Clint Eiland

Factory donates $5,000 to local school for PPE

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Pope Elementary received a generous donation from a local factory Thursday morning. Representatives from Owens-Corning presented the school with a $5,000 check. The factory is a partner in…

Group aims to combat misconceptions about feared animals

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Snakes have quite the reputation, and most of that reputation is negative. Did you know killing a native species of snake in Tennessee is actually illegal? "A lot of people out there who just don't understand reptiles.…

1 dead after plane crashes in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Authorities confirmed that one person has died after a plane crash in Madison County, near Womack Lane, early Friday morning. According to Tom Mapes, the public information officer…

Former sheriff's deputy pleas guilty to child porn charges

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- A former Crockett County Sheriff's Office deputy plead guilty to child porn charges. The virtual hearing was not allowed to be recorded, but WBBJ was allowed to attend and take notes. Matthew Berry entered a guilty…

Educators share experience with virtual learning

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Educators at one local school discussed what they're experiencing with the switch to virtual learning. The hallways at Alexander Elementary School are usually filled with eager students…

Aircraft flyover shows support for local hospital staff

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Staff at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital enjoyed a show of appreciation Tuesday morning. They gathered outside the front entrance for a flyover, sponsored by local businesses and organizations. The…

Budget committee unveils new feature for residents

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson budget committee unveiled a new feature which residents could enjoy soon. The meeting updated members on topics like the search for a city auditor, tax revenue numbers and a portal for reporting fraud…

Bethel uses on-campus clinic to fight COVID-19

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- A local university discussed their comprehensive plan on fighting COVID-19 on campus. Bethel University reopened August 10. They knew coronavirus was still a big concern, and that's why…

Lane College starts "Giving Friday", sets goal at $25,000

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lane's Giving Friday started four years ago, with a goal to raise just $10,000. Now, it's ballooned to a $25,000 goal, with the potential to raise $50,000. "Of course, it's all virtual this year. Usually we have…

Children start slushie stand to raise money

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A group of Hub City youngsters found a way to beat the heat and lift spirits. Brother and sister Kamelo Blackshear and Kamaiyah Ingram, along with their cousin Brooklyn Oldham, opened…