Stephanie Fernandez

TDOT prepares roads for winter conditions

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing roads for winter weather this weekend. With the winter weather conditions, drivers are being urged to use caution on the roads. "We have…

Historic Jackson restaurant closes

JACKSON, Tenn. - Today is the last day of operation for a historic Jackson restaurant. Baudo's closed Saturday after decades in business. It was the first pizza place in Jackson, and the first fine dining restaurant. "Just want to thank…

MyRide West Tennessee program looking for drivers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local program in West Tennessee is looking for volunteers to help those who need help getting around town to meet their daily needs. MyRide West Tennessee is a transportation program that gives rides to senior adults.…

$100,000 grant going to security in Gibson County

TRENTON, Tenn. -- The Gibson County Sheriff's Office was awarded more than $100,000 for security upgrades in General Sessions and Circuit Court in Trenton during this month's County Commission meeting. The grant will…

Volunteers help clean National Park during shutdown

SHILOH, Tenn. - As the government shutdown continues, a group of volunteers traveled to Shiloh over the weekend to clean up a historic landmark. The Libertarians of West Tennessee conducted a…

Local sorority celebrates founders day

JACKSON, Tenn. - A sorority celebrates their founders day at a local church. The Jackson, Tennessee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority held its 106th founders day celebration on Saturday at the New Saint Luke Missionary Baptist church. The Sorority…

Community hopes for a new Gibson County library

TRENTON, Tenn. - A West Tennessee city is hoping to see a new library built in the near future. A soup and chili fundraiser was held Saturday morning at the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton. Library members say they are raising…

A Hub City cleaning traditions comes to an end

JACKSON, Tenn. - Today was the last day for a Hub City Christmas cleaning tradition. Once Christmas is over, it's time to decide what to do with that live tree in your home. Keeping Jackson Beautiful hosted its annual "Chippin…

Health experts bring awareness to community about cervical cancer

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The month of January is known as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. "Cervical cancer is something that is very important," registered nurse Ashley Thompson said. "We recommend women to get screened for cancer. We recommend yearly physical exams, and…

Monthly flea market returns to the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. - It's the first week of the new year and people from all over the Hub City came out to shop local vendors at the Friendly Franks Flea Market. "You can…

Local organization hosts volunteer drive

JACKSON, Tenn. - A local non-profit organization hosted a volunteer drive to add new members to their team. The Red Cross held a meeting on Saturday morning looking for new volunteers…

Dozens head out on New Year's Day to watch football

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Families and friends rang in the new year drinking beer and watching bowl games. While some celebrate New Year's Day at home, Matt Willit celebrated the first day of 2019…

Flooding continues in parts of West Tennessee

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Many people woke up to flooded areas Monday as we hit record rainfall in West Tennessee. Flooding is by no means a stranger to Decatur County. Keith Byrd…

A local church holds a special service

JACKSON, Tenn. - A local church is celebrating the first Sunday after Christmas. Friends, family and loved ones gathered at St. Luke Episcopal Church to listen to the service and join in prayer…

One church shows its appreciation for local businesses

MILAN, Tenn. - A local church is showing its appreciation to small businesses for their hard work and customer service to the Milan community. The New Holy Temple in Milan held a ceremony and service to show their appreciation for…

Fire fatality rates increase in Tennessee in 2018

JACKSON, Tenn.--According to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, there have been more than 90 fire-related deaths state-wide in 2018, as compared to 85  deaths in 2017. Local fire officials…

Local church celebrates Christmas tradition

JACKSON, Tenn. - A local church is celebrating a Christmas tradition. The St. Luke's Episcopal Church held a Holy Eucharist service with Christmas hymns. The congregation also sang Christmas carols and…

RIFA soup kitchen still open for Christmas meals

JACKSON, Tenn. - A local organization is bringing warmth and joy to those in need. While many families spent their Christmas at home opening up Christmas presents, others volunteered in the soup…

Locals shop for last-minute gifts at Old Hickory Mall

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Hundreds of shoppers are out and about looking for last-minute Christmas presents. It's a day before Christmas and all through the mall, people are out shopping for last-minute…

