Author: Mandy Vandiver

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, has died. He was 88. Emery's family says the broadcaster died Saturday of natural…

Closures due to inclement weather

The following churches will be closed on Sunday, January 16, due to inclement weather. East Jackson Church of Christ will have only streaming services Sunday, January 16th. In-person service canceled due to weather. Grace Baptist Church in Henderson, TN will…

The Ned seeks donations of winter wear

JACKSON, Tenn. --- The cold temperatures have once again returned to West Tennessee, and it's a good time to remember those who may be without proper winter wear. The Ned in Jackson has once again started its Tree of Warmth…

Former Selmer Alderman sentenced to prison

JACKSON, Tenn. --- According to a news release from the U.S Department of Justice, former Alderman of Selmer, Nickolas Atkins, was sentenced to federal prison for 48 months for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. Chief U.S.…

JMCHD offers COVID-19 boosters to ages 12 and up starting Monday

JACKSON, Tenn. ---Local health department to offer boosters to ages 12 and above. According to a news release from the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department, starting Monday, January 10, they will now offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to everyone ages 12…

Possible snow expected for West Tennessee

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the West Tennessee area. Check the maps below to see what the possible snow accumulations are for your hometown. And stay tuned on-air and online to WBBJ-7…

Gibson Co. Mass Band plays Rose Parade

The Gibson County Mass Band played in the 2022 Rose Parade. If you were unable to view the coverage, you can watch the replay here. http:// We will also have coverage on our 6 p.m newscast.

Students and faculty in Union City spread Christmas joy

UNION CITY, Tenn. ---Schools in Union City spread Christmas cheer and enjoy holiday traditions. According to a news release from Union City Schools, last week was busy, but not just from finishing up on work before the holiday break. Students…

Local school closings due to storm and tornado damage

According to information received from Karen Campbell, Communications Director Weakley County schools: Gleason, Greenfield and Martin schools will be open tomorrow. Due to road safety concerns, Dresden and Sharon schools will be closed. "We are aware that our students, staff…

Information on the Salvation Army for tornado victims

The Salvation Army is already working to help the victims of the tornadoes in area states affected, including Tennessee and Kentucky. They are working to supply needed food, water, clothing, shelter and also emotional support to those affected. For more…