Diamond Williams

NAACP requests JMCSS reconsider mask policy

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local civil rights organization is calling on the support of school leaders regarding COVID-19 protocol. The Jackson-Madison County NAACP is requesting that Jackson-Madison County Schools reconsider school openings…

New Hub Club hosts 'Touch a Truck' for kids

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There's a new program to keep youth involved in their communities. The New Hub Club hosted a "Touch a Truck" event where children in the community could come out and interact with first responders, as well…

Suspect sentenced in 2019 shooting in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The man convicted of fatally shooting another man in east Jackson back in 2019 has been sentenced. "The only person that will do life is me. The only…

Pet of the Week: Joey

This week's Pet of the Week from Saving the Animals Together is Joey! Joey is a sweet, loving, and quirky boy! He loves playing and will pester anyone and everyone…

Horizons returns to Freed-Hardeman University

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- One of the biggest events at a local university is returning. Horizons, hosted annually at Freed-Hardeman University for youth, is one of many events making a comeback after…

Pet of the Week: Bella

This week's Pet of the Week from Saving the Animals together is Bella! Bella is approximately 4-years-old. She was pulled from the shelter pregnant and scared. She is now full…

TDOT to halt lane closures for Fourth of July weekend

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants to make sure you're prepared before hitting the road this holiday weekend. Beginning Friday at 6 a.m., TDOT will be halting all temporary…

Pet of the Week: Skrat

This week's Pet of the week is Skrat! Skrat came to Saving The Animals Together through one of their rescue partners. He came in emaciated and scared. The past few…

Pet of the Week: Clementine

This week’s Pet of the Week is Ms. Clementine! This sweet girl came to Saving The Animals Together pregnant, heart-worm positive and completely neglected. She was the best mom to…

FHU guest speaker shares father's WWII story

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Freed-Hardeman University hosted a special guest speaker. As part of FHU's celebration of 1970 and 1971 alumni this week, they hosted a luncheon for class members on Thursday. The…

Madison County sheriff presented flag from 194th Engineer Brigade

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The 194th Engineer Brigade presented Madison County Sheriff John Mehr with a Tennessee state flag on Wednesday. This comes after the sheriff's office escorted the unit to and from the Memphis International Airport before and after…

New exotic pet store opens in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new exotic store has made its way to the Hub City. Birdytown Exotics held its grand opening on Tuesday, bringing a variety of birds, geckos, bearded dragons, hermit crabs, snakes, hamster and the supplies to…

RIFA says 'thank you' to volunteers with annual luncheon

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local nonprofit is giving thanks to its volunteers. RIFA hosted their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday at the West Tennessee Farmers Market. This is the first luncheon since 2019 where everyone could gather together for…

Pet of the Week: Adina

  This week's Pet of the Week is Miss Adina. Adina came into Saving the Animals Together with her mom and siblings when she was only 3-days-old. She may have…

Annual Highway 70 Yard Sale kicks off

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Highway 70 Yard Sale kicks off every year during the second week of June, and many headed out early Thursday morning to try to…

Aloha Custom Pools sees boom during pandemic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local pool company is sharing how their business has positively been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has taken a toll on many industries throughout the U.S.,…

Pet of the Week: Nikki

This week's Pet of the Week is Nikki. Nikki was found by a good Samaritan and brought to the rescue. She is most likely a Cairn Terrier and seems…

Sen. Marsha Blackburn addresses concerns over immigration

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn visited Jackson on Wednesday, and she discussed what she's working on in Washington D.C. "We have had an issue since President Biden was sworn in, and so far, our border control has…

Family raises concerns after trash seen at cemetery

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A family is wanting answers after a local cemetery was found trashed. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Diamond Williams went to Bascom Cemetery after a family reached out with…

Pet of the Week: Caroline

This week's Pet of the Week is Caroline! Caroline is a 5-month-old Staffie mix who was born in the rescue with her brothers and sisters. Caroline is a shy pup…

TOSHA investigating explosion at Kilgore Flares

TOONE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an explosion that happened at Kilgore Flares that left at least one person injured. At approximately 7:48 p.m. Tuesday, TOSHA…