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Former Crockett Co. 911 director sentenced in embezzlement investigation

JACKSON, Tenn. — The former Crockett County 911 director has been sentenced to more than four years after allegations of embezzlement. Brian Black, 42, of Dyersburg, was sentenced to 57 months on Jan. 14 after he was found guilty at trial, according to a news release.


Police investigate double homicide in west Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.–Jackson police confirm they are investigating a double homicide that happened in west Jackson, Wednesday night. Police responded to the scene of Rainbow Cove and Greenfield Drive off of Old Hickory Boulevard around 10: 30 p.m.


At least 1 student arrested after fight at South Side HS

JACKSON, Tenn. — At least one student was arrested after a fight Thursday afternoon at South Side High School. Other students involved in the fight have been taken to the juvenile detention center and are expected to be released to their parents, according to Tom Mapes, public information officer wi


Mugshots : Madison County : 01/17/19 – 01/18/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/17/19 and 7 a.m. on 01/18/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.


Bolivar’s new police chief talks about plans for the city

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — Michael Jones got his start in law enforcement in college at Middle Tennessee State University. “We were out one night, and a kid took off running. I ran and chased him down, and been hooked ever since,” Jones said.


TDOT, street department prepare for possible winter weather

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson Street Department along with the Tennessee Department of Transportation are preparing roads for the possible winter weather this weekend. With the threat of winter weather conditions poised to move in this weekend, drivers are being urged to take precautions on roads.


Residents react to sightings of naked man in north Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.– Jackson police are looking fora man who has been caught on camera wandering through neighborhoods naked. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News talked to women about what they think.


Deputy’s act of kindness leads to big donation to local school

JACKSON, Tenn. — One local school is given a valuable addition to their school after an act of kindness by one officer. The Basketball Cop Foundation in Florida donated a washer and dryer to Jackson Careers and Technology Middle School. The appliances were unveiled Friday.


Local church teams up with school system for Community Connection Expo

JACKSON, Tenn. — School officials and one local church come together to provide assistance for the community. Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church and the Jackson-Madison County School System teamed up Friday to host a Community Connection Expo.


Meet new Brighton Elementary principal LaToya Avery

Brighton Elementary School has a new principal this year: LaToya Avery. Avery grew up in Tipton County and currently resides in Munford with her family. She has spent more than 20 years in education in Tipton County. As a teacher she taught at Drummonds Elementary and worked as a school counselor at


70-year-old Tennessee woman charged with illegally voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in a 70-year-old woman being charged with voter fraud. According to the TBI, the Piney Flats woman is a convicted felon who cast a ballot during the November general election.


After increases last year, THP urging motorists to help reduce number of fatal accidents

After a year of net increases in motor vehicle fatalities, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking the public to help reduce the chances of an accident. Though the state saw a net increase of 15 fatalities, in Tipton County the number increased from five in 2017 to 12 in 2018.


Humboldt Uniplex Making Necessary Upgrades in 2019

Barely half a month into 2019 and Humboldt is performing its first upgrades to the Uniplex and its facilities. The Humboldt Aquatic Centre is seeing the biggest facelift, with the floors being worked down and finished with a battleship linoleum similar to what was used within the arena. Other areas


Brighton to hold special meeting to approve bills

On Monday Jan. 28, a special called meeting will be held at Brighton Town Hall to discuss and approve bills not previously approved at the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 9. At last week’s meeting, alderman Shane Greer brought into question certain expenditures he believed needed further explanation


Shane Rencarge sentenced to time served, probation for 2018 hit-and-run

A Brighton man pleaded guilty in the deadly hit-and-run accident that killed Tommy Vermillion on June 19, 2018. Shane Robert Rencarge, 39, was arrested the next day and charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident.


Agenda review committee meets, prepares for upcoming Madison Co. Commission meeting

JACKSON, Tenn.–Madison County commissioners prepare for their first meeting of the new year. Thursday night, agenda review committee members met to discuss concerns regarding what they will be voting on during their next meeting.


Strong Communities founders work to improve city of Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Co-founders of Strong Communities, a seminar which aims to improve communities through focusing on improving the strengths of the city, met Friday morning at the Jackson Chamber.


Brighton man dies in accident on Jamestown Road

Early Wednesday morning a Brighton man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Jamestown Road in western Tipton County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 2006 Chevy Silverado driven by Michael B. Miller was traveling eastbound and went off the side of the road when the road curved to th


Police need help identifying suspect vehicle

JACKSON, Tenn.–The Jackson Police Department needs help identifying a vehicle. In December, the Jackson Police Department responded to a residential burglary. Surveillance video now shows a vehicle leaving the property.


Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on fel