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Police search for suspect in Dollar General robbery

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Jackson police said they are searching for the suspect accused of robbing a north Jackson Dollar General Sunday night. Police said shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, a suspect described as…

Bands Rock for the Cure in Downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Saturday a local girl band took the stage to help put on the second annual rock for the cure at the amp downtown. The three USJ students, making up The Surreals, say they…

Dyer County Got Their Guy

NEWBERN, Tenn -- Dyer County announced Thursday that they would promote David Whittle from the middle school program to take over the varsity football team. Whittle has been a member of…

Stewart Named Interim Head Coach

MARTIN, Tenn -- Thursday afternoon the University of Tennessee-Martin sent out a press release announcing Heath Schroyer was announcing his resignation. Rumors say he will be the next assistant coach for…

Power From Tyler O'Neill

JACKSON, Tenn -- After exploding for 32 home runs in Single A ball in Bakersfield. Tyler O'Neill has started a streak with the Jackson Generals. He has posted a hit in every game…

USJ vs Covington Softball

JACKSON, Tenn -- The Bruins played host to the Covington Lady Chargers Wednesday afternoon. USJ entered the afternoon with a 19-4-1 record. The team got a strong outing from starting pitcher Ally McFarland.…

South Side Softball Young Team

JACKSON, Tenn -- The Lady Hawks of South Side sit at the top of their districts right now, while they head down the final stretch of the regular season. The team has…

Trinity Christian Signee

JACKSON, Tenn -- Cooper Pendergrass signed his National Letter of Intent today to play for Maryville University in Missouri. Pendergrass a two sport athlete with the Lions, led his golf team to…

Madison vs Scotts Hill

JACKSON, Tenn -- Madison Played host to Scotts Hill Tuesday afternoon. Things started out as a pitching duel. but a few errors on the Mustangs side allowed a few runs, and…

South Side vs McNairy Central

JACKSON, Tenn -- It was a tough battle all game long. Not a lot of hitting until the late innings, but the Hawks would go ahead to take this one…

6th Annual Arts festival in Casey Jones Village

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Saturday hundreds from all over West Tennessee came to Jackson for the 6th Annual Art in the Village Festival. More than 80 artists from around the region took over…

TCA's Thomas signs to play baseball at Union

JACKSON, Tenn -- Trinity Christian Academy's Tyler Thomas put his name on the dotted line Friday morning, agreeing to play baseball for Union University next season. Thomas said it's something he's worked…

Crockett County New Girls Head Coach

ALAMO, TENN -- Crockett County found themselves their new Girls Head Basketball Coach. Kayla Irvin was announced earlier in the week, but she said she's already thinking big for the…

USJ uses 2nd half goal to draw Franklin Road

JACKSON, Tenn -- It was a battle Thursday night as the USJ Bruins played host to the Franklin Road Academy Panthers. It was a tight game going into the second half…

North Side soccer downs Union City

JACKSON, Tenn -- North Side played host to Union city Thursday night in a battle as districts wind down. The Indians had multiple opportunities to blow this game out of…

Hundreds attend 3rd Annual Denim and Pearls

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Saturday the West Tennessee community gathered to make difference for survivors of domestic and sexual violence About 400 people filled the Carl Perkins Civic Center for the Wo/Men's Resource…

Hooked On Science: Soda Can Pedestal

Soda Can Pedestal INGREDIENTS 2 Empty Soda Can Bathroom Scale Several Heavy Books Rubber Bands INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Place the empty soda can, vertically, on a flat surface. Grab two heavy…

$10,000 grants available for middle school PE

JACKSON,Tenn.-- For the sixth year, Blue Cross Blue Shield is giving away $200,000 for Physical Education in the Volunteer State. As part of the "Shape The State" program, 20 schools will win $10,000 each. Dawn Abel, the director of community…

Martin Westview Head Football Coach Steps Down

      MARTIN, Tenn -- After 30 years of teaching, 25 years of coaching, head football coach Don Coady, is resigning from the Westview School District. Word got out Tuesday…

