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Community members continue search for Brian McKenzie

JACKSON, Tenn. --- The search continues for a missing Jackson man. Community members gathered on a search to find Brian McKenzie who went missing in September of 2019 at the age of 21. Family and friends have gone on…

Residents react to second COVID-19 vaccination

JACKSON, Tenn. --- Residents geared up to take their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department was busy Saturday as residents in Phase 1a2 received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. "I feel…

Henderson Road closed for I-40 construction project

JACKSON, Tenn. -- If you usually take Henderson Road, prepare to find an alternate route over the coming weeks. "Today, Henderson Road is being closed for the demolition of that bridge. At first, it will kind of look like that…

West TN city welcomes higher education institution

CAMDEN, Tenn, ---A city in West Tennessee welcomes it's first higher education institution soon. The residents of Camden will soon have the opportunity to take classes at its first ever university. Bethel University is adding a seventh campus location…

Unity Breakfast discusses COVID-19 prevention in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- The 2021 Brownsville Unity Breakfast was held virtually on Saturday. Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls hosted the virtual breakfast. This was the Unity Breakfast Group's first meeting of the year. It's an informal opportunity for faith-based leaders and…

Local restaurant offers cook at home experience

JACKSON, Tenn. --- A new way to eat from home is being offered in the hub city. Mama Baudo's Chow Bella is now offering an authentic cook at home experience. "We have our mama's apron boxes. This lets you…

City of Jackson launches new app with JTA

JACKSON, Tenn. —A new transportation app is available now for community members to use. The City of Jackson has launched a new app with Jackson Transit Authority. "A few months ago we received…

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A West Tennessee couple is celebrating a special milestone. Linda and Flake Hudson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. The two have been together since age 17 and 19.…

Local charities join together for food drive

JACKSON, Tenn. —Local charities are giving back to those in need in the Jackson community. City Councilman Johnny Dodd, Men on the Move, and Benton Future Leaders of Tennessee hosted their first food…

Residents gather to protest alleged animal abuse in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Community members held a protest over alleged animal abuse. Several people protested outside the mayor's office in Humboldt. They say they want justice for the animals allegedly abused by Humboldt city employees, 56-year-old Bruce Lynn Pafford…

Postponed Christmas a hit for local preschool

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local preschool is celebrating Christmas in January. Hands Up! Preschool showcased its over $5,000 worth of supplies that were donated by numerous organizations in the community. The…

Local church looks forward to new year

JACKSON, Tenn, –A local church holds its first service following the new year. SoulQuest church got to hear a special sermon from Pastor Ronnie Coleman titled, "Press on" to encourage church…

Locals excited for post holiday shopping

JACKSON, Tenn, --Shoppers headed out to the stores following the end of the holiday season. WBBJ-7 spoke with shoppers to find out what brought them out. With holiday shopping behind us, it's time to…

Second wave of first responders receive COVID-19 vaccine

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Another round of first responders' vaccinations took place Saturday. The Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department distributed the COVID-19 vaccine to people included in the 1a2 phase. Other healthcare providers in the community, as well as,…

Local Elks Lodge celebrates the new year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News checked in with local festivities going on in the community to ring in the new year. To bring in 2021, the Elks Lodge celebrated by hosting…

Jackson gym helps turn boxing amateurs into pros

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local training gym is making sure athletes have what it takes to make it big. Fightshop in Jackson is on a mission to train and shape individuals wanting to elevate…

JEA works to repair Jackson outage

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A utility pole on the 45 Bypass is being repaired by the Jackson Energy Authority. Service for approximately 2,000 telecom customers in Jackson was disrupted around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when a vehicle took down the utility pole.…

Local church reflects on 2020 and hopes for 2021

JACKSON, Tenn. --  A local church is expressing how the best is yet to come for 2021. Englewood Baptist Church Pastor, Adam Dooley, spoke to WBBJ-7 about how 2020 was a humbling experience. …

Shoppers take advantage of after Christmas deals

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For the day after Christmas, many shoppers could be seen throughout Jackson. WBBJ-7 spoke to shoppers to see what brought them out. The day after Christmas many locals headed out to…

Holiday travelers hit the road across West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year, as travel begins for the Christmas holiday. "Beginning today on Wednesday at noon, we are halting any temporary…

17-year-old presents flag boxes to widows of veterans

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A young boy wanted to do something nice for those who have lost a loved one who fought for our country. Jacob Smith, 17, constructed 20 memorial flag boxes to display military memorabilia. He hosted a…

Family remembers loved one with candlelight vigil

JACKSON, Tenn. — A ceremony was held for Lateesha Matthews, who was shot and killed last Saturday night. Matthew's friends and family paid their respects by hosting a candlelight vigil at Kate Campbell Robertson Memorial Park to honor her memory.…

Milan businesses host drive-thru food giveaway

MILAN, Tenn. —West Tennessee families now have some much needed help for the holidays. Two local businesses in Milan partnered together to host a drive-thru food giveaway for the community. Newbill's Heating and Air and The Corner boutique in…

West TN woman celebrates special 90th birthday

One West Tennessee woman experienced a special birthday party that she says she will never forget. Family and friends organized a drive-by birthday party for Callie Kelly, who is turning 90-years-old today. Family members say this was their best…

Santa Claus visits the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Hub City! Santa's House is located at the corner of East Lafayette Street and North Highland Avenue next to the Farmers Market. Parents were able to take…

HCB Development hosts Christmas at the Roundabout

JACKSON, Tenn, -- A local real estate agency hosted a Christmas themed popup event for local businesses. HCB Development hosted Christmas at the Roundabout in Downtown Jackson Saturday.   "Today we're providing a safe space for local vendors to set…

35 arrested following Hardin Co. drug investigation

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Dozens of people are in custody in a West Tennessee county following a drug investigation. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation joined the Savannah Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, targeting drug sales in Hardin County.…