Cedar Grove, TN

Three facing trespassing, vandalism charges

Three people are facing trespassing and vandalism charges after being found in a Gleason residence that was supposed to be empty. Forty-one-year-old Jeremy Doster, of Gleason, 39-year-old Christopher Hairston, of Martin, and 48-year-old Tina Marie Jackson, of Gleason, were found inside a home on Old State Route 22. The victim...
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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...
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Henry Countians Are WestStar Graduates

Martin, Tenn.– Three Henry County residents graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s Class of 2022 on June 21 at The Venue at Twin Oaks in Humboldt. Pictured, from left are Tory Daughrity, director of marketing and public relations at Henry County Medical Center; Kasey Muench, community relations director of the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Leah Watkins, director of schools for the Henry County School System.
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Candidates sound off at forum in Trenton

Candidates for offices representing Gibson County on both the local and state level had the opportunity to address voters last Tuesday night, taking part in a political forum hosted by the Gibson County Adult Leadership Alumni Association. This spring, candidates seeking the Republican nomination took part in a similar event,...
Chester County Independent

Madelyn Collins takes Nightingale Pledge

Madelyn Collins, of Henderson, participated in a pinning ceremony May 6 for the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Department of Nursing. Graduating nursing students took the Florence Nightingale Pledge, which includes the promise to abstain from harmful substances, keep patient affairs confidential and remain devoted to excellent patient care. Collins received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the UT Martin commencement exercises May 7.

Helen Rose Cavaness Taylor

Helen Rose Cavaness Taylor, 89, of Alamo, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. She was born on August 28, 1932 in the Davidson Chapel Community in Gibson County, Tennessee. She graduated from Bradford High School and attained an Associate’s Degree from Memphis State University. She was preceded...
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Recreation area holds ribbon cutting

One of the areas newest and largest recreation sites held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, June 21, officially marking its opening. Then on Saturday, June 25, a grand opening was held. The Middle Fork Bottoms Recreational Area is now officially open to the public even though people have been visiting it for months.

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...

Lane Lambert’s passion, compassion made many believers long before Islanders

Lane Lambert was in the air above the Mississippi River, trying to grab onto the armrest. It was Jan. 9, 2009, six days before Sully Sullenberger became a household name, and the Milwaukee Admirals’ flight from Memphis to San Antonio had started with a loud bang. Upon takeoff, something had gone wrong when the pilot tried to bring the landing gear up. Now they were circling the Mississippi with Lambert, the team’s head coach, competing with his assistant, Brad Lauer, for the best piece of plastic to hold onto. “They were sending messages home,” the team’s radio announcer Aaron Sims recalled. The plane hovered...