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Educator of the Week: Karen Massengill

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week. Karen Massengill is a kindergarten teacher at Caywood Elementary in Lexington. It's the same school and even the same…

Authorities investigate trailer home fire in Medina

MEDINA, Tenn. -- Dispatch was called around 9:23 Monday morning, near East Church Street in Medina, after flames were reported to have been coming out of a trailer home. First responders from the Medina, Gibson County and Milan Fire Departments…

Educator of the Week: Donna Butler

TRENTON, Tenn. -- It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week. Donna Butler has been teaching for 22 years and is currently the Special Populations Teacher at Trenton Rosenwald Middle…

Educator of the Week: Heather Palmer

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week. This week’s nominee is Heather Palmer, an eighth grade science teacher at Northeast Middle School in Jackson.…

New K9 officer joins TBI to fight crime

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new member on the team that will help with fighting crimes, including child exploitation. Meet Zeus. He's the newest officer with…

Remnants of Hurricane Laura passes through Mid-South

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The impacts left behind from historic Hurricane Laura will leave many communities recovering for months to come. West Tennessee is no stranger in dealing with impacts in regards to…

Obion County Fair open through Saturday, Aug. 29

OBION COUNTY, Tenn. -- Fair season usually kicks off this time of year, but event cancellations are something that have been far too common due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the…

Small game hunting season to kickoff Saturday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As we near the end of the summer season and into fall, small game hunting season is just around the corner. Squirrel season kicks off on Saturday, August 22, which…

Dyersburg standoff ends with one in custody

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Around 3:30 Wednesday morning, Dyersburg police responded to a residence on the 500 block of Lewis Avenue and Johnson Street after a man barricaded himself inside of a home. According…

Tips on staying safe in the summer heat

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Every year around 600 heat related deaths happen across the country. With excessive heat in the forecast, have you prepared a heat safety check list? Before you start your…

COVID-19 survivor shares her recovery journey

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Alamo resident Mardavia Williamson is a licensed cosmetologist and owns her own salon and lash business. She's also a caregiver. Williamson never would have thought she'd be part of…

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…