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TWRA to hold public meeting about chronic wasting disease

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease Tuesday evening in Bolivar. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Bolivar Middle School gymnasium, located…

Lifeline Blood Services needs O-negative, O-positive donors

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Lifeline Blood Services says they are in urgent need of O-negative and O-positive blood types. According to Lifeline, patients used large amounts of blood last week and more will be needed for blood transfusions this week as…

Mobile American Job Center to visit Jackson Jan. 8

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's mobile American Job Center will visit the Hub City next week. The mobile center will be located at the Jackson-Madison County Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday,…

Martin Police Dept. to host Citizen Police Academy

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Martin Police Department will host a new Citizen Police Academy class this spring. The class will be the first in the department's new facility and will begin at 6 p.m. March 5, according to a release…

Girl Scouts announce new type of cookie

JACKSON, Tenn. -- There's something more to get excited about besides the new year — the Girl Scout cookie season is upon us! Not only that, but the Girl Scouts have announced a brand new cookie. The new caramel chocolate chip…

New laws effective Jan. 1, 2019 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE -- New laws are coming to Tennessee at the start of the new year. One of them deals with the opioid crisis. It requires doctors to document when they give prescriptions for opioids that are more than a three-day supply.…

Weather causes power outages for many West Tennesseans

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Gibson Electric Membership Corporation has announced there were thousands without power Monday morning due to weather. According to a release, recent weather has caused outages to about 2,100 members. There were reportedly 13 outage locations scattered…

Gas prices drop in Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Gas prices in Tennessee have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week. Gas is now averaging $2 a gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey. Current gas prices in Nashville are 2.11 a gallon, down 4.3 cents…

TN Dept. of Agriculture cautions farmers on herbicide rules

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising soybean and cotton farmers to follow new federal guidelines when applying a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields. In a news release, the department…

Gov.-elect Bill Lee announces new cabinet members

NASHVILLE -- Governor-elect Bill Lee has announced two cabinet appointments. Major General Jeff Holmes, who is from Carroll County, will lead the department of military. Holmes currently serves as the deputy commanding general of First Army and has previously served as…

Smoke alarm & fire safety information

You can reach the Madison County Fire Department at 731-424-5577. For more information about smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, visit the Madison County Fire Department website.

Dream Center works to fund new building

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local nonprofit is on their way to having a new building. The Dream Center is in the middle of fundraising for their new building. So far they've raised more than $1.5 million of their total goal,…

TWRA announces 'Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone' in West TN

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Friday announced new regulations intended to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease in West Tennessee. The announcement comes after 10 deer recently tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or…

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