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Police arrest man in arson of historic Nashville courthouse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a man who set fire to a historic courthouse in Tennessee during weekend protests has been arrested. Metro Nashville police say 25-year-old Wesley Somers is charged with felony arson, vandalism and disorderly conduct. He…

Health department confirms 8 COVID-19 cases false positives

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed eight cases of COVID-19 reported at West Tennessee Transitional Care were false positives. The health department said Monday that the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory retested…

Hundreds of protesters at city hall for George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn.-- "Our goal and our objective with these protests is to simply bring awareness to the injustice that's going on with our black indigenous people of color," said activist Tracy Boyd. Boyd, a…

Protesters rally across Jackson in honor of George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Protesters gathered across the Hub City in honor of George Floyd, who died in police custody. Hundreds came together on Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest. Protesters originally gathered on the sidewalk in front of Old Hickory…

Discovery Park reopens following temporary closure

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Discovery Park of America, which attracts 250,000 people annually, has a 50 acre heritage park and a 100,000 square foot museum that educates the public about history, nature, military history,…

Bruceton-Hollow Rock holds parade for seniors

BRUCETON, Tenn. -- A local high school is celebrating their seniors with a parade. A drive-by graduation was held for seniors at Bruceton-Hollow Rock Central High School. The parade started at the high school and led all the way to…

Gov. Bill Lee mobilizes Tennessee National Guard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee announced that the Tennessee National Guard will remain mobilized across the state. This announcement follows the riots that took place in Nashville Saturday night, according to a news release from the state. “The right…

Drive-thru graduation held for 2020 'Top Teens'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local organization is celebrating high school graduates in a fun way. Top Ladies of Distinction is a civic organization that holds several community service projects in Jackson and Madison County. The organization mentors teens from the…

180 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County; 160 recovered

JACKSON, Tenn. – One additional case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Madison County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 180, according to the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. The health department says the most recent case a…

Winery hosts summer concert series

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A local winery kicked off a fun outdoor activity on Saturday. Spectators gathered at Century Farm Winery for Voices in the Vineyard, a summer concert series. Randy Copper and Scott Myatt was the first concert of…

West Tennesseans hold protest in honor of George Floyd

JACKSON, Tenn. -- George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked protests across the country, including right here in Jackson. West Tennesseans came together to hold a protest in honor of George Floyd on Saturday.…

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