COVID-19 Updates

Health Department launches COVID-19 hotline

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has launched a Jackson-Madison County COVID-19 Public Information Line effective at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The hotline number is (731) 240-1771 and will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday…

Carroll Co. residents react to coronavirus case

CARROLL CO., Tenn. -- One of the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in rural West Tennessee was announced in Carroll County on Thursday. "It's a little scary," resident Suzanne Dillingham said. "The simple fact that we don't know who it…

JACOA approves COVID-19 leave policy for employees

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Board of Directors recently approved adding a COVID-19 leave policy. This would allow for any JACOA employee, part-time or full-time, that has either been diagnosed with COVID-19 or…

Gibson County COVID-19 case confirmed

GIBSON CO., Tenn. -- Mayor Thomas Witherspoon confirmed in a news release Friday the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Gibson County. Officials are coordinating with the Tennessee Department of Health and the local healthcare community to ensure resident's safety.…

JTA Transfer Center to close for two weeks

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Transit Authority has announced its transfer center on East Main Street will close for two weeks, starting Friday night. The closure will be in effect starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, according to a…

COVID-19 appears in rural West Tennessee

DYER COUNTY, Tenn.-- Multiple counties in rural West Tennessee confirmed cases of Coronavirus. "Our government is doing everything they can, and it's going to be up to the people because we're all…

Coronavirus case confirmed in Carroll County

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- Mayor Joseph G. Butler announced in a news release Thursday the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carroll County. The patient has a mild course of illness and is currently recovering in quarantine. Officials are coordinating with…

Unemployment options amid coronavirus pandemic

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many people are concerned about losing their jobs or being laid-off due to the coronavirus pandemic. As more cases of COVID-19 are reported across the state, many businesses are temporarily closing,…

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…