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High school showcases technical educational programs

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Administrators at Liberty Technology Magnet High School are showing off just how beneficial their technical education programs are for students. To do that, they hosted their first ever Crusader Showcase.…

Search continues for 3 missing boaters on Tennessee River

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, three boaters on the Tennessee River, near the Pickwick Dam, went missing over the weekend. "We're conducting a search for three missing…

Boat found during search for missing teens, man

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed rescue crews located a boat belonging to three missing people at Pickwick Lake. The bass boat is believed to have gone missing, along with two 15-year-olds and a 43-year-old…

Bill proposes parental panels at libraries

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Rep. Andy Holt is pushing forward a new bill which he claims would prevent children from being exposed to what he calls "explicit materials" in libraries. "What we're endeavoring to do…

TCAT McKenzie holds CTE Signing Day

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- A large group of high school students prepared for their college signing day, but it wasn't for sports. "Today, we're having our Career and Technical Education Signing Day, the…

Road collapses following Hardin County landslide

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Glendale Road in Hardin County has collapsed, and officials fear the damage isn't over. "The road is continuing to sink, and we don't know where the stopping point is…

Florists feel the rush for Valentine's Day gifts

JAC KSON, Tenn. -- According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend over $27 billion in gifts for this year's Valentine's Day. Local business owners in Jackson are getting…

Early voting in Tennessee begins Wednesday, February 12

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Early voting for the Tennessee primary elections starts Wednesday. The primary season has officially kicked off, with Iowa and New Hampshire being the first states to host their 2020 primary elections. The primaries for the Republican and…

Roundtable discussion highlights county's new curricula

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- A group of teachers, parents and state officials gathered at Haywood Elementary School for a roundtable discussion about the county’s new curricula. Recently, Haywood County Schools implemented a new…

Hardin Co. residents express caution as rain continues

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- For many residents in Hardin County, last year's flooding was unlike anything they had ever experienced before. This year they are being extra cautious. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke…

Songwriters Week coming to historic theatre

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- The Park Theatre in McKenzie has a long history. It first opened in 1941, and it remained open for 50 years until it was closed in the early 1990s. But thanks to a revival effort in 2016,…

Jackson City Council amends drug fund budget

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting was a short one. With no new agenda items, the meeting was over in 15 minutes. However, the city council did approve multiple budget…

Recent attacks point focus on stray, feral animals

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Recent dangers with stray and feral animals have homeowners wondering what they can do. In West Tennessee alone, the number of stray and feral animals is staggering. “I would comfortably…

What to know ahead of March 3 primaries

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The presidential election is still nine months away, but the primaries for the election are fast approaching. Tennessee's presidential primary elections will be held on March 3. Both the…

WBBJ Super Bowl Dip Recipes

Bacon Cheese Dip (Julia) 1 8 oz package of cream cheese 1 16 oz package of sour cream 1 large handful of cheddar cheese 1 large handful of bacon bits 1/2 cup green onion…

Mayor Conger discusses Comptroller investigation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Shortly after Mayor Scott Conger was inaugurated in July, he says his administration looked over the city's contracts and noticed something was amiss. "As soon as we started finding some abnormalities,…

Jackson mayor provides update on city's new website

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One of Mayor Scott Conger's first priorities when taking office was to update the city of Jackson website, which he says was not meeting residents' needs. "They need to have…

Lift Wellness Center offers free SAIL program

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Those with aging family or friends know all too well about the dangers of falling. In Madison County alone, nearly 4,000 senior citizens took a tumble from 2012 to 2016,…

Henderson Co. sheriff discusses failed jail inspection

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Henderson County Jail was inspected last week by the Tennessee Corrections Institute, but did not pass the inspection. Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke sat down Friday with…

City gives update on leaf clean up project

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One month ago, the City of Jackson set out on a new goal: clean up the leaves around Jackson and make the streets less prone to flooding. "We're working…

Separate strains cause twist in fight against flu

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Centers for Disease Control estimates this flu season has already caused 13 million reported cases, with 6,000 flu-related deaths. In West Tennessee alone, there were over 500 reported cases…

Driver swerves to miss deer, hits utility pole

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- Early Monday morning, a car crashed on State Route 105 in Carroll County, just outside of Trezevant. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says a driver swerved off the…

Hundreds of students receive free shoes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Something as small as a brand new pair of shoes can mean the world to someone who doesn't have any. The organization Samaritan's Feet shared that feeling with students at…

Experts share tips on saving money for new year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One of the most common New Year's resolutions is the desire to save more money and budget better. The first thing you can do is also the easiest: automatically…

Lexington residents have a new way to deal with trash

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- A new facility opened up in Lexington that will help residents with their trash. Two years ago, Lexington Public Works director Robbie McCready realized the city needed a new way…

New laws set to be enacted in 2020

JACKSON, Tenn. - On January 1, a new slate of laws regarding healthcare, firearms, and crime will impact residents across the Volunteer State. One of those is the "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act…

Hub Classic returns to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Hub Classic returns to the Oman Arena this weekend. It is the seventh annual edition of the event, which pits eight basketball teams from across the region against…

RIFA soup kitchen serves Christmas Day lunch

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local organization wants to make sure no one goes hungry on Christmas Day. Susan McFarland. the manager of the RIFA soup kitchen, wants people to know one thing about the…

Thousands gather for Christmas Eve buffet

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One Christmas Eve tradition in the Hub City has been going on for over 30 years. A long line of over 100 customers gathered outside the Old Country Store…

Lexington family receives gift for the holidays

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- One Lexington family received a very special gift for the holidays. "They just relieved a lot off my shoulders, and I appreciate it so much. I've never had anything…

Local organization delivers fruit baskets to MCSO

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Christmas came early for some Madison County law enforcement officers. The Madison, Chester & Crockett Baptist Association decided three years ago, they wanted to show appreciation to their local…

Teachers give students gift of song before holiday break

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A very special tradition continued at South Elementary School in south Madison County this year. Teachers at South Elementary welcomed their students to the final school day before holiday…