Brittany Kyles

Company fights COVID-19 pandemic on 2 fronts

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- "You should have a mask every bit of the time," Yukon Outfitters and Alamo Pride owner, Preston Powell said. According to the United States Department of Labor the number…

Local businesses pitch in to feed nurses

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The coronavirus pandemic has caused millions across the world to separate, and on the other hand it’s bringing Americans together, to be there for one another in a time of…

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn.--"COVID assessment drive thru testing site tomorrow," said Kimberly Tedford, Director of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. In Wednesday's news conference, health officials from Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department and…

Executive order puts pressure on salon owners

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The executive order is not only stopping beauticians and barbers from cutting hair, but its cutting into their livelihood. Shear Class Salon owners, Chasity and Demecus Jeffries are…

Health officials confirm first Madison County COVID-19 case

JACKSON, Tenn.--"We received notification of our first positive COVID-19 case in Madison County," said Kimberly Tedford, Director of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. Tedford said this patient was treated at the…

Local clinic confirms Gibson County COVID-19 case

JACKSON, Tenn.--"We did have a positive at our Jackson location Quality Care, this is not a Madison resident," said Dr. Pete Gardner of Quality Physicians Care. Dr. Gardner said a patient was…

Mayor Scott Conger speaks on executive order

JACKSON, Tenn.-- An executive order from Mayor Scott Conger said restaurants, cafeterias and dining establishments will operate at normal business hours but are limited to only offering food delivery and take out services. It…

Tips for parents explaining COVID-19 to kids

JACKSON, Tenn.--"It's been confusing for them for sure," said mother of three, Jamie Miller. The coronavirus is causing state officials to keep kids out of school. On top of that, the rainy weather has kept children indoors. Jaime Miller says…

Business owner, residents react to COVID-19 guidelines

JACKSON, Tenn. -- How are new guidelines from President Trump and more positive cases affecting West Tennesseans? At Old Hickory Mall, mall leaders say that since the outbreak their hours have stayed the same.…

100 year old church organ celebration

JACKSON, Tenn.-- An essential part of a local church was celebrated Sunday for its many years in operation. The Aldersgate United Methodist Church's organ is 100 years old. Musician, Betsy Porter, has been playing…

Local health official educates church on COVID 19

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "We do not have any positive cases in rural West Tennessee yet," said Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Manager of Infection Control Jeannie Tignor. Although no cases of the coronavirus have been…

Humboldt City School Board looks for new superintendent

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- "It's really cutting it close," said Humboldt City School Board Member Mark Hodge. As current Humboldt City School Superintendent Dr. Versie Hamlett's contract comes to an end, school board members…

Local authorities offer roadside safety tips

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Following a fatal hit and run Sunday, local authorities are offering safety tips for drivers experiencing car troubles. The victim, 19-year-old Randavious Deberry, suffered serious injuries and later died…

Tennesseans observe Day of Hope across state

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "We're really wanting to raise awareness for multiple different topics," Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network southwest regional director, Lindsey Carr said. Topics like mental health, substance misuse, suicide and Narcan…

JMCSS discuss bus safety, coronavirus preparedness

JACKSON, Tenn. -- You may remember this viral, yet controversial video, of a student involved bus incident in October 2019 at Liberty Technology Magnet High School. School officials say a student refused…

Local winery unveils new wines

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Century Farms Winery has three new wines for its wine club members to try. Raspberry Delight, Forbidden Zen and for the first time a new sparkling wine called Century Celebration.…

Union University Night of Worship at a local church

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "It's our Union University Night of Worship," said Union University's Chair of the Department of Music John Kinchen. Singers from Union University lifted their voices to sing many well known…

Residents, officials speak about local voter turnout

JACKSON, Tenn. -- This years unofficial turn out of voters is 11,684. This is a decrease from the 2016 presidential primary election. In 2016, 17,761 people cast their votes. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News reporter…

Survivors of 1999 EF-4 tornado look back

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Survivors of a 1999 EF-4 tornado relive the tragic disaster. "One minute you got a house, the next minute you don't," homeowner Richard McCabe said. It was as a stormy Sunday…

Finishing touches are being added to Tyson facility

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- In 2018, leaders with Tyson Foods Inc. broke ground on a $300 million processing plant in Humboldt. Almost two years into construction, leaders say they plan on putting the finishing touches…

JMCSS board members narrow superintendent search to 3

JACKSON, Tenn. -- After Jackson-Madison County School Board members decided to narrow their search down to three candidates, members had a hard time deciding on a third candidate. "The candidate poll is extremely,…

Community gathers to pray for 3 missing boaters

TROY, Tenn. -- Many students at Obion County Central High School were emotional because two of their classmates have yet to be found. "We want the parents to know that we're going to…

Local worship leader releases new album

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local church celebrates one of their worship leaders' new album. Sunday Worship leader Travis Cottrell of Englewood Baptist Church is letting his church hear some of his new music. His…

2nd Annual Jackson Artistic Youth Program

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sunday the Jackson Tennessee Chapter of Links Incorporated gave youth a platform to show off their skills in Fine Arts at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. "My cover's for the 4th chapter…

Officials speak after more than 50 dogs, cats rescued

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Several dogs have been rescued from a local residence. Officials with Animal Rescue Corps say the living conditions of these dogs and cats are inadequate. Wednesday, the Henderson…

Program offers second chance to repeat offenders

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many repeat violent offenders were invited to attend the Jackson Focused Deterrence meeting on Tuesday. For these people it's not just a meeting, it is a second chance. "We…

Impacts of preserving Woolworth’s stools

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Earlier this month, the Old Country Store purchased items related to non-violent protests that took place in the Hub City during the struggle for Civil Rights. During the Civil…

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Founders Day

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A celebration of 112 years of service to all mankind. "I've been an AKA for 35 years," said sorority member Patricia Beasley. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated showed…

Fatal I-40 wreck backs up traffic for miles

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.--It's been several hours after an accident Wednesday morning on I-40. Investigators told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the crash involved two tractor-trailer trucks. Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner said…

Red Hook Seafood prepares for soft opening

JACKSON, Tenn. -- If you're a seafood lover then the Hub City has something for you. Red Hook Cajun Seafood & Bar has now released their opening date for next Monday, February 17. The seafood…

JMCSS discuss new superintendent and school designs

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The start to build two new schools is getting closer and closer with more discussions among members of the Jackson-Madison County School Board. "Well, we're looking at, hopefully…

Liberty Grove Baptist Church hosts love banquet

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sunday, Liberty Grove Baptist Church in South Jackson hosted the 'Valentines Church Banquet.' This is a fundraiser to help their youth go to a youth camp. Couples of the church were…

Faith Based Recovery Forum held Sunday

JACKSON, Tenn.-- According to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in 2017, 1,776 Tennesseans died from an overdose or about five people each day. Sunday, using a faith based…

Local business unveils a piece of Jackson history

JACKSON, Tenn. -- February 1 marked 60 years since the sit-ins at a whites'-only counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. These sit-ins sparked a movement across the nation, even in downtown Jackson. "I think…

JMCSS vote on public-private partnership documents

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Another meeting is called into session Monday evening to continue forward with building two new schools in the Jackson-Madison County School System: the renovation of Jackson Central-Merry High School and…

State investigates Hub City's spending

JACKSON, Tenn.--In 2016, the Jackson City Council approved the multi-million dollar contract with Waste Management for garbage collection. Three years into the contract, Mayor Scott Conger accused Waste Management of breaching their…

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 theater. Tuesday night,  the Jackson Children and Teen Theatre Awards celebrated their 33rd year at The Ned. Kids got awards…

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.…