COVID-19 Updates

Students begin transition to home-school format

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students across West Tennessee are officially starting their new normal Tuesday, but how did they make it work? School, home, it may be hard to tell the difference right…

President Trump recommends guidelines to Americans

President Trump: "With several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly.” During a coronavirus task force news conference at the White House Monday, President Trump recommended that…

Online educational resources and activities for kids

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Click here. Tour Yellowstone National Park! Click here. Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. Click here. This Canadian site FarmFood 360…

12 Madison Co. residents tested for COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department says 12 residents were approved for COVID-19 testing. A news release from the department says nine have tested negative, while three cases are still pending. The release says this number does not…

Millennials key to stopping COVID-19

Dr. Deborah Birx, an expert on the coronavirus task force, said millennials are “the core group that will stop this virus." During a news conference at the White House Monday, she…

Jackson Energy Authority suspends disconnections

JACKSON, Tenn. – Jackson Energy Authority recognizes that the COVID-19 crisis presents challenging financial circumstances. To help reduce the impact on customers, JEA has suspended disconnections for non-payment until further notice. However, please know that while services will not be…

Dollar General dedicates first hour of business to elderly customers

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of its daily store operations to senior citizens in response to the new coronavirus. The Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based discount retailer says starting Tuesday, it is strongly encouraging younger customers to…

Business owner, residents react to COVID-19 guidelines

JACKSON, Tenn. -- How are new guidelines from President Trump and more positive cases affecting West Tennesseans? At Old Hickory Mall, mall leaders say that since the outbreak their hours have stayed the same.…

Social distancing helps prevent spread of illness

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Social distancing: What is it and why do we need to do it? According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, social distancing is physically putting space between you and other people…