Obion County 53 Ripley 45
USJ 63 Madison 55
Camden 83 Big Sandy 27
Ripley 69 Obion County 65
USJ 82 Madison 47
Camden 83 Big Sandy 70
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The Dresden Police Department will have additional DUI saturation patrols on Sunday, February 1, 2015, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Officers will concentrate their enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from the roadways. Officers will also be enforcing compliance with the safety belt and child restraint laws.
The Weakley County Coalition Prevention Office & the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office sponsor these extra traffic enforcements.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A preliminary report shows that the pilot of a small plane flying over western Kentucky lost sight of the airport and reported the right engine had stopped shortly before the plane crashed and killed everyone aboard except a 7-year-old girl.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s report says air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane about 5:55 p.m. on Jan. 2, about five minutes after the pilot had asked for assistance because of engine problems. The pilot’s last contact with controllers was that he had lost sight of the airport.
The Piper PA-34 landed upside down with the landing gear retracted. The crash killed pilot Marty Gutzler; his wife, Kimberly; their daughter Piper; and her cousin, Sierra Wilder. The couple’s daughter Sailor survived the crash.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.
The graphic evidence and testimony presented in court shows that several others were at least partly aware that an unconscious woman was being taken advantage of or had enough evidence to show that something had happened to her, and did nothing to help her or report it.
The bystanders’ failure to act falls well short of the university culture Vanderbilt officials say they were trying to create on campus long before the morning of June 23, 2013.
Closing arguments are expected on Monday.
The 17th Annual Working Women’s Conference will featuren keynote speaker WPSD Local 6 news anchor and UTM alumna Jennifer Horbelt.
This year’s conference theme is “Women Under Construction: Building Career, Family and Communities.” Sessions will focus on building personal and professional relationships, physical fitness and emotional strength.
The conference is Friday, February 6th from 8:30 until 2:30 in the Boling University Center Duncan Ballroom on the main campus.
Registration is $40 per person and participants must be enrolled by February 1st. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all activities.
South Gibson: 36 – Milan: 29
Decatur County Riverside: 42 – Madison Acad Magnet: 19
West Carroll: 70 – Big Sandy: 19
Greenfield: 49 – Gibson County: 41
Obion County: 55 – Dyersburg: 53
Jackson South Side: 61 – McNairy Central: 48
Haywood: 50 – Covingotn: 42
Jackson North Side: 47 – Ripley: 39
Bolivar Central: 81 – Fayette Ware: 53
Hardin County: 40 – Brighton: 32
Westview: 52 – Crockett County: 40
Dresden: 56 – Gleason: 52
McKenzie: 46 – Hollow Rock Bruceton: 45
Huntingdon: 66 – Clarksburg: 25
Dyer County: 50 – Munford: 45
Peabody: 54 – Halls: 20
Halls: 61 – Peabody: 49
McKenzie: 71 – Hollow Rock-Bruceton: 31
Madison Acad Magnet: 59 – Decatur County Riverside: 37
Lexington: 54 – Chester County: 50
Adamsville: 60 – Trinity Chritian: 43
South Gibson: 59 – Milan: 45
Huntingdon: 55 – Clarksburg: 35
Dyer County: 49 – Munford: 33
Hardin County: 45 – Brighton: 32
Jackson South Side: 79 – McNairy Central: 48
Haywood: 76 – Covington: 57
Obion County: 57 – Dyersburg: 44
Westview: 77 – Crockett County: 47
The University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team will honor its 2013-14 squad on Saturday, in conjunction with a doubleheader against visiting Ohio Valley Conference opponent Southeast Missouri.
Action from the Elam Center is scheduled to tipoff at 4:00.
Last year’s championship banner will also be dropped from the rafters at a special ceremony along with the game’s Lights Out Skyhawks theme.
The Skyhawks (10-9, 6-0 OVC) head into the matchup on a six game winning streak, opening up OVC play with an unbeaten record for just the second time in school history.
Overall, the Skyhawks have won 31 of their last 32 games against league foes – including 13 consecutive contests.
Southeast Missouri (8-12, 1-6 OVC) has dropped six of its last seven contests with a 12 point average margin of defeat in league play.
The series between UT Martin and Southeast Missouri is tied at 29 games apiece, with the Skyhawks owning the series of late – picking up 10 straight victories.
