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Miss Volunteer America moving to May 2022

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Miss Volunteer America Pageant has announced the national pageant is now scheduled for May 7, 2022.   Organizers say the move is to allow states with pageants time to reopen and will allow more flexibility for…

Arlington murder suspects arrested in Brownsville

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller confirmed the arrests of three people wanted in connection with a February homicide investigation. According to a news release, Delmarc Hollingsworth, Anterion Springfield and Montre Jeter were arrested Thursday in Brownsville. The…

4 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,376 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,376. Those new patients range in age from 15-years-old to 83-years-old. There…

Widespread power outages in Jackson, 5,700 + without power

UPDATE: Jackson Energy Authority says just under 2,000 customers are still without power as of 9 p.m. UPDATE: Jackson Energy Authority confirmed just before 4:45 p.m. that there is extensive and widespread damage due to Thursday afternoon's storms. JEA says…

Health department to offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine Monday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department will be offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The health department has 240 doses of the vaccine to distribute between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, May 10.…

Henry County man charged with battery, exploitation of child

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Henry Co. Sheriff's Office has confirmed 55-year-old Charles Anderson, of Buchanan, was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a child. According to a news release, the arrest was…

Jackson Generals, Ballpark announce summer plans

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Generals announced plans Thursday to expand entertainment opportunities at the Ballpark at Jackson this summer. According to a news release, the Ballpark will host the Winnipeg Goldeyes from the American Association beginning May 21. The…

3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,372 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,372. Those new patients range in age from 22-years-old to 77-years-old. There…

Chipotle moving into former Steak 'n Shake property

JACKSON, Tenn. -- City of Jackson officials have confirmed a Chipotle restaurant is expected to be built on the former Steak 'n Shake property. Planning director Stan Pilant confirmed Wednesday that Chipotle is expected to begin construction at the closed…

Dyersburg police investigate Tuesday night shooting

DYERSBURG, Tenn. --Dyersburg police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night on St. Joseph Street. Police say officers responded to the area around 11:15 p.m. after residents reported hearing 10 to 15 gunshots. According to a news release, one home was…

3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11369 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,369. Those patients range in age from 15-years-old to 75-years-old. There is…

5 additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,366 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 11,366. Those new patients range in age from 20-years-old to 58-years-old There…

38 arrested in multi-agency investigation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police confirmed 38 people were arrested April 29 and May 1 during a multi-agency investigation in Jackson. Jackson Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshals and Madison County Community Corrections were a part of the investigation…

7-year-old killed in Interstate 40 crash, 6 others injured

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed a 7-year-old died Sunday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 40 in Haywood County. According to a crash report, the wreck happened near the 66 mile marker on Interstate 40…

WGU offering scholarships for Teachers College programs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Western Governors University is observing National Teacher Appreciation Week this week by offering scholarships for education professionals, according to a news release. The release says WGU plans to offer up to $2 million in scholarships for current…

Jackson General relaxes hospital visitation policies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County General Hospital announced plans on Monday to relax visitation policies beginning Monday, May 3. According to a news release, the revised visitation policy is due to declining volumes of hospitalizations and the increase in vaccinated…

Medon convenience center closed Monday

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department confirmed Monday that the Medon Convenience Center will be closed due to flooding. The center is located at 31 Bowman Collins Road. The health department says they plan to reopen…

Union City police investigate Sunday morning shooting

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Union City police have issued warrants for the arrest of an individual in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning. According to a news release, officers responded to the Last Word Cafe on East College Street…

4 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,361 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,361. Those new patients range in age from 11-months-old to 57-years-old. There…

Jackson police investigating Sunday shooting at apartment

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at a Campbell Street apartment. Police say the shooting happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday at Sycamore Creek Apartments at 1336 Campbell Street. Officers found a man with multiple…

Police seek suspects in early morning burglaries, shots fired

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating a report of vehicle burglaries that led to shots fired early Friday morning. Jackson police say officers responded to the area of Chipwood Drive off Muse Street around 1:45 a.m. Friday after a…

Jackson police officer hospitalized after being hit by vehicle

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have confirmed an officer was seriously injured Thursday night after responding to a domestic assault at a north Jackson business. Police say officers responded to an assault at the Clean Machine Coin Laundry on Carriage…

12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,344 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,344. Those new patients range in age from 8-years-old to 65-years-old. There…

North Parkway closed due to crash, death investigation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating a crash on North Parkway in which one person has died. Police say the crash happened just before 4 p.m. on North Parkway between Browns Church Road and Flex Drive. Police say only…

Jackson police seek ID in theft from auto repair shop

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying an individual suspected of theft from a local business. Police say surveillance video shows the man entering Dennis Mitchell's Automotive on Hollywood Drive on Tuesday and taking…

Hardin County selected to participate in property evaluation program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development have announced the four counties to participate in the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program. Those counties are Bedford, Greene, Hamilton and Hardin, according to a news release. These four…

Jackson police, U.S. Marshals conduct sex offender compliance check

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service conducted a sex offender compliance check on Tuesday, according to a news release. The release says the compliance check, called Operation Spring Sweep, checked on 108 convicted sex offenders…

Former Rep. Jimmy Eldridge appointed to TN Election Commission

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former State Representative Jimmy Eldridge has been appointed to the Tennessee State Election Commission, according to a news release. The release says Eldridge will fill the vacancy made by the retirement of Jimmy Wallace. Eldridge, who previously…

6 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,309 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,309. Those new patients range in age from 3-years-old to 67-years-old. There…

Sheriff's Office: Teen assaulted after stopping to help motorists

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn.-- A man and two juveniles are facing charges after an assault Sunday night in Henry County. Investigators say deputies responded to the reported assault around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 54 and Trading Post Road.…

Victim in Sunday morning house fire identified

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Fire Department has identified the man killed in a house fire early Sunday morning. Jackson fire officials say Vernon Leon Burton, 44, was found inside a home on Middle Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The…

Bethel University students to work with NFL Draft events

McKENZIE, Tenn. -- A group of Bethel University students will be working with the NFL Draft later this week in Cleveland, Ohio, according to a news release. Ten Bethel students, along with sports management program coordinator and assistant professors Dr.…

Gov. Lee announces end of public health orders in 89 counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee has announced the end of statewide public health orders in counties under the control of the Tennessee Department of Health, according to a news release. The executive order ends the authority of local county…

7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,303 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed seven additional cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,303. The health department says those patients range in age from 17-years-old…

Goodwill Week to include classes, career and resource fair

JACKSON, Tenn. -- This year, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee will host various events for Goodwill Week from May 3 through May 7, including events at the career center in Jackson. Goodwill Week activities will be held at the Goodwill…

Jackson International Food and Art Festival moved to October

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson International Food and Art Festival has been rescheduled for October. The festival is now scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16. The Jackson International Food and Art Festival was cancelled in May 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Community Health Fairs scheduled for May in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The UT-TSU Extension and Well Connected Communities programs have two community health fair events scheduled for May. The first event is currently scheduled for May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Shirlene Mercer Walking Park on…

JMCSS announces locations for summer learning camps

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School System has announced locations for this summer's Rising Stars Summer Learning Camp, according to a news release. The district says more than 3,000 students have signed up for the program, which focuses on…

TDOT announces Work Zone Awareness Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to move over and slow down for highway workers during National Work Zone Awareness Week. The goal of the week, which begins April 26 and continues through April 30,…

5 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 11,296 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 11,296. Those new patients range in age from 8-years-old to 39-years-old. There…