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$10,000 donation allows RIFA to buy new equipment for programs

JACKSON, Tenn. -- RIFA in Jackson has received $10,000 from Amerigroup Tennessee to support the nonprofit's Community Outreach program and Soup Kitchen. According to a news release, the money will allow RIFA to buy two refrigerator and freezer units, and…

3 additional deaths, 5 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed three more Madison County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications. The health department says those residents are: a 78-year-old woman, who died Nov. 8, 2020 a 93-year-old woman,…

UT-TSU Extension host 'grocery store tour'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Madison County UT-TSU Extension is hosting a program to help residents learn more about healthy eating. The Well Connected Communities Grocery Store Tour is scheduled for Thursday, March 4. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. at…

7 new COVID-19 cases in Madison Co.; 10,912 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another seven new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. There are currently 10,912 total cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The health department says those patients range in age…

Two local deputies injured after being stabbed with scissors

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office were injured Thursday after investigators say an individual they were attempting to transport stabbed them with a pair of scissors. According to a news release, deputies were attempting to…

TBI confirms one dead in Humboldt house fire

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed one person died in a house fire Thursday in Humboldt. The TBI has not identified that individual at this time. Officials say the fire started around 3 p.m. at a…

10 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 10,885 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 10,885. The health department says those patients range in age from 14-years-old…

Man charged after juvenile fatally shot on Feb. 6

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a man is in custody following the fatal shooting of a juvenile earlier this month in north Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says investigators responded to the area…

Discovery Park opening new exhibit in March

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America is opening a new exhibit in March, according to a news release. The release says the Southern Artist Showcase will open on Thursday, March 4 in the art hall. The collection is…

Matt Altobell stepping down as executive director of JDDC

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson Downtown Development Corporation announced Thursday that Matt Altobell announced plans to step down as executive director next month. Altobell has spearheaded development projects in downtown Jackson for six years, according to a news release, and has…

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured after Wednesday shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have confirmed one person died after a shooting early Wednesday morning at a north Jackson apartment complex. Police confirmed two people were injured in the shooting around 2:45 a.m. at Friars Point Road in Cherry…

Additional death, 18 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died due to COVID-19 complications. The health department has confirmed a 65-year-old woman died Feb. 17 due to COVID-19 complications. A total of 185…

Jackson State mourns loss of Dr. Allana Hamilton

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College is mourning the loss of former college president Dr. Allana Hamilton. Hamilton died Tuesday, Feb. 23 after suffering a stroke in October, and receiving a cancer diagnosis shortly afterward. She was 55.…

Kroger to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccine

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of Kroger, has announced their pharmacies have received a supply of the COVID-19 vaccine and will begin administering those doses in the 115 pharmacies across Tennessee, according to a news release. Kroger will distribute those…

Tennessee Chamber partners with Automotive Manufacturer Association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association to increase and enhance services for auto manufacturing, according to a news release. The release says Tennessee is ranked number one for…

Jackson eligible for TDOT Urban Transportation Planning grant

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The city of Jackson has been selected to receive an Urban Transportation Planning grant by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The grant will go toward advancing plans in the city's long-term goals, including bicycle, pedestrian and greenways,…

17 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison Co.; 10,857 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another 17 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 10,857. Those new patients range in age from 3-weeks-old to 77-years-old. There…

Broadband internet coming to Big Sandy, Eva

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- TEC is bringing broadband internet to part of Benton County, according to a news release. Downtown Big Sandy and Eva are scheduled to receive residential and business services with Fast Fiber Internet, an $800,000 investment in…

Child killed in Grand Junction shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. -- The Hardeman County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a child was killed in a shooting Tuesday in Grand Junction. The sheriff's office says deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Pearl Road and found…

TBI identifies individual killed in Highway 104 incident Monday

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified an individual killed Monday on Highway 104 North in Henderson County. The TBI says Richard McDonald, 40, died Monday. The TBI says they, along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol,…

Additional death, 14 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison Co.

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 a 77-year-old woman died Feb. 19 due to COVID-19 complications. A total of 184 Madison County…

Cody Nance PBR coming to Paris this summer

PARIS, Tenn. -- The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Henry County Tourism Authority announced plans for the inaugural Cody Nance's PBR this summer. The event is currently set for July 2 through July 3 at the Henry County Fairgrounds.…

Jackson General recognized for 'Safe to Sleep' project work

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County General Hospital has been recognized for their progress in the "Safe to Sleep" project. The hospital received the Milestone Award from the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care based on participation, monthly data collection including…

3 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County; 10,826 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 10,826. Those new patients range in age from 51-years-old to 78-years-old. There…

7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 10,808 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 10,808. Those new patients range in age from 1-year-old to 90-years-old. There…

Haywood County audit reveals repeat deficiencies

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Comptroller's office says an audit for last fiscal year shows uncorrected issues, according to a news release. The release says the state's annual audit had nine findings, with five of those repeated from last…

Additional death, 4 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died due to COVID-19 complications. The health department says an 81-year-old woman died Feb. 17 due to complications of COVID-19. A total of 183…

Highway department asks residents to stay home

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Madison County Highway Department superintendent Bart Walls is asking residents not to go out unless necessary. Walls says the Madison County Highway Department is advising residents to stay home until the potentially dangerous roadway conditions improve.…

Additional death, 7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died due to COVID-19 complications. The health department says a 69-year-old man died Feb. 16 due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of…

6 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed; 10,782 total in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. There are now a total of 10,782 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The health department says those patients…

Solid Waste pickup postponed due to weather, road conditions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson announced that solid waste collection will not run Monday or Tuesday due to winter weather. This includes residential customers, commercial and industrial businesses. The city also confirmed Waste Management will not be providing…

2 additional deaths, 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed two more Madison County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications. Those patients are: a 70-year-old woman, who died Jan. 23. a 93- year-old man, who died Jan. 30.…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 1,624 new cases, 752,033 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Thursday, February 11. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Carroll County man arrested after 2 killed in car chase

WAVERLY, Tenn. -- Two people were killed Wednesday after a Carroll County man led police on a car chase into Middle Tennessee. According to the Waverly Police Department, officers were notified of the chase entering the city on Highway 70…

Three arrested following drug raids in Henderson

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Three people are in custody following two searches on Wednesday in Henderson. Police say Jeremy Brasfield, Jeremy Sutherland, and Aariona Kelly are facing multiple…

25 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 10,736 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 10,736. Those new patients range in age from 1-month-old to 84-years-old. There…

UTM campuses to move virtual through Friday

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Due to the threat of inclement weather, the University of Tennessee at Martin has moved all classes to a virtual format. This will include classes at the main campus and regional centers in Jackson, Parsons, Selmer, Somerville…

Gas leak leads to evacuation in McKenzie

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- A gas leak at a McKenzie business has led to a precautionary evacuation. Emergency management officials say the gas leak is at a flea market store in McKenzie between Walgreens and Carroll Bank and Trust. The building…

Safety tips for winter weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Fire Department has released a list of safety tips due to the threat for inclement weather across West Tennessee. Power lines Be alert to the possibility of electrical hazards. A heavy build-up of ice or…

Dyersburg City Schools closing early Wednesday

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dyersburg City Schools have announced all schools will close early on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Schools will close at 12:30 p.m. Dyersburg Primary and Pre-K will close at 11:30 a.m. No decision has been made about classes for…

City of Jackson announces Youth Council members

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson has announced a list of students who will serve on Jackson's Youth Council. Students from local high schools are asked to advise Mayor Scott Conger and the Jackson City Council on how to…