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April 13, 2021

First Day of Commodity Food Distribution in Obion County

Distribution of commodity foods in Obion County will begin today. The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, will hold three days of distribution. Recipients of Hornbeak and

Dyersburg man charged in Sunday night shooting

A Dyersburg man is in jail following a shooting incident Sunday night. Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell says 40-year-old Marcus Williams is charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of Marijuana. The shooting happened before 7:00

City of Martin officially enters into interlocal agreement for fire and rescue with South Fulton

The City of Martin has officially entered into an interlocal agreement for fire and rescue with the City of South Fulton. During last night’s Martin City Board meeting, Mayor Randy Brundige explained the agreement… Mayor

Greenfield City Board meets tonight to discuss budget, infrastructure, and Fiddlestick Festival

The Greenfield City Board meets tonight in its regular monthly meeting to discuss next year’s budget, an infrastructure grant, and this year’s Fiddlestick Festival. On tonight’s agenda, the Board will hear the first reading of

Carroll County man accused of trying to drown girlfriend’s son

A Carroll County man is accused of trying to drown his girlfriend’s adult son in McKenzie. The victim, Joshua Hollowell, told Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies that his mother’s boyfriend, 45-year-old Scottie Dale Campbell, of Atwood,

Three Martin men facing drug charges

Three Martin men are facing multiple drug charges after authorities searched a home in Martin. Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 104 Murphy Drive and found nearly four grams of meth and

Tennessee gas prices down a penny

For the second time this year, Tennessee’s average gas price saw a week over week decrease – down a penny compared to last week. This week’s average gas price is now $2.68, which is four

Multiple victims in Knoxville school shooting

Authorities say multiple people including a police officer have been shot at a Knoxville high school, and the scene has been secured. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were on the scene of the

Tennessee Congressman Introduces Bill to Help Rural Road and Bridge Repair

Tennessee 8th District U.S. Congressman David Kustoff has introduced a bill aimed at repairing roads and bridges in rural communities. The “Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2021” will make much needed repairs

Union City Resident Requests Information About Sidewalk Ownership

A resident of Union City recently addressed City Council members on options concerning a damaged sidewalk on her property. During the recent Council meeting, Redina Williams, of 302 East Cheatam Street, requested clarification on the

Country Music Legend Receives High School Diploma after 50 years

Nearly 50 years after leaving high school, a country music legend has received his diploma. Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs was bestowed an honorary high school diploma by his alma mater, Lawrence County High

Work Continues at Graham Park in Union City

Enhancement of Graham Park in Union City continues with work on playing fields. Union City Council members approved three bids at their recent meeting, in conjunction with the upgrades. Nsite, of Milan, was the low

Henry County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new K-9 Abby

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office welcomed a new member to the department Friday. K-9 Officer Abby is an eight-month-old black lab trained in narcotic detection. K-9 Abby will be handled by Deputy Frankie Scott who

Weakley County mask mandate lifted, but still strongly recommended

Weakley County’s mask mandate is being lifted, but county officials are still strongly recommending the use of masks or face coverings in public places. On Friday, Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum announced that as of

Kiwanis Key Leader Weekend

This year’s Key Leader Weekend will be held at Camp Lakeshore in Eva April 30-May 2. The event is an opportunity for high school students, ages 14-18, and 8th graders who will be entering 9th

Survey Indicates Tennesseans Are Becoming Comfortable With Traveling

A new survey from Triple-A indicates growing confidence in travel in Tennessee. With many state residents now vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, a recent survey revealed that nearly half of Tennesseans say they are comfortable