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44-year-old woman dies from COVID-19; 35 new cases in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died from COVID-19. Health Department director Kim Tedford says the patient, a 44-year-old woman, died Thursday as a result of the virus. Tedford says…

Local organizations partner for Snack Backpack Drive

JACKSON, Tenn. -- First Presbyterian Church of Jackson and Regional Inter-Faith Association have teamed up for their Snack Backpack Drive. The Snack Backpack Drive helps feed local schoolchildren, who will receive the donated items on Fridays. Those who donated were…

2020 Hurricane Season Could Be More Active Than Previously Forecast

West Tennessee is no stranger to tropical activity including tropical depressions, tropical storms, and even the leftovers of powerful hurricanes. Over the last several decades, this area has been through storms like Camielle, Katrina, Harvey, and Irma. Even Tropical Storm…

Marquita Bradshaw wins Tennessee Democratic Senate primary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Memphis environmentalist, Black activist and single mom Marquita Bradshaw has won the Democratic primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee. In the November election, Bradshaw will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty, who…

Bill Hagerty wins Republican Senate primary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement of President Donald Trump to victory Thursday in a contested Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee. The Nashville businessman emerged from a tough…

Voters, officials share Election Day experiences

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- As voters head to the polls in Madison County, many have questions about COVID-19 and its potential impact. For Jackson resident Justin Smith, it was a special day…

McKenzie High School student tests positive for COVID-19

MCKENZIE, Tenn. -- Concerns have been brought up in one local school system after a student tested positive for coronavirus. McKenzie Special School District Director of Schools Lynn Watkins confirmed a student at McKenzie High School tested for coronavirus. Watkins…

FHU says "Welcome Home" to students

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Since March, Freed Hardeman University staff have been getting ready for this week. It's move in week! "It's like studying for the exams," Shannon Sewell, Director of Facilities, said.  "We've…

DSCC releases return to classroom plan

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dyersburg State Community College announced their plan for keeping students safe during the fall semester. A news release from DCSS says the semester will begin on August 24, with students using virtual options for the first week…

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