Dyer, TN

Dyersburg teacher who threw down student no longer facing charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Dyer County District Attorney has dropped assault charges against a Dyersburg teacher caught on camera throwing a female student to the ground. Dyersburg Police said Carey Sanders, 61, tried to break up a fight between two 14-year-old girls when he forcefully threw one of the girls to the ground. Another student […]
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Union City Police Called to Shots Fired Near East Gate

Union City police were called to investigate multiple shots fired in the area of East Gate. Police reports said several subjects were outside and reported 10 to 40 shots were fired. A call indicated one of the shooters ran into East Gate, but officers were unable to locate that individual.
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UC Standouts Lipford, Cook Sign With Bethel

Union City, Tenn.-Chanyah Lipford and Cedrion Cook can still wear all the purple and gold in their closets. The two Union City High School track standouts will keep the same color scheme on the next level after both signed college scholarships with Bethel University Friday. One day after making their...

Chumley leads UT Martin on first day of NCAA Regionals

NORMAN, Okla. – University of Tennessee at Martin senior Tate Chumley ranks just outside the top-10 in the star-studded 75-man field after Round 1 of the 2022 NCAA Regional held at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. Chumley went on a birdie binge midway through his round, collecting five red...

Middlefork Bottoms receives more state funding

West Tennessee River Basin Authority received a grant from the state of Tennessee for $400,000 on May 6 to go toward the work at the Middlefork Bottoms Recreational Area just south of Three Way. Officials from the state government were on hand for a check presentation to David Blackwood, the executive director of...

UC Students Mix Music & Math

Union City, Tenn.–Catchy tunes and math lessons turned out to be the perfect combination for learning in Emily Cross’s fifth-grade math class at Union City Middle Schools. Mrs. Cross challenged her advanced students with a unique project that required them to be both creative and informative as they showcased lessons learned in her classroom this year.

DARE Programs Conclude School Year With Graduations

Weakley County, Tenn.–“DARE to resist drugs and violence” remains the motto of the school, parents, and police partnership Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at Weakley County middle schools. As school comes to a close, essays, hands-on experiences and graduations are also marking the close of the ten-week program led by law enforcement on the Dresden Middle, Gleason, Martin Elementary and Martin Middle campuses.

Westview Introduces New Head Basketball Coach

Martin, Tenn.–At a special program over the weekend, Westview High School introduced the new boys’ basketball head coach Willie Trevathan to the community. Trevathan is the former Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets’ head coach. The Westview Booster Club officials said, “We are thrilled to welcome Coach, his wife Leah,...

Fourteen Individuals Graduate from United Way Catalyst Program

On May 19th, fourteen individuals will graduate from United Way’s nine-month Catalyst program. The class of business leaders has participated in the program to become engaged in social responsibility through the means of advocacy, giving and volunteerism. The Catalyst program’s goal is to train volunteers to serve in nonprofit...

Union City Plays Well in Spring Football Match-up With Dyer County

Union City’s Spring football practice got a positive boost in a recent afternoon match-up. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said the Golden Tornadoes outscored Class-5A Dyer County four touchdowns to two. Coach Nick Markle said his practices have included about 20 players, due to the large number that are...

Humboldt organization Kontaktmission is helping the people of Ukraine

JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)- Kontakmission USA in Humboldt is part of a global missions’ network helping the people of Ukraine. “Originally, we were sending church planters into Ukraine to help start churches in Ukraine… but now that is significant. That mission has significantly shifted to more serving the Ukrainian people in a relief aspect," said John Gainer Director of Eastern Europe Expansion for Kontakmission USA.

Kenneth Coleman

Mr. Kenneth Coleman, 92, of Rives, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Alamo Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home.
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President reflects with festival farewell

Another week of berry sweet fun has come to an end as all of Humboldt sadly put away their expansive collections of strawberry decorum and said goodbye to the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. With another year of the festival gone, it was time to close the chapter on the reigning strawberry President Sherry Jo Smith. Smith did her duties with a smile and served all of Humboldt and West Tennessee proudly with her time as the cherished position of President. As of Sunday, May 8 she passed the baton to her General Chairman, Shane Lynch, and is excited to step back into her role with the strawberry festival pageants for the following year.

Kenneth Dale Casey, 83, Union City

A memorial service for Kenneth Dale Casey, age 83, of Union City, will be Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:00 at Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden. Visitation will be Friday, May 20, 2022 from 5:00 until service time. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden in charge of arrangements.

Union City’s Track Team Captures Championship and State Bids

The rising Union City High School track program continues to soar to new heights. School Communications Director Mike Hutchens said Union City captured a first-ever girls West Sectional team championship, with seventeen athletes headed to the Class A State Meet. The Lady Tornadoes totaled 121 points to outdistance Madison Academic...