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COVID-19 in Tennessee: 644 new cases, 776,337 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Tuesday, March 2. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

TDOT: Driver crashes into Middle Tennessee work zone

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A close call in Middle Tennessee has TDOT reminding drivers to be mindful of work crews. TDOT says crews were working into the night to make pothole repairs near Antioch in Middle Tennessee crashed a truck…

UPDATE: Huntingdon police identify victim in car vs. pedestrian incident

UPDATE: Huntingdon police have confirmed the victim of Monday's incident has been identified. The victim's name is being withheld until next-of-kin has been notified. EARLIER STORY: HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- The Huntingdon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying…

New program offers rent relief to Tennesseans

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new program is aiming to help Tennesseans struggling to pay rent and utilities. A news release from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency says both renters and landlords can apply for the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. “The…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 689 new cases, 775,693 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Monday, March 1. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know: Paris

PARIS, Tenn. -- Paris, Tennessee. You know it bears the name of the French capital, but why? And what about that giant fish that sits at the intersection of Tyson Avenue and Veterans Drive? These are 5 Things You (Probably)…

Mask mandate extended to March 31 in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is extending the mask mandate in Madison County to March 31, according to a news release. Leaders in Madison County say the number of new cases are down, and hope that…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 1,573 new cases, 772,513 total

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

Henry County Medical Center updates visitation policy

PARIS, Tenn. -- The Henry County Medical Center will be moving to a more relaxed visitation policy on March 1. The center says this decision comes as Henry County sees both a lower positivity rate, and a 16% vaccination rate…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 1,631 new cases, 768,946 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday, February 24. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

TDOT putting all manpower to roadway repairs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation is working to repair damage that was caused to roadways by last week's winter storm. TDOT announced that all available manpower is being put towards repairing both interstates and highways as quickly…

Cub Scouts visit Jackson Police Department

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department received a visit from Cub Scouts Pack 18 on Tuesday. The Pack was led Den Leader Amber Fillingim, and toured the police station, learning the duties of a police officer. Scouts were…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 1,226 new cases, 767,315 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Tuesday, February 23. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Enville Fire Department to provide water on Tuesday

ENVILLE, Tenn. -- Due to ongoing water issues, the Enville Fire Department will be providing water on Tuesday. The fire department says it will be providing water from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The department is located at 896 Cemetery…

JPD seeks IDs over alleged fraudulent transactions at Walmart

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is seeking the public's help in ID'ing suspects who may have used another person's debit card. JPD says the victim's card was lost at Walmart in late January, and when they checked…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 952 new cases, 766,089 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Monday, February 22. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know: Henderson

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Henderson, located in Chester County, sits just south of Jackson and serves as the county seat.  With a variety of unique local shops, cafes and more, there is a lot to learn about the city. Here are…

JTA to operate on one hour delay on Feb. 18

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Transit Authority will be operating on a one hour delay. JTA says all buses will be operating a one hour delay at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. JTA says riders can catch their bus…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 780 new cases, 760,303 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday, February 17. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

LIFELINE in critical need of blood due to winter weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With a week of winter weather blanketing West Tennessee, LIFELINE Blood Devices says it in need of donors. LIFELINE says blood levels are dangerously low across the area. “Our blood supply has reached critically low levels,” said…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 962 new cases, 759,523 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Tuesday, February 16. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Donation to benefit UT Martin accounting, finance students

MARTIN, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee at Martin students majoring in accounting and finance have received a big contribution to their education. A news release from the university says James D. “Jim” and Barbara Wingett provided a $1 million pledge…

JEA advises residents on saving energy amid winter storm

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Energy Authority is sharing tips on saving energy amid the winter storm. JEA advises residents: Lower thermostats to 68 degrees Unplug any devices not in use, and turn off any lights not in use Reduce…

Waste Management postponed in Milan due to weather

MILAN, Tenn. -- The Milan Police Department confirmed Waste Management will not be operating in Milan on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. The department says this decision was made due to current winter weather conditions, and that there will an update…

Health department closing convenience centers due to weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department announced that all convenience centers will be closed Monday, Feb. 15. The health department says the closure is due to inclement weather in West Tennessee. For updates on conveinence centers in…

No injuries in Sunday house fire in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Hardin County Fire Department responded to a house fire Sunday evening. The fire department says the fire was on Hardin Creek Road, and adds that everyone was able to make it out of the…

Dr. Nathan Lewis to resume position at JCM Early College High

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County Schools says Dr. Nathan Lewis is returning as the principal of Jackson Central-Merry Early College High school. The release from JMCSS says Lewis has been in the role since 2016. "Dr. Lewis is responsible for…

JMCSS names Ramonica Dorsey as JCM High principal

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A principal has been chosen for Jackson Central-Merry High. JMCSS says Ramonica S. Dorsey, a veteran administrator and 1992 Jackson Central-Merry graduate, will lead JCM's 6-12 campus. JMCSS Superintendent Dr. Marlon King says Dorsey has a mix…

JMCSS chooses Dr. Kerri Anne Breeden as JCM Middle School principal

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School System has chosen its new Jackson Central-Merry Middle School (6-8) principal. The release from JMCSS says Dr. Kerri Anne Breeden has been chosen by Superintendent Dr. Marlon King. Officials with the school system…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 2,246 new cases, 754,279 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Friday, February 12. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

LIFELINE seeks donations due to potential winter weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- LIFELINE Blood Services says the blood supply is "dangerously low." Forecasters are predicting a potential winter storm for our area on Monday of next week. If this happens, travel will be... Posted by Lifeline Blood Services…

UT Martin to remain virtual through Feb. 12

MARTIN, Tenn. — Due to the threat of inclement weather, the University of Tennessee at Martin says all classes will remain virtual. This will stay in effect through Friday, Feb. 12, according to the university. This will include classes at…

2 West Tennessee hospitals receive 'BEST' Award for Babies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two West Tennessee hospitals have been awarded the "BEST" Award for their effort in reducing the state's infant mortality rate. The release from West Tennessee Healthcare says nearly 7 out of every 1,000 infants in the state…

COVID-19 in Tennessee: 2,947 new cases, 750,409 total

The gallery above shows the latest statewide COVID-19 data from the Tennessee Department of Health as of Wednesday, February 10. The health department also released an updated case count by county. For…

Extra tips for driving in winter conditions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Madison County Highway Department shared a lists of precautions drivers should take in winter conditions. The department says drivers should: Reduce speed and leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles in the event of…

US Attorney for West Tennessee to resign on Feb. 28

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced his resignation on Wednesday. A news release says D. Michael Dunavant will be resigning on Feb. 28, 2021. Dunavant was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017,…

UTM to expand in-person learning in the fall

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee at Martin says students can expect more in-person options in the fall. UTM says this expansion coincides with an increase in vaccine availability across the state. “Many have worked hard to bring us…

Freed-Hardeman reports record enrollment despite pandemic

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Freed-Hardeman University announced record enrollment for its upcoming spring semester, according to a news release. The release says the head count for Spring 2021 is over 2,000 students, over 400 graduate students and over 1,600 undergraduates, which…

UT Martin launches new license plate

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Fans and alumni from the University of Tennessee at Martin have a new way to show their pride. UTM has launched a new license plate, according to a news release. The plate, which was chosen through a…