Charles Choate

Obion County General Sessions Judge Presented Prestigious Award

Obion County General Sessions Judge Jimmy Smith has been honored for his work on the bench, and within the community. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced that Judge Smith was named the 2020 recipient of the Leon Ruben Award of Excellence. The award is present in honor of outstanding service to the community, the […]Read More

Second Candidate Announces Plans to Seek County Mayors Seat

A longtime Obion County pastor has made his announcement to seek public office in next year’s county election. Steve Carr, of the Freemont Community on Old Lake Road, made his announcement to Thunderbolt News on Monday.(AUDIO)   Carr was asked about his decision to seek the County Mayor’s seat.(AUDIO)   Carr cited several issues that […]Read More

Obion County Commissioners See and Hear About Mechatronics Training

Obion County Commissioners got an update, and first hand look, at student job training on Monday. Commissioners held their monthly meeting at Obion County Central High School, with an opening presentation on Mechatronics. George Leake, the Director of Career Technical Education and Vocational Programs, first thanked the board for their commitment to student training.(AUDIO)   […]Read More

Three Vehicles Involved in Fatal Obion County Accident on Sunday

Tennessee Highway Patrol reports indicate three vehicles were involved in a Sunday afternoon crash, that claimed the life of a Union City High School student. Highway Patrol Reports said a 2020 Jeep Compass, a 1999 International Tractor Trailer truck and a 1998 International Tractor Trailer truck were involved in the accident at the intersection of […]Read More

Skyhawks Football Players Honored by Ohio Valley Conference

  The Ohio Valley Conference has honored two UT-Martin football players, following the teams 28-17 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Running back Zak Wallace was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week, and Newcomer of the Week, for his efforts on the field. Wallace rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns for the (5-1) […]Read More

Union City High School Staff and Student’s Mourning Loss of

A senior student at Union City High School was killed in an automobile accident on Sunday in Obion County. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said students and staff are mourning the death of Julianne Becton, who passed away Sunday evening from injuries suffered in an auto accident that occurred earlier in the day. Becton died […]Read More

Obion County Ambulance Board Holds Meeting

The first meeting of the Obion County Ambulance Board was held Friday morning. Nine members were appointed to the oversight board by county Mayor Benny McGuire, following a meeting with Baptist ambulance officials and the full county commission. The board is made up of individuals from the County Commission, 911-Dispatch, the Union City and Hornbeak […]Read More

Thompson Indicted for Murder by Obion County Grand Jury

The Obion County grand jury has indicted a 19 year old Union City man on murder charges. Julius Thompson was indicted on charges of second degree murder, in connection with the shooting death of 23 year old Tarius Damond Lewis, also of Union City. Union City police were called to Russell Street on the night […]Read More

Today is the Columbus Day Federal Holiday

Today is the national holiday of Columbus Day. The day is in honor of the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America in 1492. The day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937. Since 1970, the holiday has been […]Read More

South Fulton Man Charged With Indecent Exposure

A South Fulton man was arrested in Union City on indecent exposure charges. Police reports said officers were called to 711 East Reelfoot Avenue, where a man was reportedly exposing himself. At the scene, police spoke with 44 year old McKinnely Tyrae Kimp, who was sitting on a bench in front of a business. A […]Read More