Julia Ewoldt

JMCSS employees receive first vaccinations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Some school district employees in Madison County are breathing a sigh of relief today after getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. "I'm thankful," Helen Brooks, attendance…

Officials discuss vaccine distribution, treatment options

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Healthcare officials say they are making progress in fighting COVID-19, through vaccine distributions and antibody treatments. Jackson Mayor Scott Conger says the City of Jackson and Madison County…

Gov. Lee addresses vaccine roll out, Joe Biden's win

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee addressed vaccine roll out across the state, and recognized President-elect Joe Biden's win, saying he'll work with him in the future. Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey…

Thousands receive COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Thousands of people lined up Thursday at the Jackson Fairgrounds to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Elderly Madison County residents waited hours on Thursday to receive their doses of…

Shoppers pick up last-minute gifts around Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As the sun came up Wednesday, shoppers made their way to stores in Jackson, picking up those final presents for their loved ones. "We're just doing a little Christmas shopping,"…

Local first responders line up for COVID vaccine

JACKSON, Tenn. -- First responders and healthcare workers stood in line Tuesday morning to receive their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. "I was impressed by the crowd here," said Jackson Fire…

Vaccination preparation underway in West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A vaccine is making its way to West Tennessee. Wednesday, health officials discussed how it will be administered. Healthcare professionals in West Tennessee will be vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as…

Giving Tuesday huge success for local nonprofit

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Leaders with a local nonprofit say this year's Giving Tuesday was a huge success. President and CEO of the United Way of West Tennessee Matt Marshall says they raised…

Bank gifts new coats to all students at local preschool

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A coat for Christmas -- that's what some preschoolers in Jackson got today. "Look at all these coats! 254 coats for all these children. And wait until the children come in!" organizer Anita Kay Archer said. It…

Local seniors treated to drive-thru Christmas party

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Local seniors held a Christmas celebration on Monday. West Tennessee Healthcare's Mature Advantage Club hosted their members in a drive-thru Christmas party. Organizers said usually they host around…

'Outpouring of generosity' fills JACOA's clothes closet

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Last week, the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency asked for your help. The clothes closet at their treatment center was almost empty. [caption id="attachment_447767" align="aligncenter"…

Challenging semester for students wraps up

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Balancing school in-person and online is a new challenge for students across the country, and here in Jackson. "It's been one of those things that's made teachers and districts…

Senator Blackburn talks additional COVID relief

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Senators are continuing to work on COVID relief, according to Marsha Blackburn. She met with reporters in a Zoom call Thursday morning. The senator says republicans are still working…

Lamar Alexander makes final address to U.S. Senate

JACKSON, Tenn. -- In his final address to the U.S. Senate Wednesday morning, Lamar Alexander called for unity among his colleagues. "Our country needs a United States Senate to work across party…

FHU, UTM to hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday

HENDERSON, Tenn. --  On Saturday, hundreds of college students across West Tennessee will finally get to walk across the stage and receive their college degree. "We're excited to be able to celebrate…

Local nonprofit delivers gift baskets to Jackson teachers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local organization is saying "thank you" to teachers. "We've had lots of different organizations make donations," said Kara Reeves, education committee chair for Jackson Equity Project. They delivered 25…

Savannah cancels annual Christmas on Main event

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- This would have been the fifth year for Savannah's Christmas on Main. But this year, the skating, train rides, Santa visits and snow won't be happening. "We were…

Madison County officials prepare for Election Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "We're going to be busy. We've never seen a presidential election that wasn't busy," Madison County Elections Administrator Kim Buckley said. Forty-eight percent of registered voters in…