Weakley County rabies vaccination clinics next week

Weakley County pet owners can get their dogs and cats vaccinated at a reduced rate next week during the annual rabies vaccination clinics. Tennessee state law requires a rabies vaccination each year for dogs and cats. Weakley County Animal Clinic in Martin is one of the veterinary clinics participating and Dr. Joe Adcock tells Thunderbolt […]Read More

Dresden Board approves bids for projects

Two major projects will soon begin in the City of Dresden. The Dresden City Board approved bids this week to repair the concrete wall in front of City Hall and the paving of several city streets. The wall is 90 feet long and four feet high and will be repaired by Dave Hoskins, of Henry […]Read More

Bond set at $50,000 for man accused of Weakley County

Bond is set at $50,000 for a former Dresden firefighter accused of setting fire to a Weakley County church on Easter Sunday. Twenty-five-year-old Codie Austin Clark, of Sharon, is charged with one count of Aggravated Arson and three counts of Arson. Clark was arrested Wednesday night after TBI agents and the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department […]Read More

UT Martin Softball announces flurry of schedule changes

The UT Martin softball team has announced changes to its weekend OVC road series at Eastern Illinois, delaying the start of the three-game series by two days. With rain scheduled to impact the Charleston, Illinois area Saturday, the two programs agreed to push back the start of the three-game series from Friday to Sunday. The […]Read More

“Operation Big Red Ice” nets drug indictments and arrests in

An undercover operation spanning more than a year into the sell of illicit drugs in Lexington and Henderson County has resulted in the indictment of 18 individuals. “Operation Big Red Ice,” led by the TBI and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, began in January 2020.  During the investigation, authorities conducted multiple controlled purchases, surveillance, and […]Read More

Former firefighter charged in Weakley County church fire

A former Dresden firefighter is charged with setting fire to a Sharon church on Easter Sunday. TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says 25-year-old Codie Austin Clark, of Sharon, was arrested Wednesday night on one count of Arson of a Place of Worship. McAlister says the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the TBI in the […]Read More

Shirley Caudle, 81, Greenfield

Funeral services for Shirley Caudle, age 81, of Greenfield, will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1:00 at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 11:00 until service time.Read More

Kathy Marie Ray, 70, Springville

Funeral services for Kathy Marie Ray, age 70, of Springville, will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1:00 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial will be in the Tumbling Creek Cemetery in Gleason. Visitation will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 from noon until service time.Read More

Ridder ready to “get to work” with Skyhawks men’s basketball

New UT Martin men’s basketball coach Ryan Ridder says he’s ready to “get to work” after being officially introduced to Skyhawk fans yesterday. Before the new coach met with the media, UTM Athletics Director Kurt McGuffin explained why Ridder was the right man for the job. (AUDIO) Before taking the job, Coach Ridder says he […]Read More

Weakley County “no appointment” drive-through vaccination events

The Weakley County Health Department will host three drive-through vaccination events this month with no appointment necessary. Public Health Educator Chelsea White says the events will be held the next three Wednesdays, April 14th, 21st, and 28th, from noon until 4:00 at the Dresden Civic Center. Only the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and up […]Read More