Charles Choate

Flags Placed at Hickman Cemetery in Advance of Memorial Day

                American Legion members, volunteers and high school students joined together on Thursday to honor veterans in the Hickman city cemetery. In recognition of Memorial Day on Monday, the annual placing of flags was held at burial markers of former armed service members. Aubra Townsend American Legion Post […]Read More

Fulton County High School to Hold Graduation Ceremonies

Fulton County High School will be holding graduation ceremonies tonight. Principal Ellen Murphy told Thunderbolt News about this years Senior class.(AUDIO)   Students in the Fulton County School System had their final day of classes on Thursday. Ms. Murphy said two years of dealing with COVID issues was difficult, but this school year has been […]Read More

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to increase patrols and utilize traffic safety enforcement tools during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt, and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes. The Memorial Day holiday […]Read More

Union City Girls Tennis Brings Home Silver Trophy

For the third time in girl’s tennis history, Union City has claimed the silver trophy in the TSSAA State Tournament. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said Union City also finished second in 1999 and 2000. The stellar season ends with a (12-11) record, claiming the district, regional and sectional titles in addition to a state […]Read More

Discovery Park of America Hosts Legislative Session

            A crowd of people attended the Legislative Coffee held at Discovery Park of America on Thursday morning. During the event, 77th District State Representative Rusty Grills, District 82 State Representative Chris Hurt and District 24 State Senator John Stevens all spoke and answered questions. During his time at the […]Read More

Ralph Puckett Honored for Longtime Service by County Commissioners Association

Obion County Commission Chairman Ralph Puckett, of South Fulton, has been honored for his longtime contribution of service. During the Tennessee County Commissioners Association Convention on Wednesday, Puckett was recognized with a plaque for over 50 years of service. The County Commissioners Association has also voted to establish the “Ralph Puckett Award”, which will be […]Read More

Union City Takes Runner-Up in Girl’s State Tennis Tournament

The Union City girls tennis team took runner-up honors in the TSSAA State Tournament. On Wednesday in Murfreesboro, Union City fell to Summertown, 4-0, in the championship match. Union City had advanced to the championship following their semi-final win over Unicoi County on Tuesday. Summertown claimed the state title with wins in single match play.Read More

Union City Track and Field Team Has Program Best at

Both the present and the future of the Union City girls’ track team was on display at the Class A State Championships Tuesday. The Lady Tornadoes – with four quality seniors and the rest freshmen and sophomores – accumulated 37 total points for a program-best seventh-place finish among 38 teams in a talented field. UC […]Read More

Union City Girl’s Tennis Will Play for State Championship

What worked for Union City before, worked for the Lady Tornadoes again. Showcasing its quality lineup depth once more, the Union City girls earned the right to play for the Class A State Team Tennis Championship by besting Unicoi County 4-2, in the second of two semifinal matches Tuesday. Union City, which finished as state […]Read More