Deadly House Fire in Camden Under Investigation by TBI
A deadly house fire in Camden is under investigation by the TBI. Benton County Fire Crews responded to the blaze on Chalk Hill Road, where a residence was engulfed in flames. Despite neighbors' heroic efforts, one individual tragically lost their life at the scene.
Unraveling the Mystery: The Case of Holly Bobo's Disappearance
In the quiet community of Darden, Tennessee, the mysterious disappearance of nursing student Holly Bobo in April 2011 cast a long, dark shadow. The 20-year-old was last seen by her brother entering the woods with a man donning camouflage. Despite the discovery of her remains in 2014 and the conviction of Zach Adams for her kidnapping and murder, the case remains fraught with unanswered questions and controversy.
Ongoing Police Investigation at Summar Drive Residence in Jackson
Police responded to an incident at a Summar Drive residence in Jackson, Tennessee. Witnesses saw an ambulance arrive, and paramedics were observed leaving the house with a stretcher.
Hollow Rock: A Tennessee Town's Enigmatic Foundation
Hollow Rock, a town steeped in the rich tapestry of Tennessee's history, holds a name as captivating as its past. The moniker 'Hollow Rock' traces back to a massive, cavernous rock that once served as a beacon for travelers and a shelter for hobos leaping from the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. This geological oddity, shrouded in history and mystery, has sparked the curiosity of geologists and locals alike, with some speculating it to be an ancient meteorite due to its unique composition.
Christmas lights in Henderson County returns
HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn.— A local returns for the fourth year bringing in the Christmas spirit. Sunset Valley Farms located in Huron, is presenting its Christmas Drive thru Lights from now through December 23. It’s open 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings with fun activities and limited concessions. Plus,...
Founder of Cupples’ J&J Co. dies
James L. Cupples, founder of Cupples’ J&J Co., died at home in Jackson, Tenn., on Nov. 7, 2023, at the age of 91. Cupples was first employed at Tigrett Industries of Jackson in its Toy Division. He later founded Cupples’ J&J Co. on June 6, 1966, as a small tool and die business. Today, the company offers design, fabrication, and installation of special parts and equipment, as well as production of spare parts, prototype parts, and production parts, with locations in Jackson and Dyersburg, Tenn.
Christmas Lights, Parades, Santa Highlight Local Activities
Thanksgiving is over and many events across the county will celebrate the Christmas season. Santa can be found all around Henderson County as several events are planned. The switch has been thrown and one of the largest Christmas Light Shows in the area is bringing the spirit of the season to all with the Darden Christmas Light Show.
Vehicle runs into Clarksburg Supermarket causing damage
CLARKSBURG, Tenn. — A vehicle ran into the Clarksburg Supermarket Friday afternoon. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News received the report from a tipster that a vehicle crashed into the building around noon. Our crew arrived to find first responders on the scene, but the vehicle was already removed. It appears...
Tennessee Inmates Make History Being State’s First Incarcerated Class To Earn HBCU Bachelor’s Degrees
A group of six Northwest Correctional Complex inmates recently earned their Bachelor of Science in Business degrees from Lane College on Nov. 2. According to Black Enterprise, it was the first time a bachelor’s degree was awarded at the facility. These students also received their degrees from a historically Black college and university while incarcerated, a first… Continue reading Tennessee Inmates Make History Being State’s First Incarcerated Class To Earn HBCU Bachelor’s Degrees
Savor the Morning: Top 4 Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Jackson
# A Culinary Tour: 4 Delightful Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Jackson Welcome to our exploration of four delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Jackson. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so please feel free to share your comments below.
Pepsi Swag Donated For McKenzie Football
McKenzie, Tenn.– Ricky Price and Stephen Berryman with Pepsi stopped at McKenzie High School and donated Gatorade to the football team, which is playing for the Class 1A State Championship in Chattanooga on Friday. They also brought Dr Pepper hoodies for the seniors and a Dr. Pepper game ball for Coach Comer. (MHS photo).
Second Harvest's Project Grow offers food for those in need
Finding groceries is tough, and finding fresh produce can be even harder. A program called Project Grow based in Benton County aims to help.
Lexington Industrial Development Board Hears PILOT Request
The Lexington Industrial Development Board approved a payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) request from Woodland Homes as the management company moves forward with planned improvements. Meeting, Monday, at Lexington City Hall, the Industrial Development Board approved the request based on the recommendation from city attorney Ken Walker and the...
New respiratory illness affecting dogs has been reported in Jackson
JACKSON, Tenn. – Veterinarians began speaking out about this mysterious illness last week, with the illness being reported in several states across the country. It has been reported Jackson as well. In late September and early October, the Wagging Tail Resort noticed that a few of their clients weren’t...
Whispers of the Holladay Witch: Tennessee's Eerie Folklore
The small town of Holladay, TN, holds a secret wrapped in the threads of folklore and whispered legends. Here lies the story of the Holladay Witch, a mysterious figure whose tale has permeated the town's history, passed down through the whispers of generations. This enigmatic being, said to have harnessed dark cosmic forces, has become a symbol of ancient fears, an echo of a time when witchcraft and the supernatural were intertwined with daily life.
City of Medina ushers in the holidays with their Christmas parade
MEDINA, Tenn.–The Spirit of Christmas.. what better way to experience it by having the community come together for a Christmas parade. The City of Medina presented its annual Christmas parade Tuesday evening. The parade made its way along Main Street as spectators enjoyed the sights and sounds of vehicles,...
Jackson, TN Residents Invited to Participate in 'Jingle Bell Jackson' Holiday Decoration Contest
Jackson, Tennessee has initiated a holiday decoration contest called 'Jingle Bell Jackson'. Residents can nominate their decorated homes until December 7 for a chance to win prizes. Public voting will start on December 16.
Middleton Confirmed as Fire/Police Chief
The Lexington City Board reaffirmed Jeff Middleton’s dual role as Police and Fire Chief and they heard the progress being made on broadband service, during the board’s meeting on Monday night, November 28th. Aldermen also instructed the city’s department heads to begin working on the 2024-25 budgets.
JPD: No charges to be filed after pedestrian struck
The following is an unedited news release sent to WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News by the Jackson Police Department:. “On 11/22/23 at approximately 1330hrs, The Jackson Police Department officers responded to a call of a pedestrian being struck in the southbound lanes of the 900 block of S. Highland Ave. After interviewing eyewitnesses and the preliminary on-scene investigation, the Jackson Police Department will not be filing charges on the driver of the vehicle involved. The investigation into this incident is considered complete and there will be no further investigation at this time.”
Jackson area high school basketball top performers for Week 2 of the 2023-24 season
Here's a list of Jackson area high school basketball top performers for Week 2 of the 2023-24 season. Submit your team's stats to: email@example.com TUESDAY Boys MCNAIRY CENTRAL 50, KOSSUTH 47 ...