Charles Choate

Union City Travels to Huntingdon for Round 3 of Football

The Union City Golden Tornadoes will try to earn a semi-final berth, with a road win tonight in Round 3 of the TSSAA football playoffs. Standing in the way will be Huntingdon, who defeated Union City 27-20, at War Memorial Stadium on October 28th. Both Union City and Huntingdon come into tonight’s game with records […]Read More

Moffatt On Falcons Roster as Back-Up Safety for This Week’s

Former Union City High School football standout Jovantae Moffatt continues to impress coaches with the Atlanta Falcons. Since his recent call-up from the practice squad, Moffatt has now improved his chances on the field. After first playing in a reserve role due to injuries and a trade, Moffatt is listed on this week’s depth chart […]Read More

Obion County Central’s Johnny Light Named Most Valuable Player of

    Obion County Central’s Johnny Light established himself as the best in Region 7 football. Light’s performances on the field this year earned the Rebels running back the Class-4A Region 7 “Most Valuable Player” award. During the season, Light rushed for 1,931 yards and 21 touchdowns, which helped guide Obion County Central to a […]Read More

Obion County Schools Chosen for Pilot Security Program

The Obion County School System was recently chosen as part of a pilot program to enhance safety for staff and students. The Obion County School District was one of only two in the state, to take part in a technology enhanced monitoring system for checking doors within the buildings. The program, designed by Life Check […]Read More

Pilot Safety Program for Obion County Schools Demonstrated

A group of school officials, law enforcement officers and state legislators gathered at Obion County Central High School on Wednesday, to view a new school safety initiative. A presentation was made by Life Check Systems CEO Brandt McMillan, and School Resource Officer Jonathan Reyna, pertaining to the a system that ensures all doors to the […]Read More

Union City Drops Two Games to Crockett County in Season

It was not the start Union City had hoped for. Visiting Crockett County spoiled the opening of the 2022-23 basketball season for the Tornadoes, sweeping Union City in contrasting fashion Tuesday night at Marty Sisco Gymnasium. The Cavaliers sank a deciding 3-pointer with 21 seconds to play, then blocked a Twister game-winning attempt just before […]Read More

“Let It Glow” Light Show Now Open at Discovery Park

Discovery Park of America’s annual “Let It Glow Light Show” is now open to the public. The “Let It Glow” walk-thru takes place on the north side of the park, which has once again been transformed into the “North Pole.” Guests can grab a snack and a drink and take a stroll through the Japanese […]Read More

Kentucky Governor Signs Order Allowing Marijuana for Medical Use

Kentucky’s Governor has signed an Executive Order allowing the use of marijuana for certain severe medical conditions. Governor Andy Beshear said starting next year, Kentuckians who meet the requirements will be able to possess and use small amounts of legally purchased cannabis to treat medical conditions. Those 21 conditions include cancer, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy […]Read More

Power Outage in Union City on Tuesday

A squirrel is being blamed for a brief power outage in Union City on Tuesday afternoon. Energy Authority CEO Kyle Ross said about 350 customers, in the southwest portion of the city, experienced the outage around 1:40. Ross said the squirrel came into the South 5th Substation and made contact with a transformer lightening arrestor. […]Read More

Community Invited to Participate in “Parade of Trees” at Obion

The Obion County Public Library is asking the community to help decorate their facility for the Christmas season. Library Director Carolina Conner told Thunderbolt News that churches, businesses, industries and individuals are again asked to participate in a long running holiday event.(AUDIO)   Ms. Conner said the “Parade of Trees” decorating ideas by the community, […]Read More