New band leaders named at Liberty Tech

JACKSON, Tenn. – Members of the Liberty Tech Crusaders Band will march to a different beat this school year, as Dr. Janice Epperson, principal of Liberty Technology Magnet High School, names Joshua Hayes as Director of Bands. Hayes has served as music teacher at Andrew Jackson Elementary School for the past two years. “Leaving my kids at AJ was very difficult,” explained Hayes. “But my heart is on the field and in the concert hall. My heart is tr uly in the world of band.” Hayes says he looks forward to rebuilding the band program at Liberty Technology along with his new Assistant Band Director, Desmond Tarplin, who joined the District in the spring. “I believe the lack of consistency h

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Thursday 6-28-18

Heat has pounded West Tennessee this week. Contractors and Mechanic may be used to the heat but still take safety precautions. Plenty of water and know when to take a break. Milan is about to get wet. This week the city will open its new Splash Pad. The facility is family friendly with tables and benches. It's ready just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

WJNB TV Late News First Block Wednesday 6-27-18

Fireworks are here. Are they legal in your home town. You should know the rules. Be safe around children. Milan is sprucing up their city to draw investors. If you have rundown property, city advice is to fix it immediately,

JPD investigating recent theft at local hotel

JPD needs your help in a theft investigation. Authorities say the incident occurred at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 55 Parkstone Place, on June 20th. The police department says a security camera captured a black male with dreadlocks entering the hotel and leaving the hotel with the business's till which contained an unknown amount of cash. JPD adds the man also had a pink backpack. If you know anything about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at www.jmcrimestoppers.org or call JPD at 731-425-8400. You may also text TIP JAXTNPD and your message to 888777.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Tuesday 6-26-18

Gibson County has voted to offset operational costs by ambulance service. They will be raising the property tax by 5 percent. Area Relief Ministries is reaching out to other Jackson area churches to help house the homeless. With the oppressive heat in the middle 90's this week, its important to get the homeless indoors.

Area Relief Ministries is asking for help this summer

With temperatures across Madison County are expected to top ninety degrees throughout the week, many people in the Hub city are feeling the effects of the heat, especially the homeless community. I’m an older man, so sleeping outside would be hazardous to my health. They’re, they’re probably saving my life.” L.F Wynne is one of the dozens of homeless people who receive aide from area relief ministries during the year. That aide comes in many forms. “they give me support, they give me moral support, financial support, they give me a place to stay and food to eat. Without them, I would be sleeping under a bridge someplace.” Arm teams up with local churches to provide shelter overnight shelter

WNBJ Late News First Edition First Edition Monday 6-25-18

Made In Tennessee visits local Whiskey Distillery, Samuel T Bryant located of I-40.. A medical injury forced a career change. Sam is all about local. Local corn, strawberries and blueberries are all used from the region. University Tennessee at Martin will raise tuition this fall by 3 percent. While its not ideal, students seem to except the increase once they get an explanation on how the money is being spent.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Friday 6-22-18

While shopping malls across the country are closing or re-inventing themselves, the Old Hickory Mall in Jacksonville is thriving in the summertime heat. Most give credit to community support. It's mid-year and 150 new laws are set to hit the books in Tennessee on July 1st. One of those laws is designed to cut down the size of the local prison populations.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Thursday 6-21-18

Milan is experiencing a number of car thefts. The common thread to all of them was unlocked doors. Two teenagers have been caught. American Heart Association is recognizing two heroes for saving Neil Smiths life. He was running his first mile when he collapsed. Thanks to a nearby defibrillator, Linda Hodge and Cory Fletcher saved Smiths life.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Wednesday 6-20-18

Wednesday evening kicked off the first night of the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition. Having local girls in the pageant always adds more interest to hosting the event. For the first year Jackson Transit Authority participated in the Dump the Pump promotion. It's difficult getting people to give up their keys to their cars for a day. Its hoped the experience is a positive one and that first time riders will continue.

