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Lifeline Blood Services hold blood drives in January

NBC39 and CW39 look ahead to a series of blood drives with Lifeline Blood Services in the opening weeks of 2019. For more details on the following, call 731-633-0246. Wed., Jan. 2 Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union City, 9 a.m. – 12 noon West TN Healthcare, Martin, 2 p.m - 6 p.m. Hardin Co. Medical Center, Savannah, 12 noon - 6 p.m. Thu., Jan. 3 First United Methodist Church, Paris, 12 noon - 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 4 Fred’s Super Dollar Store, McKenzie, 12 noon - 6 p.m. Simmon’s Bank, Bolivar, 12 noon - 5 p.m. Reelfoot Family walk-in clinic, Dyersburg, 1 p.m - 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 7 Dyersburg Healthcare and Rehab., 9 a.m. – 12 noon Gibson Farmers Co-op, Trenton, 9 a.m. – 12 noon Alamo

Jackson Area Music Society Partners With Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC? Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the December 27th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Friday December 28th Blake Dixon, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm Everyday Hope, The Coffee Shop (Humboldt), 6:00pm Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm The Doublewides, Mulligans, 7:00pm Steve Short & Friends, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm Kimberlie Helton Band, Redbones, 8:00pm Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9:00pm Juke Joint Hustle, Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm Saturday December 2

Made in Tennessee: The Shield Desk

Jon Snider decided to design the Shield Desk in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 39 News's Jackson Overstreet has more

Milan General Hospital plans ER renovations

West Tennessee Healthcare have announced that they will be investing over four million dollars into Milan General Hospital's emergency room to expand and rennovate the space. 39 News's Jackson Overstreet has more

Sweet Jordan's bakery finds success in its employees

Sweet Jordan's bakery in Paris has found success in their first months of being in business due to their special workers. The majority of their employees are special needs adults. 39 News's Jackson Overstreet has more

The Music of Jackson!

Thursday, December 20 Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6pm Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7pm Tyler Goodson, Downtown Tavern, 7pm Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8pm Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9pm Backroad Therapy, Slide & Ride 2, 9pm Friday, December 21 Brandon Lewis, The Blacksmith, 6pm Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7pm Rev. Jessie & The Holy Smokes, Mulligans, 7pm TBD, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm Prowler, Redbones, 8pm The Memphis Yahoos, The Naked Turtle, 9pm Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9pm Karaoke w/ Josh Hazzard Logan, Ricochet Bar, 9pm Drunken Poets, Downtown Tavern, 9pm Saturday, December 22 Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith,

United Way Seeks Partner Organizations for Community Impact

January 2nd, 2019, Jackson, Tennessee— United Way of West Tennessee has announced the deadlines for local nonprofits to apply for funding by becoming a Community Impact Partner. Applicants must be 501c3 Health and Human Service Organizations that serve individuals in the 14-county UWWT service area. To begin the application process, agencies must send a representative to one of United Way’s annual application sessions, to be held this year at the following times: - Tuesday, January 22nd (9:00am – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm) - Thursday, January 24th (9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm) - Tuesday, January 29th (1:00 – 3:00 pm) - Thursday, January 31st (9:00 am - 11:00 am) All six se

Applications available for open enrollment and magnet programs

JACKSON, Tenn. – Preparation for the 2019-2020 school year has begun as online applications for open enrollment and magnet programs in the Jackson-Madison County School System are now available. Applications can be found on the JMCSS website at http://www.jmcss.org/openenrollment. Open enrollment gives parents the option to send their students to a school outside of their zoned area, if capacity allows. All open enrollment assignments are determined by a computer-generated lottery, with the exception of Jackson Central-Merry Early College High. JCM ECH enrollment is determined by an application, interviews and essays. The district has two magnet programs: Community Montessori School (K-8

Community: Academy Sports makes Christmas a little brighter by providing bicycles to area youth.

