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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…

Health dept. now scheduling vaccine appointments for residents 65+

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department announced in a news release Monday that they are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Madison County residents aged 65 and older. Residents included in this phase can schedule an…

Winter weather leads to dangerous shortage of blood

JACKSON, Tenn. -- LIFELINE Blood Services has announced a critical appeal for blood donors following last week's winter weather. "Our blood supply has reached critically low levels," said LIFELINE Marketing Manager Caitlin Roach. Due to the road conditions, LIFELINE had…

The Sound of Jackson | Ep. 6 | Emily McGill

Bethel student Emily McGill says she remembers music always being a part of her life. Between recording sessions in Nashville, she is sharing her new song “Write You Out of My Memory.” To catch up on all episodes of…

Hardin Co. Fire Department rescues cow from icy pond

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- A local fire department is making sure not only residents are safe during the winter weather, but animals as well. According to a Facebook post by the Hardin County Fire Department, firefighters responded to call…

Police seek info on Wednesday night shooting in Weakley County

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Weakley County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on a shooting that occurred Wednesday night. According to police, at approximately 7 p.m. on February 10, 55-year-old Damron Lee Dildine, of Gleason, was shot while working on…

Health dept. COVID-19 vaccine scheduling website operational again

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The vaccine appointment scheduling website for the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department, along with the Rapid Response List, is once again operational. Currently, appointments are only available for Madison County residents ages 70 and up -- as…

Local band formed by Lambuth Campus students on the rise

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local band is picking up steam as positive reviews and attention for their newest single have begun rolling in. A track that is both modern and bluesy, "Lucy" was written by Music By KOTA --…

WBBJ says goodbye to reporter/anchor Stephanie Fernandez

For more than two years, Stephanie Fernandez has served the West Tennessee community as a reporter and recently, weekend anchor for WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News. This week, the news team is officially saying “goodbye” as she moves on to…

Search underway for person who ran from police in Henderson Co.

UPDATE (12:45 p.m. 1/25/21): The THP has called off their search and the person of interest has been identified as Christopher J. Graves. HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Henderson County Sheriff's Department is searching for an individual on the west…

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.