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45 dogs removed from Henry County home

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- After an anonymous tip and weeks of investigating, Animal Rescue Corps and the Henry County Sheriff's Department removed dozens of dogs from a single-family trailer in Paris on…

West Tennesseans mark Juneteenth with celebrations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many events were held in West Tennessee in honor of Juneteenth. "So it's important today that we march because it's not just about our freedom, it's about our presence,"…

Overdose deaths increase amid COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many treatment centers closed during the past three months amid COVID-19, but addiction hasn't slowed down. For those who suffer from substance abuse, the closures meant lack of access…

Saving The Animals Together microchipping event

Saving The Animals Together is having a microchipping event to help support a local shelter and gather needed supplies to help the animals. The event will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the…

Humboldt High School holds summer prom

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- The 2020 class of Humboldt High School got the chance to enjoy their own makeshift prom after COVID-19 canceled many of their school plans. The Senior Summer Prom was held at…

Fleet Feet holds second annual 5K

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Several participants laced up to take part in the Big Run 5K Wednesday evening, which was also National Running Day. Fleet Feet is a company that is known for…

RIFA receives $2,000 donation from local business

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Inter-Faith Association has found ways to keep giving back to those who need it most. "Because our soup kitchen has been closed due to…

Recreation center faces closure due to pandemic

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A building in Beech Bluff has withstood the test of time. "It was given to the Recreational Department to use a recreation center," said John Arnold with…

Meat industry seeing impacts from COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn -- Several industries have been impacted by the Coronavirus over the last two months. Now, the meat industry is on the chopping block. The decrease in the supply for them to be store-ready might cause a potential shortage,…

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo amid coronavirus

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Hub City is no stranger to embracing other cultures and their foods. "It's Cinco De Mayo, and unfortunately our restaurants are not open yet," said Te'kila Mexican Bar…

Jackson Christian student celebrates 17th birthday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One Jackson teen received a special happy birthday surprise from the community and her loved ones. Jackson Christian School student Olivia Gaston celebrated 17 years on Tuesday! The coronavirus didn't…

Local attorney gives back to healthcare workers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Since the Coronavirus pandemic started, officials with West Tennessee Healthcare say they've had enough equipment and personal protection items in stock for their healthcare workers and patients. "We started stocking…

High school students see change in college admissions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- After transitioning to remote or virtual learning this past month, high school seniors have had to make huge adjustments in their last year of secondary school. Final grades are being tabulated. Colleges have also had to be…

Local school districts plan on closures for remainder of semester

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Governor Bill Lee officially announced in a state address Wednesday afternoon that all Tennessee schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. This after previously calling for schools to remain closed through April 24.…

Local non-profit receives technology grant

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation created the COVID-19 response fund last month. They raised $52,709 in this short amount of time. Grants will be issued to organizations who need help…

McNairy Co. Schools to continue online classes

MCNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- The McNairy County Board of Education, along with Director of Schools Greg Martin, is continuing remote and online learning. The decision came after the school board's Thursday night…

Jackson church to celebrate virtual Easter

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Easter is going to be celebrated a little bit different this year. Because of the stay-at-home restrictions families have had to find creative ways to make sure they're still able…

Sheriff confirms 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Madison County Sheriff John Mehr says two detention specialists with the sheriff's office have tested positive for COVID-19. "We've had three people that were tested. Two came back positive,…

FBI warns of COVID-19 related scams

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The FBI says COVID-19 related online phishing schemes are becoming more common. Schools and businesses have had to find ways to work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The use…

COVID-19 creates worries for farmers

MADISON, CO., Tenn. -- "It's been pretty much wet here in Madison County since December," farmer Johnny Verell said. It was a much needed dry and sunny day to start the month of…

West Tennessee family stuck overseas due to COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- COVID-19 has made it hard for one West Tennessee native and his family to get back to the states. International travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have prevented…

Hardin County landslide expands over the weekend

MORRIS CHAPEL, Tenn. -- After the storms over the weekend, a landslide in Hardin County grew much larger. Large parts of Glendale Road in Morris Chapel have been blocked since the initial slide…

Local funeral home to offer online streaming for services

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Some businesses are going above and beyond to provide additional services during the Coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing making it harder for loved ones to interact, one business is trying…

Supporting local artists impacted by COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Local artists are starting to feel the impact COVID-19 has on their jobs, with many venues and bars temporarily closing, but it's especially hard on some local artists and…

Local artists' job impacted by COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Joe "The Kernal" Garner is used to being on the road. He's been a professional musician for at least 10 years and has been living in Jackson for at least 15 years. "For the moment, everything, I…

How local artists are being impacted by COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Some industries being affected during this Coronavirus pandemic are bars and other entertainment services, and many of them are temporarily closing their doors. But, it's especially hard on the…

COVID-19 leaves impact on local events

JACKSON, Tenn. -- From fundraisers to corporate meetings, events across Jackson are being impacted due to COVID-19. Some of these bigger events included the American Kennel Club Dog Show that was planned for March…

Schools close to prevent the spread of COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- On Monday morning, Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement urging every school district in the state to close by Friday, March 20 as a response to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.…

Girl Scout cookie booth season underway

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Girl Scout cookie season is officially underway. It's something the organization only does once a year over a span of four weekends, and they kick off this Friday. Debra…