WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Best Buddies organization holds annual Match Party

MEDINA, Tenn.--A local chapter of the Best Buddies program kicked off its 5th annual Match Party, Monday night at South Gibson High School in Medina. The special event brought together students, faculty and families. The 70 member club is made…

Local DAR chapter celebrates Constitution Week

JACKSON, Tenn.--Across America, bells are ringing in celebration of Constitution Week. The Jackson-Madison Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Madison County Courthouse, Monday. They joined several others…

Carroll County Fair kicks off this week

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- Fast rides and fried food on sticks mean fair season continues on in West Tennessee. The Carroll County Fair is set to open to the public at 6…

American Red Cross helps thousands impacted by Florence

NORTH CAROLINA -- The American Red Cross is asking for your help assisting those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Tasha is mother to Kychayla, 10, and identical twins, Amier and Nazier, 3. A lifelong resident of Belhaven,…

Dot Transportation to host job fair

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dot Transportation will host a job fair this week. The company's distribution center in Dyersburg is looking to hire 50 new truck drivers by the end of the year. A job fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 20,…

Goodwill to host job fair Tuesday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Goodwill Career Solutions will host a job fair Tuesday, Sept. 18. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center located at at 1320 South Highland Avenue in Jackson. Five…

Mugshots : Madison County : 9/14/18 – 9/17/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 9/14/18 and 7 a.m. on 9/17/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

UT president announces retirement

KNOXVILLE -- University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday that he will retire after the first of the year. DiPietro will retire Feb. 14, 2019, according to a release. He will step down from active service Nov. 21 to…

Birdsong Resort & Marina info

Birdsong Resort and Marina is located at 255 Marina Road, near Camden. Cabins at the marina are being offered to residents who have been evacuated due to Hurricane Florence. For information on Birdsong Resort and Marina, including contact information and…

Pets for Patriots adoption information

For more information on the Pets for Patriots program, visit petsforpatriots.org. Pets eligible for adoption through the Pets for Patriots program must meet the three criteria: a dog or cat two years or older, with special needs, or a dog…

Teri Jelks

Teri Jelks joined the WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News team in August 2018 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. Teri graduated from Union University in May 2018 with a degree in communications. While at Union,…

Lauderdale Co. schools placed on lockdown after gun threat

RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Lauderdale County Schools were placed on lockdown Friday after a threat to bring a gun to Ripley High School. Ripley Police Chief Lynn Gould says the lockdown has since been lifted after an investigation determined the threat…

Mugshots : Madison County : 9/13/18 – 9/14/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 9/13/18 and 7 a.m. on 9/14/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Area Relief Ministries celebrates annual Salt and Light Banquet

JACKSON, Tenn.--Area Relief Ministries held their annual Salt and Light Banquet Thursday night at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. This year, they celebrated their 41st anniversary with special guests Father Charles Strobel, Founder of the Room Inn, the Love and…

How to apply for Tennessee Reconnect scholarships

Applications are still being accepted for Tennessee Reconnect scholarship students. Anyone who wants to apply for the Tennessee Reconnect can submit an application online at www.tnreconnect.gov. To submit an application, you must be a student who: Does not have a…

UPDATE: 1 killed, 1 injured in I-40 crash in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- One person was killed and another injured after a crash shut down part of Interstate 40 Wednesday afternoon for several hours. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 61-year-old Sheryl Alexander, of Nashville, was killed in the…

Madison County attorney suspended after client complaints

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Madison County attorney has been suspended from practicing law after complaints from a client, according to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. Angela Hopson was suspended Thursday, and her suspension is in effect for two years,…

Mugshots : Madison County : 9/12/18 – 9/13/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 9/12/18 and 7 a.m. on 9/13/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Inmate who walked off work detail back in custody

  HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Henry County jail inmate who walked away from a work detail Wednesday morning is back in custody. Craig Shank, 35, was serving time for DUI when he walked off the detail around 7:30 a.m.…

Crash shuts down Interstate 40 near Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed a crash has caused westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near mile marker 128 to be closed. According to THP, the crash involves serious injuries. The extent of those injuries is…

Locations of 'color-blind' viewfinders across Tennessee

Tennessee Tourism has added more viewfinders designed for color-blind users across the state. By installing the special viewfinders, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has created an opportunity for the millions of Americans afflicted by red-green color blindness or color…

Suspect charged in Tipton Co. double homicide

  COVINGTON, Tenn. -- A man faces charges in connection with a Tuesday shooting that left two teens dead. Deputies responded around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday and found 18-year-old Isaiah McCrory and 18-year-old Christavian Toomes dead from apparent gunshot wounds, according…

Man sleeping on roadside had half-pound of meth, deputies say

  BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man found sleeping in a vehicle on a roadside in Camden is now facing charges after investigators found a half-pound of methamphetamine in his vehicle. Donald Ashby, 37, was arrested after a concerned citizen…

Mugshots : Madison County : 9/11/18 – 9/12/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 9/11/18 and 7 a.m. on 9/12/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Lane College Saturday football game canceled due to hurricane

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lane College's Saturday football game against a North Carolina team is canceled due to the hurricane approaching the East Coast. The game against Livingstone College has been canceled with a possible makeup date to be announced later,…