Martin PD and THP investigating fatal crash in Martin

The Martin Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash Friday morning between a tractor-trailer and pick-up truck. The accident happened just before 10:30 on Highway 431 near Highway 22 and Highway 45. Martin Police Chief Don Teal says 64-year-old Terry Mask, of Lexington, Tennessee, was killed when the Peterbilt tractor-trailer he […]Read More

Little Jack Dunning, 87, Gleason

Funeral services for Little Jack Dunning, age 87, of Gleason, will be Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 1:00 at Gleason First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 11:00 until service time at the church. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason in charge of arrangements.Read More

Chase Thrasher officially takes over as UT Martin Rodeo head

Chase Thrasher began his appointment as UT Martin’s head rodeo coach Friday, formally becoming the fifth head coach in program history. A Skyhawk rodeo alum, Thrasher was appointed as head-coach-in-waiting on April 26 with the scheduled start date of July 1 – following the retirement of John Luthi. “I’m excited to officially get started,” Thrasher […]Read More

Racers officially Missouri Valley Conference members

July 1, 2022 marks the first day for Murray State University as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. After the announcement of the Racers’ partnership with the MVC and its member institutions on Jan. 6, the Racers are officially Valley members, joining other MVC members: Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.), Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.), Drake […]Read More

History faculty member honored for Civil War scholarship

The Houston (Texas) Civil War Round Table has presented UT Martin faculty member Dr. Timothy B. Smith an award for his American Civil War scholarship. Dr. Smith, history lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy, was presented the Frank E. Vandiver Award of Merit in May. The award honors Smith’s contributions to the historiography […]Read More

Janice Bell Hamlin, 84, Sharon

Funeral services for Janice Bell Hamlin, age 84, of Sharon, will be Friday, July 1, 2022 at 1:00 at Sharon First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 1, 2022 from 11:00 until service time at the church. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden in charge of arrangements.Read More

Billy Ray Hoskins, 85, Gleason

Graveside services for Billy Ray Hoskins, age 85, of Gleason, will be Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 in the Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason in charge of arrangements.Read More

Subject of TBI Blue Alert captured, charged

A TBI investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Erin Monday night has resulted in the arrest of a Louisiana man. TBI spokesperson Susan Niland says agents responded Monday to a shooting in a parking area on Highway 149 in Erin. During the course of the investigation, agents learned that an Erin police officer trying to […]Read More

Tennessee opens new lodge at Paris Landing State Park

The new Lodge at Paris Landing is now open at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan. Several state officials were on hand Monday for the facility’s grand opening. Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell told Thunderbolt Radio News… Commissioner Ezell says the lodge has far exceeded design expectations. The Lodge at Paris Landing […]Read More