Police Chief Terry Powell said an unidentified adult male was shot by a juvenile, following an altercation with the juvenile’s mother.
Powell said the gunshot victim was transported to Parkway Regional Hospital, and later flown to a trauma center.
The case is under review by the Commonwealth Attorney and Fulton County Attorney.
Anyone who has any information about the case is asked to contact the Fulton Police Department.
Six students from the University of Tennessee at Martin’s sport business program will work hospitality events at both the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Dexter Davis, assistant professor of sport business, will lead the group. This is Davis’ 10th Super Bowl and the second for UT Martin students.
Students will not be in the stands eating popcorn, however. At the Pro Bowl, they will be involved in coordinating pre-game events, fan activities and post-game hospitality. At the Super Bowl, students will likely work with Davis, who helps manage player appearances at the event. This includes assisting with arrival and departure, coordinating autograph signing venues and escorting players between events. Students will also assist with the post-game event, where visitors who have paid an extra fee are allowed to go onto the field after the trophy has been presented.
The group will leave Jan. 23 and return Feb. 3. During their time in Phoenix, they will also be assisting the local organizing committee prepare for the Super Bowl, as well as meeting with members of the Phoenix Coyotes staff; touring the Salt Lick Fields complex, a spring training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies; taking a trail ride on Camelback Mountain and attending the Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA game Monday after the Super Bowl.
Students interested in participating this year were required to submit a cover letter and resume to Davis, as well as complete a formal interview with him, before being selected. Davis treats the process like a job application because involvement with the NFL opens doors only the NFL can open.
“Anytime you are able to put a brand like the NFL next to your name, it garners attention. With some hard work and a little luck, I will be able to use this experience as a platform for a long, successful career in the football industry,” said Ian McGrew, a senior from Troy.
“The Super Bowl is one of the most influential events of the year, especially when it comes to advertising,” said Courtney Caton, a sophomore from Huntingdon. “As a marketing major, I am intrigued by all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the advertising and production of such a large event. I am most excited about making connections with possible employers about internships or a career.”
The other students attending are Ross Landreth, a senior from Selmer; Jamison Matney, a senior from Bon Aqua; Rachel Robison, a senior from Springville; and Dakota Shanes, a sophomore from Bon Aqua. Caton, Robison and Shanes are marketing majors, while Landreth, Matney and McGrew are sport business majors.
Robison is the only student from this year’s team to have also attended last year’s Super Bowl with Davis. “The hands-on involvement that I received from last year’s Super Bowl was enlightening. I think that going back for a second time I will be able to receive a more in-depth understanding of the event planning side of things,” she said. Last year’s team worked as customer service staff members during the game.
High school seniors in northwest Tennessee wanting to take advantage of Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative of two years of free education at a community college might soon have a campus in their own backyard.
Plans are taking shape for Jackson State Community College to open a campus in Dresden at the Weakley County Adult Education building.
Weakley County Director of Schools Randy Frazier tells Thunderbolt Radio News the plans came together pretty fast, with representatives meeting in December and agreeing that Jackson State Community College opening a satellite campus in Dresden would be a win-win situation.
No papers have been signed and nothing is official, but Frazier is excited about the possibility.
Plans call for the campus to conduct classes in the Weakley County Adult Education building.
Mr. Frazier says another meeting is set for the first week of February with counselors from area high schools in Weakley and surrounding counties and representatives of Jackson State to discuss the specific needs of graduating seniors.
Mr. Frazier says some courses would be available by internet through the JSCC main campus, as well as instructors in the classroom, and possible evening classes.
Former Kentucky Governor and U.S. Senator Wendell Ford will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Sunday.
The 90 year old Ford died Thursday in his hometown of Owensboro, following a battle with lung cancer.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday in Owensboro at First Baptist Church.
On Friday, Governor Steve Beshear directed flags at all state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Tuesday.
(AP) – Defense attorneys may be a step closer to understanding what evidence prosecutors have against their clients in the case of a missing nursing student whose partial remains were found more than three years after her disappearance.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said Thursday the bureau has completed its analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her house in April 2011.
Zachary Adams and Jason Autry were arrested last spring and charged with murder and kidnapping. In September, authorities announced they’d found Bobo’s remains in a wooded area in Decatur County, not far from her home in Parsons.
No trial date has been set, and defense attorneys have complained that they have received no evidence linking their clients to the crime.