Generals players get a chance to meet their fans

JACKSON, Tenn -- The Jackson Generals fans got a chance to meet the players up close and personal for their annual meet and greet, at Englewood Baptist Church. First year players got…

UTM hosts NFL Scouts for school's Pro Day

  MARTIN, Tenn -- With the 2016 NFL Draft soon approaching, college players are given one more opportunity to impress NFL teams, and hopefully convince them that they deserve to be…

Two stabbed overnight in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Police in Humboldt say they responded to Viking Court Apartments early Sunday morning for a reported stabbing. Police say two individuals were stabbed. One of the victims was found at…

Eureka Pitch Night at the CO

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Saturday, college students competed in an entrepreneur competition with local business owners. Four teams participated in Eureka pitch night at the CO. Each team had only 24-hours to come up with a solution…

Hooked on Science : Egg Spinning

Egg Spinning INGREDIENTS Plastic Egg   INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Place the plastic egg on its side. STEP 2:  Quickly spin the egg and observe. Quickly spin the egg again, but…

Donation helps Bemis museum

BEMIS, Tenn.--The preservation of history in Bemis gets a financial boost from the state Friday. For nearly 20 years The Bemis Mill Village Museum has been a showcase for community history.…

Hooked on science: egg geode

Egg Geode INGREDIENTS 12 Eggs Water Borax Food Coloring INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Crack each egg near the narrow end. Remove the shell near the top of each egg, pour out the contents, and place the eggs back into the carton,…

Police investigate shots fired into east Jackson home

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Gunfire erupted in east Jackson, Friday night.  Police said the gunman aimed at a house near the intersection of North Royal Street and Garneal Street. Officers were called to the area at 8:38 p.m. to investigate shots…

Trenton Police search for armed robbery suspect

TRENTON, Tenn. -- Trenton Police are searching for as suspect after an armed robbery Friday night. Police said around 11 o'clock, a male entered the Marathon gas station on Armory Street and…

Church hosts egg hunt to teach Easter story

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Easter Egg hunts are in full swing across West Tennessee, just before Palm Sunday. Aldersgate United Methodist Church had their annual celebration Saturday, where kids cam eager to hunt.…

Motor Mania rolls through downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- More than a hundred vehicles lined up across the Hub City for an annual event. Motor Mania packed in cars of all types. Event coordinators say there were even some…

Help Lane College win 'Retool Your School' competition

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lane College is entered to win a $30,000 grant from Home Depot. All you have to do is go to www.retoolyourschool.com. On that website, click on "Vote Now", then scroll to Lane College, and vote. You can…

Kellogg's video [Warning: graphic content]

  MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kellogg says a criminal investigation is under way after a graphic video surfaces showing a man urinating on an assembly line. Kellogg says it has determined the video was recorded at its…

Humboldt teen prepares for dream trip

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Sunday afternoon the Humboldt community gathered for a special sendoff. Garret Pruett, a 15-year old, received a proclamation from Mayor Sikes as he prepared for his trip to Seattle.…

Flooding hits downtown Martin

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Rains have caused flash flooding in Martin Saturday night. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News received pictures of water levels up to the bumpers of many vehicles. Storefronts were also flooded in…

Levee breach in Kenton causes evacuations

KENTON, Tenn. -- A levee breach in Kenton caused evacuations Saturday night. About 20 homes were flooded in the area. First responders brought in boats to help families out of their home. The levee breach was a result of several…

Hooked on Science: Peep Doough

Peep Dough INGREDIENTS Peeps Coconut Oil Powder Sugar   INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Place three Peeps and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl and microwave the ingredients for 10 seconds. STEP…

One person dead after Camden wreck

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- An overnight accident in Camden leaves a person dead, according to Benton County deputies. Deputies said it happened on Eva Road and was a single vehicle accident. Officials said the driver went up an embankment and hit…

Paris Police search for missing woman

PARIS, Tenn. -- Police said a woman has been missing since Tuesday, and they're hoping the public can help them locate 50-year old Melissa Crane. Officials said she was reported missing by…