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January 17, 2021

Weakley County residents warned of COVID-19 vaccination scam

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a COVID-19 vaccination scam. Captain Randall McGowan says an elderly Weakley County resident received a call asking for bank account information need to get a prescription for a COVID-19 shot. Captain McGowan says this is an obvious scam and that if

Obion County Director of Schools Hoping for Student Funding, Teacher

Obion County’s Director of Schools said he is glad that lawmakers will focus specifically on education issues next week in Nashville. Director Tim Watkins told Thunderbolt News that he is glad that Governor Bill Lee called the Special Session to address needed areas. Director Watkins said he looks forward to

Greenfield City Board approves CARE Act hazardous pay for employees

Greenfield city employees are getting hazardous pay from the federal CARES Act. At this month’s meeting, Greenfield Mayor Cindy McAdams proposed the extra pay. (AUDIO) The City of Greenfield received $31,000 from the CARES Act which provided financial relief for local governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Jackson Teenager Charged in Shooting Death

Jackson police have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting death. Police reports said a seventeen year old female was charged with second degree murder in the death of 41 year old, Rita Farris. On Tuesday afternoon around 5:30, reports said Jackson police were dispatched to the area of

Gleason hires interim city recorder, agrees to lease building for

The City of Gleason will have an interim City Recorder while it searches for a replacement for Angela Hunt, who resigned last month as her office is under investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office. During a special-called meeting of the Gleason City Board Thursday, the Board voted to hire Donna

Gov. Bill Lee announces package to address learning loss, reading,

On Thursday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced special session legislation that will address K-12 student learning loss and the adverse effects on Tennessee students’ proficiency in reading and math after extended time away from the classroom due to COVID-19. The special session is set to begin Tuesday. “COVID-19 has disrupted

Weakley County COVID-19 vaccine waiting list

There’s now an online waiting list for the Weakley County COVID-19 vaccination. While vaccine supplies are limited, the Weakley County Health Department is following the state’s phased approach to vaccination. Weakley County’s present phases are 1A-1 and 1A-2, which includes healthcare workers and first responders, and adults who can’t cannot

Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Man on Felony Active Warrants

The Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance in locating a man wanted on active felony warrants. Sheriff’s reports said Wayne Daugherty is wanted in connection with his involvement in the March of 2020 theft of a side-by-side in the Kirbyton community. Reports said Daugherty also has felony warrants

Dyersburg Police Investigating Attempted Murder

Dyersburg police are investigating an attempted murder that occurred on the morning of January 13th on Tucker Street. Police Chief Steve Isbell said officers responded just before 9:30, and found a 19 year old man suffereing from gunshot wounds. The victim told police that hearing a knock on his apartment

Fulton County Magistrates Pass Additional Sick Time Resolution

A Resolution providing additional sick time to Fulton County government employees, who require quarantine, has passed on a divided vote. County Judge-Executive Jim Martin presented the plan to the County Magistrates at this week’s meeting.(AUDIO)   In the Resolution, a requirement to receive the additional sick time was based on

Martin Library Foundation reaches fundraising goal

The Martin Library Foundation has reached its fundraising goal of raising $1.5 million dollars towards the new Martin Public Library in downtown Martin. Foundation President Dr. Nick Dunagan tells Thunderbolt Radio News that while the goal has been met, there will be additional needs for the multi-million dollar library. (AUDIO)

South Fulton Man Arrested for Sex Charges Involving a Minor

A South Fulton man has been arrested on sex charges. Fulton police reports said 29 year old Chase McGlone has been charged with first degree rape of a victim under the age of 12, first degree sodomy and first degree unlawful transaction with a minor with physical injury. Reports said