Stephanie Fernandez

Pinson school celebrates Black History Month

PINSON, Tenn. -- It's Black History Month and local schools are celebrating. South Elementary School in Pinson held their Black History Month program Thursday. Parents and children grades Pre-K to fifth grade filled the gymnasium. The program recognizes some of…

Local church holds special program for former teacher

DENMARK, Tenn. - A local church held a special celebration Sunday. The Denmark Baptist Church held a program honoring Roscoe Burton. Burton was an influential teacher for 27 years at West High School. Church…

Rescue crews search for missing man in Hardeman County

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Rescue crews continue to search for a missing man in Hardeman County.     On Friday, February 21st at approximately 6:24pm, the Hardeman County Sheriff's Office responded to a…

Local sorority hosts first Black Business Expo

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local sorority held a business expo this weekend. The Nu Gamma Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hosted the inaugural Black Business Expo today. Organizers say the…

Jackson takes "Polar Plunge" for good cause

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The annual Polar Plunge was held today at Aloha Pools and Spa in Jackson. Organizers say several groups participated in the chilling challenge as a way to raise funds for the…

Mardi Gras parade takes over downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Kids in Jackson got to shutdown parts of downtown for a Mardi Gras celebration, and this year's theme for the parade is Nursery Rhymes. "Just a chance for people to…

Residents react to new Tennessee gun permit law

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many laws went into effect at the beginning of 2020, which included a new permit gun law. But some residents say are not happy with the new changes the law brings…

Board members discuss changes coming to a local hospital

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The West Tennessee Healthcare board met for their monthly meeting to discuss changes to the hospital system. There could be some changes coming to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. On Friday,…

Second day of interviews begins in search for superintendent

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Another round of interviews started Thursday as the search continues for a new superintendent for Jackson-Madison County Schools. School board members interviewed Chief Academic Officer of Jackson-Madison County Schools, Dr.…

Two houses collapse after landslide in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. - Firefighters responded to a call of a landslide along the Tennessee River where two houses on Glendale Road collapsed. One of the homes was occupied at the time and homeowners…

Exotic pet expo's last day in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. - Animal lovers flocked to the Jackson Fairgrounds Sunday for the exotic pet expo. Hundreds of people filled the Fairgrounds for a glimpse of some unique animals including snakes, spiders and even…

Local motorcyclists take Sweetheart Ride

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Motorcycle enthusiasts spread a little love this weekend. The Golden Circle Hog Chapter and Bumpus Harley-Davidson put together the Sweetheart Ride Friday. Hog Chapter Director Jimmy Craig says the event is…

Missing Jackson man honored with balloon release

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A balloon release was held Sunday in honor of a missing Jackson man. The family along with volunteers held a balloon release honoring William Brian McKenzie. McKenzie's birthday was February 8,…

Pop-up bake shop offers Valentine's sweets

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local business hosted a Valentine's bake shop this weekend. Garner Blue Shop in downtown Jackson put together a pop-up shop inviting other local businesses like JC Cakes Bakery and Retro…

Englewood hosts daddy-daughter tea for preschool girls

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The bond between fathers and daughters was celebrated at a special event Saturday. The Preschool Ministry at Englewood hosted a special daddy-daughter tea for all preschool girls and their dads.…

Jackson Christian School hosts robotics tournament

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson Christian School hosted their Winter Classic VEX IQ robotics tournament Saturday. Over 100 elementary and middle school students representing 25 teams from 10 Tennessee schools will be competing. "We are…

WRAP provides support for teen dating violence

JACKSON, Tenn. -- February 1 kicked off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and a local non-profit organization is reaching out to teens. Danielle McHaney, Sexual Assault Coordinator for Wo/Men's Resource and Rape…

Search continues for William Brian McKenzie

JACKSON, Tenn. - A mother says she is desperately trying to find her 21-year-old son who has been missing for months and she is not giving up. Frances Gaines is the mother of…

Community gathers for 'First Time Home Buyers' seminar

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A first-time home buyer's seminar with Century 21 and Tennessee Housing Development Agency was held at the T.R. White Sportsplex Saturday. Some of the topics discussed during the seminar were grants…

Local nonprofit hosts warehouse sale

JACKSON, Tenn. - Regional Inter-Faith Association, or RIFA, had their thrift store warehouse sale Saturday, bringing a large crowd of people into the store to get a great deal. "I wasn't looking for nothing…

Local boy saves cousin from choking

MCNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn.- Nine-year-old Timothy Prather was at the Cody Nance Invitational Bull Riding Saturday night when family members say his three-year-old cousin Connor started choking. "He stood up and and he was…

Wife of Jackson mayor appears in court Thursday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- After seven months, Jessica Nicole Conger, wife of Jackson Mayor Scott Conger, entered a best interest plea in a shoplifting case. "An agreement to judicial diversion for 11 months and…

Local basketball coaches react to Bryant's death

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "It would have been nice to have met him. I have never seen a player play with so much passion," Lane College Athletic Director Derrick Burroughs said. NBA legendary…

The Birth Choice welcomes new 'Mobile Medical Unit'

JACKSON, Tenn. - Community members came together Saturday morning for the Birth Choice mobile unit arrival party. The Birth Choice clinic recently purchased a mobile medical unit from 'Save the Storks.' The mobile…

National School Choice Week kicks off Sunday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- National School Choice Week starts January 26, offering families around the country a chance to learn and celebrate all their education options. It is a time when schools, organizations and individuals…

Local city competes in HGTV's 'Hometown Takeover'

MILAN, Tenn. -- Residents in the City of Milan will be gathering Sunday to take pictures downtown, and city leaders will be taking more photos in other residential areas. Those photos will then…

The search continues for William Brian McKenzie

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A mother is desperately trying to find her 21-year-old son who has been missing since September. Brian McKenzie's mother, Frances Gaines, says she is desperate for answers and will…

West Tennessee woman celebrates 100th birthday

HOLLOW ROCK, Tenn. -- A local woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. It was a big celebration Sunday for Ms. Polly Mitchell as she celebrates her birthday at the Life Care Center of Bruceton and Hollow Rock, surrounded by family…

FCE club gathers for New Year's meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Members with the FCE club met Saturday for a meeting. The Madison County Family and Community Education County Council met Saturday. Tennille Short, UT extension agent for Madison County, was a…

Manufacturing company brings more jobs to West Tennessee

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- A local manufacturing company is bringing more jobs to West Tennessee. Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Friday that Adient, an…

Residents clean up after storm damage

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many residents are cleaning up the damage after the storms Saturday. Heavy rain and strong thunderstorms moved across West Tennessee Saturday morning, leaving behind plenty of damage to homes and neighborhoods…

Funeral services held for local police officer

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- A funeral was held Saturday for a local hero. Funeral services for Officer Rhonda Bonds was held at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Humboldt. Bonds previously worked for the Gibson…