Funding to continue supporting families and students

The Tennessee Department of Education is awarding $1 million to Tennessee’s six PBS stations- West TN PBS, WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, and Chattanooga WTCI- for their partnership to engage families and support quality education for students across the state. “It is an honor to work closely with Tennessee Department […]Read More

Old Salem Road to close next week for bridge work

If you travel Old Salem Road in Martin, you’ll have to detour for a few days next week. Weakley County Road Supervisor Charles Ross tells Thunderbolt Radio News that the road will close sometime Tuesday morning. (AUDIO) Ross says he’ll be in contact with the Tennessee Department of Transportation in hopes of making the bridge […]Read More

Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center six months without a

Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center in Dresden has gone just over six months without a positive COVID-19 case for residents. Assistant Administrator Bradley Davis tells Thunderbolt Radio News… (AUDIO) However, Davis says with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Weakley County, the state mandates the facility cannot allow in-person visitation at this time. […]Read More

New restaurant opening in Sharon

A new restaurant is coming to downtown Sharon. Mayor Ali Stalter announced this week that the owners of Pizza Di Roma in Martin would be renovating the former Sharon City Hall and opening a restaurant that would serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mayor Stalter says the owners are signing a 10-year lease with the city […]Read More

Bethel University opening new location in Camden

Bethel University is expanding its services to Camden with classes beginning February 25th at the Benton County Career and Technical Center. Bethel University spokesperson Lindsay Dawkins says the Camden location will offer an in-person Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree program which creates a foundation for learning developed for busy adults who have little […]Read More

Tennessee doctors group turns to lawmakers for mask mandate

A group of Tennessee doctors pushing Governor Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate is turning its attention to the state legislature. On Tuesday’s first day of the 2021 legislative session, doctors asked lawmakers for a mask mandate, saying it’s needed to fight the state’s severe coronavirus outbreak. More than 7,800 people in Tennessee have […]Read More

Bynum gives update on challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and

Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum says the county is seeing its challenges with the COVID-19 vaccination distribution to the county, as well as where residents get vaccinated. Mayor Bynum told members at this month’s Public Safety Committee meeting… (AUDIO) Bynum also addressed the location of the vaccination site. (AUDIO) Weakley County is currently vaccinating residents […]Read More

City of Sharon searches for new police chief

The City of Sharon is searching for a new police chief following the unexpected resignation of former chief Troy Whitworth. Whitworth submitted his resignation without notice and effective immediately Saturday morning at 8:00. A part-time officer also resigned Friday morning. In the absence of a police chief, Sharon Mayor Ali Stalter will serve as the […]Read More

Dresden man charged after texting ex-girlfriend multiple threats

A Dresden man is facing charges after allegedly texting multiple violent threats to his ex-girlfriend. Forty-one-year-old Bobby Dickens was stopped by Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies last week as he drove to meet with the victim. The victim told deputies that Dickens had also held her against her will and shot at her with a rifle. […]Read More

Local teams ranked in Tennessee AP Basketball Prep Polls

Several local teams are ranked in first Tennessee Associated Press Basketball Prep Polls of the season. In the Boys Prep Poll… Division I Class 3A 1. Houston (8) 8-2 2. Arlington (3) 11-0 3. East Hamilton 7-1 4. Siegel 10-3 5. Bearden 14-1 6. Franklin 12-2 7. Oak Ridge (1) 11-3 8. Science Hill 15-2 […]Read More