City of Greenfield to lease property for industrial site

The City of Greenfield will be leasing a property east of Highway 45 near Parker Road and Bean Switch Road for a future industrial site. Greenfield Industrial Board Chairman Mike Biggs presented a map of the property to the Greenfield City Board Tuesday night. The city’s adjoining property is 27.5 acres, and added with the […]Read More

TBI names Keli McAlister new West Tennessee Public Information Officer

Former WBBJ anchor Keli McAlister has been named the new West Tennessee Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. McAlister joined the TBI this week from the Jackson-Madison County School System, where she served in a communications capacity. A graduate of Union University in Jackson, McAlister also worked as a television news reporter […]Read More

Martin, Sharon city boards meet in short sessions

Both the Martin and Sharon City Boards met Monday night in relatively short sessions. At the Martin Board meeting, the board approved a ten-year agreement with First Community Bank for an ATM and five parking spaces on a lot on Neal Street. The agreement calls for First Community Bank to pay the city $1,500 a […]Read More

Oregon couple sentenced to federal prison on drug trafficking charges

An Oregon couple, featured on a Discovery Channel reality show called “Weed Country,” was sentenced Tuesday to a year and one day in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Madison County. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Michael Dunavant says on May 17, 2018, the Jackson Metro Narcotics Unit received information […]Read More

Two men charged in murder-for-hire plot

Two men are facing charges after hatching a murder-for-hire plot in the Gibson County Jail. A statement from the West Tennessee Drug Task Force says agents received information on February 6th that 43-year-old Stephen Taylor of Murfreesboro had hired 22-year-old Gregory Barnes of Humboldt to kill a Murfreesboro man who was a potential witness against […]Read More

Rain has Weakley Co. road crews busy

As the Ken-Tenn area is being inundated with rainfall, the Weakley County Highway Department is busy keeping the roads clear and the ditches and culverts free of debris. Weakley County Road Supervisor Charles Ross tells Thunderbolt Radio News… Ross says his crews have been busy during the rainy days. Ross says if anyone notices flooding […]Read More

Sharon man charged with stealing SUV

A Sharon man has been arrested after allegedly stealing an SUV. 45-year-old Ricky Gene Gallimore is charged with Theft of Property over $1,000 dollars after Weakley County Sheriff’s Deputies James Sanders and Christopher Crocker were called to the Gleason Como Highway 190 and found Gallimore driving the stolen Chevy Tahoe on Garrett Road. Gallimore was […]Read More

UTM rodeo student-athlete killed in Sunday night crash

A UT Martin rodeo student-athlete was killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident in Martin. THP Lieutenant Brad Wilbanks says 20-year-old Wyatt Cole of Owenton, Kentucky was traveling southbound on Three Point Road just after 9:00 Sunday night, when his 1998 Toyota Avalon drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree. […]Read More

Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to high waters

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has temporarily halted service due to high water levels on the Mississippi River. The ferry temporarily halted service just before noon Sunday, with the expectation that floodwaters will keep the ferry closed for at least 13 days, and possibly longer. According to Ferry Captain Jeremy Newsom, the ferry normally halts operation when the Cairo Gauge goes above about 40 feet. Due […]Read More

Counterfeit money in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department is reporting an increase in counterfeit bills. Police Chief Bill Cusson says his department has received many reports concerning “Copy Money” or “Movie Money,” which is used in television or movie production. Chief Cusson asks the public to carefully examine any money they receive and to contact the Trenton Police Department […]Read More