Stephanie Fernandez

Jackson church celebrates 'Love Week'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local church is doing something very special for the West Tennessee community. Members with SoulQuest Church say they just wanted to give back and show how special the community…

Tax-free weekend ends in Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sunday was the last day for sales tax-free weekend. Shoppers headed over to Best Buy on Vann Drive looking to save some cash. Most shoppers came out of the store with items such as TVs and laptops.…

Tax-free weekends draws in back-to-school shoppers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Whether your kids will be back in the classroom or taking classes online, parents are still shopping for back-to-school supplies during tax-free weekend. At Academy Sports…

Farmers see change in 2020 growing season

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Locals went out to the West Tennessee Farmers Market in Jackson. A rainy morning did not stop the foot traffic from filing into downtown Jackson for some fresh produce. Farmers who grow produce say the growing season…

Q&A answers questions for JMCSS parents

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Local leaders discussed back-to-school plans and what classes may look like. The Jackson-Madison County School System has released its re-opening plan, as well as learning options for students that include traditional in-person learning, virtual classroom and CyberSchool.…

Longtime Helping Hands employee retires

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A longtime employee is retiring from a popular organization. Dr. Melvin Wright Sr. is retiring from Helping Hands of Tennessee in Jackson. But Wright says this is not the end. Wright says he is going to be…

School board meeting looks at upcoming school year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- School board members met for a special called meeting to discuss what school could look like for the upcoming year. One of the topics discussed at Thursday night's meeting was a continuous learning plan, talking about what…

Dyer Co. art show supports student scholarships

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. -- The West Tennessee community headed out to a fun festival on Sunday. The Dyersburg-Dyer County Arts Council presented the Spring into the Arts Show. This art show displayed all kinds…

Microchipping event helps raise funds for local shelter

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- Pet owners took their dogs and cats to the Brownsville-Haywood County Animal Shelter Saturday, where an event was held to microchip pets. Organizers say that with this event, they hope to…

Mayor Conger speaks with COVID-19 survivor

JACKSON, Tenn. - Jackson Mayor Scott Conger spoke with Todd Lewis, Tuesday. Lewis was the first patient to be treated for Coronavirus at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Through video chat, Lewis shares his…

West Tennesseans enjoy summer tennis tournament

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It was a beautiful day in the Hub City, and families got to enjoy a tennis game event at the Jackson Tennis Center. "We are out here today for a southern level four junior tennis tournament, ages…

Staying cool in the summer heat

JACKSON, Tenn. -- This past week has been one of the hottest in West Tennessee, and many say they are taking precautions to beat the heat. Some say they are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and limiting activity…

Hundreds receive free meals during food distribution

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Neighbors were helping neighbors as free meals were given to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With over a hundred cars waiting in line, family after family had their trunks…

Ceremony honors late blues artist Denise LaSalle

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Queen of Blues was remembered during a special ceremony on Thursday. Family and friends came together to place a headstone on the grave of the late blues artist…

Health department partnership provides free masks to residents

BEMIS, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department along with representatives from the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University Extension Office and West Bemis Baptist Church distributed free washable, reusable cloth face…

Brownsville police investigate overnight shootings

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- Police are investigating two shootings in one West Tennessee town. According to Brownsville Police Department Assistant Chief Kelvin Evans, the first shooting happened around midnight on North McLemore Street. When officers arrived they found a person had…

Fans gather for baseball game in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Baseball fans got to enjoy America's favorite pastime Sunday. Fans came out to the Jackson Generals Ballpark to enjoy a summer set of baseball tournaments. This is the fourth game to be hosted this summer. Due to weather,…

Community marches to support black LGBTQ members

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many West Tennesseans came out to let their voices be heard during a peaceful demonstration. Like many cities across the country, the West Tennessee community came together to let their…

Organizations pull together to hold toy drive in Gibson Co.

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- A toy giveaway took place Saturday, and its all for a great cause. The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Tennessee–Humboldt Club teamed up with Toys for Tots, Good360 and Shiloh Ministry to give toys to kids…

Henderson Co. Courthouse to close for cleaning

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. - "We just wanted to take some precaution to keep the health and safety of our county employees and customers," said Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray. Mayor Bray…

Registration for August primaries ends July 7th

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "We are really excited because you can register online now and since July 3rd, we have had nearly 400 online voter registrations," said Kim Buckley, administrator of elections for…

Police investigate incident that injures firefighter

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Police are investigating an incident that took place Sunday morning that injured a firefighter. Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, the Jackson Fire Department says they responded to a dumpster fire at…

Gas station employee threatened over face mask

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A gas station employee has quit her job after being threatened by a customer. The incident happened Saturday morning at the Old Medina Market. Two customers got upset after an…

Investigation underway after car hits police station

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- The Bolivar Police Department says they are investigating an incident that took place Sunday morning.   According to officials a car hit the side of the police station. A news release from Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic says…

Holiday weekend attracts residents to local lake

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- Friday, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News caught up with some of the people hitting the lake and lighting the grill this holiday weekend. Many West Tennesseans celebrated the Fourth of July at Beech Lake. People could be seen…

Local gym relocates to Vann Drive

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Gold's Gym Tennessee recently acquired Jackson Sports and Fitness. "Formerly announce the merging of, the acquisition that is of Gold's Gym Jackson of Jackson Sport Fitness and our relocation," said Steve Roten, general manager at Gold's Gym…

Community reacts to mask mandate

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A mask mandate goes into effect Saturday, meaning you'll be required to wear a mask where ever you go. Madison County business owners are preparing for the city and…

Lifeline holds blood drive amid shortage

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lifeline Blood Services held a blood drive early on Friday. Lifeline Blood Services says they are experiencing a low supply of blood in West Tennessee due to the pandemic. Not enough…

Coronavirus cases rise in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. - After 18 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Madison County on Tuesday bringing the county-wide number to 260 patients since the start of the pandemic, West Tennessee Healthcare has…

Travel experts expect decrease in travel

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Travel officials say they expect a decrease in travel this summer. AAA shows numbers of people traveling this summer are down, but not out. Spokesperson Megan Cooper for AAA says…

Weather attracts visitors to local state park

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- People were enjoying the great outdoors while visiting Chickasaw State Park in Chester County. The weather was perfect with sunny skies and warm temperatures. "We actually came camping this weekend.…

Residents enjoy warmer weather at Muse Park

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Sunday featured plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. The weather on Sunday was warm and sunny, and people at Muse Park didn't let the day get away from them. Some enjoyed…

Job fair showcases employment opportunities

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For those of you who are seeking a job, there's good news for you. Express Employment Professionals on Carriage House Drive held a job fair Saturday morning. Co-owner of Express Employment Professionals in Jackson, Ronnie Morris said…

Express Employment Professionals Job Opportunities

For more information on employment opportunities and/or how you can apply, visit: expresspros.com You can also visit the Express Employment Professionals location in Jackson located at 196 Carriage House Drive.

Jackson police find guns in woods behind home

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson Police Department makes a surprising discovery while conducting a search. Jackson police along with a K-9 officer Echo located several guns hidden in the woods behind a home…