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JMCSS announces school open house dates

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School System has announced their list of open houses for the 2019-2020 school year. The school system will welcome students back to class August 5 for a full day. School leaders say the open…

UPDATE: Crews recover body of boater near Pickwick Dam

UPDATE:  HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Crews have recovered the body of a fisherman whose boat overturned Wednesday near Pickwick Dam. The body of Jeffery Dilworth, 56, of Rienzi, Mississippi, was recovered around 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Tennessee Wildlife…

TN Secretary of State visits Lane College

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Secretary of State Tre Hargett stopped in the Hub City Wednesday and gave an update on a new statewide program. Hargett visited Lane College to meet with teachers during…

One missing after Hardin Co. boat accident

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. --A morning boat accident in the Pickwick Tailwater Ramp Wednesday leaves Hardin County officials on a long-lasting search for a missing person. TWRA officers say they believe the boat capsized near…

Multiplying Good: Dottie Gaines

Everyday of the week you'll find Dottie Gaines packing lunches at Helping Hand of Humboldt. "We have 35  to 40 people that we serve everyday," said Gaines. She has volunteered for the past…

What's New Wednesday: Madison Olive Oil

Inside Madison Place, you'll find a new spot: Madison Olive Oil in North Jackson. "I was, like, Jackson needs one of these! We don't have anything like this, here in Jackson," says Madison Olive Oil…

Hardeman Co. sheriff sues county for more resources

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- A West Tennessee sheriff is suing the county where he serves. "Under Tennessee law, the only way that the sheriff can get adequate pay and more deputies to protect the people of Hardeman County is to file…

Organizations want answers after traffic stop leads to ICE arrests

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Last week, several people were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement here in the Hub City. Now two organizations are requesting more information regarding the ICE arrests.   On Friday, July 12, the Madison County Sheriff's…

Woman testifies after surviving knife attack while pregnant

TRENTON, Tenn. -- Three and a half years after Amanda Kafer was stabbed multiple times by her then-boyfriend, Torey Estes, she returns to court to learn his fate. Kafer was three months pregnant when Estes stabbed her multiple times at…

Retired nurse preserves past by repairing tombstones

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- Mike Alexander worked as a nurse for more than 30 years. Now, he spends his time conserving, not restoring, tombstones. "It's only new one time," Alexander said about tombstones. "You can repair them, and you can…

TWRA releases new Hunting & Trapping Guide for 2019-2020 season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The 2019-2020 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide is now available at all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offices and will be distributed at license vendors throughout the state. The guide is also available online where users can find…

Rodeo coming to Savannah this weekend

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Rodeo lovers can saddle up this weekend in Savannah. The 16th annual Buckin' on the River Rodeo takes place Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the…

Infant, 3 adults rescued after road collapses in Hardin County

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Firefighters rescued four people, including an infant, Wednesday morning after part of a road collapsed in the Walnut Grove community. The frightening scene unfolded around 7:47 a.m. on Cherry Chapel Loop, according to the Hardin County…

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