WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week: Emily Key

JACKSON, Tenn. — This week’s Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week teaches at Isaac Lane Technology Magnet Elementary School in east Jackson. Emily Key Emily Key has been teaching four years, and this is her first year at Isaac Lane. She previously taught at Jackson Careers and Technology. Key says her favorite part of teaching is watching her students grow and being…

22 school bands play before judges at Liberty Tech

JACKSON, Tenn. — The West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association held a second day of competition Friday for its concert festival. A total of 22 school bands made up of 6th through 12th graders came to Liberty Tech High School to play before a panel of judges. It’s not your typical competition because there’s no first- or second-place winners. Rather,…

Weekend events offer entertainment in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — There’s plenty to do this weekend in West Tennessee, especially in downtown Jackson. Saturday night, you can help the Women’s Rape Assistance Program, or WRAP, celebrate its fifth annual Denim and Pearls event, the organization’s largest fundraiser each year. WRAP uses the event to raise awareness for men and women facing domestic abuse. The event starts at 6…

Second suspect officially charged in Prospect Street shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. — The second suspect in a Sunday night shooting that sent a man to the hospital has now been officially charged. Darkis Watkins, left, and William Currie-Anthony William Currie-Anthony appeared Friday morning in Jackson City Court on counts of attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and having a gun as a convicted felon. Currie-Anthony and Darkis Watkins are accused…

Mugshots : Madison County : 3/23/17 – 3/24/17

1/20William Currie-Anthony Attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, firearm used in dangerous felony, failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 2/20Jayla Permenter No charges entered Show Caption Hide Caption 3/20Terrancio Watkins Assault Show Caption Hide Caption 4/20Rufus Irvin Public intoxication Show Caption Hide Caption 5/20Moshe Laor Violation of order of protection Show Caption Hide Caption 6/20Michael Williams No charges entered…

Mugshots : Madison County : 3/22/17 – 3/23/17

1/24Andrew Harrison Prohibited weapons, unlawful drug paraphernalia Show Caption Hide Caption 2/24Xavier Pawlowski Schedule VI drug violations, legend drugs-possession without prescription, unlawful drug paraphernalia Show Caption Hide Caption 3/24Tony Tyrone Cole Failure to comply Show Caption Hide Caption 4/24Paul Williams Schedule II & IV drug violations Show Caption Hide Caption 5/24Micah Transou Simple domestic assault, vandalism Show Caption Hide Caption…

2 men charged in weekend Jackson shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police have charged two men in a Sunday night shooting. Darkis Watkins, left, and William Currie-Anthony The shooting took place around 9:40 p.m. on Prospect Avenue, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department. Darkis Watkins, 24, was arraigned Thursday in Jackson City Court on charges of attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, and possession of…

Officials announce $24K reward in Hardeman County cold case murder

  HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — Officials have announced a $24,000 reward in a 1998 cold case. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, FBI and the 25th District Attorney General announced the reward Thursday in the unsolved 1998 murder of Michael Bell, according to a TBI release. Bell was a clerk at the McKee’s Stateline Convenience Store at the time of his…