Coping with COVID-19

Baby Yoda doll helps fight wildfires

(CBS Newspath) -- When 5-year-old Carver learned of wildfires in his state, he wanted to help. So as part of a donation drive, he sent a Baby Yoda doll in a care package to…

Longtime STAR Center employee retiring

JACKSON, Tenn. -- After 29 years, a local woman is retiring to spend more time with her family. Judy Duke worked as the STAR Center's communications manager, and has worked in a variety of roles during that time. She originally…

UT Gardens to host two-day fall plant sale

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee Gardens in Jackson will host their annual Fall Plant Sale beginning Wednesday. The 2020 sale has been extended to a two-day event to help promote social distancing. The sale will be open Wednesday,…

Local church provides cups, snacks to JPD

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is extending its thanks to members of a local church. A news release from Jackson police says the pastor and members of Lighthouse Church presented each officer with a cup and snacks. The…

New public park opens in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Madison County Parks and Recreation hosted a soft grand opening of Godwin Family Park Tuesday. This park was leased to the county by the Godwin family. The park is now open to the public, and there…

Baby hears voices for first time in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A heart-warming video shows a baby in Nashville hearing for the first time. Baby Henley was born with severe hearing loss, which means she will not be verbal without help…

Empire 8 Theatre reopens with new movies Friday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, LLC announced in a news release Monday that Jackson's Empire 8 Theatre will reopen to the public on Friday, August 28. The new Hollywood films "Unhinged", "The New Mutants" and "Inception: 10th Anniversary Issue"…

Gov. Lee announces expansion of small business relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The State of Tennessee is expanding financial relief programs for small businesses and more. A news release sent by the Governor's Office on Friday says small businesses, agribusinesses, displaced workers and the tourism industry will get be…