Bethel Springs, TN

Search for 77 year old Wade Davis, missing for a week, has been suspended

The search for77 year old Alcorn County Resident Wade Davis has been suspended. At this time we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the ground search for Mr. Wade Davis. After covering approximately 2,000 acres and over 3,000 foot miles walking as well as horse teams, also drone, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft flights, for the past 7 days and nights no new evidence has been discovered. The investigation will continue until he is found. If anyone has any information or if anyone has seen anything please contact the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office at 662-286-5521.
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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.

Officials: Georgia man sentenced to die kills self in prison

A Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers during an escape attempt five years ago has died in prison of an apparent suicide, corrections officials said.Prison guards found Ricky Dubose unresponsive in his cell at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a Department of Corrections news release. The guards called for medical help and began rendering aid. The coroner at the prison declared Dubose dead at 5:56 p.m.Dubose, 29, was sentenced to death June 16 after he was convicted of murder in the...
Chester County Independent

Public Notices For Chester County, Tennessee on June 30, 2022

Sale at public auction will be on August 3, 2022, at or about 11:00 AM, local time, at the front entrance to the Chester County Courthouse,133 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340, pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by Robert M Fletcher and Julie V Fletcher, husband and wife, to Susan Voss, as Trustee for Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage dated May 20, 2015, and recorded on May 21, 2015, in Book 397, Page 1, Instrument No. 51342, in the Register’s Office for Chester County, Tennessee (“Deed of Trust”), conducted by Padgett Law Group, having been appointed Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Default in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust has been made; and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable.
Chester County Independent

Kid In The Country

Briggs Hunt is the 19-month-old son of Beau and Hannah Hunt, of Henderson. Briggs should have been featured in the Chester County Independent’s Kids in the Country section last week, but was mistakenly omitted. We regret this error.
Lexington Progress

Lions Baseball Plays in Second Summer Game

The Scotts Hill High School Lions baseball team competed in their second summer exhibition style baseball game last Monday, June 20, 2022. This game was between the Lions and the McNairy County Bobcats baseball program. Scotts Hill was the host team, so McNairy County hit the road to travel to come play the Lions.

University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium & Jackson-Madison County Public Library Join NASA in Nationwide Celebration of Webb Space Telescope First Science Images

June 28, 2022 — The University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium & Jackson-Madison County Public Library have joined hundreds of sites across the country to celebrate the release of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory. An...

On the calendar today—

The Megasite Authority of West Tennessee meets today at 1pm at Southwest Development District’s office in Jackson. The Authority, that includes Haywood countians Jim Duke and Michael Banks, manages the site for the state. Among their duties is the disbursement of the $269 million payment in lieu of tax funding owed by Ford and SK Solutions. So far, the Authority has not said how that money will be allocated. Haywood County hopes for most or all of it over the PILOT’s 30-year pay-out.