JPD investigating shoplifting at Flash Market

Jackson Police need your help identifying a person of interest in a shoplifting investigation. JPD says the incident happened last week at Flash Market, located at 2184 Hollywood Drive. JPD says on June 15th, surveillance video captured a white female selecting several items. Police say she left the store without paying for the merchandise. Police describe the female as having dark hair; police add she wore a pink shirt and pink pants. Police also say she was last seen leaving in a dark-colored Chevrolet truck with an extended bed. If you have any tips that can help, please call contact the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at www.jmcrimestop

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Tuesday 6-20-18

Water Conversation planning for the entire state took place at Beech Late near Lexington Tuesday. They are looking to solve problems 10 years down the road. The program was announced by Governor in 2017. Vanderbilt Life-flight has established its 8th base in Humboldt TN. The airbase is a 10-million dollar investment. From Humboldt flight time is five minutes. To Memphis 30 minutes and to Nashville about 50 minutes of fly time to medical care.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Monday 6-18-18

Made in Tennessee is the result of necessity. When a father discovered his children were allergic to regular soap. Buff City Soap has become popular to those with and without sensitive skin. The Miss Tennessee rehearsals got underway Monday. The economic impact of the pageant is indisputable.

New principal named at Rose Hill Schoo

JACKSON, Tenn. – Rose Hill School will have a new leader when the 2018-2019 school year begins August 3. Dr. Teresa (McDaniel) McSweeney has returned to the Jackson-Madison County School System to take over the leadership position at the kindergarten through 8th grade school. “My number one goal is to continue the culture of excellence and sense of community that exists at Rose Hill,” explained McSweeney. “I want to build on this foundation to appropriately prepare students for high school and beyond.” McSweeney, who began her education career as an English teacher at Jackson Central-Merry High School, would later serve as Assistant Principal under current JMCSS superintendent Dr. Eric Jo

WJNB TV Late News First Block Friday June 16 ,2018

More jobs are on their way to Henderson County. NIDEC announced they will be investing 18-million dollars in building the new plant. The plant will employ more than 300 people. There is a new auto body shop coming to Milan. The owner is in her early twenties and has a knack for paint guns. Maddie Smith is breaking barriers.

WNBJ TV Early News First Block Thursday 6-14-18

Jackson- Madison Schools have received a much needed financial boost. Five middle schools will split a million dollar grant to built its STEM programs thanks to Toyota Bodine. Blood drives are a daily occurrence across the United States. One man has donated 9 gallons worth. Even by vampire standards that's a lot of blood. When is critical need really means?

More Jobs Announced for West Tennessee by Electric Motor Manufacturer

NIDEC MOTOR COMPANY TO EXPAND IN LEXINGTON LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Nidec Motor Company officials announced today that the company will expand its current operations in Lexington. The electric motor manufacturer will create 301 new jobs and invest $18 million in Henderson County. “I want to thank Nidec for choosing to expand its operations in Lexington and for creating more than 300 new jobs in Henderson County,” Haslam said. “This is a big deal for Lexington and one of the largest economic development announcements we’ve had here since 2011. I appreciate Nidec for continuing to invest in Hender

WNBJ TV Early News First Block Wednesday 6-13-18

The old county annex in Madison County seats 64 inmates. Built in 1936 , the building has seen better days. The sheriff says that they can talk about it , but it's actually better to see and smell it first hand. Storm damage Tuesday night could have been worse. There were no reported casualties. That didn't make the clean up any less time consuming. Here details on what to do when you have a tree down in your yard.

Jackson Police K9 apprehends a Burglary suspect.

Jackson Police K9 Apprehends Suspect A suspect apprehended by a Jackson Police K9 for Aggravated Burglary is also charged with Resisting Arrest and Evading Arrest. On June 13th, Jackson Police officers respond to the vicinity of 6 Knollwood for a burglary in progress. An alert neighbor called Jackson Police after observing an unidentified black male breaking into a residence. Officers on the scene observed a black male peering out of a window from inside the residence. After observing the officers on the scene, the suspect fled the residence on foot. As the suspect fled the scene, he was observed wearing a red shirt and khaki colored pants. Jackson Police pursued the suspect on f

Jake Owens kicks off weekend

Event Details JAKE OWEN IS COMING TO THE BALLPARK!! Special Guests include Chris Janson & Jordan Davis. Pricing options: $34.50 “Reserved” bowl seating, $39.50 “Field” standing room only, and $69.50 “Center Stage” standing only. Tickets are going on sale March 2nd. Call 731.988.5299 or click on the “LEARN MORE” tab below June 14 - June 28 June 15 Reels @ the AMP: Labyrinth Downtown Relax under the stars and enjoy the classic movie “Labyrinth” with friends and family. Details. June 16 Grubb’s Grocery Get-Down: 3 Year Celebration Downtown After visiting the Farmers’ Market, check out Grubb’s Grocery. Give-aways, grilled samples on the patio, store-wide samples, local vendors and suppliers

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