Charles Choate

Obion County Director of Schools Hoping for Student Funding, Teacher

Obion County’s Director of Schools said he is glad that lawmakers will focus specifically on education issues next week in Nashville. Director Tim Watkins told Thunderbolt News that he is glad that Governor Bill Lee called the Special Session to address needed areas. Director Watkins said he looks forward to hearing discussion on potential COVID-19 […]Read More

Tennessee Legislature to Meet in Special Session Starting Monday

The Tennessee General Assembly will meet in a Special Session starting on January 18th. Governor Bill Lee issued the call for lawmakers to address multiple issues concerning education statewide. Speaking with Thunderbolt News, 77th District State Representative Rusty Grills said he looks forward to focused debate on the educational system.   Grills said he anticipates […]Read More

Jackson Teenager Charged in Shooting Death

Jackson police have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting death. Police reports said a seventeen year old female was charged with second degree murder in the death of 41 year old, Rita Farris. On Tuesday afternoon around 5:30, reports said Jackson police were dispatched to the area of Carruthers Drive, where a shooting […]Read More

Dyersburg Police Investigating Attempted Murder

Dyersburg police are investigating an attempted murder that occurred on the morning of January 13th on Tucker Street. Police Chief Steve Isbell said officers responded just before 9:30, and found a 19 year old man suffereing from gunshot wounds. The victim told police that hearing a knock on his apartment door, he was struck by […]Read More

Fulton County Magistrates Pass Additional Sick Time Resolution

A Resolution providing additional sick time to Fulton County government employees, who require quarantine, has passed on a divided vote. County Judge-Executive Jim Martin presented the plan to the County Magistrates at this week’s meeting.(AUDIO)   In the Resolution, a requirement to receive the additional sick time was based on an employee staying within the […]Read More

South Fulton Man Arrested for Sex Charges Involving a Minor

A South Fulton man has been arrested on sex charges. Fulton police reports said 29 year old Chase McGlone has been charged with first degree rape of a victim under the age of 12, first degree sodomy and first degree unlawful transaction with a minor with physical injury. Reports said the charges were issued after […]Read More