Local Extras

5 Jackson officers presented with 'Life Saving Awards'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department says five of its officers were presented with the Life Saving Award. The news release from JPD says Investigator Robert Pomeroy and Officer Steven Overton were presented with the award on Tuesday,…

Henry County man hauls in over 20,000 pounds of fish

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Henry County man recently brought in what he says is his biggest haul by far. https://youtu.be/zc3bDT0mk6k Neil Matlock said he caught over 20,000 pounds of Asian Carp last Thursday at Kentucky Lake. “Number wise, I…

Jackson native to perform in Inauguration Ceremony

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Trombonist Master Sergeant Samuel Barlow, of Jackson, will perform at president-elect Joe Biden's Inauguration Ceremony on Wednesday. Master Sgt. Barlow joined "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in 2004. In 2013, he was named principal…

WBBJ launches "The Sound of Jackson" digital series

JACKSON, Tenn. -- This year, we are putting the arts in the spotlight with our new digital series "The Sound of Jackson." Each episode gives an up close and personal look at some of the best singer-songwriters in West Tennessee…

GALLERY: Snow Day in West Tennessee

Monday, residents woke up to somewhat of a winter wonderland in West Tennessee. Staff at WBBJ were happy to see all of the photos viewers shared of their time enjoying the snow day.

JPD employee retires after more than 60 years of service

JACKSON, Tenn. -- William "Bill" Roane has retired after many years of service in law enforcement. Roane retired Wednesday after 22 years of service to the Jackson Police Department, according to a news release. JPD says Roane began his…

Where in the world is Santa? Follow his flight here

For the past 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa's flight on his mission to deliver presents to children around the world. The official NORAD Santa Tracker simulates his flight in real time, so…

GALLERY: The Grinch takes over Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One father-son duo is taking things to the streets to make sure Christmas cheer is spread throughout the community. Skylar Trompower and his father Bob operate Trompower Customs Hot Rods And Machining out of Milan, where…