Robert Leyhue

Career Fair in Area

The Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville will host a Career Fair in a week.   The event will be at Dyersburg Mall on Thursday, November 5th, from 10 to 2 in front of the former JC Penny entrance.  Recruiters will be on hand for those interested in career opportunities with the correctional complex.Read More

Charger Foundation Receiving Aid

The Charger Foundation received $62,000 from the Tennessee Department of Human Services to fund a wide variety of pandemic needs across the state.   These funds will be used to purchase resources including distance learning devices, hardware, and educational software for all Martin schools.   Funds will also be used to purchase resources that will […]Read More

$871 Million Awarded to Rural Community Facilities

Tennessee Rural Development State Director Jim Tracy announced Wednesday that nine rural Tennessee counties will benefit from more than $56.7 million in loan and grant investments.   “Our communities deserve to have access to modern community facilities,” Tracy said. “We are committed to partnering with rural communities to construct facilities that provide advanced services to […]Read More


Many Tennesseans currently receiving unemployment benefits through programs funded by the CARES Act could be nearing the end of their weekly payments. The last day to claim benefits through these federal programs is December 26. According to federal program rules, many claimants could see their benefits stop before that date if they reach the maximum […]Read More

Racers Volleyball Schedule

Murray State Athletics has released the 2020 Murray State volleyball schedule which looks a bit different than previous seasons due to COVID-19.   The 2020-21 season was postponed from the fall and moved to the spring.  It is set to begin the first week of February and will consist of a 16-game conference-only schedule.   […]Read More

UTM Volleyball Schedule

The University of Tennessee at Martin will play a 16-match slate this spring as the Ohio Valley Conference revealed its volleyball schedule Tuesday afternoon.   OVC presented a regular season schedule that runs from Feb. 2 through March 29. Matches will be played on Sundays and Mondays with the exception of two matchups against each […]Read More

Two West Tennessee towns receive help for Rural Water and

Tennessee Rural Development State Director Jim Tracy announced that Gibson County and Atwood will receiving a portion of more than $11.8 million in wastewater infrastructure. Gibson County Municipal Water District will use a $545,000 loan to construct a water treatment plant in the Goat City area of Gibson County Municipal Water District’s service area, as […]Read More

Governor Lee urges Tennesseeans to follow new order.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is urging residents to work from home and ordered bars and restaurants to close for 14 days starting Monday with the exception of drive-thru, take-out and delivery services. Lee’s sweeping order in response to the coronavirus pandemic also closed gyms and fitness centers from Monday until April 6. He also barred […]Read More

Escapee Captured

Authorities say a Tennessee convict suspected of killing a corrections administrator before escaping prison on a tractor has been captured. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that 44-year-old Curtis Ray Watson was caught Sunday. Details on the capture weren’t immediately released. The state police agency says Watson was on lawn mowing duty when […]Read More