Clint Eiland

West Carroll Special School District delays reopening

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- West Carroll Special School District was slated to reopen at the beginning of August. Now, that has been delayed by two weeks. "We had a school board meeting last Tuesday night. Our principals voiced their concerns…

Coronavirus forces changes to 731 Day celebrations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There's no denying it -- coronavirus changed the plans for 731 Day this year. "Our immediate thought was, 'How can we create something that people can still enjoy and come together, but still be safe?'" said Courtney…

Jackson State welcomes in new president

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local college is welcoming in a new staff member. Jackson State Community College held a reception for new school President Dr. George Pimentel. Pimentel started the job on July 1 and spoke about how he plans…

Local businesses prepare for tax-free weekend

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The first of two tax-free weekends begins Friday, where certain items will not be subject to a state sales tax. For some local businesses, this weekend is one of their most important, ever. "They are anxious to…

Final mask distribution of July held in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The final mask distribution for July took place in downtown Jackson. Volunteers set up outside the Keep My Hood Good office on Riverside Drive Thursday morning. They said around 200 masks were given out within one hour…

JMCSS provides updates on back-to-school plans

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School System gave updates on Wednesday about how they plan to operate during COVID-19. Jackson-Madison County Deputy Superintendent of Operations Ricky Catlett says it's…

Mask giveaways proving successful across Hub City

WEST JACKSON, Tenn. -- Mask giveaways continue throughout the Hub City, and volunteers say they're seeing a steady stream of people. Two giveaways Tuesday morning were at Greater Saint Luke's Baptist Church, and the…

Information for August 6th primaries

WEST JACKSON, Tenn. -- With the August 6th primary less than 10 days away, here's an idea of what you will be voting on. The biggest elections will be the Democratic and…

New city court building to open Monday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's out with the old, in with the new. The Jackson City Court is finally moving to their new location on South Royal Street. "We had a lot of rain…

2 local candidates speak out regarding Confederate statue

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two candidates running for office spoke about the Confederate monument in Jackson's downtown. Democratic Congressional Candidate Erika Stotts Pearson and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Robin Kimbrough Hayes…

Protesters criticize mask mandate at Madison County Courthouse

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A group of protesters held a demonstration against the mask mandate Monday. The group met outside the Madison County Courthouse Monday afternoon, with signs criticizing the mask mandate recently put in place by in the county. While…

Safety tips and reminders for Fourth of July

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Every year, emergency crews respond to thousands of incidents involving fireworks -- most of them around the Fourth of July holiday. "I remember a year where we had upwards…

Bill Hagerty makes campaign stop in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Bill Hagerty made a campaign stop in the Hub City, Wednesday afternoon. The former ambassador to Japan and current businessman is running for a U.S. Senate seat. The campaign stopped by…

Church to host outside service, music over weekend

FINGER, Tenn. -- As COVID-19 continues to be a threat, and certain parts of the economy re-open, churches are trying to figure out the best way to get their congregations together. "Where…

Fuel factory produces hand sanitizer in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- An inside look at the VP Racing Fuels factory in Huntingdon shows them producing sanitizer in an effort to combat the COVID-19 crisis. "We produce roughly 30,000 gallons a day. We have product available in 5 gallon…

Man accused of kidnapping thrown out of court

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man accused in a kidnapping cases caused a scene in the courtroom. David Brooks is accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her in his basement for…

West Tennessean wins car through lottery

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One West Tennessee resident received his prize on Thursday. Mr. Patel and his family went to Golden Circle Ford to collect their 2020 Ford Explorer XLT. The Patels won it through…

City council votes on how much debt it will pay off this year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The big budget item at Tuesday's City Council meeting was approving a $750,000 transfer from the debt service fund balance to the debt service expense. The vote was largely technical. "That just allows us to expend that…

UT Martin surpasses fundraising goal by $75,000

MARTIN, Tenn. -- As universities struggle to prepare for on-campus teaching in the fall, many grapple with finances. The same could be said for University of Tennessee at Martin, who conducted their sixth…

Protests against police brutality, racism held in Martin

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Residents of Martin came together for a protest against police brutality and racism. The group met at the Virginia Weldon Library in the downtown area. They held up signs and invited others to join them in the…

New business emerges in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses to shutter either temporarily or permanently. Jackson native Chase Walker went against this trend. He opened his new vintage store, The Lost Reserve. "Our…