Beech Bluff, TN

Hardin County fun, fireworks and the Fourth of July

Locals and visitors alike will have plenty to do during the upcoming holiday weekend. The Fourth of July weekend would not be complete without fireworks. Hardin County’s show is on the Tennessee River in Saltillo on Monday, July 4, starting at dark, weather permitting. Due to scheduling conflicts and...
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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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Lexington Progress

Lexington Man Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

A 44-year-old Lexington man was taken into custody Tuesday morning, June 28, 2022, on a federal narcotic trafficking charge. Joel Lynn Arnold of Lexington was arrested by the Lexington Police Department, FBI Agents, Jackson Police Department, Dyersburg Police Department, and officers with the Safe Streets Task Force. The arrest occurred...

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.
Chester County Independent

Manhunt for Cory Waldrop continues

The United States Marshals Service and Chester County Sheriff’s Department are currently conducting a manhunt for Cory Lee Waldrop, 38, of Henderson, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. Waldrop was reportedly seen driving on Hurst Road Monday, June 20, by CCSD Investigator Seth Preslar. Aware that Waldrop did not have a valid driver’s license and noting he failed to maintain the correct lane of travel, Investigator Preslar initiated a traffic stop. Waldrop refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued into Hardeman County, and Waldrop’s vehicle reportedly became disabled at which point he evaded arrest on foot.

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 […]
Chester County Independent

What’s Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

Cub Scout Day Camp July 18-22 Cub Scout Day Camp 2022 will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18-22 at Freed-Hardeman University. The camp is for all rising first through fifth graders. Camp will offer various types of activities which may include archery, arts and crafts, shooting BBs, field sports, nature, and other fun and unique Cub Scout things. Cost is $125 after if paid after May 27. Fee includes five days of activities, camper t-shirt, collector’s patch, and insurance. Snack and lunch provided daily. Parents can also register as a camp volunteer. Parents who volunteer all week will receive 50% off registration for one child. Register online at

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...

Area Students named to President’s, Dean’s Lists for Freed-Hardeman University

HENDERSON, TN – Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the spring 2022 semester. To be on the President’s List, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average. Students on the Dean’s List have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester.
Lexington Progress

Truck Plows Through Florist

A runaway truck hit a utility pole and crashed into a local business, Monday, June 27, 2022. Emergency crews responded to Green Thumb Nursery at 862 South Broad Street, shortly before 8:00 a.m. to find a truck inside the business. The truck from Precise Rebuilders, which is located across the...
Card Chronicle

The Cardinal Countdown: 65 Days Until Kickoff

2021 Season Recap: Reed spent 2021 playing for Jackson North Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee. Reed committed to the Cards nearly a year ago to the day after an on campus visit passing on offers from Ole Miss, Boston College, and Memphis among others. Reed physically dominated most of his competition last year as his size was simple too much for some of the pimple-faced 16 year old’s to deal with. I understand O-line highlight tape may not be everyone’s cup of tea but feel free to check on what Reed was doing on Friday nights in the Fall of ’21.
Lexington Progress

Lexington Brings Home Double the Crowns

Article Submitted- Miss Lexington Lauren Dickson was crowned Miss Tennessee 2022 Saturday night at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis. Dickson, who works as a financial advisor, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Union University. Dickson said she was excited to be able to reach more people with her social impact initiative, “Heart for the Hungry: Overcoming Food Insecurity.” “I’m very excited for the opportunity that Miss Tennessee allows me to have on a grander scale to serve all of Tennessee.”