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Dunkin' of Jackson celebrates National Donut Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Dunkin' Donuts of Jackson is offering a special deal for National Donut Day. Dunkin' says each guest will receive a free donut with a purchase of a drink. Dunkin says they will also be offering the Celebration…

TDEC to host Virtual Summer Camp beginning June 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has announced they will host a Virtual Summer Camp for students kindergarten through 12th grade starting June 1. According to a news release, the camp will be hosted on social…

State provides COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new resource is available for healthcare workers and first responders. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has announced the COVID-19 Emotional Support Line. The department says those feeling stress, anxiety, sadness or…

Tennessee Craft holds 2020 Instagram photo contest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Crafts, a nonprofit arts organization, announced announced a photo contest. A news release from the organization says Tennessee Craft Week Instagram Photo Contest will be held from June 1 to June 30. Artists from across the…

Panera Bread offering Meals for Heroes program

Panera Bread has launched a new initiative supporting frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release, the Meals for Heroes program started during National Hospital Week, May 10 through May 16, to provide communities a chance…

How to donate during COVID-19

If you're looking to give back during the coronavirus pandemic, there are many nonprofits who need your support. One is the American Red Cross.  You can donate online, and select to send the money to your local chapter. Another is…

Hundreds line up for Ross reopening

JACKSON, Tenn.-- West Tennesseans waited hours to get into Ross Dress For Less, as the company decided to reopen their doors Sunday morning. It's a decision some shoppers have waited weeks for. "We have been driving by like the past…

Baseball seniors receive honor ceremony

ATWOOD, Tenn. -- Senior student athletes at one school received a special ceremony for what would be their final season. West Carroll Junior-Senior High School honored five seniors on the baseball team Saturday afternoon. Each student had a table set…

Llama makes special deliveries in the UK

WALES (CBS NEWSPATH) -- People are finding unique ways to help each other during the coronavirus pandemic. Matt Yorke, the owner of Pembrokeshire Llamas in Wales, and his llama Max make special…

Drive-thru birthday party held in Henderson

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- One West Tennessean received a special birthday party. Saturday was Jordan Hunt's birthday, and it was celebrated with a drive-thru party. First responders, friends and family drove up in their vehicles, gave gifts to and wished Hunt…

JCM, North Side hold graduation ceremonies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two more schools in the Jackson-Madison County School System have commended the class of 2020. "I'm just glad that Jackson-Madison County allowed us to be able to still have a graduation because I know many people still…

Bolivar Central High holds recognition ceremony

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- A local high school recognized another group of students on Friday. Bolivar Central High School had their Honors Recognition Ceremony for students, but hosted the ceremony on their YouTube channel, Bolivar Central Media. Due to the COVID-19…

School holds celebration for retiring employee

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A local school is honoring one of their longtime employees with a special surprise party. Nova Early Learning Center held a drive-thru retirement party in honor of speech pathologist Nancy Jernigan. She's retiring after 38 years.…

Birdsong Drive-In to host TobyMac concert

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- Birdsong Drive-In announced Friday they will host a TobyMac concert on June 28. TobyMac is multi-platinum, seven time Grammy winning artist. The concert is part of Awakening Events' Drive-In Theater Tour that provides live entertainment while still…

Liberty Tech celebrates graduation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Liberty Technology Magnet High School had 183 students on the field at the Ballpark for their graduation. Students walked in as they heard their family and friends cheering. Faculty members say they were excited to hold graduation…

Rose Hill School holds drive-thru graduation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Rose Hill School held a social distancing drive-thru graduation for their students, and it was quite emotional. Parents lined up and drove through. Each student received a certificate, a gift and photo. "Their end of eighth grade…

Restaurants offer services for Memorial Day

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two restaurants are offering unique services for Memorial Day weekend. Throughout the weekend, LongHorn Steakhouse will offer a customers the chance to ask grilling experts questions over social media. Your questions can be answered by simply asking…

Union University graduates receive congratulatory video

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Saturday was supposed to be graduation day for Union University's class of 2020. In place of a ceremony, spring graduates received a special video from Union University President Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver. The videos showed the president signing…

Toddler follows dad's lead in mowing the lawn

A toddler in Pennsylvania is following his dad's lead. The precious moment occurred on May 4. The young boy watched as his father mowed the lawn, and did his best to catch on quickly. The person who recorded the…

93-year-old Lexington woman receives surprise birthday parade

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- A resident at a senior living facility in Lexington was treated to a birthday parade. 93-year-old Vonzille McClendon is a NorthCliff resident. Following the coronavirus pandemic, the facility has been on lockdown with no visitors for several…