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Long-time fixture in Bolivar re-opens to the public
BOLIVAR, Tenn.–A historic theater has reopened in West Tennessee. Friday night, the Bolivar community came out to the Luez Theater for their grand re-opening. Every seat was filled, with tickets selling out in a little over an hour.
Historic Luez Theatre to reopen in Bolivar updated, but with same classic feel
BOLIVAR — Once a staple of the thriving downtown life in Bolivar, the Luez Theatre is reopening Friday after more than a year of renovations. "There used to be some old theater rules by the original owner Louise Mask," said Brad Grantham, manager of the Luez Theatre restoration project. "You couldn'
Memphis' Penny Hardaway: Tennessee players all 'ran over to fight'
players left their bench and "ran over to fight" with "fists balled" as tempers threatened to boil over late in the Volunteers' 102-92 road win Saturday. During a timeout with less than a minute to play, two Memphis players and one Tennessee player were assessed technical fouls after exchanging word
East Tennessee just had another earthqake
The quake was about 14 miles deep and is one of several to hit East Tennessee this week.
Gas pipeline ruptures forcing evacuations in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee
SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A natural gas pipeline exploded Saturday afternoon near Stone Branch Road in Pleasant Shade, Smith County. Nearby homes in the small rural community were evacuated after residents heard the loud explosion.
Autopsy: Tennessee mother shot 34 rounds into her children before killing herself
MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — FOX 17 News has disturbing new details about a murder-suicide that shocked Maury County two months ago. Documents revealed that the mother shot 34 rounds into her four children before turning the gun on herself.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency finds CWD in white-tailed deer in West Tennessee
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is enacting the chronic wasting disease response plan, following a preliminary positive detection of CWD in white-tailed deer in Hardeman and Fayette counties. The response plan involves a coordinated effort between TWRA, the Tennessee Department of Agricultur
Volunteers lay wreaths on veterans graves in Martin Tennessee
Martin, TN — In the cool crispness of December, a small group gathered on Saturday at East Side Cemetery in Martin Tennessee to honor veterans in a special way. They joined hundreds across the country in an event called wreaths across America. Like in other places across the country, volunteers in M
Henderson native Taylor Hodges named Freed-Hardeman Sports Information Directer
The Freed-Hardeman University Athletic Department has announced that Henderson native Taylor Hodges would become the university’s next Sports Information Director, effective Jan. 1.
News from the Henderson Community of Chester County
Greetings from the City. “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” No matter what life brings us, we always have something to be glad about. Do not worry about what we do not have, but be happy for what we do have. While you are reading this article, stop and take a mome
Jackson police, fire dept. face off Saturday in ‘Battle of the Bells’ for Salvation Army
JACKSON, Tenn. — Two local departments team up for a good cause. “We partner with the Salvation Army because we know they do such a great job in the community to help people who may be less fortunate, ” said Eric Merriweather with the Jackson Fire Department.
Preliminary tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee deer
A nightmare scenario has arrived as early testing returned positive findings for Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee despite regulation overhauls to combat its spread. Seven white-tailed deer in Fayette County and three in Hardeman County, in the western portion of the state, have preliminarily tes
The Burgers At This Tennessee Restaurant Weigh More Than A Pound
Tennessee is known for their incredible foods, from melt-in-your-mouth barbecue to the best biscuits you’ll find anywhere on the planet. But there’s one restaurant that’s making a name for itself when it comes to burgers, and it’s making that name in a HUGE way. Literally — these burgers are massive
Humboldt police, Madison County deputies increase patrols through New Year's Day
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Humboldt Police Department are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired-driving enforcement through New Year’s Day, surrounding the holiday season, in an effort to keep motorists safe. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose
HOPE program in Chester Co. makes sure students have weekend meals
CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — One organization is helping to bring hope to students this holiday season. “HOPE actually stands for ‘Helping Other People Eat,'” said Heather Griffin with Coordinated School Health in Chester County.
Madison Co. deputies to take part in ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign
JACKSON, Tenn. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired-driving enforcement during the holiday season.
West Tennessee Healthcare: How it began
(In January 1948, in Jackson, a hospital construction committee was formed; Dr. Jack Thompson represented the medical community on the committee. He asked Juanita Reitzammer to help him with it.)
100 Black Men Scholarship Gala coming up
One of the biggest events of the year for 100 Black Men of West Tennessee is coming up, as their annual gala is set for Dec. 28 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson.
Man convicted of raping 85-year-old Middle Tennessee woman
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WZTV) — A man arrested at just 18-years-old in the rape of an elderly woman has been convicted. Chriteris Allen, 18 of Jackson, Tenn. was convicted on Tuesday of raping an 85-year-old woman in her Murfreesboro garage.
Man dies during standoff with police in Jackson residence
A died during a standoff with Jackson police officers at a Jackson residence on Tuesday. Aerion Brown, 23, from Jackson, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to a press release.