Atwood, TN

Two men arrested on meth charges

On June 30, 2022 at 2:08 a.m., Graves County Deputies Tyler Crane and Chandler Sirls conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on KY 58 East. The vehicle in question was determined to have no valid insurance. During an investigation to verify ownership of the vehicle, deputies attempted to identify...
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Martin PD and THP investigating fatal crash in Martin

The Martin Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash Friday morning between a tractor-trailer and pick-up truck. The accident happened just before 10:30 on Highway 431 near Highway 22 and Highway 45. Martin Police Chief Don Teal says 64-year-old Terry Mask, of Lexington, Tennessee, was killed...
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Many are celebrating the 4th of July weekend at Chickasaw State Park

JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)- It's Independence day weekend and many are celebrating at Chickasaw state park. “We're expecting large crowds. All of our picnic shelters are reserved. Our swimming area is very popular during the summer anyway it'll be that much more popular on a holiday weekend as it is. And we have very limited campsites available, and we have 115 campsites, and I believe we have less than ten available," said Park Ranger Scott Easley.
Marshall County Daily

Drug Arrest after a short foot pursuit

On June 30, 2022 at 2:08 AM, Deputy Tyler Crane and Deputy Chandler Sirls conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on KY 58 East. The vehicle in question was determined to have no valid insurance. During an investigation to verify ownership of the vehicle, deputies attempted to identify the front seat passenger, later determined to be Miles Estes, 31 of Trenton, TN. Estes initially gave deputies false information in order to conceal the discovery of an active warrant out of Tennessee. Deputy Crane attempted to detain Estes as his true identity was still unconfirmed. At that time, Estes began fleeing on foot. Estes ran across Ky 58 East into the yard of a local business attempting to flee. After a short foot pursuit and a brief struggle, Deputy Crane was able to apprehend Estes. A search of Estes incident to arrest yielded two syringes, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Estes was placed under arrest at that time.

Several Fireworks Shows Planned for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The local area will have several options for watching fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday. On Saturday, a fireworks show will be held at 9:00, at the American Legion building on Reelfoot Lake. On Monday from 4:00 until 9:00, the Obion County Fairgrounds will be the site of a...

Chase Thrasher officially takes over as UT Martin Rodeo head coach

Chase Thrasher began his appointment as UT Martin’s head rodeo coach Friday, formally becoming the fifth head coach in program history. A Skyhawk rodeo alum, Thrasher was appointed as head-coach-in-waiting on April 26 with the scheduled start date of July 1 – following the retirement of John Luthi.

Tennessee: Milan No-Till Field Day, July 28

The University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Milan is excited to host another Milan No-Till Field Day, which is the nation’s largest no-till field day. This year, the event will be held in person and features 17 research tours, including the Climate-Smart Agriculture tour. The 2022 Milan...

COVID-19: Jackson, TN Metro Area Among the Most Dangerous in America

The U.S. reported over 573,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending June 28, bringing the total count to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]

Little Jack Dunning, 87, Gleason

Funeral services for Little Jack Dunning, age 87, of Gleason, will be Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 1:00 at Gleason First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 11:00 until service time at the church. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason...

Alleged gang member sentenced to life for 2016 murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– An alleged gang member was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to life in prison in connection to a 2016 murder in Milan, Tennessee, according to District Attorney General Frederick H. Agee. After a three-day trial in Trenton, Uel Pearson was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and use of a firearm during the commission […]

U.S. Marshals arrest suspect of deadly car crash

JACKSON, Tenn. (WMC) - U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Marlon Tipton Wednesday in downtown Jackson. The crash happened in April resulting in 34-year-old Maria Morales Ortega’s death. She was a passenger in the vehicle allegedly struck by Tipton. Police say Tipton was speeding in Parker’s crossroad area of Interstate-40...

Local Resident Receives Degree From UT Martin

MARTIN, TN – An Oswego County resident was among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during spring commencement ceremonies held May 6 and May 7, 2022, on the UT Martin campus in Martin, Tennessee. UT Martin hosted three in-person commencements to promote safety for...

Union City Police Called to Investigate Stolen Jeep

A Dyer man reported his Jeep being stolen in Union City. Police reports said 30 year old Curtis Micheal Pereira told officers his 2005 Jeep Wrangler was taken from the rear Kohler parking lot. Pereira said he parked his vehicle at 6:30, and came outside at 7:00 to get his...

UT Martin faculty and staff visit Nile University

Five members of the University of Tennessee at Martin’s faculty and staff recently visited Nile University to strengthen and expand the new collaborative relationship between the two universities. During the fall 2021 semester, UT Martin announced the collaboration with the university located in Giza City, Skeikh Zayed District, Egypt....

Peggy Conley Sanders Lockhart

Mrs. Peggy Conley Sanders Lockhart, 87, died at her residence Tuesday. She was born Sunday, October 28, 1934, in McLemoresville to Robert Franklin and Mary Jane Weatherford Jones. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook, and a member of Republican Grove Baptist Church. She was born in McLemoresville to Robert Franklin and Mary Jane Weatherford Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband: Nelson Conley, her second husband: Ervin Sanders and a sister: Betty Doyle.
Dresden Enterprise

More Bang for Your Bucks

Local Fireworks Tents Serve as Fundraisers for Community Organizations. For the last 12 years, WAMCO Fireworks stands have provided partnership opportunities for local youth organizations in Weakley County. Dubbed as a family-owned and operated, WAMCO gives back to its communities by setting up fireworks stands with local athletes and family members in charge of manning the tents in exchange for a portion of proceeds.