Julia Ewoldt

Students make bowls to feed the community

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students from the Hub City are working together to better the community. This was a project first started by the art department at UT Martin and now it's spread…

Christmas on Main lights up Savannah

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- As the brand new, 30-foot-tall Christmas tree was lit, hundreds of people surrounding the court square in Savannah cheered. "This is heaven to us. This is our Hallmark Christmas movie…

Crump Police Department is effectively disbanded

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Crump Police Department is effectively disbanded. The police department's lights are off, and the police cars are left in the parking lot at City Hall, because no one works for the department anymore. "The chief and…

City of Jackson works to build stronger community

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The city of Jackson is working to build a stronger community. "When you first start hearing about it, it seems very foreign to focus on our strengths instead of…

Shoppers brave Black Friday crowds for good deals

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Hundreds of people rushed to local stores Friday morning in search of the best holiday deals. "This is my granddaughter's first go of it," Dee Baker said. "So what's your first time like?" WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News…

Shop these Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As Black Friday quickly approaches, shoppers at the Walmart in north Jackson tell our WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News team that they either love or hate the dash to…

Abandoned house one of many demolished in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The city of Jackson takes steps to clean up areas near downtown with a renovation project that includes demolishing some blighted buildings. "Going into the neighborhoods, you just find…

Prepare your home for winter weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The below-freezing temperatures have arrived, and Blake White at Ace Hardware is helping people prepare their homes. "People are coming in buying ice melt for their sidewalks and…

Henderson Co. elementary students honor veterans

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Students at Westover Elementary School honored veterans Friday. "They have offered their lives to us. Some of them have died for us," fifth grader Millie Davis said. She read…

Man charged in deadly hit-and-run appears in court

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Barry Jones Jr., the man accused of hitting and killing Kim Harris on Ridgecrest Road back in August, appeared Thursday in Jackson City Court. In the preliminary hearing, Jackson…

Liquor referendums pass across West Tennessee

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- After the election Tuesday, residents in Lexington and Henderson County can now buy liquor in restaurants. "Finally, finally. Basically, it's about time," David Lagesse said. "It's a fair opportunity for everyone to enjoy themselves, as long as…

Video shows apparent hazing at Liberty

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Madison County School System is investigating an alleged incident that happened on the campus of Liberty Technology Magnet High School. The video appears to show a student…

City Council members discuss school finances

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson City Council members do not want to send the city into more debt to fund the public-private partnership. "We were concerned whether or not, if the city did…

Students at Arlington Elementary walk to school

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students at Arlington Elementary School in Jackson walked to school on Wednesday. "The kids loved it. The teachers loved it. They were excited," said Partner in Education Pal Anita…

Statewide operation aims to make Halloween safer

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Tennessee Department of Correction officers are checking on on sex offenders across the state this Halloween. "We've already had several people who have been found in violation of the registry, found…

Lawyers give advice for planning elder care

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Elder care is expensive. So, Tuesday, lawyers gave advice for people planning their future at the 17th annual Facing Future Choices Conference. "When you live in a rural…

UT Martin gears up for Homecoming 2018

MARTIN, Tenn. -- It's homecoming week at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and this year is bringing back both old and new traditions. "This year, we've added a homecoming king," Director of…

Meet "Hank the Tank," our Pet of the Week

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "Hank was just hours away from being sent to rabies control when we stepped in to give him a second shot at finding a happy home. He was scared and didn't realize we were there to help him,…

West Tennesseans help with Hurricane Relief Efforts

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In the wake of Hurricane Michael, West Tennesseans are volunteering to help their neighbors. Tim Cook, from Atoka, is working with Southwest Electric Cooperation to restore power to the residents…

Law enforcement agencies get forensic training

DENMARK, Tenn. --  "Things are not always what they seem. That's why law enforcement agencies trained with the Middle Tennessee Forensic Center on cases involving death on Tuesday. "Because of the changing in crime, and how crime is committed, and…

Judge hears updates on two murder cases

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Madison County judge hears updates on two murder cases Tuesday. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Julia Ewoldt was in the courtroom. …

2 arrested in drug raid in east Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Dozens of investigators swarmed three east Jackson homes Thursday morning. "Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics executed search warrants on three houses on Everett Street," Lt. Chris Long with Jackson-Madison…

2 men charged in Beech Bluff burglary appear in court

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Two men appear in court on multiple charges related to burglary last week at a Beech Bluff home. Christopher Allen and Juan Simmons are accused of aggravated burglary and evading arrest. According to court documents, they broke into…

Elected officials meet with residents in Medina

MEDINA, Tenn. -- State Rep. Curtis Halford, State Senator John Stevens and Congressman David Kustoff met Friday with members of the community in Medina to give an update on what they're doing for…

State in process of closing Camden landfill

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- It's been over a year since the Environmental Waste Solutions landfill in Benton County closed, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is cleaning up the mess it…