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New COVID 19 testing sites in West Tennessee

TRENTON, Tenn. -- Starting Friday, the Tennessee Department of Health will be operating drive up COVID-19 assessment sites in six West Tennessee counties. "The National Guard will be on site to help us…

Health officials give update on coronavirus

JACKSON, Tenn. --  According to health officials, there are zero confirmed coronavirus cases in Madison County as of Thursday. However, there are 18 Coronavirus cases in the Volunteer State. "Davidson is up to 6…

19th annual Jewel Awards honors business owners

EAST JACKSON, Tenn. -- Hundreds filled the Oman Arena Friday night for the Jewel Awards. Members from the Jackson-Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce honored outstanding black business leaders for the 19th…

JMCSS school board wraps up superintendent interviews

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "We've got to determine the best fit for our district. We've got a good district, we just want a better district," said Jackson-Madsion County School System board chairman Pete Johnson. This week the Jackson-Madison County School Board…

Henderson County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary county

HENDERSON CO., Tenn. -- Across the country, some local governments are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, with the latest being Henderson County. "February 11th, our Henderson County Commission met and I presented to…

Madison County Commission prepares for monthly meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- County commissioners met Thursday to discuss their role in the public-private partnership for the construction of two schools. Next Tuesday, the Madison County Commission will be voting on whether they will…

Health expert gives tips to avoid the flu

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "Every flu season is high volume it seems like in West Tennessee, but this year has been particularly bad," family nurse practitioner, Tiffany Simpson said. According to the Tennessee Department…

City, county officials discuss special school board meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Monday night, the Jackson-Madison County School System is holding a special-called meeting to adopt resolutions regarding the approval of public-private partnership documents required for closing. The partnership will help rebuild Madison Academic Magnet High School and renovate…

Better Business Bureau warns of lottery scam

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- The Better Business Bureau is warning of a lottery scam after a West Tennessean was targeted. Vonnie Bell says she thought that her life had changed forever when she got…

Mother asks for justice in daughter's death

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. --"What happened on June 26, 2016, that destroyed my life," said Carmen Hernandez, the mother of 17-year-old Elia Hernandez. "She wanted to go to college. She wanted to be a nurse and, you know, she was ready…

Jackson leaders prepare for February City Council meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. --Hub City leaders met to discuss how to better education for students. During Jackson's agenda review meeting Thursday, leaders discussed the public-private partnership for Madison Academic Magnet High School and Jackson Central-Merry High School. Council members have been…

JMCSS budget committee discusses public-private partnership

JACKSON, Tenn. --Local leaders are meeting to achieve better education for students, while also being cost-efficient. The budget committee for the Jackson-Madison County School System met Thursday. A hot topic was two sublease…

Cody Nance Invitational returns to the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The 2nd annual Cody Nance Invitational is back at the Oman arena. Friday and Saturday, 25 of the best bull riders are getting on some of the best bulls in west Tennessee. Friday was family night and…

City reacts to cave-in at Redbone's

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new cave-in has emerged in the Hub City, and it is raising questions on who will fix it. In the Redbone's parking lot in north Jackson, a section is…

Woman accused of embezzlement at family business

SARDIS, Tenn. -- A woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing money from her own family's business. James Ridley and his wife Lynne are the owners of Sardis Auto Repair. "He's just a good…

Authorities report multiple traffic delays after series of wrecks

JACKSON, Tenn. -- According to investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, there were multiple crashes on Interstate 40 Friday. Around 4 a.m. a crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down I-40 between mile markers 127 and 128 in Benton County. One…

Hospital holds open house for bereavement room

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Mothers going through a miscarriage will now have a safe space to go for help and resources. The Jackson-Madison County General Hospital held their Bereavement Room Open House Wednesday morning. Officials say it is a space for…

Children pay Santa a visit ahead of Christmas

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Hub City. For those who have not already gotten their Christmas list to Santa, you might want to wait before mailing…

Union University holds annual Christmas concert

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It was a night of melodies and harmonies as music filled the air at Union University Friday night. The G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel was packed as students, faculty and guests poured…

Campbell Lake lights up for annual tradition

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As homes begin to light up with beautiful Christmas lights, one neighborhood lit up an entire lake. The Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association (LANA) lit up Campbell Lake with luminaries to start…

Family looks to rebuild following large house fire

GADSDEN, Tenn. -- One family says they are just thankful to be alive after an afternoon house fire Thursday. Fire crews worked hard for hours to put out flames that will leave one family rebuilding their entire lives. "I was…