Local News

October 7, 2022

Former Obion County Central High School Baseball Treasurer Indicted for Theft of Funds

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictment of the former treasurer of the Obion County Central High School’s “Rebel Sliders Baseball Booster Club”. Reports said Allison Baldwin served as the

Fire Prevention Festival features Rotary Club pork chop dinner Friday night before Homecoming

Greenfield’s Fire Prevention Festival continues Friday night with the Rotary Club’s pork chop dinner. It’s Homecoming at Greenfield High School and from 5:00 until 7:00 before the football game, fans can enjoy the Rotary Club

Handgun Stolen from Vehicle in Union City

Union City police were dispatched to investigate a stolen firearm. Police reports said officers arrived at 1020 Russell Street, where they spoke with 70 year old Frank Malvin Holbrook. At the scene, Holbrook said someone

Union City Man Arrested for Being in Home Without Permission

A 28 year old Union City man has been arrested, after being found inside a home without permission. Union City police reports said officers were called to 407 North Morgan Street, after carpenters found Shyheim

Sharon fire fighters respond to car fire, save house from flames

A Sidonia residence was spared from fire after Sharon fire fighters responded to a vehicle fire Thursday. Sharon Fire Chief Gary Eddings says the vehicle fire happened at 3030 Sidonia Road with the owner saying

Mississippi Man Victim of Theft and Vandalism in Union City

A Mississippi man was the victim of theft and vandalism following a stop at a Union City business. Police reports said officers were dispatched to Casey General Store, on Main Street, where a disturbance was

Troy Woman Arrested on Murder Charges Following Two Year Investigation

An Obion County woman has been arrested on murder charges involving her husband’s death. On Wednesday, investigator’s with the Obion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 51 year old Keleta K. Turnage, of Troy, in connection with

Two children killed in Memphis after dogs attack family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two young children died and their mother was hospitalized after two family dogs attacked them at their home in Memphis, officials said. The dogs attacked a 2-year-old girl, a 5-month-old boy,

Union City Police Chief Says Dangerous Fentanyl is Becoming a Local Problem

One of the most dangerous and deadly drugs in America, is now in the local area. Union City Police Chief Ben Yates told Thunderbolt News that fentanyl is becoming a major problem in the community.(AUDIO)

“Pride of Obion County” Luncheon Held in Union City

The “Pride of Obion County” luncheon was held Wednesday at Discovery Park of America. A crowd gathered to celebrate the life and accomplishments of former educator and Obion County Mayor Deanna Chappell. Ms. Chappell passed

Drought Conditions Causing Multiple Issues in the Area

As drought conditions continue in the local area, multiple issues continue. The river gauge at Cairo, Illinois today stands at 11-feet, which is a rise of one-foot from Wednesday. Forecasters show the Ohio River will

Humphreys County man arrested in connection to 2021 Henderson County murder

A Humphreys County man is facing charges in connection to a 2021 murder in Henderson County. Twenty-one-year-old Gabriel Seth Box, of New Johnsonville, was arrested Wednesday in Gulf Shores, Alabama on charges of Premeditated First

Thunderbolt Broadcasting Honored with TAB Awards in Nashville Ceremony

Thunderbolt Broadcasting was the recipient of awards from the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. The TAB held their inaugural “Excellence in Broadcasting Awards” ceremony Tuesday night, at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville.

Deadline Nears for Voter Registration in Tennessee

Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 8th State and Federal General Election have less than a week to register. The voter registration deadline has been set for Tuesday, October 11th. Secretary of State

Sheriff dispels social media rumors regarding Dresden football game

Weakley County Sheriff Terry McDade is hoping to dispel rumors that have circulated around Friday night’s McKenzie and Dresden football game. Sheriff McDade says his department and school officials have spent the past four days

Tennessee Guard continues Florida assistance in Ian aftermath

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Aircrews from the Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion continue to help Floridians in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from Nashville and Jackson are currently in