Brittany Kyles

Tennessee bill proposes increasing minimum wage

JACKSON, Tenn.--You're going to see businesses eliminating jobs, or cutting back on hours," said Old Country Store Co-Owner Brooks Shaw. Last Friday, a bill was introduced in the Tennessee Legislature to raise…

Local teens and children win acting awards

JACKSON, Tenn.--Young actors in the Hub City are awarded for their progress in theatre. Tonight the Jackson children and teen awards celebrated their 33rd year at 'The Ned'. Kids got awards for best supporting…

Local college honors NBA great Kobe Bryant

JACKSON, Tenn.--"A lot of these kids grew up watching Kobe Bryant," said Caesar Quispe, Lane College's Sports Marketing Consultant. Many point to Kobe Bryant in the midst of a conversation about basketball.…

Three Jackson schools hold open houses Sunday

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Sunday was open house night for three schools in the Hub City. Augustine School, Trinity Christian Academy and University School of Jackson all held open house night. Dean at Augustine School Seth…

Public responds to Senate impeachment trial

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's been a little over a month since President Donald Trump was impeached, and it continues to be a top story. But some people in West Tennessee say the impeachment is not one of their main concerns.…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day upcoming celebrations

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "Dr. King's life and legacy continues," said Jackson-Madison County NAACP President Harrell Carter. To kick off the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., local organizations will invite the community for a breakfast…

Brides to be get help with wedding preparations

JACKSON, Tenn-- For more 20 years now, the Bridal Show offers a place for 65 wedding vendors to help brides and grooms make their dream wedding come true. A fashion show helped future brides get…

Family of victim thankful for their survival after shooting

DYERSBURG,  Tenn.-- "He survived being shot 10 times," said Eric Claybrooks' sister Erica. Early Sunday morning, officers with the Dyersburg Police Department responded to Peach Tree Park Apartments, where they found one person dead and…

Family, friends gather to remember Madisson Bright

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Friends and family held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of a loved one. Friends and family of Madisson Bright gathered at the Ridgecrest Cemetery not only to…

Education Vision Committee holds first meeting of the year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Education Vision Committee meeting held Tuesday included a continued discussion of agenda items from Monday's work session meeting. Interim Superintendent Ray Washington briefed members about the timeline for the…

$50,000 winning Powerball ticket unclaimed

BELLS, Tenn.-- One player in Crockett County wins $50,000 by matching four Lottery numbers, plus the Powerball. The winning ticket was purchased at Gas USA in Bells. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke with a cashier at the Fill and Go,…

JMCSS discusses Lincoln property, new high schools

JACKSON, Tenn.--In Monday's work session meeting, Jackson-Madison County School Board members discussed one local college looking to acquire the Lincoln Elementary School property. "Lane (College) actually feels like they have some…

TWRA secures a boat dock on the loose

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Concerns arose in Decatur County as some residents said a boat dock broke loose into Beech River. In a video sent to WBBJ by a Decatur County resident who…

Local church's youth keep a tradition going

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "I'm 36, and I've been going to this church most of my life, so decades and decades, long history of the Feast of Lights," said St. Luke's Episcopal Church Youth Minister Chuck…

Top stories of 2019

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News team compiled a list of the top stories of 2019. In no particular order, here are the top stories by ranking on the WBBJ…

Shoppers have second chance at Christmas deals

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Didn't catch some of those holidays deals? Thursday is your chance to hit the stores for the after-Christmas sales. Sometimes it's good to wait, because stores like Target, Macy's…

Shoppers fit in last minute Christmas shopping

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's not too late to get those last minute Christmas gifts. It's just hours until Christmas, and Hub City shoppers are still hitting the stores. "Pajamas for my mom,"…

Santa makes a stop at a local church

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Santa made a stop at New Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday evening. Santa dropped off presents to good boys, girls, and some adults. Joined with presents, a Christmas Cantana and…

Hundreds light candles for a local church tradition

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Hundreds gathered at a local church to be a part of a holiday tradition. Every seat was filled at Englewood Baptist Church, and every hand held a candle for Sunday's candlelight service.…

Two mothers continue to search for their missing sons

JACKSON, Tenn.--"It's horrible thinking every day, 'Is he alive? Is he dead?'" said Frances Gaines, mother of William Brian McKenzie. "The last three months have been awful," said Patty Young, mother of Aaron Young. Two mothers, left uncertain if they…

Investigators solve door knocking incidents in Alamo

ALAMO, Tenn.-- A special-called meeting is requested in Alamo, Monday, for recent door knocking incidents. Alamo Police Chief Brad York said the incidents have been resolved. Chief York said it turns out a few juveniles were going around knocking on…

JMCSS Budget Committee discuss future finances

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School Budget Committee went over their future finances Tuesday evening. School board Budget Committee Chairman Jim Campbell said this meeting was to check the calendar for next…

Jackson-Madison County School leaders discuss future policies

JACKSON, Tenn.-- In Monday's Student Advisory Committee meeting, Jackson-Madison County School Board members asked students for their opinion on cell phone usage in schools. "What do we do when students don't comply, as it pertains to earbuds, use of cell…

Milan residents kick off holiday celebrations with tree lighting

MILAN, Tenn. -- Milan residents got into the Christmas spirit by shedding some light on City Hall. The city kicked off their holiday celebrations Tuesday with the fourth annual Christmas tree lighting in downtown Milan. Greater Gibson County Outstanding Teen…

Local shoppers prepare to find early Black Friday deals

JACKSON, Tenn. -- While many people are getting the kitchens ready for Thanksgiving dinners tomorrow, others are impatiently awaiting those holiday shopping deals. Even though Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, many may want to skip that extra helping of turkey and…

Locals look back on desegregation in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The color of one's skin stood at the forefront of school systems during the 1950s and 1960s in America. In 1896, the U.S Supreme Court issued the Plessy v. Ferguson…

Jackson City Council prepares for December meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- City leaders prepared for an upcoming meeting to discuss future plans for the Hub City on Tuesday. In Tuesday afternoon's Jackson City Council Review Agenda Meeting, members went over a…

Holiday Mart kicks off the holiday season

JACKSON, Tenn. -- An annual event was held Thursday night to help shoppers find the right gifts this holiday season. Thursday night, the University School of Jackson's Holiday Mart kicked off for…

Local foundation supports suicide survivors

JACKSON, Tenn.--According to the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, someone commits suicide every 16 minutes in the United States. The Team Mica Fund is a foundation created in memory of Mica Breeden Martin, who…

Jackson-Madison County School System holds committee meetings

JACKSON, Tenn.--Tuesday afternoon, the Special Questions Committee met to discuss voting methods for an upcoming decision. Jackson-Madison County Education Association President Janis Carroll said this decision making comes from the Collaborative Conferencing…