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Lexington students to return to class Aug. 4

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- Lexington City Schools are preparing for students to return to the classroom sooner than you think. "We register next week on Monday, Aug. 2, and the kids…

Humboldt City Schools prep for new school year

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Humboldt City Schools are preparing for students to return to classrooms within the next few weeks. After 865 days, Humboldt City Schools are ready to welcome their students…

LIFELINE opens new center in Dyersburg

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A new blood donation center has opened up in West Tennessee. Tuesday morning, LIFELINE Blood Services celebrated the grand opening of its new Dyersburg Center at Olympic…

Nationwide firework shortage runs local supply low

MEDINA, Tenn. -- The pandemic has already caused multiple shortages this year, and now there's another -- fireworks. "There's a big firework shortage across the nation. It's really hard for anyone to…

Pilots honored by McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- On Tuesday, McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport honored two pilots who dared to fly on a very special anniversary. "They have the same story. They're both Americans who…

Flag Day ceremony held at Jackson park

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson held a celebration in Liberty Park. The city hosted a Flag Day ceremony to recognize the stars and stripes of the American flag. On…

City creates blueprint for CityStart project, gives launch date

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson announced its completion of the CityStart Empowerment Blueprint on Wednesday. The blueprint is a plan for how the city plans to prioritize financial empowerment in the community. "I think that we were chosen…

City of Jackson summer camps return for 2021

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Summer activities are returning to West Tennessee. The City of Jackson's summer camps started Tuesday with programs at Westwood Community Center and T.R. White Sportsplex. Westwood's program is full, but there are a few remaining spots open…

RIFA to hold 16th annual 'Canstruction'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A non-profit is preparing to host an annual event in Jackson. "This is our 16th annual Canstruction event, and after cancelling last year, we are so excited to be…

Beech Lake draws in crowds for Memorial Day

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- The Memorial Day forecast was 80 degrees with some sunshine, which made for a perfect day to get out and enjoy some time outside. Many across West Tennessee gathered…

Educator of the Week: Susan Menard

It's time for this week's Educator of the Week, presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Susan Menard started teaching in Chicago, Illinois, where she worked for more than 30 years. In 2016, she moved to Jackson, where she continued to…

Bus Stop Cafe returns for third year in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A nonprofit is relaunching a summer program for kids in Jackson. "The Regional Inter-Faith Association here in Jackson is just dedicated to fighting hunger, but something we are…

Educator of the Week: Joy Raines

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Joy Raines is a kindergarten teacher at Huntingdon Primary School in Carroll County. She taught second grade for 16…

Educator of the Week: Michelle McPeake

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  "Actually I started substitute teaching in special education. I was not…

Educator of the Week: Celeste Osgood

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Celeste Osgood started her nursing career after graduating college. Soon after,…

Coon Creek Science Center opens in Adamsville

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. -- A local university extended their campus reach on Friday. The University of Tennessee opened its largest and oldest classroom at the Coon Creek Science Center in…

Educator of the Week: Brandon Doyle

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Brandon Doyle is a chemistry and physics teacher at Peabody High…

LIFELINE still in need of blood donations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local blood center is still in critical need for donations. LIFELINE Blood Services still has a shortage of blood, and they need your help to increase…

Teapot Festival continues with taco salads in Trenton

TRENTON, Tenn. -- Trenton Teapot Festival events continued Wednesday with a luncheon. Many members of the First United Methodist Church in Trenton gathered to host a luncheon for the community. Women from the church gathered to prepare and sell taco…

Educator of the Week: Abby Spraggins

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Abby Spraggins is a preschool teacher at Alamo City School…

Food Truck Fridays returns to Milan

MILAN, Tenn. -- Citizens of Milan gathered on Friday for some outdoor fun. Food Truck Friday has returned to the city. West Tennesseans can come out and enjoy snacks…

Educator of the Week: Donna Tate

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Donna Tate is a 7th and 8th grade math teacher…

Educator of the Week: Jennifer Alford

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Jennifer Alford has only been teaching for three years.…

Educator of the Week: Ashley Tomlin

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Ashley Tomlin always knew that she wanted to help people with disabilities. Her mother first encouraged her to be…

Educator of the Week: Julia Adams

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Julia Adams has taught across West Tennessee for over 30…

Jackson Symphony announces April events

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Symphony is hosting a few events during the month of April. The Jackson Symphony is hosting their 60th Birthday Bash at the Greyhound on April…