43 arrested as part of Operation “River Run” in West

U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr., and U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announced Friday that Operation “River Run,” a joint federal, state, and local law enforcement initiative resulted in the arrest of 43 violent fugitives in West Tennessee. These individuals were arrested on a variety of criminal charges, including possession of drugs, homicide, illegal possession of […]Read More

Dorena-Hickman Ferry temporarily closed due to high winds

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is temporarily closed due to high winds. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says winds were running out of the south at about 30 to 35 miles per hour and when the wind is out of the south, it interacts with the current in the Mississippi River creating hazardous river conditions. Based […]Read More

Graduation Friday night for Weakley County senior class

Friday night is graduation night for the senior class at Dresden, Gleason, Greenfield, and Westview High Schools in Weakley County. Weakley County Schools Communications Director Karen Campbell says 250 seniors will accept their diplomas, including 108 at Westview, 73 at Dresden, 42 at Greenfield, and 27 at Gleason. Campbell tells Thunderbolt Radio News about this […]Read More

Westview Baseball to face Loretto for shot at State Tournament

The Westview Chargers baseball team faces Loretto Friday night for a chance to go to the TSSAA Spring Fling state tournament in Murfreesboro. Coach Danny Giles says he doesn’t know much about Loretto, but knows they’re probably good. (AUDIO) There are six seniors on the Chargers team who are missing their high school graduation, but […]Read More

Darby secures $18 million for TEST Hub at UT Martin

Republican State Representative Tandy Darby, of Greenfield, secured $18 million in state funding for UT Martin in the 112th General Assembly. The funds will be used for the construction and establishment of the Tennessee Entrepreneurial Science and Technology (TEST) Hub on the college’s campus. The 50,000-square-foot facility is a joint effort among UT Martin, Tennessee […]Read More

Weakley County Schools name Top 10

School counselors calculated grades Wednesday and announced the top ten for each of the four high schools. Valedictorians and salutatorians were treated to a luncheon Thursday at the Board of Education. Joining the scholars were influential teachers, principals, school board members, Director Randy Frazier, and other administrators. Graduation ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. on […]Read More

Dyersburg police searching for two men in connection with murder

The Dyersburg Police Department is searching for two men in connection to Wednesday night’s murder in a parking lot on Mall Boulevard. Chief Steve Isbell says warrants have been issued against 20-year-old Caleb Edwards for First-Degree Murder and 21-year-old William Marcus Edwards for Accessory to First-Degree Murder. Both men are possibly traveling together. Isbell says […]Read More