Clifton, TN

UPDATE: 1 dead in fiery Lawrence County crash

COURTLAND — A Tennessee man died and a Tuscumbia man was injured in a fiery crash along Alabama 20 in Lawrence County this morning, according to Coroner Scott Norwood. He said the wreck occurred about 8:35 a.m. when a pickup and propane gas truck collided while traveling west at the railroad crossing on Alabama 20 between Alabama 33 and Lawrence County 389.
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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...

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...

Tennessee man dies in Lawrence County crash

From The Tribune staff reports LAWRENCE COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Cypress Inn, Tennessee man on Friday, July 1, at approximately 8:45 a.m. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Scott M. Berry, 52, was fatally injured when the 2017 Dodge Ram he was driving struck a 2021 Hino […]

W’boro Family Loses Everything in Residential Fire Friday Night

A Waynesboro family sadly lost their home and all its contents after a fire broke out just before 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, June 24. Family members stated that a minor child living at the residence belonging to David “Shorty” Horner and Shonda Blalock on Mumaw Road in the Beech Creek community first smelled smoke and then observed flames in the rear of the home at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Friday. The whole family was at home when the fire broke out, but everyone was able to escape without injury. Unfortunately, the home and all the family’s belongings were a total loss with the exception of the clothes they were wearing.
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...

Nancy Rebecca Poston Brasher

Nancy Rebecca Poston Brasher, 70, of Decaturville, passed away Friday, July 1 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Nancy was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Crockett County to the late Frank and Martha Wayne Poston. She attended Vennard College in Iowa before going to cosmetology school. She was a retired beautician...
Chester County Independent

Church News: Services, Singings, & Revivals

People’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, will welcome the old-fashion, world famous, CHUCK WAGON GANG, at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10. For over 80 years, they have sold over 39 million records and were some of the first to record and release songs such as “I’ll Fly Away,” “Hard Trials” and many more! For more information, go to or 731-727-8242.

Early Voting to Begin Friday, July 15

Early voting begins on Friday, July 15 for the upcoming County General, State Primary, and Waynesboro Municipal Election. The last day for early voting will be Saturday, July 30, and the election will take place on Thursday, August 4. Those who choose not to participate in early or absentee voting will vote on Election Day at their assigned polling place.
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.”
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...

Mike "Salty" Yarbro

Mike "Salty" Yarbro, 75, of Parsons, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at Camden Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mike Yarbro graduated from Decaturville High School in 1965. After graduating high school, he proudly served his country through two tours in Vietnam as a member of the United States Navy Seabee-unit MCB62. Mike and Frances Comer Yarbro were married for over 53 years. He drove a truck for Ward Grain Co. for eight years and later retired from the New Johnsonville TVA. After retirement, he returned to work as a loader operator and truck driver at Teague Sand and Gravel for 18 years. Mike was a Master Mason of Parsons Lodge 586. He preached at Lord's Missionary Baptist Church for 30 years. Mike loved to hunt, fish, and participate in anything outdoors. Things he loved and cherished the most was his loving wife, family, and friends. Hard working, compassionate, and giving are just a few ways to describe his loving nature.

Jerry Wayne Copeland

Jerry Wayne Copeland was a twin born to the late Jessie Almon and Mary Ruth Copeland on July 6, 1950. He departed this life on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Waynesboro, TN at the age of 71 years, 11 months, and 20 days. He was united in marriage to Ruby Copeland. Jerry was a member of Upper Green River Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the American Legion.
Chester County Independent

JACK ROGERS Obituary – May 27, 1941 – June 27, 2022

Mr. Jack Webster Rogers, 81, of Enville passed away Monday June 27, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Bro. Gene Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Milledgeville Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.