Crockett Mills, TN

Jackson doctor suspended for a second time

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health has suspended the license of a West Tennessee cancer doctor for a second time. The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners suspended Dr. Omar Ahmad’s license in 2014 but lifted that suspension in 2020. In March of 2022, the broad suspended Ahmad’s license again and said he treated […]
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Woman maced and raped at Dyersburg business by ‘customer’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dyersburg police say a woman was maced, raped, and robbed inside a business on U.S. Highway 51 Tuesday night by a registered violent sex offender. A regional manager with Loan Master said he couldn’t comment about what happened but said they were installing a new security system and the woman who was […]
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Two-year fire investigation leads to indictment of two West Tennessee women

Two West Tennessee women are facing charges in a 2019 Benton County fire investigation. TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says the Benton County Grand Jury returned indictments Wednesday charging 38-year-old Candace L. Wright, of Camden, and 34-year-old Sharon R. Collins, of Jackson, with Arson, Vandalism over $250,000, Aggravated Burglary, and Theft of Property over $10,000.
Agriculture Online

Cutting out the middleman

What beef producer hasn’t dreamed of cutting out the middleman and selling high quality steaks and ground beef directly to consumers?. Andrew Donnell (pictured right) not only dreamed it he took the ultimate step last year and built an on-farm butchering and processing center. Now, there’s no one between him and his customers - no feedlot, no packer, not even a local locker plant.

TBI: Two women charged in 2019 arson case

CAMDEN, Tenn. (WSMV) - Two women were charged Thursday in connection to a 2019 house fire. An extensive investigation by special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into a residential fire resulted in the indictment of Candace L. Wright, 38, of Camden, and Sharon R. Collins, 34, of Jackson.

Jackson community reacts to the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe V. Wade

JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)- After today’s supreme court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade abortion will be almost completely illegal in Tennessee because of the state's trigger law. The 2019 "Human Life Protection Act," makes it a Class C felony to perform an abortion, If convicted they would face three...

2022 WestStar class honored; Randy Boyd named honorary graduate

Randy Boyd considers the 2022 UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program participants as his classmates – and for good reason. He’s officially one of them. The University of Tennessee System president was announced as the fourth honorary graduate in the leadership program’s history during WestStar’s annual graduation event held June 21 at The Venue at Twin Oaks in Humboldt.

Supreme Court Abortion Mississippi

Veteran Pink House defender Derenda Hancock reacts to anti-abortion activist Coleman Boyd's protesting outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, moments before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade was issued, Friday, June 24, 2022. The clinic is the only facility that performs abortions in the state.

Brush fire in Halls almost reaches 2 homes

At around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Rural Metro Fire responded to a reported house fire at the 4500 block of Foothills Drive in Halls. When they arrived they found an unattended brush fire spreading toward two homes.
Covington Leader

Brinley Cousar signs softball scholarship with Freed-Hardeman

Brinley Cousar had a stellar two-year softball career at Dyersburg State Community College and the coaching staff at Freed-Hardeman University noticed. Last week Cousar, a 2020 Covington High School graduate, signed a scholarship with Freed-Hardeman to finish up her college softball career at the four-year school that advanced to the NAIA World Series last season.

Lauderdale County man charged with rape in Dyer County

A Lauderdale County man is in the Dyer County Jail after allegedly raping a woman at a Dyersburg business. Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell says 34-year-old Jimmy Taylor, of Ripley, was arrested Wednesday on charges of Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. Isbell says the incident happened late Tuesday...