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January 24, 2021

Obion County Assists South Fulton With Wastewater Grant Funding

The Obion County Commission approved help this week for the City of South Fulton. During the monthly meeting at the County Mayor’s Office, Budget Committee Chairman Sam Sinclair Jr. read a memorandum of understanding, and Resolution, to assist the city with a Small Cities Block Grant.   Sinclair told board

Union City Man Killed in One Vehicle Accident in Obion

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Union City man was killed in a one vehicle accident on Wednesday at noon. Preliminary reports said 61 year old Steven Frazer was operating a 2000 Cadillac Escalade, near the intersection of Bogus Hollow Road in Obion County, when he crossed the center line

THP accepting applications for June 2021 trooper cadet class

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for its June trooper cadet class through February 2nd. THP sergeant Chris Richardson tells Thunderbolt Radio News what the Highway Patrol is looking for in a cadet. (AUDIO) Lieutenant William Futrell (fuh-trell’) says there are only a few requirements to apply to be

Union City Council Approves $500,000 Housing Grant

City Council members in Union City have approved a plan to help residents with home improvements and even new building. Board members accepted the policies and procedures for the Tennessee Housing Development Agencies HOME grant at this week’s meeting. During the meeting, City Manager Kathy Dillon talked about the specifics

TWRA Reports Highest Boating Fatalities in 37 years

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the highest number of boating related fatalities in the past 37 years. Reports released on Thursday showed 32 deaths occurred during the year 2020. This number comes just one year after the TWRA reported a record low of eight fatalities during a 12

Eddings gives WK&T fiber project update

WK&T is making progress on connecting Weakley County to fiber broadband. County Commissioner Gary Eddings gave fellow commissioners an update this week. (AUDIO) In November, Weakley County partnered with W-K-and-T for a multi-million dollar project to bring high-speed fiber internet to all of Weakley County outside the municipalities.

Western Kentucky Man Issued Multiple Child Sex Charges

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch has arrested a Hickman County man on charges related to child sexual abuse material. 34 year old Allen S. Collie, of Clinton, was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. Reports said the Electronic Crime Branch began the

77th District State Representative Rusty Grills Named Vice-Chair of Committee

77th District State Representative Rusty Grills has been named the Vice-Chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for the 112th General Assembly. The 16-member committee is empowered with legislative oversight for all laws pertaining to energy, forestry, natural resources, conservation, game and fish, as well as mines and

Sen. Ed Jackson tests positive for COVID-19

West Tennessee State Senator Ed Jackson announced Thursday that he’s tested positive for COVID-19. The Republican from Jackson says he learned Wednesday afternoon that he had tested positive and is quarantining at home with mild symptoms. The GOP supermajority Legislature started its annual session in person last week and kicked

Darby appointed Deputy Whip

State Representative Tandy Darby, of Greenfield, has been appointed to fill one of seven Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus of the 112th Tennessee General Assembly. Darby represents the 76th District, which includes all of Weakley County and portions of Carroll and Obion Counties. House Majority Whip

Carroll County man indicted for selling firearm to convicted felon

A Carroll County man has been indicted for selling a firearm to Jason Autry. Autry was previously convicted in connection with the 2011 rape and murder of UT Martin nursing student Holly Bobo in Decatur County. U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee Michael Dunavant says 55-year-old Danny Joe Ivy, of Buena

Gleason man charged with carjacking, stealing car

A Gleason man is charged with stealing a vehicle after two people stopped to offer aid after he wrecked his own vehicle. 55-year-old Richard Wayne Mayo was arrested Saturday after Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies and Gleason Police Patrolman Joseph Bates found the stolen vehicle at Mayo’s residence on New Valley