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New Tennessee laws take effect in July

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Beginning with the turn of the calendar to July, some new state laws are now in effect. "The left lane is for passing not for just driving and cruising in," said Madison County Representative Chris Todd. Tennessee's…

Union University community holds 'Walk for Justice'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students, faculty, alumni and community members come together as one at Union University to spread a message of unity.   Hundreds of demonstrators traveled to Union's campus to remember…

Amerigroup donates computers across Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- An organization is helping students across Tennessee stay active in their online learning amid COVID-19. "It's a very big priority for us to address factors that we know end up…

Peaceful protest held in Hardin County

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Like many cities across the country, a West Tennessee community is coming together for a peaceful protest. "The main intent here is there's no community without unity," said event…

Dozens of animals rescued in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Around 40 animals were rescued by Hardin County Animal Services Thursday. Rescuers said the pets were found living in poor conditions at a home on Saddleback Lane. Animal remains…

SWHRA begins summer food program

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- The Southwest Human Resource Agency is making sure students do not go hungry this summer. "Come get the meals for the children. I don't want to miss anyone who may…

Jackson leaders prepare for upcoming city council meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Thursday night, Mayor Scott Conger and city council members met at City Hall in preparation for next week's city council meeting. Up first on the agenda is the city's debt. Mayor Conger says when the budget was…

Restaurants give back to four families after fatal wreck

DOWNTOWN JACKSON, Tenn. -- "Table for Four" is a fundraiser created by Jerry Corley, owner of Rock'n Dough Pizza and Brewery in downtown Jackson. It's an effort to raise money for families affected by a recent tragedy. On May 16th,…

Pastor returns to Tennessee after being held in India

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- Bryan Nerren is a pastor with the International House of Prayer Ministries in Shelbyville. In October of last year, Nerren and other ministers traveled to India for mission trip, but something unexpected happened. "We arrived at the…

Ministry brings church services to residents

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local church is offering to meet people where they are: at home. "The church is closed, but ministry is not," said Destiny Church Pastor Rhonda Pettigrew. Many churches…

Buffalo Wild Wings reopens dining areas

JACKSON, Tenn. -- While sports are not completely back yet, a popular sports bar is making a return. All Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Tennessee are reopening their dining rooms Wednesday, with a few changes. The establishment is adding new…

JCPenney reopens with extra safety measures

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A popular retailer is back open in the Hub City. JCPenney at the Old Hickory Mall opened their doors on Wednesday. Company officials say the store is following state and local orders to ensure customer safety when…

Freed-Hardeman moves annual tradition online

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- A local university celebrated an annual tradition online. Freed-Hardeman University went live on their Facebook page for their annual nursing student pinning ceremony. During the ceremony, faculty members said words…

JMCSS budget meeting discusses loss of funds

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Friday afternoon, the Jackson-Madison County School System Budget Committee met to discuss budget cuts for this year and possibly the next. "Our current year budget will be cut by $6…

Scotts Hill High School holds 2020 graduation ceremony

SCOTTS HILL, Tenn. -- Tassels are turning at a 2020 commencement. Scotts Hill High School held their graduation ceremony for their senior class on Thursday. During the ceremony, more than 100 seniors took…

JEA begins path back to routine service

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Under the guidance of Gov. Bill Lee's Tennessee Pledge, businesses are reopening and Tennesseans are getting back to work. Now, a local utility company is on their way back…

Tennesseans honor Ahmaud Arbery with 2.23 mile run

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Earlier this year, an African-American jogger was fatally shot not far from his home on the outskirts of Brunswick, Georgia. Newly released video of the incident has people around the…

Construction brings road closure to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation has road work planned in the Hub City this weekend. Starting Friday, North Highland Avenue will be closed from Interstate 40 to Carriage House Drive. The turning lanes will be closed for…

Local organization rescues animals in hoarding case

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Redemption Road Rescue is a non-profit organization in north Jackson. They rescue a wide range of animals including horses, goats, sheep, and donkeys. "We got a call from another…

Family and friends hold candlelight vigil for loved one

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Family and friends held a candlelight vigil to remember a loved one. On Sunday, 28-year-old Chantell Cox died from pre-existing medical conditions. Family members say she had a history of brain tumors. Wednesday evening, dozens gathered at…

Old Hickory Mall reopens; follows state guidelines

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Under guidance from Gov. Bill Lee's Tennessee Pledge, many businesses are opening their doors this week, including Jackson's Old Hickory Mall. "The mall is the one that said, 'Hey we're…

JMCSS leaders discuss 2020-2021 budget

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Thursday afternoon, members of the Jackson-Madison County School System's budget committee met to discuss the district's finances. First on the agenda was the contract to construct a new Madison Academic…

City Council reviews agenda for May meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Mayor Scott Conger and members of the Jackson city council virtually met Thursday afternoon to review the agenda for May's meeting. Members discussed the city's budget for next year, as…

Local mayors speak about plans to reopen economy

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- "Even though we're reopening,  it's not business as usual," said Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray. Many local mayors say they will be following Gov. Bill Lee's Tennessee Pledge, which is a plan to help Tennesseans get…

Health facility to launch COVID-19 Awareness Program

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local health facility is launching a COVID-19 awareness program. Physicians Quality Care is offering residents free, remote and real-time monitoring for COVID-19. People who sign up for the COVID-19…

Goodwill to continue taking donations

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Goodwill stores are closed across the nation, but the company is still accepting donations. "We are very grateful that people want to support Goodwill at this difficult time, and their…