Local News

June 2, 2023

Union City Elementary Honors Perfect Attendance Students

Union City Elementary School recently celebrated twenty-nine students, who had perfect attendance for the past school year. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said each student, who achieved the accomplishment, was rewarded with a certificate and

Memphis Band Seeing Red to Perform at Discovery Parks “Rhythm on the Rails”

Discovery Park of America will be hosting outdoor music tonight with Rhythm on the Rails. Special guests for tonight’s show will be Tips in the Jar with John Harrison, followed by the band Seeing Red.

Union City Update on New Hotel, New Tenants at County Market Place

        The opening of a new hotel, and work on two new retail stores, means economic growth and new jobs for Union City. Obion County Joint Economic Development CEO Lindsay Frilling told

Kentucky State Police Searching for Run Away Suspect in Melber Community

Troopers from Kentucky State Police at Post 1 are currently in the Melber area, searching for a wanted man who has fled on foot. Troopers are joined by additional law enforcement officers from multiple local

Thompson Says Tourism Dollars Bring Benefits to Weakley County

A recent Legislative Breakfast in Union City centered its focus on the promotion of tourism in the region. The event featured Mark Ezell, Commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development, along with three State Representatives

Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopens after sand cleared from the Missouri Landing

After being closed due to low water, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry has resumed service. Low water on the Mississippi River and a sand bar prevented the ferry from reaching the Missouri Landing. On Wednesday, equipment was

Music in the Park series features ‘80s tribute band

Summer vibes and good times continue Thursday night with the Music in the Park concert series at The Stage in Downtown Martin. The show features the longest running, most recognized ‘80s tribute band in the

Two Arrested After Union City Police Find Individuals Asleep in Vehicles

Union City police made two arrests, after finding individuals asleep in vehicles at Veterans Park. Reports said officers located three individuals slumped over in two running vehicles, while on patrol on North Clover Street. Once

Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increase Proposal at UT-Martin

An approved budget plan at UT-Martin includes an increase in tuition and mandatory fees. A three-percent overall increase, which includes a two-percent tuition hike, was approved by the UT-Martin Advisory Board during their meeting on

Dyersburg couple charged with child abuse after crash with injuries

A Dyersburg couple is facing child abuse charges after a crash on Millsfield Highway involving six children with one child being airlifted. Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell says 27-year-old Hunter Ables and 26-year-old Tamera Branham

Farmers Ready to Begin Harvest of Winter Wheat

              Combines will be on the move very soon, as area farmers start the harvest of their Winter wheat. Lake County Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent Justin Foulks,

Gov. Lee announces statewide “Build with Us Tour”

Governor Bill Lee will make stops across Tennessee as part of the statewide “Build with Us Tour,” celebrating the landmark Transportation Modernization Act and highlighting key infrastructure priorities across rural and urban Tennessee. Gov. Lee’s

Main Street Union City Helping Retire American Flags

Main Street Union City has helped retire torn and tattered American flags. Main Street Director Katie Graves partnered with the local troop of Trail Life USA, to properly retire fifteen old American flags for Memorial

Earthquake Reported in Lake County Late Monday Night

A small earthquake was recorded in Lake County late Monday night. The Center for Earthquake Information reported a 2.62 earthquake occurred just before 11:00. The tremor was centered near Chandler Mills Road and Blue Hole

TWRA Reports One Fatality During Memorial Day Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported one boating related fatality occurred during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The fatality occurred Saturday afternoon, when a 43-year-old male veteran drowned in Percy Priest Lake. Reports said the

LIFELINE issues critical appeal for O, A, and B positive and negative blood

LIFELINE Blood Services is issuing a critical appeal for O-positive, O-negative, A-positive, A-negative, B-positive, and B-negative blood types. “Our blood supply has been running low for two weeks now and our blood usage was high