Charles Choate

Area Motorists Urged to Use Caution With Back to School

Motorists traveling in Obion County are being urged to use caution with the beginning of school today. With back-to-school comes the start of buses loading and unloading students, children being dropped off by their parents, and students who will be driving to school. Law enforcement officers will be working around schools zones in the county, […]Read More

Union City Holds First Football Scrimmage at Dresden

Union City’s first scrimmage of the 2022 preseason produced a familiar evaluation. Schools Communications Director Mike Hutchens said the varsity scrimmage ended in a 3-3 tie. “I saw some good things. And I saw some things we need to get better at,” Tornado head coach Nick Markle said after Friday’s play on the Lions’ turf. […]Read More

Obion County Has New Clerk and Master at Courthouse

      Obion County has a new Clerk and Master following swearing-in ceremonies at the courthouse on Monday. Chancellor Mike Maloan issued the oath to Emily Hall, of Union City, who takes the position following the retirement of former Clerk and Master, Paula Rice. A large crowd of friends and family filled the court […]Read More

School Resource Officers Returning to School System

As children and staff members return to school in Obion County on Tuesday, so will School Resource Officers. Director of School’s Tim Watkins was asked about the funding of the officers, which occupy each of the system’s buildings.(AUDIO)   Director Watkins said it imperative that funding sources remain in place, to have the law enforcement […]Read More

Obion County Clerk and Master Retires After 51 Years of

A retirement celebration was held Friday at the Obion County Courthouse, for Clerk and Master, Paula Rice. Family, work associates, and friends gathered to congratulate Ms. Rice for her 51 years of service in the office. During the meet and greet event, Ms. Rice told Thunderbolt News how she became employed at the courthouse.(AUDIO)   […]Read More

Over 2,700 Early Votes Received in Obion County

Obion County voters cast 2,720 votes during the early voting period. The final tally was announced, after 119 people voted on the final day Saturday, at the Election Commission Office in Union City. Early voting numbers included 2,056 Republican votes, 342 Democratic votes and 332 General Election votes. Those who did not cast early ballots […]Read More

Active Shooter Training in Obion County Schools

Thursday was the first day of  Active Shooter Training at Ridgemont and South Fulton. Schools Communications Director Lauren Kendall said the other schools will also hold the training. While this is such a difficult training to have to participate in mentally, employees learn so much about how to respond. Ms. Kendall said while it was […]Read More

One Arrested and Two Wanted in Shooting on Martin Industry

Martin police are still investigating a shooting that occurred on the parking lot of MTD. Police reports said the shooting happened Monday just after noon, with 27 year old Antonio Royal Hogard Jr. taken into custody. Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua said Hogard Jr. was charged with use of a deadly weapon during a felony, […]Read More