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Homes still underwater in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- You can no longer see where Savannah ends and Cump begins because the Tennessee River has taken over. The river looked more like a lake Tuesday afternoon, and many homes…

Tree falls on home, wet weather blamed

MILAN, Tenn. -- Heavy rains, saturated ground, and high winds may be to blame after a tree fell Monday night, crushing a home in Milan. Luckily those inside were able to…

Four injured in bar shooting

EAST JACKSON, Tenn. -- Four people were injured outside in the parking lot of a bar after a shooting in East Jackson overnight. According to the Jackson Police Department, the shooting occurred…

Pedestrian stuck by vehicle

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Traffic was closed off in both directions in North Jackson after someone was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was hit on North Highland right across the street from Englewood…

Person airlifted from N. Highland

JACKSON, Tenn -- Around 6:00 Saturday night, crews airlifted a person from N. Highland Ave. in Jackson just south of Interstate 40. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Crews are on the scene, and will update information as it comes available.

Residents concerned about apartment conditions

South Fulton, Tenn. -- Residents living in Southside Manor Apartment homes said that recent renovations have caused their homes to literally start falling apart. Corey Jones is having a hard time…

Officials warn of flooding along Tennessee River

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. --  Officials in Hardin County are warning residents that the Tennessee River is at a major flood stage because all of our recent rain. Currently the river is cresting…

Old Country Store hosts 31st annual Christmas Eve Breakfast

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A beloved Jackson tradition turns 31 on Christmas Eve, a tradition many families have kept for decades. The Old Country Store hosted their 31st annual Christmas Eve Breakfast from 5:30 a.m. until 2…

Storms destroy homes in Selmer

SELMER, Tenn. -- Emergency crews worked to clear parts of Falcon Road in Selmer for hours Wednesday night after a storm destroy homes in its path. One of the homes belonged to…

Christmas cooks using help from local businesses

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Christmas is only two days away, and the next best thing to the presents is the food. The Old Country Store is cooking nonstop because they said they have around 100 Christmas pickup orders over the next two days.…

TDOT halting construction to help ease holiday traffic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- AAA predicts there will be more than two million Tennesseans hitting the road this holiday season, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep traffic moving.…

EMA directors prepare for possible severe weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With the threat of severe weather on the horizon, local emergency management agency directors are on standby. Jackson-Madison County EMA Director Marty Clements kept an eye on the weather Tuesday…

TNStars scholarship drawing

    Most students making the transition to graduate this coming spring have another resource — a $1,000 gift, part of $10,000 available in a new statewide drawing. Tennessee residents 21 and older can enter to win, on behalf of one of…

Upcoming JMCSS School Board & committee meetings

  These meetings are set to take place at the central office. POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING Monday, November 30, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING Monday, November 30, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday,…

AAA offers Tow to Go service to would-be impaired drivers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- AAA wants drivers to plan ahead if they plan to drink this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Whether you are a AAA member or not, drivers can call for a Tow to Go ride any time Wednesday through Saturday…

Black Friday shopping hours

Bed Bath & Beyond: Closed Thanksgiving Day; Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Belk: 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day through 10 p.m. Friday; Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Best Buy: Thanksgiving Day 5 p.m.…

Halloween pet pics

This gallery contains viewer Halloween photos of their pets.

Blue Suede Dinner & Auction ticket info

The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at the 22nd annual Blue Suede Dinner & Auction benefit for the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center, according to a release. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 5:30 at the Carl…

TDOT Smartway interactive map

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and state highways across the state to better accommodate heavy traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The see a TDOT Smartway interactive map showing locations of construction and…

Exile International

Exile International is a nonprofit organization with the goal of restoring rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war in Central and East Africa to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care, according to their website.…

EPA says VW cheating software may be on more vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. environmental regulators say that software allowing six-cylinder Volkswagen diesel engines to cheat on pollution tests is on more models than originally thought. The Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 2 accused VW of putting the software on…

WalletHub's Best & Worst Items to Buy on Black Friday

The website wallethub.com has compared discounts in an effort to determine the best and worst items to buy during your Black Friday shopping. You can see their findings, which include pricing and discounts, at their website.

Woman reunited with dog that vanished 7 years ago in Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A Tennessee resident has been reunited with her dog that disappeared seven years ago from her old home in Ohio. Mishka was 3 years old when she vanished from the backyard of owner Paula Graff's home…

Police: Man critically wounded after being shot by officer

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man is in critical condition after authorities say he was shot by a Washington County sheriff's deputy. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland tells local media that 29-year-old Aubrey Calhoun was shot Monday…