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West Tennessee Healthcare holds monthly board meeting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare held their monthly board meeting Tuesday afternoon. During the meeting board members gave their COVID-19 reports for the year. They also spoke about changes in their Economic Development Department due to the…

Operation Southern Shield aims to reduce speeding

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on speeding in the southeast. West Tennessee law enforcement has an initiative called Operation Southern Shield. The operation lasts from Memorial Day…

Tennessee Republicans encourage vaccinations in new letter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Republicans have released a letter encouraging people to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines. The letter from the lawmakers says COVID-19 cases are increasing, especially among the unvaccinated population, due to the delta variant. The letter…

Lexington students to return to class Aug. 4

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- Lexington City Schools are preparing for students to return to the classroom sooner than you think. "We register next week on Monday, Aug. 2, and the kids…

Union City Schools to hold registration on Aug. 5

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- It is time to register students for school in Union City. Registration is set for all three school on Thursday, Aug. 5, according to a news release. At Union City Elementary: Kindergarten, second and fourth grade…

NAACP requests JMCSS reconsider mask policy

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local civil rights organization is calling on the support of school leaders regarding COVID-19 protocol. The Jackson-Madison County NAACP is requesting that Jackson-Madison County Schools reconsider school openings…

Two injured in Carroll County shooting

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- Two people were injured in a Carroll County shooting. One neighbor was cooking breakfast for his family when he heard gunshots, which were followed by screaming.…

Discovery Park hosts annual 9/11 tribute stair climb

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Union City firefighters are partnering with the Discovery Park of America to host the annual stair climb. The climb is a tribute held each year to those who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist…

Visitor arrested Sunday at West Tennessee State Penitentiary

HENNING, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Corrections has confirmed a visitor to a penitentiary has been arrested. TDOC says Diana Dotson, of Lexington, was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly bringing contraband inside the West Tennessee State Penitentiary. The…

54 counties to receive grant from ThreeStar program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Over 50 counties are receiving funds through the ThreeStar grant program. “I congratulate these 54 counties that are receiving ThreeStar grants and thank them for strengthening the quality of life and enhancing workforce development in their communities,”…

UTM announces Family Weekend events

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee at Martin has announced plans for this year's Family Weekend from September 10 through September 12. Family weekend packages are $25 each and include a t-shirt, tickets for the football game, concert and…

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