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Local gymnasts react to Simone Biles pulling out of Olympic finals

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The United States got some devastating news this morning as Olympic gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the finals. “I just felt like it would be a little better to take a back seat. Work on my mindfulness, I knew that the girls would do an absolutely great job,” said Simone Biles, Olympic Gymnasts.
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New CDC guidelines on masks for those vaccinated

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)- two months ago the CDC said that those vaccinated for covid-19 no longer needed to wear masks indoors. Today they’ve taken a step back and offer new recommendations. The center for disease control recommended that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high covid transmission rates. The updated guidance comes as the Delta variant is causing another surge in coronavirus cases.
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JMCSS announces plans for students attending JCM

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - School bells will not be ringing at the new Jackson Central-Merry School on August 2nd when students return for the fall semester. JCM has been experiencing renovations delays since April. One of the principals at the school discusses the setback. “The excitement around opening the school,...
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Local agencies participate in Red Sand Project Day

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - Several different agencies and organizations throughout Jackson are participating in the Red Sand Project. This art project is all a part of an initiative to bring awareness to human trafficking. In an effort to bring attention to human trafficking during this awareness week. The Jackson-Madison County...
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Former Gibson Co. school PTO president indicted on theft charges

TRENTON, TN (WNBJ) - The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has led an investigation into the indictment of a former PTO president in the Gibson County Special School District. Kacey Criswell was indicted by the Gibson County Grand Jury on one count of theft of over 10,000 dollars. Investigators say Criswell misappropriated...
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Potential COVID Spike Response Plans

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)- “As covid cases rise here in Madison county and across the state of Tennessee, health care professionals are preparing for what could potentially be another huge spike.”. There are over one hundred new cases being reported in madison county with week compared with only 22 last week...
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MyRide West TN is searching for new drivers in Hardin County

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - Are you looking for reliable transportation options for older adults in your area?. Well, listen up! The MyRide West Tennessee is a free service that will provide just that. The MyRide program is looking to expand its service area in west Tennessee. The project is now...
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Two chain restaurants set to open in Jackson

Jackson, TN (WNBJ)- This time last year businesses were closed, and some were going out of business, fast forward a year and now two big chains are setting up shop in Jackson. Popular Mexican grill Chipotle is being built on Van drive next to Walmart. and just a few miles...

Local restaurants still feeling the effects of huge worker shortage

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - Worker shortages are happening all around the country in various industries, but some may think one of the most noticeable instances is in the food-service industry causing slow service, altering services provided, or even closures. Throughout the pandemic, many local restaurants like the Old Town Spaghetti...

New and used car shortage

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)- Covid-19 has caused many shortages in the last year, but one continues to remain an issue, the shortage of new and used cars. The shortage is part of the aftermath of factories shutting down last year. Modern cars rely on these tiny computer chips to power just about everything, but automakers can’t get enough these days to supply all of their new vehicle demands, leaving some to slow or cancel production of certain models. The strain on new car production has also impacted and driven up used car sales.
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Driving after the Pandemic

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)- After the pandemic reduced traffic stops, officers are now back to normal traffic stops and are being met with an increase in speeding vehicles and aggressive driving. “The pandemic has adverse effects on everything we were doing as far as law enforcement, especially traffic enforcement. We had...
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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital annouces multi-million dollar expansion

MEMPHIS, TN (WNBJ) - The Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis has announced a multi-million dollar building expansion. The four-story addition to the hospital will include cardiovascular and neonatal floors, in addition to the surgery recovery area and main floor. This $95.4 million dollar expansion is the largest since the...
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Jackson-Madison County return to School plan

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)- As summer begins to wind down parents are looking for answers about what school will look like this year. Last night at the Madison school board meeting two big questions regarding return to school were answered. “We have two school options, we have our cyber school and...