage of the outdoors, and luckily for them, they don't have to worry about the recent bike shortage due to the coronavirus…

Elementary school holds drive-thru graduation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Monday evening a local elementary school made history. Kindergartners and fifth graders participated in the first ever drive-thru graduation at Jackson Christian Elementary School. School leaders wanted to keep everyone…

Humboldt native gets graduation from family

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Jaiana Butler is a Humboldt native, and recently graduated from Georgia State University. Her family got together to congratulate the graduate with a small barbecue. "I appreciate that, I appreciate them still trying to do something for…

7-year-old gets drive-thru birthday party

JACKSON, Tenn.--"When the 'sick-a-ness' is over, you can see your friends and teachers," sang Easton Miller. This is Easton Miller, singing a lovely song on his birthday. Miller had the pleasure of having…

Giving Tuesday aims to help nonprofits

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Local nonprofits are hoping West Tennesseans will come together to help those affected by COVID-19 with a very special day. "There are people facing hunger for the very first…

Nonessential businesses prepare to reopen

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Monday the city will allow nonessential businesses to reopen. Businesses like hair salons, nail salons, gyms and tattoo parlors will open their doors. Shear Class Salon owners, Chasity and Demecus…

Severe storm creates damage throughout West Tennessee

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- "I don't understand how we're okay," said Julie Ann Maddox. Billowing clouds, hail and lots of fallen trees throughout many streets of West Tennessee. On McClellan Road in North Jackson,…

Officers investigate three shootings in one night

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- "I could be dead right now," said Kylie Thomas. At 8:30 p.m., 9:06 p.m. and 11:49 p.m. Tuesday night, shots were fired in 3 different locations. Sheriff Troy…

West Tennessee Healthcare discusses revenue decline

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The West Tennessee Healthcare board approved several resolutions during their April meeting. The first resolution gives the board access to have a meeting each month. "It allows this board to…

County, city mayor discuss phases of reopening

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The city and county mayor of the Hub City met virtually to help inform the public about our economy. Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris and Jackson Mayor Scott Conger went…

Local restaurants prepare to reopen

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The executive order released by Governor Bill Lee states restaurants can reopen on Monday at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines. General Manager Brooks Shaw of Old Country Store said they are preparing to keep doing to-go…

Community mourns loss of 93-year-old Humboldt man

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- 24-year-old Tacarra Lynette Turner is the woman who, along with another man, allegedly robbed and assaulted 93-year-old Luther Donaldson on April 1. She was arrested but the man has…

Local cleaning business struggles to operate amid pandemic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "I mean that's why I clean, like my sign says, I clean because we care," said owner Dorothia Spates of C.A.R.E Janitorial. Business for many West Tennesseans has been tight ever since the coronavirus pandemic. So tight…