WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

$50K winning lotto ticket sold in West Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lottery officials say Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing created 55,962 winning tickets in Tennessee, including two worth $50,000. One of those winners was sold in Munford in Tipton County, according to a release from the Tennessee Education Lottery. The other was sold in Ooltewah in East Tennessee. The $435 million winning jackpot ticket was sold in Indiana, according…

Committee recommends increase to utilities to fund storm water system maintenance

JACKSON, Tenn.-An increase to your utility bill could be headed your way, if you live in Jackson. The budget advisory committee met Wednesday night, voting to recommend an increase to the storm water fee to the entire Jackson city council. If passed by the council, it will affect all residents and businesses in the Hub City. The committee said the…

TBI: 1 of Tenn.’s most wanted captured in Louisiana

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the state’s 10 most wanted is in custody after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said he was captured in Louisiana. Keithandre Trevon Murray was arrested Wednesday by deputies in Monroe, Louisiana, where he has relatives. Murray was wanted by the Macon County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Department and TBI in connection with two recent homicides. He…

Comics Universe celebrates 30 years in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local comic book store celebrates 30 years in the Hub City. Rethel Miller Comics Universe, located on the Highway 45 Bypass, has catered to lovers of superheroes, fantasy and sci-fi since 1987. Family, friends and customers celebrated the 30-year milestone Wednesday as well as owner Rethel Miller’s birthday. Miller opened the store with her husband, Carl “Smittie,” in…

JSCC reflects on African American nurses for Black History Month

JACKSON, Tenn. — In honor of Black History Month, Jackson State Community College pays tribute to some of those who help the community the most. When the school put out a call for anyone interested to put together a presentation in honor of Black History Month, it sparked one professor’s curiosity about African American nurses. Melissa Sellers, an assistant professor…

Chester Co. Schools closed Thursday & Friday due to illnesses

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — Chester County Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24, due to illnesses. School officials confirmed the closures Wednesday afternoon. Director of Schools Troy Kilzer said there have been many absences among both students and faculty due to widespread illness. He said maintenance workers at each school will perform extensive cleaning over the…

Suspect charged with killing, beheading man to undergo mental evaluation

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A man accused of killing and beheading another man before setting a mobile home on fire appeared Wednesday in court. Buddy Ray Small Buddy Ray Small’s attorney filed a motion to request a mental evaluation, according to the general sessions clerk. Results from that test will be revealed when Small returns to court April 5. Small,…

Jackson police investigate weekend Muse Park shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are investigating a weekend shooting at a Jackson park that injured a juvenile. Officers responded around 6:30 p.m. Sunday to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for a juvenile female arriving there with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to Lt. Derick Tisdale with the Jackson Police Department. The victim told police she was in Muse Park near…