Five applicants considered for Tennessee judicial opening

The Tennessee Supreme Court says five applicants are being considered for an opening in the Court of Criminal Appeals Western Section. The opening was created by the retirement of Judge Alan E. Glenn. The applicants are Donald H. Allen, of Jackson, and Kyle Atkins, of Humboldt, who are both circuit judges for the 26th District […]Read More

UT Martin partners with Nile University for MBA program

UT Martin and Nile University officials have announced a dual MBA-Executive MBA program agreement. Nile University is in Giza City, Sheikh Zayed District, which is about 28 minutes driving distance south of Cairo, Egypt. The agreement allows Nile University students to take UT Martin’s core courses and MBA capstone course, in addition to enrolling for […]Read More

Weakley families may be eligible for internet discounts

Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband […]Read More

McKenzie woman charged with coercing witness

A McKenzie woman is accused of trying to coerce a witness in a case against her. Forty-four-year-old Misty Lynn Breeden was arrested after contacting a witness through Facebook Messenger and wanting to meet with the witness regarding their testimony in an upcoming theft case. Breeden is charged with Coercion of a Witness and is being […]Read More

Registered sex offender arrested after living in a tent on

Officers with the UT Martin Department of Public Safety arrested a man last week camping on UTM campus property near the Brian Brown Greenway Walking Trail. Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas Van Mierlo, who has no address, told campus police that he was on probation, was a registered sex offender, and that he’d been camping at the location […]Read More

Trash day change for a few Martin residents

A few Martin city residents will have a change in trash pickup day. Chad Brown with Republic Services says effective November 1st, Republic Services Waste will be adding a day of pick up in the City of Martin to provide better service and efficiency. Brown says some customers will now be receiving their trash pick-up […]Read More

Local teams ranked in Tennessee, Kentucky AP Football Prep Polls

Several local high school football teams are ranked in this week’s Tennessee and Kentucky AP Football Prep Polls. In Tennessee Class 1A, defending state champions and undefeated Peabody (7-0) remains the No. 1 team in the state, while undefeated McKenzie (8-0) is in second and Dresden (6-2) is in the nine spot. In Class 2A, […]Read More

Several local elementary and middle school runners advance to State

Several local elementary and middle school runners are moving on to compete Saturday in the Knoxville Youth Athletics State Championship Meet after a regional competition in Memphis this past Saturday. Those advancing from Dresden Middle School include: Bailey Warbington (6th grade) and Alivia Rainey (8th grade) for the girls, and Vaughn Bounds (6th grade) and […]Read More

SEC fines Vols $250,000 for fans interrupting Ole Miss game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The SEC is fining Tennessee $250,000 for fans stopping the Vols’ game with Mississippi by throwing debris onto the field late in the game. The league office also announced Monday that Tennessee must meet other standards. Tennessee’s cheerleaders and dance team left the field dodging debris with the band leaving the […]Read More

Maj. Gen. Tommy Baker retires from Tennessee National Guard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After 41 years of service, Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker, a Huntingdon resident, retired Sunday from the Tennessee National Guard. The Tennessee National Guard held a ceremony for Baker’s retirement at Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville. Since September 2018, Baker served as Tennessee’s Deputy Adjutant General and was responsible for the training […]Read More