COVID-19 Updates

Empire Theaters announce temporary closure

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Empire Theaters announced Thursday they will close until further notice. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and safety for customers and employees. If you have purchased any advanced movie tickets, please email Empire…

Salvation Army to deliver food and supplies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Good news is coming to local communities: The Salvation Army is delivering food. "We're here to spread some hope and positivity into the world," said Dillon Johnson, Salvation Army…

Chester County students receive grab and go meals

CHESTER CO., Tenn. -- Schools systems across West Tennessee are making sure their students don't go hungry. Usually cars pulling up to Chester County High School would be dropping off students,…

Martin Police Department changes protocol due to COVID-19

MARTIN, Tenn . -- The Martin Police Department has modified their protocols on how officers will respond to reports. According to a news release, officers will begin to prioritize calls for service. The release says officers will begin to take…

Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. closes lobbies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation announced Thursday that the lobbies of their facilities will begin closing next week. In a news release, the group says the lobbies at all five STEMC offices will close Monday, March 23.…

Hardin Medical Center prepares for COVID-19

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Hardin Medical Center announced Thursday that the facility will be preparing for COVID-19. In a statement posted on the medical center's Facebook page, the facility has opted to use large tents or mobile structures adjacent to the…

Fayette County confirms COVID-19 case

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Fayette County resident tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement Thursday from county mayor Rhea Taylor. The statement says the patient has a mild course of illness and is recovering, but the individual is…

West Tennessee Healthcare restricting visitors at facilities

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The West Tennessee Healthcare system has announced restrictions to visitor access to inpatient facilities due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak. In an attempt to prevent the spread of illness, visitors are now prohibited at all inpatient…