Martin Police Lieutenant James Hatler graduates Southeastern Leadership Academy

The Martin Police Department announced Friday that Lieutenant James Hatler has graduated from the Southeastern Leadership Academy. The five-week Southeastern Leadership Academy, formerly the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy, includes interactive instruction from top law enforcement personnel. Each week focuses around themed lessons: Foundations of Leadership/Leading Others, Leadership Skills, Building External Relationships, Employee/Internal Matters and […]Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark dies

The Tennessee Supreme Court says Justice Cornelia Clark has died at the age of 71. She had been diagnosed with cancer. A news release Friday from the state’s five-member high court says Clark died overnight. Clark was appointed in 2005 by former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and served as chief justice from 2010 to 2012. […]Read More

Shooting in Collierville kills one, injures 12; shooter dead

Police say two people are dead, including the shooter, and 12 people were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon at a Kroger in Collierville. Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane says 13 people in all were shot and 12 of them were taken to hospitals, some with very serious injuries. He said police SWAT team officers […]Read More

Foundation covers cost of another jacket

Financial gifts made to memorialize former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Terry J. Oliver continue to have an impact on Weakley County students. This week the Terry J. Oliver FFA Foundation presented Westview FFA with another check to cover the costs of the FFA jacket traditionally worn by members. The first gift went to Greenfield students […]Read More

Temporary traffic signal outage at Mayfield intersection

A temporary traffic signal outage in Mayfield may continue for several days. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the traffic signal at the KY 121-Business/South 6th Street intersection with East Water Street in Mayfield will be out of service for up to four days. Todd says a semi-truck hit and destroyed the meter base […]Read More

Four Northwest Tennessee athletes on Titans Mr. Football watchlist

Four Northwest Tennessee high school football players are included on the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award statewide watchlist. In Class 1A, last year’s winner, Peabody’s Khalik Ganaway is on the list, as well as, West Carroll’s Xander Moon and McKenzie’s Marquez Taylor. In Class 2A, Alabama commit Ty Simpson, of Westview,  is also on the […]Read More

Local author Merry Brown releases new book, “The Food Addict”

Author Merry Brown, of Martin, has launched a new book entitled, “The Food Addict,” which tells the tale of her journey with BED, including her own experiences, thoughts, and theories. The book is now available on Amazon for purchase. Brown recently left her position as a teacher of Philosophy at UT Martin to follow her […]Read More

Tennessee woman killed in murder suicide in Kentucky

Kentucky authorities say a Tennessee woman was killed by her estranged boyfriend Wednesday, who then took his own life. Kentucky State Police say 53-year-old Tammy Beechum, of Dover, was kidnapped around 8:00 Wednesday morning in Trigg County by her estranged boyfriend, 65-year-old Thomas Hungerford, of Cadiz. KSP says around 4:00 Wednesday afternooon, Post 7 troopers […]Read More

Dyersburg woman charged with aggravated child abuse

A Dyersburg woman is charged with aggravated child abuse after authorities say she left her five-month-old child suffering with critical injuries from multiple blunt force trauma to the head and body. Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell says around 6:15 Tuesday night, an officer responded to Schaffer Street in reference to a 911 hang up. At […]Read More