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Discovery Park hosts annual 9/11 tribute stair climb

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Union City firefighters are partnering with the Discovery Park of America to host the annual stair climb. The climb is a tribute held each year to those who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist…

UTM announces Family Weekend events

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee at Martin has announced plans for this year's Family Weekend from September 10 through September 12. Family weekend packages are $25 each and include a t-shirt, tickets for the football game, concert and…

78 cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Friday; 11,800 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 78 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County since Friday, July 23. There are now a total of 11,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Madison County. The health department also…

Former Spring Hill PTO president, treasurer indicted

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The former president of a Gibson County PTO has been indicted, according to the Tennessee Comptroller's Office. Kacey Criswell served as PTO president and treasurer at Spring Hill School in the Gibson County Special School District,…

Jackson police seek person of interest in vehicle burglary

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest in a burglary. Police say the individual is a person of interest in the burglary of a vehicle on July 22. Anyone…

Henry Co. Sheriff's Office investigating weekend arson fires

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Henry County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance after multiple reports of suspected arson fires in the county. The sheriff's office says three abandoned buildings were set on fire in Henry County on July…

JMCSS announces temporary class plans for JCM students

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Temporary plans have been announced for students slated to attend Jackson Central-Merry High School this fall. The school has not yet opened due to construction delays. Jackson-Madison County Schools says JCM students in sixth through eighth grade…

Health department to participate in Red Sand Project

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department will be participating in the Red Sand Project to raise awareness of human trafficking. Health department staff members will be pouring red sand in sidewalk cracks at the health department on…

Man in custody following Saturday standoff in Henderson

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- A man is in custody following a standoff at a Henderson home over the weekend. Henderson Police Department responded to a home on Johnson Circle around 6 p.m. Saturday, after reports of a man threatening to harm…

AMT program at Jackson State kicks off eighth year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College is celebrating eight years of the advanced maintenance technician work cooperative this year. Students in the AMT program met with their new employers on…

Madison Academic slated to open in October

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Madison Academic Magnet High School is currently set to open in October. Jackson-Madison County Schools say the exterior of the new construction is finished, but construction is ongoing inside the three-story school. Part of the construction crew…

40 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,722 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is now releasing updated COVID-19 data on Tuesday and Friday each week. The health department confirmed 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported since Wednesday, July 23. There are now a total…

Dyersburg woman accused of running over son with car

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A Dyersburg woman is facing charges after she's accused of running over her son. Police responded to Harris Street on Thursday after a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Police say officers found the 42-year-old…

TWRA responds to reports of bird illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is responding to reports of dead birds across the country, following reports of a disease in eastern and midwestern states that affect birds. TWRA says the disease causes eye swelling and discharge…

Goldeyes leaving Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Winnipeg Goldeyes have been granted permission to return to Shaw Park on August 3 for their home opener, their first game in their home park since September 2019, according to a news release. "The Winnipeg Goldeyes…

Suspect in custody following overnight car chase in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A person is being charged following a car chase late Wednesday night that started in Madison County and continued through Jackson and into Haywood County. Madison County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tom Mapes confirmed Thursday that Xavier Rogers…

Jackson police seek information in Sam's Club hit and run

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is asking for information in a hit and run at Sam's Club on Emporium Drive. Police say the incident happened on July 14 around 12:30 p.m., when a white Chevrolet Express cargo…

TDCI hosting livestreamed financial seminar Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is partnering with Investor Protection Trust and PBS Books for a virtual event on Friday. According to a news release, the "Financial Freedom: Declare the Life You Want" event will…

Caregivers Support Group meeting postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases

JACKSON, Tenn. -- West Tennessee Healthcare has rescheduled an August support group meeting scheduled to be held at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital due to increasing COVID-19 cases. The Caregivers Support Group meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5 at…

COVID-19 Update: Week of July 21

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 77 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County since July 14. There are currently 11,682 total cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The health department says they have recently seen…

George Foreman to speak at December event for United Way

JACKSON, Tenn. -- United Way of West Tennessee will host Unitas, an 80th anniversary celebration in December with speaker George Foreman. The event will be held December 16 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center starting at 6 p.m., according to…

JMCSS hosting registration, community event this week

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County School System is hosting several events this week. Families can register for pre-K and drop off documents for pre-K students on Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21 at JMCSS Central Office at 310 North…

First Friday Forum returning for Bicentennial celebration

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson will begin celebrating their bicentennial year in August with the return of the First Friday Forum.   The forum will feature different speakers each month, discussing different programs over the next year, according to a news…

Memphis man indicted in fatal boat crash on Pickwick Lake

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Memphis man has been indicted on multiple charges following a crash at Pickwick Lake last summer. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, 33-year-old Matthew S. Swearengen was indicted Monday by a Hardin County grand…

Corey's Gifts holding school uniform drive for JMCSS

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Corey's Gifts is hosting a uniform drive for Jackson-Madison County Schools students. Donations can be made at four locations: Jackson-Madison County School System Central Office at 310 North Parkway Elite Dental Care at 47 North Star Drive…

Suspicious fires under investigation in Henry Co.

