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Henderson Police Department officer hospitalized due to COVID-19

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Henderson police have confirmed an officer is currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Henderson police confirmed Officer Brandon Connor's hospitalization Friday morning in a post on the department's Facebook page. The post says Connor also has pneumonia in…

Union City Middle School cancels annual band Christmas concert

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- The annual Union City Middle School Band Christmas concert has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, according to a news release. Union City Schools Band Director Jason Deem said in the release that concerns about COVID-19…

JTA hosting Customer Appreciation Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Transit Authority and BancorpSouth are sponsoring a Customer Appreciation Day on Dec. 18. According to a news release, there will be no fares for fixed route buses on Customer Appreciation Day. Regular fares will resume…

Old Country Store announces memorial service plans

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Old Country Store has announced finalized arrangements for Clark Shaw's memorial service. Visitation services are set for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Providence House in Casey Jones Village. Masks are required,…

2 additional deaths, 88 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed two more Madison County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications. The health department says those residents are: an 86-year-old man, who died Nov. 14 a 67-year-old man, who…

Jason Autry arrested on gun, drug charges

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher has confirmed Jason Autry is back in custody following his arrest on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, evading arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and public intoxication. Autry is currently…

3 additional deaths, 70 new COVID-19 cases in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed three more Madison County residents have died due to complications of COVID-19. The health department says those residents are: a 59-year-old woman, who died Oct. 27. an 84-year-old woman,…

COVID-19 Emotional Support Line open to Tennessee educators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are partnering with several statewide organizations to provide the COVID-19 Emotional Support Line for Tennessee teachers. The line provides free, confidential…

City of Jackson accepting nominations for 'Hub City Hero'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson is accepting nominations for Hub City Hero. According to a news release, nominees would be individuals who work to improve the lives of others in the community. Criteria for nominees are individuals who:…

U.S. Marshals announce arrest in 2017 homicide

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A suspect is in custody in connection with a 2017 homicide investigation in Madison County, according to U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. In a news release, the U.S. Marshals confirmed the arrest of Donald Wayne Duckworth. The release…

Jackson police investigating death of 18-month-old toddler

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating the death of a toddler early Tuesday morning. In a news release, police say officers responded to an apartment at Parkridge Apartments just before 5 a.m. The release says officers at the apartment…

Mother charged after 14-month-old dies due to burn injuries

OBION COUNTY, Tenn. -- A woman is in custody after a 14-month-old child died due to burn injuries. According to a news release, officers with the Union City Police Department responded to Union City Baptist Memorial Hospital on Nov. 10…

Old Country Store announces services for Clark Shaw

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Old Country Store has announced arrangements for services following the death of Clark Shaw. Shaw died Nov. 25 due to complications from COVID-19, according to a post on the Old Country Store's Facebook page. Visitation services…

96 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison County; 5,800 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 96 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 5,800. The health department says those new cases range in age from 6-months-old to 78-years-old.…

Winter, spring registration open for Jackson State students

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College has opened registration for both winter and spring terms. Students currently enrolled at Jackson State should register quickly to arrange their preferred schedule, according to a news release. The release says the winter…

Medina cancels Christmas parade due to COVID-19

MEDINA, Tenn. -- The City of Medina has cancelled their Christmas parade. The city confirmed the cancellation in a Facebook post Monday, saying the change was made due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Gibson County. The parade…

22 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 5,704 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County, bringing the total number of positive patients to 5,704. Those patients range in age from 1-year-old to 79-years-old. There are currently…

Jackson-Madison Co. Schools moving to hybrid learning Dec. 7

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School System announced Friday that students in the district will switch from full in-person learning to a hybrid model on Dec. 7. The announcement comes after increasing cases of COVID-19 across Madison County, and…

36 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 5,596 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed an additional 36 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 5,596. Those new patients range in age from 2-weeks-old to 77-years-old. There are currently…

Five indicted in August shooting in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. -- Five people have been indicted following a shooting at a Fayette County party in August. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 19-year-old Tavaris Lewis was shot and killed at the party, and four others…

Sixth former correctional officer pleads guilty after inmate assaulted

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A sixth former Tennessee Department of Correction employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to the assault of an inmate at Northwest Correctional Complex last year. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant, 29-year-old…

Gov. Lee announces bill for Tennessee National Guard benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee announced the first bill of the legislative package for the 2021 General Assembly. The Reemployment Act from the Department of Military is expected to provide reemployment protections for Tennessee National Guard service members on…

Five injured in Saturday crash on North Highland

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed five people were injured in a crash Saturday night on North Highland Avenue. THP says the five-vehicle crash happened around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of University Parkway. Three others involved…

4 additional COVID-19 deaths, 50 new cases confirmed in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed four additional deaths due to complications from COVID-19. The health department says those patients are: a 57-year-old woman, who died Nov. 21 a 74-year-old woman, who died Nov. 22…

Dyer issues boil water alert

DYER, Tenn. -- The City of Dyer has issued a boil water notice for customers until further notice. The notice is due to a system-wide loss of pressure on Monday. The notice posted on the city's website says there is…

45 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed; 5,348 total in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County on Monday. A total of 5,348 Madison County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Those new cases range in age from 6-months-old…

Henderson County Schools move to virtual, remote learning

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Henderson County Schools will move to virtual or remote learning next week ahead of Thanksgiving break, according to a statement posted on the district's website. In the statement, the district says the change in format is…

38 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 5,157 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. A total of 5,157 Madison County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Those new cases range in…

Whiteville cancels annual Christmas parade due to COVID-19

WHITEVILLE, Tenn. -- The town of Whiteville announced Thursday in a Facebook post that officials have cancelled the annual Christmas parade. The cancellation is due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, according to the post. The post says Whiteville…

3 additional deaths, 87 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed three additional deaths due to COVID-19 complications. The health department says those patients are: a 75-year-old woman, who died Nov. 4 a 52-year-old woman, who died Nov. 17 a…

Obion Co. native confirmed to U.S. Court of International Trade

Congressman David Kustoff has released a statement following the U.S. Senate's confirmation of general counsel of the Department of Agriculture. Obion County native Stephen Vaden has been confirmed to join the U.S. Court of International Trade, which is comprised of…

10-year-old girl charged with attempted murder in teen's shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have charged a 10-year-old girl following a shooting Tuesday night. Jackson police say officers responded to a shooting at East Point Apartments at 504 Daugherty Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday, and found a 16-year-old boy…

TBI identifies person killed in Sunday shooting

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. --  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the person killed Sunday in a shooting in Big Sandy. Alan Jay Grinnell, 26, was shot and killed at a home in the 100 block of New Hope Road…

Man wanted for assaulting Alabama deputy arrested in Savannah

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A man wanted on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer in Alabama is now in custody. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, William Blake Michael was arrested Tuesday at a convenience store in Savannah. A news…

54 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison County; 5,032 total

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed a total of 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. The health department has now confirmed a total of 5,032 cases of COVID-19 in Madison County. Those new…

Paris Special Schools move to virtual, hybrid learning

PARIS, Tenn. -- Paris Special School District has closed Pre-K through eighth grade due to rising COVID-19 cases. The schools will be closed until Nov. 30, according to a post on the district's Facebook page. If you have a child…