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Haywood Co. resident tested positive for COVID-19

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- Haywood County Mayor David Livingston has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in the county. A news release from the mayor's office says the health department is working with the individual, who is quarantined. Residents are encouraged…

COVID-19 pandemic impacts local business

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state, people are self-quarantining to prevent its spread. Due to the coronavirus, local small businesses are being affected. Owner of…

Residents enjoy day of warmer weather

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Despite coronavirus concerns, people headed out to a local park for a day of fun. The weather early on Saturday was warm and sunny, and people didn't let the day get…

Dyesburg State to continue classes online through May

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dyersburg State Community College announced all classes will continue to be online through May 8. Students will continue to meet with their classes through eLearn and the Zoom during their normal class times, according to the release.…

26 tested, 1 positive for COVID-19 at Physicians Quality Care

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Physicians Quality Care says they tested another 26 patients for coronavirus, with one returning as positive. A news release from Physicians Quality Care says the positive case is a non-resident of Madison County. Over 130 people have…

Gov. Lee expects ‘significant’ unemployment pay boost

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he expects a “significant increase” to unemployment payout amounts for people out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic because of congressional legislation. Lee told reporters Friday he doesn't know the…

Teachers hold mobile parade for students

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- In a time of crisis, the community came together to hold a special parade. Teachers and school staff took to the streets as a way to say hello to their students.…

Hub City teachers host parade for students

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Teachers and staff in the Hub City came together Friday to show their support for school children. Faculty and staff from Jackson Career and Technology and Isaac Lane came together to hold a parade for their students.…

Greenfield School parades the streets for students

GREENFIELD, Tenn. -- While many students now study from home after schools closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, teachers and staff at one Weakley County school safely make the…

Chester Co. Junior High School debuts video for students

HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Chester County Junior High School unveiled a video for its students. Principal Dr. Belinda Anderson asked faculty members to send in video of themselves clapping. The videos were then collected and made into a music video, featuring…

Local gas station makes donation to Bolivar police

BOLIV AR, Tenn. -- A local business donated personal protective equipment to the Bolivar Police Department this week. Donations included masks, hand sanitizer and gloves. Bolivar Police Department Chief Michael Jones says that…

Local man promotes support of healthcare workers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, many people are thanking healthcare workers fighting to keep you safe. Friday, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News reporter Julia Ewoldt spoke…

Educators gather for parade in local town

RUTHERFORD, Tenn. -- Educators in West Tennessee system came together for a parade Friday afternoon. Educators, principals and school staff took to the streets for some fun and more. Teachers say they wanted the students to know they are still…

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