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Chester County High School students go green

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Local high school students are using their education to go green. Chester County High School students are getting an education on where food comes from and how they can grow…

First responders gather in Jackson for conference

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For two days, first responders from across the state came to Jackson to learn from each other.  Thursday was the second day of the eighth annual Tennessee Emergency Preparedness Summit.…

U.S. attorney general announces Project Guardian

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The U.S. attorney general announced a new initiative that is aimed at decreasing gun violence. U.S. Attorney General William Barr came to Memphis Wednesday to unveil his new initiative Project…

6 displaced after morning house fire

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Fire Department spent at least five hours battling a house fire early Tuesday morning. Jackson Fire Department officials say they got the call, around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday,…

Henderson holds parade to celebrate veterans

HENDERSON, Tenn. — The City of Henderson took to the streets Monday to honor their veterans. “It's a great day to get together and celebrate, what all the soldiers that have served our…

FHU celebrates 150th birthday during homecoming

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Freed-Hardeman University continues its 150th birthday celebration with homecoming. It's all hands on deck as FHU staff puts on the final touches for this year's homecoming. They kicked off the fun…

Be a Santa to a Senior

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For 11 years now, Home Instead has been making sure seniors are remembered during the holidays. "They created the program, which is Be a Santa to a Senior,"…

Jackson: Then and Now

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In a WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News exclusive, reporter Josh Robinson takes a look at all the changes that have taken place in the City of Jackson over the…

Construction causes lane closures on Highland

JACKSON, Tenn. -- You might experience a slow down on North Highland at the Interstate 40 bridge this week. "It's just more preparation to get to those final closures and get that big work done," Nichole Lawrence, TDOT Community Relations…

Know before you go with the TDOT Smartway Map

If you're planning any kind of trip in or through Tennessee, check out the TDOT Smartway Map. It will show you any lane closures due to construction, traffic accidents or weather. There will be intermittent lane closuers on Highland Avenue…

Clifford Ray's new song 'Pray'

Clifford Ray Walker wrote a song earlier this year about Jackson, TN. He's back with his newest song, 'Pray'. It's talks about the struggles of addiction and suicide and people who have battled those conditions. Check out the full video…

Rain leads to new needs in McNairy county

SELMER, Tenn. -- Jack Duncan has been volunteering in Selmer for three days. “Lots of trees down, and it reminds me of Hurricane Harvey. I was down there two years ago,” Duncan said. For the past two days, he and…

Union University students give back to community

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Union University is using an annual event to say “thank you” to Jackson. Tuesday is the 17th Annual Campus and Community Day at Union University. It's a thank you…

What NOT to flush to keep your drains unclogged

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Whether it's the kitchen or the bathroom, you never want a clogged drain. "The number one cause of backups there [the bathroom] would be the disposable wipes," said Rowland Fisher, Vice President…

Man charged in death of Chester Co. woman

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man is now in custody after the death of a Chester County woman earlier this month. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed Jerry Ray Mullins, 46, has been charged with second-degree murder in the…

Lifeline hosts annual Halloween 'Vein Drain' drive

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Halloween came early as people lined up to give back.  A host of characters were at the Lifeline Blood Services, welcoming people to the Vein Drain. “It's our biggest blood…

Governor Lee visits West Tennessee school

CHESTER Co., Tenn. -- Governor Bill Lee made a quick stop in West Tennessee Tuesday morning. Gov. Lee toured West Chester Elementary School. “Talking to the principal, teachers, students, about this great school and how it is we can strengthen,…

Gourd-geous creations celebrating Book Fair Week

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's book fair week at South Elementary. Last week, the students showed off their creativity by turning pumpkins into their favorite book characters. Monday was crazy mustache day to show…

Lane College alumni go for hole-in-one

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Alumni from a local college held a golf tournament Friday for a good cause. Lane College hosted the Dr. J.L. Perry Golf Tournament at the Jackson National Golf Club…

Library of Things opens in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local library is stocking its shelves with more than just books. "It's about lending items you might need once in a while, but you don't really want to buy them," said…

Madison County Commissioners could see pay increase

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A special committee met Tuesday morning to discuss increasing county commissioners pay to $500 a month. "You don't want to put a hardship on anybody, but this job is designed…

Local woman helps blind community

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For 12 years now, Angela Pozzuoli has been working to help the blind community. "We teach and train them how to use this tool, a cane, in order to travel…

Library grant will provide WiFi to local apartment complexes

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "21st century libraries have to think outside the door, outside the box, outside the wall," Jackson-Madison County Library Director Dinah Harris said. And thanks to a grant, the Jackson-Madison County Library…

Jackson-Madison Co. Library receives $10,000 grant

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Library has plans to add more technology to its collection after receiving a $10,000 grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The grant will also allow the library to work with Jackson Energy…

Local residents pony up for Redemption Road Rescue

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Local residents have the chance to give unneeded items to a local nonprofit organization. This weekend, Redemption Road Rescue will have their second estate-style sale, and they need your donations. "Furniture, jewelry,…

Trip to pumpkin patch brings learning, fun for local students

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Kindergartners from Thelma Barker Elementary got to see, first hand, how plants grow. "We have probably the most educational field trip, we have been told that, of any in the state," said Rose Donnell, co-owner of…

Chester County celebrates youth conference, BBQ Festival

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Chester County is gearing up for a full weekend of events. Freed-Hardeman University will host more than 1,000 middle and high school students for their annual youth conference RUSH. This year's…

Henderson honors community through mural

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- A new mural is doing more than just welcoming people to downtown Henderson. For the past two months, Lora Lea Landrum has been working on this mural. "There's a strong…

Keep Chester Co. Beautiful brings home big awards

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- It was a big weekend for Chester County at the Keep Tennessee Beautiful conference. They brought home third in the Award of Excellence Affiliate category and first for their litter grant…

Battle of the Colleges blood drive kicks off

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Five colleges. Two weeks. One trophy. This is the second Battle of the Colleges blood drive. "It didn't seem everyone was on board with until last year," Cherie Parker with Lifeline Blood Services said. "They all were…

TSPN "shatters the silence" at annual conference

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local organization is ready to shatter the silence. The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network held their annual conference at Englewood Baptist Church Friday morning. This year's theme was "Shattering the…