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Family remembers Chiquita Stanley, who was killed in Bolivar

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — An overnight shooting in Bolivar left a woman dead. We spoke with the family of the woman killed in the shooting, and they say their loved one will be deeply missed. Tuesday morning, the Bolivar Police Department responded to the 200 block of East Jefferson Street...
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2 injured in three vehicle wreck in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Two people were injured in a three vehicle crash Monday evening. The wreck happened at the intersection of Bolivar Highway and Caldwell Street. Our crew was on the scene and saw one person air-lifted in an E-VAC helicopter. According to Randy Hayes with the Jackson Fire...
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Bolivar woman dead in overnight shooting; boyfriend confesses

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — A Bolivar woman is dead after allegedly being shot by her boyfriend. According to the Bolivar Police Department, around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, officers responded to 211 East Jefferson Street after a report of a shooting. A news release states that when they arrived,...
BOLIVAR, TN
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Police ID body found in Henderson Thursday night

HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Henderson Police Department has released the identity of a body found last Thursday. On the evening of August 4th, officers responded to a grassy area just off of Newsome Avenue where a deceased male body was laying. On Tuesday, police confirmed the identity of the...
HENDERSON, TN
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Tennessee man killed in Tippah County crash

(WTVA) - A weekend crash in Tippah County claimed the life of a Tennessee man. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP), the wreck happened Saturday morning, Aug. 6 on Highway 72. An eastbound SUV collided with a westbound pickup truck. The driver of the SUV, 74-year-old Henry Holt, died....
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Downtown Humboldt still on the move

Humboldt has been on the move for the past several years and downtown Humboldt has benefited from the progress. That progress is continuing with major upgrades to some building facades. It began when Milano’s Pizza, Mi Casita and The Coffee Shop restaurants opened as well as the Kandy Bank and...
HUMBOLDT, TN
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Local organization donates $32,000 in grants to school district

MILAN, Tenn. — The City of Milan schools got a new grant for the 2022- 23 school year. A local nonprofit, the Milan Endowment for Growth, donated $32,000 in grants to the Milan school district to fund extra curricular activities. President Bruce Niven says the goal is to provide...
MILAN, TN
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Bicentennial Celebration to kick off with 150 voice choir

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County 200 year anniversary celebration is days away. The Bicentennial Celebration will kick off Friday with a closing ceremony, along with a choir and orchestra performance. The choir consists of 150 voices. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Carl...
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New gym brings new ways to get fit in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jacksonians have a new gym to get active and break a sweat. Fitness 1440 has set up shop in Jackson. The gym features brand new machines, a day-care children’s area, and hydro-massage beds. General Manager Willie Smith says there are several areas for members to...
JACKSON, TN
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Short named Strawberry Festival GC

When Shane Lynch was named general chairman of the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival last year, the gears in his brain began to turn. Lynch knew he had important positions to fill for the 85th festival—general chairman being the most important. Luckily for Lynch, he had a short...
HUMBOLDT, TN
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State’s first Safe Haven Baby Boxes boxes to be placed in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — At Tuesday’s Jackson City Council special called meeting, the consideration of a lease agreement for Safe Haven Baby Boxes passed on new business. The Safe Haven Baby Boxes are a new component to the Safe Haven Baby Law. They will provide a resource for a mother to anonymously surrender her baby to a designated and safe baby box, located at Jackson Fire Department Station #2.
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Mayor Conger strolls through Jackson neighborhood to hear concerns

JACKSON, Tenn. — Mayor Scott Conger and several City of Jackson department heads came to the Bemis Silver Circle community to take a stroll with residents. “Walk around and talk about what is good in the neighborhood, what needs improvement, what needs attention. It is a great way for us to interact with neighbors, residents to see what was going on to have that direct one-on-one conversation,” said Jackson Mayor Scott Conger.
JACKSON, TN
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2 arrested in ongoing drug investigation in Henderson County

REAGAN, Tenn. — Two people have been arrested following an ongoing drug investigation in Henderson County. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 60-year-old Joseph W. Crawford and 55-year-old Darlene A. Pugh are charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell and distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Company makes makes dorm room decorating easier

JACKSON, Tenn. — Parents, shopping for dorm room decor just got easier. Dormify is a company that excels in bridging the gap for students dorm aesthetic and a parents economic mindset. When looking for the perfect dorm attire you want to incorporate both personality and longevity. Amanda Zuckerman, the...
JACKSON, TN
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Patricia Lytton Sims

Patricia Lytton Sims, 88, formerly of Washington, D.C and Alamo, Tennessee, died peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Quicksburg, Virginia, Patricia was the daughter of Pauline (Will) and Tyrus C. Lytton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Sims, whom she married in 1961. They traveled and lived in various parts of the world, always returning to the greater Washington area. They truly enjoyed life together. Pat had a passion for architecture and interior decoration. She loved fashion and wearing bright colors. She was the kind of person who never met a stranger and enjoyed chatting with everyone. As a young woman, Pat worked for the federal government at various agencies. The highlight of her career was her time at the White House as a part of the Reagan administration. She spent her later years as publisher of The Crockett Times, a community newspaper in Alamo. Pat believed that the Lord was guiding her life and watched over the lives of her children and grandchildren. She prayed regularly for all of them. She is survived by her four children, Jacqueline Sims Jasinski (Ken), James B. Sims (Chris), Carolyn Sims and William L. Sims (Lisa). She is also survived by eight siblings and their spouses, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Details of her burial service at Arlington National Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
ALAMO, TN
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Mustangs hold their own in four-way scrimmage

The Huntingdon High School Mustangs saw their first live action of the football preseason on Friday as they participated in a four-way scrimmage with Lexington, Dyersburg, and Columbia. The scrimmage took place on the main field at Lexington High School and on the LHS practice field as all four teams...
HUNTINGDON, TN
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Amy Elizabeth Floyd Moss

Beloved Mama and Mamie, Amy Elizabeth Floyd Moss passed away peacefully on August 6, 2022, in her 76th year, with her loving family by her side. Throughout her battle with ovarian cancer, she always had a smile or kind word to share. Her health never compromised her ability to live each day to the fullest, and she was an inspiration to all who knew her. She always held her friends and family close to her heart.
BROWNSVILLE, TN
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Fatal shooting occurs in Trenton

TRENTON, Tenn. — One person fatally shot in Trenton. According to information from Trenton Police Chief, Bill Cusson, at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, Trenton police officers were dispatched to the area of 191 Westwood Drive for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers found two adult females...
TRENTON, TN
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