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McNairy Co. to restore & reopen historic planetarium

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- An out-of-this-world exhibit will reopen after only being used for storage for the past decade. Two students began raising money to reopen the planetarium at McNairy Central…

Hub City optimistic about summer visitors, new attractions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Baseball and softball tournaments are in full swing, and the coming weekend will be no exception. West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex will be filled for a weekend of competition. "For Jackson and Madison County, the ballgames that are…

Library stays relevant with more books, new technology

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Dinah Harris has been overseeing the Jackson-Madison County Public Library for four years, but she has worked in library services for many more than that. In those years, accessing your…

Commissioners approve $10 million loan for schools, jail

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Commissioners and school officials disagree over how building projects should be funded in Madison County. At Monday morning's meeting, Commissioner Doug Stephenson said they're working on communication. "It requires a…

Tool helps consumers track scams online

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Twenty-five million Americans are falling victim to scams each year, whether by phone or online. The Better Business Bureau said there's a way to track fraud across the United…

McNairy County to end contract with ambulance provider

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Residents voice concern after McNairy County announces it will end its contract with its current ambulance service provider, Community Health Services. John Surrat says he's used the service…

Special Olympians compete in McNairy County

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Students march around the track at McNairy Central High School, ready to compete in the Special Olympics. "The kids worked so hard for this," organizer Kristen Hill said. "We…

Experts warn of heavy flea & tick population

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Fleas and ticks are already populating in yards and being brought inside by your pets. "It has been so warm, so wet, it's just perfect conditions for them,"…

University educators give advice to high school seniors

JACKSON, Tenn. -- High school graduates are choosing where they'll spend their four years, and local colleges and universities say it's never too late to make another visit and ask last-minute questions. "I would certainly invite them to come out…

Scientists clean up local wetlands clogged with trash

JACKSON, Tenn. -- State agencies spend Monday cleaning out streams, basins and wetlands clogged by trash. Each year around Earth Day, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation picks a…

Accused birthday party gunman appears before judge

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A man accused in the murder of a mother of two appeared Tuesday morning in court. Torius Russell is charged in the death of Shanice Amerson, who was throwing a birthday party for her son last fall…

Experts offer tips on last-minute tax filing

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tax service centers are keeping their doors open later this time of year, ready for customers to file their 2016 income tax. Vickie McMann at Jackson Hewitt…

Dr. Melvin Wright Day celebrated in Jackson

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson City Council members honor Dr. Melvin Wright Tuesday morning, declaring April 4, 2017, as Dr. Melvin Wright Day. "It means so much, and to see the individuals,…

City of Bradford cleans up after flooding

BRADFORD, Tenn. -- The town of Bradford said the flooding didn't catch them off guard, but it was how quickly water covered the roads. "Everybody knows it's going to flood when there's very much rain at all," Bradford Police Chief…

McNairy County launches Trail of Music Legends

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Sounds of McNairy County are coming back to life through a new app, which will take visitors through downtown Selmer this summer. "They can go to…

McNairy County granted Foreign Trade Zone status

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The McNairy County Chamber and Economic Development team announces a new status for industry across the community. CEO Eddie Crittendon said the county is now considered a…