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SWTEMC Asks South Jackson Customer to Cut Back

This video is no longer available. Keeping you air conditioning running and power outages at bay for the next few days has leaders at Southwest Tennessee Electric asking its customers to be energy conscious. The utility now believes high demand…

THP Plans Weekend Checkpoints

This video is no longer available. The Labor Day weekend is officially here and troopers with the THP will be out in full force. Friday night, through Midnight Tuesday, troopers will begin their nationwide annual campaign called, 'Drive Sober or…

Caywood Students Dress Up for Reading

This video is no longer available. Children usually have to wait until Halloween before they get a chance to wear a costume to school, but Friday was an exception in Lexington. Students at Caywood Elementary School were part of the…

Newbern Murder Investigation Continues

This video is no longer available. Newbern Police say they've made an arrest in Wednesday's fatal shooting on Patty Drive. John Bailey, 45, was taken into custody early Friday morning, around 5, investigators said. Bailey faces a single count of…

Paris Police Identify Salon Robbery Suspects

This video is no longer available. Paris police have released new information in the robbery of a hair salon earlier this week. Investigators believe the couple seen in this surveillance photo is responsible for the robbery of Salon Effects in…

Haywood Co. Budget Fails; What's Next?

This video is no longer available. After failing to pass a budget this week, commissioners in Haywood County are running out of time to work out an agreement for this fiscal year. They have until October 1 before the state…

JMC Schools Drug Testing Policy Questioned

This video is no longer available. You may be surprised to learn that Jackson-Madison County school teachers are not randomly drug tested, at any point during the year. ABC 7 Eyewitness News met with Human Resources Director Dr. Brian Ford…

Springville Man Charged in Connection with Meth Bust

This video is no longer available. Authorities in Henry County have released the list of charges against a Springville man after several shake and bake labs were discovered in his home. Investigators with the Henry County Metro Crime Unit have…

Substation Fire Knocks Out Power

This video is no longer available. For thousands of electric customers in parts of South and Southeast Madison County a power failure could not have come at a worst time as temperatures hovered around the century mark, Thursday afternoon. According…

Jackson Fire Crews Respond to East Jackson House Fire

This video is no longer available. A grease fire is being blamed for starting a house fire in east Jackson, Thursday evening, according to fire investigators. Officials said the fire began in the kitchen of the home on Bryant Street…

Police Investigate Homicide in Newbern

This video is no longer available. The investigation into a Newbern woman's mysterious death has police working to piece together the puzzling details. Authorities said Helen Robertson, 29, was found dead in a home in the 1100 block of Patty…

Special Needs Athletics Expanding to Selmer

This video is no longer available. The Special Needs Athletic League is expanding its reach beyond the Hub City. Thursday night, the league announced they will start another league in Selmer. Organizers said it has been their goal to expand…

Soldiers from Ripley and Dyersburg Deploy

This video is no longer available. More Tennessee National Guard troops received their deployment orders, Thursday. 170 members of the 268th Military Police Unit boarded buses, Thursday morning for a journey which will end in Kuwait. The unit consists of…

Downtown Development Hosts Annual Block Party

This video is no longer available. Downtown Jackson was the place to be Thursday night was the place to be this evening as it hosted its annual Business After Hours Block Party. Hundreds gathered between Baltimore and Liberty downtown to…

Authorities Plan Increased Enforcement for Holiday

This video is no longer available. Friday marks the official start of the last holiday of Summer. That means many drivers will hit the highways for the three-day Labor Day weekend, but you will not be alone. Law enforcement officers…

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