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7th International Food and Arts Festival to be held Oct. 16

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Have you ever wanted to travel the world, but you don't have the time or the money? You'll get the chance to experience some new cultures at the Jackson International Food and Arts Festival. "The festival is…

Accused killer of Hardin County deputy appears in court

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The man accused of killing Hardin County Deputy Matthew Locke made his initial court appearance Tuesday. The arraignment for Todd Stricklin was held in front of General Sessions Judge Danny Smith. A "not guilty" plea was…

Bicentennial Heritage Festival to be held Oct. 9

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is joining in on bicentennial celebrations. The Bicentennial Heritage Festival is being held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, giving visitors the…

Local police warn of electric company scam calls

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Dyer County Sheriff's Office issued a scam warning via a Facebook post. The post focuses on recent scam calls impersonating a local electric company. The calls falsely inform you that your electricity will be disconnected…

The Ned to present 'Hairspray' October 21-23

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center will present "Hairspray: A Broadway Musical" this month. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the 60s-style musical centers around a teenager who sparks social change when she wins a role…

2 deaths, 130 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another two Madison County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications. The health department confirms those individuals are: An 86-year-old male who died September 22 A 92-year-old male who…

Procession held for fallen Hardin County deputy

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Hardin County Sheriff's Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Deputy Matthew Locke was shot and killed on duty after responding to a domestic dispute Saturday night. Todd Stricklin was taken into…

Daughter seeks justice in search for alleged murder suspect

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The daughter of the woman killed over the weekend says she wants the community to help in finding the accused killer and find justice for her mother. "Nobody, especially a woman, and most especially an elderly woman…

Park to mark 159th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth

CORINTH, Miss. -- Shiloh National Military Park is marking 159 years since the Battle of Corinth. The park says it will be commemorating the 1862 battle with a series of activities and hikes from Saturday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday,…

JSCC cancels family festival portion of KJ Bicycle Tour, 5K

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College is cancelling the family festival portion of the Kent Jones Bicycle Tour and 5K. JSCC says fall break and organizational concerns were cited as reasons for the cancellation. The festival was meant to…

Jackson-Madison County Library announces new app

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Library announced the launch of its own app. The library says through the app, you will be able to browse the catalog, access your library account, view library resources, and receive push alerts for…

Medon Convenience Center to close Tuesday, Wednesday

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is temporarily closing a waste convenience center. The department says the Solid Waste Convenience Center in Medon will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for repairs. The health department says new asphalt…

Pumpkin seasons begins in West Tennessee

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- With the first day of fall passing last week, many pumpkin patches are opening their doors to the public. "So far so good. We just opened up…

Nonprofit, city team up for 4-Minute City Awareness Week

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local nonprofit, and the City of Jackson are teaming up for their 4-Minute City Awareness Week. Friends of Heart visited the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus Monday with a project dedicated to bringing AED units…

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