Local Extras

Candlelight vigil set for International Overdose Awareness Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson's Recreation and Parks department is partnering with the Jackson-Madison Prevention Coalition and Lifeline Peer Project to host a candlelight vigil for those who have died or suffered permanent injuries due to a drug…

Madison Co. CASA hosting cornhole tournament

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Madison County CASA is bringing back their Cornhole'n for CASA cornhole tournament on Friday, Sept. 10 at the West Tennessee Farmers Market. The tournament is presented by Tennessee Industrial Printing, Inc., and raises money for court appointed…

Jackson police cookout for local preschool kids

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Officers with the Jackson Police Department treated kids to a day of grilling out and interactive fun on Friday, August 6. Kids with Jackson Christian School's preschool program enjoyed playing ball, hula hooping, and more at…

Waitr expands service to Lexington

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Waitr has announced another expansion to their delivery service area, with a launch now set in Lexington, according to a news release. The release says the service will debut with free delivery in Lexington. Waitr is now…

Firefighters pull wallet from storm drain

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson firefighters stepped in Sunday to help a man through a different kind of rescue. Firefighters responded to a call Sunday afternoon on Moses Drive after a man dropped his wallet down a storm drain. Crews…

UTM graduate joins Discovery Park leadership team

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America has announced former intern Clare Saum has joined the organization as director of marketing, according to a news release. Saum will manage marketing, public relations and promotions for the Discovery Park museum…

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital announces $95.4 million expansion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is announcing their largest expansion since their 2010 opening. The $95.4 million project includes enlarging the cardiovascular and neonatal floors, recovery area and main floor, according to a news release. The project also…

Discovery Park of America hosting LEGO Competition

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America and the Obion River Regional Library Center are presenting the 2021 LEGO Competition this fall. Discovery Park says the competition will run from August through November, with a new theme each month.…

Alabama youth groups cleans JPD patrol cars

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A youth group from Alabama made a stop in Jackson on Wednesday. The group, from the First Baptist Church in Centre, Alabama, stopped at the police department and volunteered to wash patrol cars. The news release…