Julia Ewoldt

Madison Co. Commission holds special-called meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- No votes were taken at Friday's special-called Madison County Commission meeting, but the county commissioners still spent over an hour discussing building a new Pope Elementary School and going…

Isaac Lane celebrates Black History Month

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Isaac Lane Elementary second grade teacher Dr. Calandra Williamson has worn a different t-shirt every day, representing a lesson in Black History. Thursday, she wore her sorority letters, Delta…

Officials rescue man saving pets in floodwaters

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Monday night, Hardin County Emergency Management were called to rescue someone who walked into the floodwaters near Pickwick Dam. "It was a close call. He could have easily…

Snow day brings the fun outdoors

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee was a winter wonderland Friday morning, and with several schools out, it was the perfect time to get out and play. Whether it was throwing snowballs, making snow…

Officials share tips on helping kids fight flu

JACKSON, Tenn. -- According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 10 children have died from the flu this season in Tennessee, including one in West Tennessee. Now school districts across the area…

Subcommittee aims to be objective in funding nonprofits

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Madison County Commission is looking to be more objective in the way they give nonprofits money. "Should the county commission be supporting nonprofits?" Frank McMeen, president of the West Tennessee…

Man shot during alleged burglary appears in court

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Just six days after being shot in the stomach,  Immanuel Chism appeared Jackson City Court. He was shot while allegedly breaking into someone's home. "He admitted that he and…

Northside United Methodist votes to leave denomination

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One of Jackson's largest churches is breaking away from its heritage. Sunday night, Northside United Methodist Church voted to leave the denomination. Attorneys said the vote was an overwhelming 93.8…

County commission discusses juror's pay, maintenance

JACKSON, Tenn. -- New schools, juror's pay and nonprofits could be affected because of past or present lawsuits involving the Madison County Sheriff's Office. "It hurts the morale," said budget committee chair Doug…

Bill aims to ban traffic cameras in Tennessee

MEDINA, Tenn. -- One state representative is once again trying to make traffic cameras illegal in Tennessee. Rep. Andy Holt from Dresden has introduced a bill meant to ban unmanned traffic cameras. "They…

School board works to revive Education Foundation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A foundation created to help Jackson-Madison County students and teachers is being revived. The Education Foundation was originally born out of the lawsuit that decided who funds Jackson-Madison County…

Petition to change renter rights law

To see the petition to change renters' rights in Hardin and McNairy counties, go to this link: Renters Rights in Hardin & Mcnairy Counties! Take a stand for your Renters Rights!

Conference held on human trafficking in Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- According to the State of Tennessee, human trafficking is the second-fastest growing criminal industry, just behind drug trafficking. The average age? Only 13 years old. "West Tennessee has a…

Aspiring health professionals gather for HOSA competitions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Hundreds of aspiring health professionals were at Jackson State Community College this week for their Health Occupations Students of America competitions. "We have over 60 competitions here. These students…

City council discusses 2019 audit, committee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- At Tuesday's city council meeting, certified public accountant Matt Wood discussed last year's audit for the City of Jackson. "We had multiple findings. Most of them dealt with our…

New health clinic opening in east Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Christ Community Health Services, based out of Memphis, is expanding to east Jackson. "We will be offering primary care for medical services. In the first year of operation, we'll…

TWRA provides new information on shooting of bald eagle

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- There is new information in the shooting of a bald eagle in Decatur County. "It's terrible," said Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife officer Brant Luker. The TWRA says on…

Budget, finance committees discuss lawsuit payments

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Thursday morning, the Madison County budget committee met with the Madison County financial management committee to discuss their low general fund balance. "I think we have about $8 million, but…

Runners start 2020 with new commitments

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Runners got a jumpstart on their New Year's resolutions on Wednesday's brisk New Year's Day. "We have a wide range of abilities," said Lift Wellness Center Director Miki Martin.…

Some retailers adjust return policy for holidays

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Save those receipts!  There are few things you need to know if you plan on returning any of your Christmas gifts. Whether it doesn't fit, isn't your style or you…

Holiday packages face Christmas deadline

JACKSON, Tenn. -- At this point, Christmas may be feeling more like a deadline than a holiday. It's the final countdown to get your holiday packages in the mail. "We are really, really busy," said UPS store owner Sandy Naiak. At the…

Hardin County celebrates Christmas tradition

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- A Country Christmas has been a tradition for more than 30 years in Hardin County. Almost 200 middle school students went shopping at the Savannah Walmart Wednesday morning, and it…

JPD confirms officer shot at, neighbors react

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Three days after a woman was shot in the arm on Old Hickory Boulevard, Jackson police confirmed at least one of their officers was shot at near the same…

Local town to kick off Christmas on Main

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Savannah is preparing for another year of Christmas on Main. For several years, organizers have hosted the event featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer and other holiday events on the town square. This year, they are focusing…

Humboldt police investigate burglary at pawn shop

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen after two people smash the windows of a Humboldt business Monday morning. "Over the course of 25 years, it's at least seven…

Law enforcement share tips for safe holiday shopping

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With holiday shopping upon us, law enforcement have some reminders for shoppers. "It's a rough time of the year because thieves know that police and law enforcement are covered up with…

Child born at 23 weeks now celebrates first birthday

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- A year ago, a family reached out to WBBJ, desperately asking for prayers after their little boy was born with serious medical complications. Sutton Lackey was born at 23 weeks,…