Clarksburg, TN

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 […]
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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...
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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...

City Tax Rate Stays Same, 8% Raises Approved

Paris, Tenn.–At a short and sweet special meeting Tuesday morning, the Paris City Commission approved the current property tax raate and approved a 2023 budget which includes an 8 percent cost of living raise for all employees and a 10 percent increase in healthcare premiums. The city’s current property...


Mr. Chittenden, 84, of Dickson, formerly of New Johnsonville, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. A Masonic and funeral service was held Friday, June 24, 2022, 2:00 p.m., at Humphreys County Funeral Home Chapel, with Masonic brothers and Phil Corbin officiating. Burial was at Ebenezer Cemetery. He was bornin Lewiston, New York, the son of Victor and Annella Wilkes Chittenden. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and fifty-year member of the New Johnsonville Caldwell Masonic Lodge #273. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Chittenden, and sisters, Joyce Powell, Phyllis Chittenden, and Bonnie Chittenden. Survivors include a son, Damon Brent (Jane) Chittenden (Jane) of Mt. Juliet; a daughter, Dalyn C. (Bert) Patterson of Linden; sisters, Barbara Ann Swindell and Marlene Gay Dollar, both of Georgia; grandchildren, Sarah Lynn (Shane) Burcham, Rachael Lynn Patterson, and Cody Alexander Chittenden; and brother-in-law, Grayson Powell of Georgia.

Fireworks To Light Up Sky At Paris Landing On 4th Of July

Buchanan, Tenn.–Fireworks will be lighting up the night sky at Paris Landing State Park on the Fourth of July again this year. The fireworks display will be sponsored by the Henry County Tourism Authority, Paris-Henry County Jaycees and Friends of Paris Landing. David “Tater” Hayes, who has overseen the...

"Love Your Block" fixes up East Jackson Neighborhood

JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)- Love your block is in east Jackson today doing some home repairs and cleaning up the street to improve a neighborhood. “Oh, my gosh it feels so good," said Jameson Colbert, "After months and months of planning in the office finally getting out and meeting with the homeowners on their property, o them seeing the work that we're embarking on and seeing the joy on their faces, just, you know, there's nothing like it.”

Baby Wallaby Popular Feature Of Petting Zoo

Paris, Tenn–Tommie Terrell and Cheddar the Wallaby were popular features at Tuesday’s Petting Zoo event at Ogburn Park in Paris. The five-month-old Wallaby received plenty of pets and hugs. A huge crowd was on hand for the event, sponsored by the W.G. Rhea Library. The Bowties & Tutus Mobile Petting Zoo from Sharon brought numerous unique animals to the park, where long lines were waiting to pet and get to know them. (Shannon McFarlin photo).
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...

Paris City Mayor Honored By WestStar

Martin, Tenn.–Carlton Gerrell, of Paris, was honored for his service on the WestStar Leadership Program’s Board of Trustees during the program’s graduation ceremony on June 21 at The Venue at Twin Oaks in Humboldt. Gerrell’s appointment on the board will end July 1. He is the mayor of Paris as well as a 2016 WestStar Graduate. Gerrell (left) is pictured with University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver. For more information about WestStar, contact Virginia Grimes, assistant director, at or 731-881-7787.

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...

Paris Home, Contents Total Loss After Fire

Paris, Tenn.– A Paris home was destroyed by fire Wednesday along with a bass fishing boat and pickup truck. There were no injuries; the residents were not at home at the time of the fire. Paris Firefighters were called to 301 Greenwood Dr. at 11:45 a.m. and as they...
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.”

Billy Ray Hoskins, 85, Gleason

Graveside services for Billy Ray Hoskins, age 85, of Gleason, will be Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 in the Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason in charge of arrangements.
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

City Board Approves Purchase of New Vehicles

The Lexington City Board did not approve a budget for 2022-23, but they gave the approval to order seven new vehicles for the city, Monday night, June 27, 2022. The board will meet again, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to try and approve a budget. While there was no action on a budget, when aldermen heard that price of the new vehicles was expected to jump after August 1, they gave approval for an order to be placed.