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Herron Not Running in 2012

This video is no longer available. State senator Roy Herron said his current term in Nashville will be his last. The Dresden Democrat announced Thursday he will not seek re election later this year.Herron said he is leaving politics to…

Former Crockett Co. Judge Sentenced on Federal Charges

This video is no longer available. Former Crockett County Judge Shannon Jones, who admitted to making meth, was sentenced to six months in federal prison, Thursday. Jones' attorney told 7 Eyewitness News he will be informed at a later date…

Briggs and Stratton to Close Newbern Plant

This video is no longer available. Thursday morning, a Dyer County plant announced it was shutting down, costing hundreds of people their jobs. Briggs and Stratton, one of Dyer County's largest employers, will close its doors in May. For some…

Carroll Co. Close to Building New Jail

This video is no longer available. Construction on the new Carroll County jail should be getting underway very soon. Sheriff Andy Dickson told 7 Eyewitness News if all goes as planned, workers will be breaking ground by the end of…

Saw Meal to Reopen; Fire Cause Revealed

This video is no longer available. The cause of the fire that lit up a cold November night and brought so much heartache to Adamsville has been revealed. "It was an electrical short about six inches away from an electrical…

Work Continues on Building Collapse, Investigation

This video is no longer available. There are still safety concerns looming after Monday's building collapse in downtown Greenfield. The building, which housed Legends Little Italy Pizzeria did not completely collapse, a back wall is still standing and structural engineers…

Tornado Determined to Have Caused Damage in Henderson County

This video is no longer available. The National Weather Service has determined at least one tornado swept through West Tennessee Sunday night. A storm survey said and E-F 1 tornado caused damage in Henderson County. They said the twister, with…

Case of Man Accused of Beating His Mother Moves Forward

This video is no longer available. A Jackson man accused of trying to kill his mother for a second time returned to court Thursday morning. Marvin Allen waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a charge of aggravated assault.…

Butch Mitchell Resigns from MCSD

This video is no longer available. Recently re-instated Madison County Deputy Butch Mitchell has resigned from the department without ever returning to work. The sheriff said he has received a letter from his former assistant chief deputy dated January 18.…

Taylor Found Guilty in Shooting and Home Invasion

This video is no longer available. It has taken almost three years but a Jackson man accused of shooting a man during a 2009 home invasion has been found guilty. A Madison County jury has convicted Andra Taylor, 40, of…

Gilbert Charged with Leaving Child Home Alone

This video is no longer available. A 23-year-old father from Atwood accused of leaving his one year-old son home alone has been arrested on a charge of child abused or neglect. Brandon Gilbert is accused of texting his child's mother…

Briggs and Stratton to Close Newbern Plant

Briggs and Stratton announced today that they plan to close their Newbern plant. Existing manufacturing from that plant will move to its facility in McDonough, Georgia. The company will also close a factory in the Czech Republic. These changes will…

Selmer Mayor Unhappy with Board's Decision

This video is no longer available. A decision to rehire a part-time Selmer police officer has Selmer city officials split on the issue decided by the Selmer Board on Alderman on January 10. "He worked for the police department for…

Police Add Charges to Armed Robbery Suspect

This video is no longer available. A Jackson man already jailed on an armed robbery charge will return to court, Thursday to face a new charge. Police said Robert McLemore, 20, stole a woman's purse outside K-mart on Old Hickory…

Officials Search For Ways To Shut Down Landfill

This video is no longer available. A week ago, the Benton County Commission voted to close down the controversial landfill that has had homeowners in an uproar for years. But still, the landfill owned by EWS continued to stay open…

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