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Carroll Co. man indicted for selling firearm to Jason Autry

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Carroll County man has been indicted for selling a firearm to Jason Autry, a convicted felon who was previously charged in connection with Holly Bobo's abduction and murder. According to a news release, 55-year-old Danny Joe…

Jackson native to perform in Inauguration Ceremony

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Trombonist Master Sergeant Samuel Barlow, of Jackson, will perform at president-elect Joe Biden's Inauguration Ceremony on Wednesday. Master Sgt. Barlow joined "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in 2004. In 2013, he was named principal…

WBBJ launches "The Sound of Jackson" digital series

JACKSON, Tenn. -- This year, we are putting the arts in the spotlight with our new digital series "The Sound of Jackson." Each episode gives an up close and personal look at some of the best singer-songwriters in West Tennessee…

GALLERY: Snow Day in West Tennessee

Monday, residents woke up to somewhat of a winter wonderland in West Tennessee. Staff at WBBJ were happy to see all of the photos viewers shared of their time enjoying the snow day.

97 new COVID-19 cases, additional death confirmed in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died due to COVID-19. The health department says an 87-year-old woman died Jan. 6 due to complications of COVID-19. A total of 147 Madison…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 7,588 new cases, 625,237 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday, January 6. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

90 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 9,167 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another 90 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Wednesday. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed positive cases in Madison County to 9,167. Those patients range…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 5,399 new cases, 617,649 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Tuesday, January 5. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

63 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 9,077 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another 63 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Tuesday. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed positive cases in Madison County to 9,077. Those patients range…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 3,953 new cases, 612,250 total

Above is the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Monday, January 4. For more information on COVID-19, go to the CDC website, the Tennessee Department of Health website or call (877) 857-2945.

Where in the world is Santa? Follow his flight here

For the past 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa's flight on his mission to deliver presents to children around the world. The official NORAD Santa Tracker simulates his flight in real time, so…

101 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 8,102 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed an additional 101 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed positive cases to 8,102. The health department says 1,056 of those cases…

1 killed, another injured in Henderson County wreck

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms one person was killed and another was injured in a Wednesday evening wreck on Highway 412 West. According to a crash report, 26-year-old Haley Stanfill, of Reagan, was killed in the…

Cosmetology school finds new home in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local cosmetology school has found a new home. D.A.Y. College of Cosmetology, formerly located in Henderson, celebrated the grand opening of their brand new location in south Jackson on Tuesday. Owner Amanda Holmes says while their…

GALLERY: The Grinch takes over Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One father-son duo is taking things to the streets to make sure Christmas cheer is spread throughout the community. Skylar Trompower and his father Bob operate Trompower Customs Hot Rods And Machining out of Milan, where…

Local authorities seek wanted man Todd Robbins

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Chester County Sheriff's Office, along with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshal's Service, is seeking information on the whereabouts of Todd Robbins. Robbins is a white male, 5'11" and weighing approximately 160…

Henry County police search for missing man

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Henry County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man last seen Wednesday. James Bradley was last seen on the evening of December 16 in the Cottage Grove area. Authorities report Bradley's vehicle was found off…

106 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 7,543 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed an additional 106 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed positive cases to 7,543. Those patients range in age from 2-years-old to…

Jackson police charge woman in death of her 17-month-old child

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department has charged a woman following the death of her 17-month-old child. According to JPD, 36-year-old Frances Cornett was charged with first degree murder for "intentional actions" that resulted in the child's death, which…

West Tennessee Healthcare receives COVID vaccine

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee Healthcare announced in a news release Thursday that the first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been received. The shipment arrived Thursday morning at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Chief Operating Officer Tina Prescott says…

Additional death, 153 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died due to COVID-19. The health department says that patient is a 58-year-old man who died Nov. 24 due to complications of COVID-19. In…

Henderson County Schools will go virtual-only this week

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- All Henderson County Schools will transition to virtual learning beginning Tuesday, December 15, through Friday, December 18. According to the district's website, the change is due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and quarantine numbers. Final…

5 Things You Didn't Know: Lexington

LEXINGTON, Tenn. --  Located midway between Nashville and Memphis, many locals already know the Henderson County seat is home to the popular Beech Lake, and a gateway to the nearby Natchez Trace State Park. However, there are many hidden gems…

Entertainment venue reopens in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center is reopening its doors this month after COVID-19 disrupted most of the regular season. On Saturday, December 19, Black Jacket Symphony will perform Prince's "Purple Rain" album live…

5 Things You Didn't Know: Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many residents are aware of Jackson's roots in the music business, and the city's extensive history with the railroad industry. However, it turns out there are many surprising facts that put the Hub City on the map.…

Jackson community 'blessed' by social media project

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Social media is helping to spread the love in Jackson amid a difficult year for all. Jackson resident Allison Shipp had an idea to give back to community members through blessing boxes, where non-perishable food and other…

Superintendent King eyes teacher raises for upcoming budget

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County School System Superintendent Dr. Marlon King is committing to additional investments for employees, a news release states. "If you want to see a stronger school system, and if you want to change the educational landscape…

Eight graduate from Carroll County leadership program

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced the newest graduates for their Adult Leadership Program. "The two month program provides the opportunity to learn about the life and work of Carroll County and to identify…

Missing Milan teen has been located

UPDATE 12/3/2020: Milan police have confirmed Kristann Aliah Jarrell was found Thursday afternoon. MILAN, Tenn. -- The Milan Police Department is searching for 14-year-old Kristann Aliah Jarrell, last seen at her home around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Kristann has brown eyes…

Trenton teen charged after armed robbery at Humboldt store

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- 19-year-old Collin Michael Lee, of Trenton, is facing robbery and theft charges following an incident at a convenience store Monday night. A news release states around 7:44 p.m. on November 30, officers with the Humboldt Police Department…

Police seek info after shot fired at south Jackson Walmart

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is seeking a person's identity following an incident at Walmart in south Jackson on Saturday. Police say around 5:10 p.m. on November 28, a gunshot was fired at the store. According to JPD,…

The WBBJ team says 'goodbye' to Corallys Ortiz

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For the past three years, Corallys Ortiz has served the West Tennessee community as a reporter and meteorologist for WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News. This week, the news team is officially saying "goodbye" as she moves on…

Local florist uplifts seniors on Thanksgiving Day

PARIS, Tenn. -- A florist in Henry County is making a special gesture to seniors in the community during the holidays. Jack Jones Flowers & Gifts, located in Paris, will be delivering floral arrangements to residents at local assisted living…

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving holiday

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced they will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday. According to a release, all construction-related lane closures will be stopped beginning 12 p.m.…

Savannah man charged with rape of minor

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- A Savannah man has been indicted on counts of rape following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. According to a news release, TBI agents began investigating allegations involving the rape of a minor on September…

JMCSS suspends in-person learning for Thanksgiving week

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County School System Superintendent Dr. Marlon King announced Tuesday that in-person classes will be suspended during the week of Thanksgiving. King says a continual rise in COVID cases throughout the area contributed to the decision. Teachers…

Bethel University to host 'Christmas with Renaissance' virtually

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- Bethel University's performing arts program -- Renaissance -- will present the annual "Christmas with Renaissance" performance virtually this year. "Each year, Bethel University Renaissance presents a special Christmas celebration to the local community and campus family, and…

102 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed two more Madison County residents have died due to complications from COVID-19. The health department says a 51-year-old man died Nov. 14, and a 52-year-old man died Nov. 16…