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Law enforcement conduct 'Operation Chickasaw' in Hardeman County

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- Hardeman County Sheriff's Office -- with support of the US Marshals Service and TBI -- conducted Operation Chickasaw. The operation spanned from May 4 to May 5, with law enforcement checking on 35 convicted sex offenders, according…

Jackson State athletics to host baseball camp in June

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson State Community College athletics program is hosting a baseball camp. Jackson State says the program is for kids six to 12-years-old, and will be from June 2 to June 4 from 8 a.m. to 12…

City selects Juanita Jones as Hub City Hero for May

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The city of Jackson announced May's Hub City Hero. Mayor Scott Conger announced Juanita Jones as the choice for the month. Jones founded and serves as the executive director for Keep My Hood Good Community Campaign, which…

Parsons man convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. -- A Parsons man has been convicted after being charged with aggravated sexual battery of a child. The announcement came late Thursday night from the Office of the District Attorney General Matthew F. Stowe. Brendan Nathan Morgan was…

Union City Schools to resume classes Wednesday

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Union City Schools will return to a normal schedule on Wednesday. Schools were closed Tuesday due to multiple outages caused by severe weather that hit West Tennessee overnight.

Gibson EMC works to restore power

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation is encouraging customers without power to make plans if they need electricity for health conditions. Gibson Electric's news release says there are currently 53 outage trouble spots. Rita Alexander, VP of HR and Member Services,…

Health department recommends hepatitis vaccine, testing

JACKSON, Tenn. -- May is being recognized as Hepatitis Awareness Month. To participate, the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department, as well as the Centers for Disease Control, are promoting education, vaccinations and testing. The health department says hepatitis A, B,…

Gibson County sheriff offers free class on deadly force

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Gibson County Sheriff's Office announced it will be offering a class discussing the use of deadly force. The goal of the class will be to review the policy for deadly force, as well as its…

Sunday's Symphony on the Move moved to FHU campus

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Henderson Arts Commission has moved Sunday's Symphony on the Move in Chester County. The symphony will now be held at the Ayers Auditorium in Brown-Kopel Business Center on Freed-Hardeman University's campus. The event will still…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 958 new cases, 847,430 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Friday, April 30. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Four Tennessee state parks offer specials for Mother's Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Four Tennessee state parks are helping celebrate Mother's Day. Those parks include Natchez Trace and Pickwick Landing, as well as David Crockett and Montgomery Bell State Parks in Middle Tennessee. Natchez Trace State Park will be holding…

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee releases FY 2021-2022 budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee announced that the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget has passed the General Assembly. The upcoming budget includes: $100 million to bring Tennesseans high speed internet. A $250 investment in the Mental Health Trust Fund. $79…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 1,134 new cases, 845,380 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday, April 28. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Haywood County plane crash victims identified

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- Haywood County Sheriff Billy Garrett has confirmed the names of those killed in last week's plane crash. They have been identified as 55-year-old Charles Chad Wayne Garland, and 74-year-old Majorie Ann Garland. The plane was found…

REAL ID deadline pushed back to May of 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is pushing back the REAL ID deadline. The department says it has been pushed back 19 months, requiring anyone who boards a commercial flight, or enters a federal building to…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 530 new cases, 843,059 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Monday, April 26. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

TDOC to resume volunteer services across state

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Correction is resuming volunteer services within its facilities. TDOC says this will begin on May 1. With over 6,200 volunteers, the department says they all serve an important role in a person's return…

Tennessee's first CWD testing facility up and running

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's first Chronic Wasting Disease testing facility is up and running. Kord Animal Health Laboratory’s CWD unit microbiologists left to right: Lydia Suttles, Kelsey Londo, and CWD Unit Supervisor Jocelyn Revetta. (Photo Courtesy:…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 1,270 new cases, 837,833 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday, April 21. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

TDOC offers bonus to current, new employees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Correction is offering bonuses to current and new employees. TDOC says new correctional officers will receive a $5,000 sign-n bonus, and current officers will receive a $4,000 retention bonus. “One of the most…

Take Back Day gives Tennesseans chance to dispose of prescription drugs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two organizations are encouraging Tennesseans to take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back Day. Take Back Day is Saturday, and gives residents the chance to discard of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs.…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 721 new cases, 836,563 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Tuesday, April 20. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Tennessee celebrates 225 years of statehood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state of Tennessee is celebrating 225 years of statehood. Gov. Bill Lee says this year's theme is "Untold Tennessee." The governor says he will be taking a tour of every county, and it all starts with…

Dyersburg State to return to in-person classes for fall semester

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dyersburg State Community College is planning to return to in-person classes this fall. The college says it will give students the option to choose a schedule that includes in-person classes, a combo of online and in-person learning,…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 470 new cases, 835,842 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Monday, April 19. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Carroll County man faces charges following fire investigation

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- A Huntingdon man has been arrested and charged following an investigation into a destructive fire. The fire -- investigated by the TBI, Carroll County Fire Department and Sheriff's Office -- was on the 6100 block of Old…

Tennessee agencies use social media to honor crime victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Multiple state agencies are using social media to honor victims of crime in Tennessee. Crime Victims' Rights Week is from April 18 to April 24, so the Board of Parole, Tennessee Department of Correction, TBI, and the Tennessee…

Three arrested following Savannah drug investigation

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Three Savannah residents have been arrested following a drug investigation. Drug investigation results in arrests after search warrant On 4/16/21, Agents of the 24th Drug Task Force and Savannah... Posted by Savannah Police Department - Tennessee…

US Marshals in West Tennessee transition into new name

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- After a decade as the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals in West Tennessee are getting a name change. Marshals announced Friday that they are transitioning into a district led task force, under the name…

Martin police announce retirement of investigator

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Martin Police Department is celebrating the retirement of Investigator Mark Rushing. The department says Rushing served for nearly 19 years, and had began his career in 2002 as a patrol officer. He was eventually made an…

Mayor, Choate Engineering officials visit seniors at local high school

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- The founder of a local organization, along with the mayor, visited Bolivar Central High School Thursday. Choate Engineering Performance founder Cass Choate and Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic visited the school, sharing with seniors the job opportunities the…

LIFELINE hosts blood drive to help local family

MEDINA, Tenn. -- LIFELINE Blood Services is heading to Medina to help a local child in his battle against cancer. During a blood drive on April 29, $10 will be donated to the family of Brett Wyatt for every unit…