Weakley County Schools has joined the list of Mid-South organizations recognized as “StormReady Supporters” by the National Weather Service. “StormReady Supporter” is a national program to recognize schools, businesses, venues, and other such entities that have met or exceeded specified guidelines in severe weather preparedness and operations. There are approximately 900 StormReady Supporters in the […]
The Martin Police Department was awarded its third state accreditation Wednesday in Nashville at the December meeting of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.
Martin Police Chief Don Teal tells Thunderbolt Radio News about the process of receiving accreditation.
Chief Teal and Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua were in Nashville Wednesday to receive the award.
The Tennessee […]
Matt McConnell is leaving the Westview Chargers after just one season to take the coaching job at Camden, where he attended high school.
McConnell is replacing William Blow, who resigned after nine years as head coach.
This past season McConnell guided the Chargers to a 6-5 record before losing to Wooddale 54-14 in the first round of […]
Two Weakley County officials are being honored with top recognition in the state of Tennessee.
Weakley County Trustee Marci Floyd is the state’s Outstanding Trustee after being selected at the annual meeting of the County Officials Association of Tennessee.
Since taking office in 2008, Floyd has updated her office’s systems and equipment to stay on the cutting […]
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says if residents pray to God to favor the state, God will answer those prayers.
During a luncheon Tuesday at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville headquarters, Lee said he declared a statewide day of prayer and fasting in October because he knows for sure that God answers prayers.
Lee said he prays that […]
A Henry County man is facing multiple charges after a pursuit in Weakley County.
45-year-old Barton Derek Grande, of Henry, was arrested by Gleason Police Sergeant Jacob Howington after a pursuit began in Gleason and went through several back roads before ending on Chicken Road where the vehicle ran off into a gully.
Grande was the driver […]
Two candidates have picked up petitions to run for the vacant District 7 seat on the Weakley County Commission following the death of Roger VanCleave.
Picking up a petition to run as a Republican in the March Primary Election for District 7 Commissioner is Mr. VanCleave’s widow, Beth VanCleave, while Whitney Stover picked up a petition […]
The TBI and Brownsville Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a gunman suspected in the death of a pregnant woman in Brownsville and injuring two others, including a young child.
TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says the shooting happened just after 9:00 Sunday night at a home in the 1000 block of Tammbell […]
Longtime educator and Weakley County School Board Chairman Dr. Gordon Morris passed away Saturday in Martin at the age of 82.
Dr. Morris taught in Weakley County from 1959 to 1967, then at UT Martin from 1967 until he retired in 1997 as Professor Emeritus of Biology, and continued post-retirement work until 2001.
During that time, Dr. […]
Peabody Golden Tide quarterback Cooper Baugus is the winner of the 2019 Class 2A Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award.
The awards were announced Monday at a luncheon at Nissan Stadium honoring this year’s best Tennessee’s high school football players.
High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists and a committee of statewide sports […]