Charles Choate

Union City Man Arrested on Trespassing and Vandalism Charges

A Union City man was arrested on charges of aggravated criminal trespassing and vandalism. Union City police reports said 31 year old Christopher Shawn Jr. was taken into custody, after officers were called to a possible burglary at 2115 Nailing Drive. When officers arrived on the scene, reports said Shawn Jr. was sitting in a […]Read More

Union City Elementary Honors Perfect Attendance Students

Union City Elementary School recently celebrated twenty-nine students, who had perfect attendance for the past school year. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said each student, who achieved the accomplishment, was rewarded with a certificate and recognized prior to school being dismissed for the summer. Three of the students, Alan Martinez, Brayden Andrews, and Jade Andrews, […]Read More

Union City Update on New Hotel, New Tenants at County

        The opening of a new hotel, and work on two new retail stores, means economic growth and new jobs for Union City. Obion County Joint Economic Development CEO Lindsay Frilling told Thunderbolt News about the status of a new lodging facility on West Reelfoot Avenue.(AUDIO)   Ms. Frilling said additional shopping […]Read More

Swannee Rice – 96 – Hickman

Funeral services will be held for Swannee Rice, age 96, of Hickman. Services will take place at 11:00 on Monday, June 5th of 2023, at the First United Methodist Church in Hickman. Burial will follow in the Hickman City Cemetery.Read More

Carnece Guy – 77 – Troy

Funeral services will be held for Carnece Guy, age 77, of Troy. Services will take place at 2:00 on Saturday, June 3rd of 2023, in Union City. Burial will follow in the Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy.Read More

Kentucky State Police Searching for Run Away Suspect in Melber

Troopers from Kentucky State Police at Post 1 are currently in the Melber area, searching for a wanted man who has fled on foot. Troopers are joined by additional law enforcement officers from multiple local agencies, all assisting in the search. Troopers have identified 43 year old Bryan Ditto, of East Prairie, Missouri, as the […]Read More

Thompson Says Tourism Dollars Bring Benefits to Weakley County

A recent Legislative Breakfast in Union City centered its focus on the promotion of tourism in the region. The event featured Mark Ezell, Commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development, along with three State Representatives and two State Senators. Commissioner Ezell informed the large crowd that Tennessee was now ranked 11th in the nation for […]Read More