Josh Robinson

Local nonprofits accept donations despite event cancellations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Nonprofits across West Tennessee have either had to postpone or cancel many of their fundraising events due to COVID-19. One of those events is the American Red Cross' Annual Heroes Luncheon. "It's been one of those prime…

How to donate during COVID-19

If you're looking to give back during the coronavirus pandemic, there are many nonprofits who need your support. One is the American Red Cross.¬† You can donate online, and select to send the money to your local chapter. Another is…

UT Gardens endures pandemic setbacks, encourages visitors

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Preparing flower beds at UT Gardens in Jackson usually starts at the beginning of May, but because of rain, cold weather and COVID-19, they've been delayed. "We lost all of our volunteers, which we depend heavily on,…

FHU graduates treat COVID-19 patients in New Jersey

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Graduates from a local university are now caring for patients in one of the hardest hit COVID-19 areas. Rebecca Neel and Ethan Ricketson graduated from Freed-Hardeman University and are now…

Weekly prayer circle stops by health department

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The weekly prayer circle met at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department on Thursday morning. They started with a presentation to health department director Kim Tedford to say thank you to her and the staff for all…

Jackson City Council meets to review Fiscal Year 2020

JACKSON, Tenn. --¬†Jackson City Council members met virtually Tuesday morning to discuss the end of Fiscal Year 2020. Right now, the city's hotel/motel tax revenue is down about 20% compared to last…

Storm damage impacts Union City businesses

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Sunday's storm had rain, hail, and straight-line winds, and in Union City Monday morning, this is the aftermath. "We hunkered down at home, right after the storm was…

Bolivar hangs banners to honor high school seniors

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- Bolivar Central High School seniors would normally be getting ready to celebrate the end of their time in high school, but thanks to COVID-19, plans have changed. That doesn't…

Gene Record Park reopens in Henderson

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Gene Record Park has opened its gates, and people are taking advantage. "Right now the community needs to get outside. And, I think that's the biggest thing is…

TDOT advances I-40 construction in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Over the weekend, the outside parts of the bridge over North Highland were demolished to begin the final phase of construction on this part of I-40. "Now that that bridge…

Local pastors hold weekly prayer circle at hospital

JACKSON, Tenn. -- People across West Tennessee are finding ways to support essential employees on the front lines fighting COVID-19. That includes a group of preachers in Jackson. "We come before you…

Health officials issue warning, break down cases

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Health officials in Madison County say they aren't seeing the COVID-19 case curve flatten yet. One reason: People getting together with extended family. "That do not live in their…

Students show support to COVID-19 patient

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Texts, emails and videos. That's what Todd Lewis says helped him through his time in the hospital. Eagle Vision Network usually goes live every Monday and Friday to give…

West Tennessean recovers from COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Todd Lewis, one of the first patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in rural West Tennessee, is out of the hospital. "I just want people to know how real this. I'm a…

Health officials discuss staying home, COVID-19 patients

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tuesday's COVID-19 update was about the first eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The first patient has recovered. The second patient is still hospitalized and patients three and…

Conference provides updates on COVID-19 in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The third positive COVID-19 patient in Madison County is a 73-year-old who traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin within the last couple of weeks. "She is self-isolated, self-quarantined at home. She's…

Madison Co. impacted by COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Monday night Madison County got its first confirmed case of COVID-19. It's a 23-year-old woman who traveled to Miami by herself. Health officials say she is self-quarantining and recovering.…