• Local entrepreneurs showcase their business ideas at Delta Challenge Pitch Competition September 29, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn.-Area entrepreneurs get the chance of a lifetime to showcase their ideas to help launch their own businesses. Wednesday night, the Delta Regional Authority held its “Delta Challenge Pitch Competition” at Lane College. In a “Shark Tank”-type presentation, seven people had a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of four judges. […]
  • State: Circus elephants who visit Tennessee must be chained when not preforming September 29, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn.-One of the big draws of any circus is the elephants. Wednesday, Engine Company 13 of the Jackson Fire Department helped wash the elephants in the Carson and Barnes Circus. Circus officials said Tennessee is the only state in the country that requires them to keep the pachyderms chained when they are not performing. […]
  • Verdict in 2014 murder case gives closure to one Jackson family September 29, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn — After two years waiting for justice, one family said they now have closure. Wednesday, a Madison County jury found Corbyn Davis guilty of first degree murder and having a gun as a convicted felon. “I’m complete, I can rest, we can rest,” said Latoya Rogers Rogers’ younger brother, Jamar Rogers was killed in […]
  • RIFA’s ‘Canstruction’ helps fight hunger in West Tennessee September 29, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn.-One of the most creative ways to fight hunger in West Tennessee is through RIFA’s ‘Canstruction’. Teams began building out their structures, Tuesday, made completely of non-perishable foods. From businesses to schools to groups of teens, 14 teams are participating this year, by showcasing their creativity and benevolence. “They are real food. They are […]
  • Milan takes home team of the week September 29, 2016
    MILAN, Tenn — For the Milan Bulldogs week six performance against McNairy Central beating them 49-0, they won team of the week voted on by the fans. Head coach Jeff Morris said he thinks his team performance is based off what they get done during the week. “What happens on Friday’s is a product of […]
  • Carson and Barnes Circus visits the Hub City September 29, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn.-The ‘Big Top’ sets up shop in Jackson for two performances, Wednesday. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News was there for the afternoon show that featured aerial performers, acrobats and all the circus favorites. More than 200 people gathered under the tent to take in the excitement. If you missed Wednesday’s performances, you will have to […]
  • Community leaders, law enforcement unite to pray for peace, unity in Jackson September 29, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson community came together Wednesday night to unite in peace and unity. The prayer service was led by Pastor Justin Wainscott and Pastor William Watson and took place in front of the Madison County Courthouse in downtown Jackson. The two churches, Historic First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, invited other local churches […]
  • Family, friends remember fallen Deputy Rosemary Vela one year later September 28, 2016
    CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — One year ago, Sept. 28, 2015, Madison County Deputy Rosemary Vela died in a car crash while on duty. Wednesday afternoon, Both Madison County and Crockett County deputies joined her family to remember Vela, who worked as a deputy in both counties during her law enforcement career. The flag outside the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office […]
  • Man charged with assaulting girlfriend in wheelchair September 28, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn. — A Jackson man has been arrested on accusations of attacking his girlfriend while she was in a wheelchair. William Thompson According to court documents, William Thompson’s girlfriend told police she was in a wheelchair due to injuries from a car accident. She said they were arguing over a cell phone when Thompson grabbed […]
  • ATF investigating church fire in Memphis September 28, 2016
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is investigating a church fire in Memphis. Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke says crews put out a fire at New Salem Fellowship Ministries church at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Cooke says no one was injured in the fire, which affected […]
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