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September 26, 2021

Martin Police Lieutenant James Hatler graduates Southeastern Leadership Academy

The Martin Police Department announced Friday that Lieutenant James Hatler has graduated from the Southeastern Leadership Academy. The five-week Southeastern Leadership Academy, formerly the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy, includes interactive instruction from top law

Firefighters on Scene of Union City Fire

Firefighters from several area departments were called to the scene of a fire in Union City. Reports said a car baler and several junk vehicles were on fire on North Highway 21, just past the

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark dies

The Tennessee Supreme Court says Justice Cornelia Clark has died at the age of 71. She had been diagnosed with cancer. A news release Friday from the state’s five-member high court says Clark died overnight.

Arts and Crafts Festival in Union City

Discovery Park of America is hosting an arts and crafts festival this weekend. The Southern Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, at the Natural History Gallery and outside at the

Powerball Jackpot Surpasses Half-a-Billion Dollars

The Powerball lottery drawing for Saturday night will be for over a half-a-billion dollars. The current jackpot stands at $523 million dollars. A single winning ticket in this drawing could choose to take a one-time

Union City Man Bound Over to Grand Jury on Murder Charges

A Union City man has been bound over to the Grand Jury on second degree murder charges. During a preliminary hearing on Thursday, 19 year old Julius Thompson was bound over to the October term

Shooting in Collierville kills one, injures 12; shooter dead

Police say two people are dead, including the shooter, and 12 people were injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon at a Kroger in Collierville. Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane says 13 people in all were

Foundation covers cost of another jacket

Financial gifts made to memorialize former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Terry J. Oliver continue to have an impact on Weakley County students. This week the Terry J. Oliver FFA Foundation presented Westview FFA with another

Temporary traffic signal outage at Mayfield intersection

A temporary traffic signal outage in Mayfield may continue for several days. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the traffic signal at the KY 121-Business/South 6th Street intersection with East Water Street in Mayfield

Local author Merry Brown releases new book, “The Food Addict”

Author Merry Brown, of Martin, has launched a new book entitled, “The Food Addict,” which tells the tale of her journey with BED, including her own experiences, thoughts, and theories. The book is now available

Tennessee woman killed in murder suicide in Kentucky

Kentucky authorities say a Tennessee woman was killed by her estranged boyfriend Wednesday, who then took his own life. Kentucky State Police say 53-year-old Tammy Beechum, of Dover, was kidnapped around 8:00 Wednesday morning in

County Commission Chairman Elected; Ambulance Board Approved

Obion County Commissioners have again appointed Ralph Puckett as the Legislative Chairman. By a unanimous vote, board members selected Puckett, of South Fulton, who is thought to be the longest serving County Commission Chairman in

Two Arrested After Union City Home Burglary

Two people were arrested in Union City following the burglary of items from a home on East Main Street. Police reports said officers spoke with 27 year old Austin Murdock, who found things out of

Dyersburg woman charged with aggravated child abuse

A Dyersburg woman is charged with aggravated child abuse after authorities say she left her five-month-old child suffering with critical injuries from multiple blunt force trauma to the head and body. Dyersburg Police Chief Steve

Union City School System Announces the Passing of Student

Students and staff at Union City Schools are mourning the sudden death of sophomore Parker Vowell. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said the 16 year old Vowell passed away unexpectedly Wednesday after a recent illness.