Charles Choate

Thunderbolt Broadcasting Weather Contributor to Retire

A longtime weather contributor to Thunderbolt Broadcasting has announced his plans to retire. Rick Shanklin, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Paducah, says he will step aside at the end of July. During a recent visit to Union City, Shanklin talked about his retirement plan.(AUDIO)   Shanklin said his career path […]Read More

Union City Police Investigating Missing Money at Local Restaurant

Union City police are investigating stolen money from a local restaurant. Police reports said officers spoke with an employee of Zaxby’s, on West Reelfoot Avenue, who said the theft occurred from October of 2020 until this month of June. Investigators have learned an employee was allegedly voiding sales, giving the impression that funds were being […]Read More

Union City Church Van Involved in Arkansas Crash

Reports say at least 11 people were injured, when a Union City church van was involved in an accident Saturday in Arkansas. Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller told WREG in Memphis, that all 11 injured were passengers on the van from First United Pentecostal Church of Union City. The two vehicle crash happened about 1:00 […]Read More

Corrections Commissioner Speaks at Union City Rotary

Tennessee Department of Correction commissioner Tony Parker was the guest speaker at the Union City Rotary Club on Friday. Parker was first appointed to state commissioner in June of 2016 by Governor Bill Haslam, and was reappointed to the position by Governor Bill Lee. Parker is also a former corrections employee, and warden, at the […]Read More

Storm Damage Repair Ongoing at Union City Industry

    Repair work continues on a Union City industry damaged by a severe thunderstorm on May 4th. Made in America Seating took a direct hit from the early morning storm that moved across the Industrial Park. The passage of the storm resulted in major damage to the back of the building and roof area. […]Read More

Wheat Harvest Begins in the Ken-Tenn Area

Wheat harvest is now underway in the Ken-Tenn area. Farmers are taking advantage of the dry, hot weather to get combines into the fields. Fulton County Agriculture Extension Agent Ben Rudy told Thunderbolt News that some producers are still seeing some high test weights at the market.(AUDIO)   Local farmers are also planting their double […]Read More

Obion County Commissioners Discuss Litter Problem

Obion County Commissioners discussed the issue of litter during their monthly meeting this week. Commissioner Terry Roberts told the board he had received complaints about the buildup of roadside trash in the county.(AUDIO)   Commissioner Alan Nohsey said the current ways of society has a lot to do with trash on the roadway.(AUDIO)   Solid […]Read More

Multiple Items Taken During Union City Apartment Burglary

Over $5,000 in merchandise and cash was reportedly taken during a Union City home burglary. Police reports said officers were called to Webster Street apartments, where someone had entered a residence by breaking glass in a back door. At the scene, officers entered the residence with 35 year old Alison Baldwin. A search revealed an […]Read More