Martin Elementary School rewarded for Reward achievement

Martin Elementary School was named a Tennessee Reward School this week, and celebrated by having a pizza party Friday courtesy of the Charger Foundation. Charger Foundation board member Hollianne Carver told the students Friday the foundation was proud of their achievement. MES Principal Terri Stephenson tells Thunderbolt Radio News about the Reward School recognition. Miss […]Read More

Mother, four children escape early morning house fire in Huntingdon

A mother and her four children escaped an early morning house fire in Huntingdon Friday. However. several family pets were lost in the fire. Huntingdon Public Safety Director Walter Smothers says just before 4:00 Friday morning, the Huntingdon Fire and Rescue Department responded to a residential fire at 300 Chick Lane in Huntingdon. Captain Doug […]Read More

Missing Greenfield woman found in crashed vehicle in Martin

A missing Greenfield woman was found Friday morning in a crashed vehicle in a ditch in Martin. Martin Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua says 80-year-old Nancy C. Maclin was reported missing just after 5:00 Friday morning. Fuqua says Martin Police Officers used cell phone location data to localize searches in areas in and around the […]Read More

Parkers Crossroads Battlefield to receive grant funding

A Civil War battlefield in northern Henderson County will receive nearly $50,000 dollars in a grant from the Tennessee Wars Commission and Tennessee Historical Commission. The commission announced Thursday that $48,800 dollars has been awarded to Parkers Crossroads Battlefield for the purchase of a replica Civil War artillery caisson and limber and wayside signage which […]Read More

VP Racing Fuels to locate in Huntingdon, create 40 new

VP Racing Fuels announced Thursday that it will locate new operations in Huntingdon. The race fuel manufacturer and distributor will create 40 new jobs and invest approximately $4.6 million in Carroll County. VP, a race fuel manufacturer and distributor, is recognized by many as the world leader in race fuel technology, with a catalog of more […]Read More

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