Through a partnership between the Jackson Police Department, Academy Sports, and the Hub Club, some area children will have a little brighter Christmas. On Monday, December 17th, Academy Sports provided area kids, who participate in the Hub Club, with brand new bicycles. "This was an excellent opportunity to see a child smile," said Captain Tisdale. The Jackson Police Department appreciates Academy Sports for including this agency in this giving back opportunity. The Jackson Police Department is also grateful for the partnership between this agency, Pastor Ronald Benton, and the Hub Club. Thee Jackson Police Department looks forward to opportunities to build positive and meaningful re

Community: Jackson Police Investigator graduates from Leadership Jackson.

, Leadership Jackson 40th Anniversary Recently, Jackson Police Investigator, Aubrey Richardson, graduated from the Jackson Chamber's 40th Leadership Jackson class at the Carl Grant Events Center at Union University. Investigator Richardson also received the "Pearl Award" for outstanding leadership qualities and going above and beyond in volunteer opportunities. Leadership Jackson is a leadership development program for community members who demonstrate leadership potential. Also, this program gives business professionals the opportunity to better understand the community and the opportunities and the challenges it faces. Class members visited community landmarks, met with area leaders a

Made in Tennessee: American Access

American access goal is to help people with access and mobility. 39 news’s Jackson Overstreet shows us more about American Access and their ramps in this week’s Made in Tennessee. If you know of a company or product that is made here in West Tennessee that you would like to see featured in on our newscast, email us at news@NBC39tv.com

Jackson Police select December Employee of the Month

Jackson Police are pleased to announce Officer Kelly Mason as “Employee of the Month” for the month of December. Officer Mason has seven years of service with the Jackson Police Department. He is currently assigned to the Street Crimes Unit of the Jackson Police Department. Officer Mason has been a tremendous asset to the Street Crimes Unit as well as the Jackson Police Department. Since his selection to the Street Crimes Unit, Officer Mason has earned two “Letters of Commendation.” His most recent commendation was from the results of a burglary ring operating in the Old Hickory area. Officer Mason turned a “knock and talk” into an Auto Burglary charge against the suspected ringleader.

Community: Jackson Police announce 2018 "Employee of the Year."

The Employee of the Month committee for the Jackson Police Department are pleased to announce their selection for 2018 “Employee of the Year.” The Employee of the Month committee selects Officer Joseph Lawley as the Jackson Police Department’s “Employee of the Year.” Officer Lawley was previously selected as September’s Employee of the Month for the Jackson Police Department. Officer Lawley continues to possess the best of attitudes as an officer of the Jackson Police Department. He genuinely enjoys being a police officer. Officer Lawley is a proactive officer who makes good cases. He is also an excellent Field Training Officer for the Jackson Police Department. He is a patient officer

Made in Tennessee: The Footbar Walker

What was once an old tile store in Paris now house GANM LLC. The company was started a few years ago by Gary and Nancy Morris to help patent and sell their creation, the foot bar walker. “It is attachments that go onto the standard walker that turns it into an assistance to not only the patient but also the care giver.” Gary and Nancy came up with the idea for the Footbar walker to help some close friends who were looking for a better way to get around with a walker. The walker works by allowing a care giver to use their weight as a counter balance to allow the person using the walker to pull themselves up with minimal strain. “It worked for them very, very well and with their encouragement

Shiloh National Military Park Receives Educational Field Trip Grant

SHILOH, TN – Shiloh National Military Park is one of 132 national parks selected to receive a field trip grant from the National Park Foundation. This grant will aid in connecting the park with elementary age students. It is estimated that 700 kids, 250 fourth graders and 450 fifth graders, will get to experience both the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields through the field trip grant. This grant is part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program. More than 200,000 children across the country will visit national parks during the 2018-2019 school year, thanks to grants from the National Park Foundation. “We are very happy to receive this grant,” said Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “By co

TSPN looks to get first in nation license plate

“I don’t want any mother, any person to feel what I am feeling right now and deal with what I am dealing with.” This past summer, Lynn Julian experienced tragic loss. Within three weeks of each other, both her son and daughter-in-law died by suicide. Since the loss, Julian has become a big a advocate for suicide prevention. “One of the key things we need to do is raise awareness for suicide prevention and be willing to talk about suicide and not have it be a taboo subject anymore in our society.” The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network has a new initiative based around promoting awareness. The group is trying to get Tennessee to be the first state in the us to have a license plate dedicated

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