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Jackson community 'blessed' by social media project

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Social media is helping to spread the love in Jackson amid a difficult year for all. Jackson resident Allison Shipp had an idea to give back to community members through blessing boxes, where non-perishable food and other…

Eight graduate from Carroll County leadership program

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced the newest graduates for their Adult Leadership Program. "The two month program provides the opportunity to learn about the life and work of Carroll County and to identify…

The WBBJ team says 'goodbye' to Corallys Ortiz

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For the past three years, Corallys Ortiz has served the West Tennessee community as a reporter and meteorologist for WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News. This week, the news team is officially saying "goodbye" as she moves on…

Jackson police wish community a happy Thanksgiving

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is wishing the community a happy Thanksgiving. Jackson police are reminding people to consider the level of risk, number of attendees and community levels of COVID-19 when making plans. Jackson Police wishes…

Local florist uplifts seniors on Thanksgiving Day

PARIS, Tenn. -- A florist in Henry County is making a special gesture to seniors in the community during the holidays. Jack Jones Flowers & Gifts, located in Paris, will be delivering floral arrangements to residents at local assisted living…

USJ appoints U of M alumnus as Chief Financial Officer

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The University School of Jackson has appointed Randy Olswing as Chief Financial Officer. A news release from USJ says Olswing, a University of Memphis alumnus, was Assistant Head for Operations/Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison School in Memphis…

1Table Milan community meal cancelled

MILAN, Tenn. -- The City of Milan announced Monday that the annual 1Table Milan dinner has been cancelled. This year would have been the fourth annual event, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21. The City of Milan and Chamber of…

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