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Jackson Housing Authority to open Section 8 waitlist

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson Housing Authority will soon open a waitlist for Section 8 / Housing Choice vouchers. On Thursday, June 24, the application will be available online from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at jacksonha.com. The application for the waitlist…

Public feedback requested on local historical milestones

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Residents are invited to participate in a public forum regarding Jackson/Madison County's upcoming bicentennial celebration. On Tuesday, June 15, the Jackson Madison County Bicentennial Commission will meet with residents in the lobby of Jackson City Hall. The…

5 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,501 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,501. There are currently five Madison County residents hospitalized, with one patient…

Jackson police seek suspect in Dodge Store assault

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department needs help identifying a man believed to be involved in an assault. According to a news release, the incident occurred on May 23 at the Dodge Store on Lexington Avenue. Police describe the…

WBBJ says 'goodbye' to reporter Clint Eiland

Clint Eiland has served the West Tennessee community for more than two years as a journalist for WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News. This week, the WBBJ team is saying "goodbye" as Clint moves on to his next chapter. A Florida…

Former Madison Co. booster club treasurer indicted for theft

A former Madison County booster club treasurer is formally accused of mishandling funds. Charity Maddox Baker was the former treasurer of Madison Academic High School's (MAHS) Mustang Rebounders Club. The club was formed by the school system to support the…

Elmcroft of Jackson to host drive-thru job fair

Elmcroft of Jackson will hold a drive-thru job fair on Tuesday, May 25. They are looking to hire Licensed Practical Nurses and Resident Assistants/caregivers. Individuals interested in applying should bring a resume and two forms of identification. Additionally, Elmcroft says…

Tennessee Music Awards return to Jackson this fall

After skipping last year's ceremony due to COVID-19, the Tennessee Music Awards are back. This year's event will be held Monday, October 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It is open to the public and tickets will be available…

Waitr food delivery expands to Humboldt, Milan

Waitr has seen great success locally since launching in the Jackson area, and it is now expanding. The food delivery service is now available in Humboldt and Milan. Waitr is kicking off its debut in the two cities with free…

Overnight crash in Medina leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

An overnight crash in Medina leaves two injured and one dead. Around midnight on May 6, officers with the Medina Police Department arrived at the scene of a vehicle crash. The crash occurred near Sonic Drive and Highway 45 East,…

The Ned announces dates, performers for upcoming concert series

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center has announced the dates and performers for their upcoming concert season. Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience (9/17/2021) Irish Christmas in America (12/9/2021) No Time Flatt (2/11/2022) Caleb Minter…

Help for disabled seeking COVID vaccine arrives in West TN

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Help for disabled individuals in West Tennessee who want to receive their COVID-19 vaccine has now arrived. The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has teamed up with the Jackson Area Center for Independent Living (JCIL) to make…

6 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,244 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,244. Those new patients range in age from 24-years-old to…

Jackson Fire Department rescues dog from roof

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Fire Department made an unusual rescue Monday morning. According to a Facebook post by JFD, firefighters saved a young dog from the roof of a house. Officials say they aren't sure how he got on…

Henderson police seek ID of Tractor Supply theft suspect

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Local police are seeking information on a theft that took place earlier this month. According to the Henderson Police Department, around 9:40 a.m on Saturday, April 3, officers responded to a theft report at Tractor Supply on…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 12 | Herz (Season Finale)

It's the season finale of The Sound of Jackson! We catch up with local band Herz, established in 2014 and known for their energetic flair. After a pandemic-induced break, they are back and ready to rock with brand new…

Hardin County to host vaccine drive-thru at fairgrounds

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- A free COVID-19 vaccination event will be held in Hardin County on Friday, April 9. Individuals 18 and older will be able to receive their first or second dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Hardin…

8 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 11,130 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another eight cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,130. Those new patients range in age from 13-years-old to 41-years-old. There…

COVID relief grant open to JSCC students

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College announced Tuesday that a limited number of emergency relief grants are available to students who faced hardships that impacted their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The college says the grant will pay the…

Zero COVID-19 cases reported in Madison Co. Thursday

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed zero new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Thursday. A total of 11,100 Madison County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, down one from Wednesday. The health department…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 11 | Derrick Brantley

After playing shows for around eight years in the area, Derrick Brantley has grown to become one of the most active performers in the local music scene. In this episode, he shows off his humorous side with his new…

4 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 11,101 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Wednesday. A total of 11,101 Madison County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Those new patients range in age from…

Vintage store to hold grand reopening Saturday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local vintage clothing store and gift shop will be hosting a grand reopening event on Saturday, April 3. The Lost Reserve, established in 2017, will be reopening with new inventory following a recent renovation of their…

24 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 11,097 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. A total of 11,097 Madison County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Those new patients range in age from 6-years-old to…

3 new deaths, 3 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Madison County. The health department says those patients are: a 53-year-old man who died Feb. 6, 2021 a 60-year-old woman who died…

Suspect in indecent exposure, aggravated assault identified

UPDATE: At 2:30 p.m., police confirmed the individual has been identified and is in custody. JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is seeking the identity of a man accused of indecent exposure and aggravated assault. Police say around…

Jackson-Madison County Schools to dismiss early Thursday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County Schools announced there will be early dismissal for all JMCSS schools Thursday due to threat of severe weather. High schools and middle schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m., while elementary schools will follow at 11:30…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 10 | Kimberly Newsom

Last year, WBBJ brought you the story of a woman who lost both her jobs when the pandemic struck, but turned her luck around when she won a recording session at a Nashville studio through an online singing competition.…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 9 | Vonda Peet

Music is therapy for local worship leader Vonda Peet, who says most of her healing is done in her songwriting. As she prepares to release her first album, Vonda sat down with us to perform her song "Reach For…

Phipps Pharmacy to host J&J vaccine drive-thru in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Phipps Pharmacy announced in a news release they will be hosting a drive-thru clinic for the one-shot Jansen vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, on Saturday, March 20 beginning at 1 p.m. The pharmacy is located at…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 8 | Bryan Moffitt

Local country artist Bryan Moffitt has seen many of his dreams come true since he began performing in the area in 2008, but that hasn't stopped his love for small town living. Bryan sat down with us to share…

I-40 eastbound closed due to wreck and fire

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports a commercial vehicle fire has closed I-40 eastbound at Henderson Road. Traffic is being rerouted off at Exit 83. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes. No injuries have been reported…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 7 | Hutcheson Brothers

Country duo The Hutcheson Brothers have a long family history in music, including a mother who was a charting country-gospel artist and an uncle that played for Jerry Lee Lewis. Now, the brothers' latest single "Drive" is beginning to…

Police seek ID of two shoplifting suspects in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is seeking the identity of two shoplifting suspects. One theft occurred at Walmart in north Jackson, where Walmart reported a woman gathered an undetermined amount of merchandise and passed all points of legal…

Six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 10,905 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another six cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 10,905. Those new patients range in age from 11-years-old to…