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Tennessee bill proposes increasing minimum wage

JACKSON, Tenn.--You're going to see businesses eliminating jobs, or cutting back on hours," said Old Country Store Co-Owner Brooks Shaw. Last Friday, a bill was introduced in the Tennessee Legislature to raise…

Local teens and children win acting awards

JACKSON, Tenn.--Young actors in the Hub City are awarded for their progress in theatre. Tonight the Jackson children and teen awards celebrated their 33rd year at 'The Ned'. Kids got awards for best supporting…

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation presents proceeds

JACKSON, Tenn.-- The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation presented proceeds from its 30th annual Charity Gala to the West Tennessee Healthcare Board of Trustees. Ayers Children's Medical Center and Kirkland Cancer Center were each given $62,500 from the signature event held…

Northside United Methodist votes to leave denomination

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One of Jackson's largest churches is breaking away from its heritage. Sunday night, Northside United Methodist Church voted to leave the denomination. Attorneys said the vote was an overwhelming 93.8…

Caliber Collision holds grand opening

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Car repair service Caliber Collision held its grand opening Tuesday. Caliber Collision has 1,100 stores across 37 states, with their headquarters located in Dallas, Texas. Now a store is opening…

Jackson mayor provides update on city's new website

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One of Mayor Scott Conger's first priorities when taking office was to update the city of Jackson website, which he says was not meeting residents' needs. "They need to have…

Proposed bill would allow sex offenders to attend churches

JACKSON, Tenn. -- On Monday, HB 1922 was filed through the Tennessee General Assembly by District 27 Rep. Patsy Hazlewood. The bill would allow sexual or violent sex offenders to attend a house of worship,but only under certain circumstances. Rep.…

USPS places new boxes to assist mail carriers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- You may have noticed some new boxes from the post office around midtown Jackson. The United States Postal Service said these green relay boxes are something new they're trying out to help mail carriers. They say this…

New security added at Henderson park

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- See that blue light? It's part of the new security system at Gene Record Park in Henderson. "I want everyone to feel safe at our park. We have so…

United Way continues ALICE training sessions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Three counties come together Tuesday to hear about ALICE. ALICE is an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. United Way of West Tennessee held another training session for its new system. Representatives from Madison,…

Police seek ID in Carl Perkins Civic Center break-in

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest in a burglary and vandalism at the Carl Perkins Civic Center Monday. In a news release, Jackson police say a man was shown…

UPDATE: Suspect in Sunday chase, crash arrested

UPDATE: The Decatur County Sheriff's Office has confirmed Johnny Cruse was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said Cruse was spotted in a vehicle near Parsons, and was taken into custody around 1:45 p.m. Cruse's girlfriend was driving…

Amazon building $200 million distribution center in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say a $200 million Amazon distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee, will employ 1,000 workers and should be up and running in time for this year's holiday season. With the skeleton of the massive building in…

Local college honors NBA great Kobe Bryant

JACKSON, Tenn.--"A lot of these kids grew up watching Kobe Bryant," said Caesar Quispe, Lane College's Sports Marketing Consultant. Many point to Kobe Bryant in the midst of a conversation about basketball.…

Crash in Carroll County slows traffic

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- A wreck Monday afternoon in Carroll County slowed traffic. Officials say a truck loaded with wood overturned on Highway 22 near Huntingdon. Investigators say the driver was taken to Memphis by medical helicopter. The cause of the…

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