Shoppers head to small businesses for last-minute gifts

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Last-minute shoppers are not forgetting to support local businesses. Folks were out and about Christmas shopping for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. "We've stayed full all day long.…

Local congregation celebrates special tradition

JACKSON, Tenn. - A local church is celebrating a Christmas tradition.  "We do this every year so we are always very excited to offer this to the city," said carillonneur, Cody Blue Miller.  "It's…

Local church gathers for candlelight service

JACKSON, Tenn. - A local church comes together for a Christmas candle light service.  Englewood Baptist Church on North Highland Avenue had their annual Christmas candlelight service. Friends, family and loved ones gathered together to listen to the service and join in…

Local family hosts 'Feed the Homeless' event

JACKSON, Tenn. - One local woman wants to make sure no one goes hungry during the holiday season. Saturday was the third annual "Feed the Homeless" event hosted by Veronica Hicks and her family. The event was held at the…

Area stores filled with last-minute Christmas shoppers

JACKSON, Tenn. - With just three days left before Christmas, shoppers are rushing out for some last minute gift shopping. The Saturday before Christmas is known as Super Saturday, one of the largest…

Humboldt, Madison County increase holiday patrols

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- With Christmas right around the corner, the Humboldt Police Department and Madison County Sheriff's Office are teaming up with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to make your holidays a little safer.…

A local church shares a message through music

MILAN, Tenn. - An annual church program returns to Milan just in time for Christmas. Pastor, Bill Kisner says the program is more than just a tradition at First Baptist Church of Milan.…

Last minute Christmas shoppers fill local stores

JACKSON, Tenn. - Traffic is busy and stores are filled, as last minute shoppers check off their Christmas lists. One popular destination is the Best Buy on Vann Drive. Many people are hoping to find good deals as they search…

West Tennessee families convene for holiday festivities

BEECH BLUFF, Tenn. - Families joined together to participate in some Christmas fun. Hundreds of families headed out to the Beech Bluff Recreation Center for the first annual 'Grinch Candy Cane Hunt.' Children participated in games like popping balloons and…

A local police department holds 'Shop With A Cop' event

LEXINGTON, Tenn. - Children got the chance to spend their morning shopping with police officers. Lexington Police paired with 59 children for the event. Each child was given two hundred dollars to spend on any items they wanted. They picked…

Local businesses bring Christmas cheer to kids

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.-- Christmas comes early for local children in need. Dozens of gifts and new coats...an early Christmas for local children ages 3 to 5 at the Humboldt Headstart. "The gift bags…

New partnership brings education opportunities

JACKSON, Tenn. - A new partnership is bringing educational opportunities to local teachers. "We offer online programs for working teachers as well as for folks who are working in the school system that might want…

Search for theft suspects

BOLIVAR, Tenn. - Police are looking for three men suspected of breaking into a Bolivar gas station. Police say the men in this video threw concrete through a door before repeatedly backing…

Culinary arts students host open house

JACKSON, Tenn. - A restaurant at a local high school has opened its doors once again so customers can get a taste of what's cooking in their kitchen this holiday season. Students at Liberty…

Ballet Arts hosts annual tea party

JACKSON, Tenn. -Families headed out to enjoy a Christmas tradition. Ballet Arts hosted its annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party Sunday at the Carl Perkins Civic Center before their showing of The Nutcracker.…

A community dances for a good cause

JACKSON, Tenn. -- People gathered for some fun in the Hub City, while also supporting a good cause. A Dance-A-Thon was held at the Lift Wellness Center. Many participated by dancing to…

A woman gives back to the community

JACKSON, Tenn. - One woman is giving back to the community, by helping the Regional Inter-Faith Association, also known as RIFA.  Tiffany Love-Newbell chose to honor her parents by hosting a luncheon to give back to the community. Newbell says…

South Jackson house fire leaves 8 without home

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A house fire just two weeks before Christmas leaves one Jackson family without a place to call home. What started as a normal day turned to devastation as a…