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A series of suspicious fires in Henry County over the last two weeks are under investigation. According to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, investigators, along with the Henry Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,…

Debra Craig to join Discovery Park's leadership team

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America has announced an addition to the Discovery Park's leadership team. Debra Craig will now manage the park's business and finance functions, according to a news release. The release says Craig is a…

12-year-old in custody after alleged assault

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A Dyersburg child is being charged with aggravated assault following an incident on Harris Street over the weekend. Investigators say officers responded to a domestic assault on Harris Street around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, where family members said…

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital announces $95.4 million expansion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is announcing their largest expansion since their 2010 opening. The $95.4 million project includes enlarging the cardiovascular and neonatal floors, recovery area and main floor, according to a news release. The project also…

Shiloh hosting bike tour of monuments

SHILOH, Tenn. -- Shiloh National Military Park will host a bicycle tour of the battlefield on Saturday, July 24. The tour will be led by a ranger and will explain the efforts of those who placed the monuments and the…

Rural Health Association offering apprenticeship programs

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee is partnering with West Tennessee Healthcare to offer apprenticeships for patient care tech roles, according to a news release. The apprenticeships are paid positions and are paired with mentoring, the release says. After meeting…

Police investigating vandalism at Dodge Store on North Highland

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating a reported vandalism at the Dodge Store on North Highland Avenue. Police responded to the store just before 10:30 p.m on Thursday, July 15. Police say video shows an unknown individual who was…

Death row inmate convicted of murder in Hardeman Co. dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Death row inmate Steven L. Hugueley died Friday morning at a Nashville prison, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction. Hugueley died at about 2:35 a.m. Friday, July 16 at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution of apparent natural…

Henry Co. Healthcare Center earns five-star rating

PARIS, Tenn. -- Henry County Healthcare Center has earned a five-star quality facility rating, the highest a nursing home and rehabilitation facility can achieve from Care Compare, according to a news release. Facilities are evaluated by overall quality, health inspection,…

Suspect wanted in Madison County arrested

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man wanted in Madison County is in custody, according to the U.S. Marshals. Agents say the U.S. Marshals were requested by Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics investigators in March to locate Jarett Wilson. Agents say Wilson…

Crashes block traffic on Interstate 40 in Henderson County

UPDATE: HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol says lanes are open and beginning to move. Traffic has not returned to normal, according to THP. THP says to remain cautious while driving in the area. HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. --…

Discovery Park of America hosting LEGO Competition

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America and the Obion River Regional Library Center are presenting the 2021 LEGO Competition this fall. Discovery Park says the competition will run from August through November, with a new theme each month.…

Suspect charged in Martin Slide & Ride parking lot shooting

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Martin police have confirmed an individual is charged in connection with a shooting outside Slide & Ride early Sunday morning. Investigators say this incident happened outside in the parking lot of the bar. Charleston Kimble, 20, of…

Jackson police seek information in April hit and run

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is asking for help identifying an individual believed to have been involved in a hit and run earlier this year. Police say the incident happened on April 6 at around 2:30 a.m.…

Jackson State hosting "grand reopening" registration event

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College is hosting a "grand reopening" on July 31 to celebrate their return to in-person classes in the fall, according to a news release. The event will be held at the Student Center from…

Goodwill hosts 'Christmas in July' this weekend

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Goodwill is celebrating Christmas in July. According to a news release, thousands of holiday items, including outdoor decorations, lighted trees, trimmings, and decor, will be available at Goodwill stores this weekend for their Christmas in July…

UTM to reinstate merit scholarships for students

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Students at the University of Tennessee at Martin who lost merit scholarships during the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to have scholarships reinstated if they did not meet the grade-point-average requirement at the end of the spring semester,…

Goodwill hosting outdoor job fair on Tuesday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Goodwill will host a job fair on Tuesday at their South Jackson location. The outdoor job fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13 and will host more than six employers, seeking to…

Star Wars Night back at Ballpark at Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Star Wars Night is coming back to the Ballpark at Jackson Saturday, July 10 as the Winnipeg Goldeyes host the Gary Southshore Railcats. The first 1,000 fans will receive a limited edition Darth Vader-themed giveaway. There will…

Discovery Park members eligible for free admission at museums

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America members will now be able to get free or discounted admission to other museums across the country. Discovery Park is now a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Travel…