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January 26, 2021

Hargett Materials, Inc. expanding in Milan

Hargett Materials, Inc. is expanding its operations in Milan. Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Hargett Materials, Inc. (HMI) officials announced Tuesday morning that the company will invest $2.2 million to build a new facility and add 50 jobs over the next five

Union City man charged with stealing items from vehicles in

A Union City man is facing charges in Weakley County for stealing items from vehicles in Martin. 41-year-old Timothy A. Wilbanks was arrested Wednesday after Martin Police Patrolman Aaron Carter was called to Lee Street in reference to a subject looking in vehicles. Patrolman Carter saw several items in Wilbanks’

Greenfield man charged with robbery

A Greenfield man is facing a robbery charge after allegedly taking money from his ex-girlfriend’s purse. According to the arrest report, 27-year-old Melvin Lance Donnell asked to borrow $200 dollars from his ex-girlfriend, who told him no and took her child inside the home. When she returned outside, Donnell allegedly

TBI names suspect in Reelfoot Lake double homicide

The TBI has named a suspect in a double homicide Monday on Reelfoot Lake. TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says 70-year-old David Vowell, of Martin, is wanted for the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Chance Black and 25-year-old Zach Grooms, both of Greenfield. Vowell is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any

UPDATE: Deadly shooting on Reelfoot Lake under investigation

The TBI and Obion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting death of two men Monday on Reelfoot Lake in Obion County. 27th Judicial District Attorney General Tommy Thomas tells Thunderbolt Radio News that Chance Black and Zach Grooms suffered fatal gunshot wounds in an incident Monday morning. Thomas tell

Investigation Continues Into Reported Deadly Shooting in Obion County

Investigators are still on the scene of a reported deadly shooting that occurred today at Reelfoot Lake in Obion County. An official with the Obion County Sheriff’s Office told Thunderbolt News, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to take the lead in the incident. No additional information

UT Martin Director of Public Safety to serve on Asian

UT Martin Director of Public Safety Monte Belew has been named to serve on Governor Bill Lee’s Asian Carp Advisory Committee. Governor Lee signed an Executive Order in September establishing the Commission to study and provide advice regarding the best methods for mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the

THP stops tractor trailer in Henderson County, finds marijuana and

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers seized 383 pounds of marijuana and 40 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop earlier this month in Henderson County. THP Lieutenant Bill Miller says on January 15, a trooper with the THP Interdiction Plus Unit stopped a tractor trailer for a traffic violation at the

Kustoff receives A+ rating from Susan B. Anthony List’s National

On Monday, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) announced he received an A+ rating from the Susan B. Anthony List National Pro-life Scorecard. The A+ rating measures Congressman Kustoff’s legislative record—including votes, co-sponsorships of legislation, letters, and other pro-life work during the 116th Congress. In a release, Congressman Kustoff said, “As your

Tennessee’s average gas price up a penny

After two weeks of significant increases at the pump, gas prices increased only a penny over last week in Tennessee. The state’s average gas price is now $2.19 which is nearly 17 cents more than one month ago and nearly 10 cents less than one year ago. This week, the

(AUDIO) Jim Bohannon talks about Larry King on “Good Times

Radio talk show host Jim Bohannon joined Paul Tinkle Monday on the “Good Times in the Morning” show to talk about the late Larry King. (AUDIO)

Deer Harvest Numbers Released at Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting

Deer harvest numbers were released during the first meeting of the year for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. During the meeting in Chattanooga, the commission reported a current statewide harvest of 159,935 deer, which is a 20-percent increase over last season numbers. In the 11 county Chronic Wasting Disease