3 dead, 1 injured in Graves County crash
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Three people died and one is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Graves County. Around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 the 911 dispatch at the Kentucky State Police Post 1 received 911 calls of a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 between US 45 and KY 131.
South Fulton Home Struck by Car for Fourth Time, BMW's "New Car Smell" Lingers After Hit-and-Run
In a striking case of deja vu, a brand-new BMW became an unwelcome guest in a South Fulton home on Flat Shoals Road yesterday morning. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, the vehicle crashed into the house that had already been hit three times in separate incidents. The homeowner, Robert E. Chappelle, recalled the moment with a haunting familiarity, "I heard a ‘boom, bang, boom,' and I knew what happened," Chappelle told the news outlet.
Benton, KY man facing numerous drug charges after traffic stop
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Benton, Ky. man faces drug charges after a traffic stop late Friday night. Graves County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Crane stopped on a vehicle on US 45 North on March 1 around 11:45 p.m. Justin Seaford of Benton was the driver of the...
Union City Hoping to Punch Ticket to Murfreesboro With Sectional Win
The Union City Golden Tornadoes are looking to secure their spot in the TSSAA State Basketball Tournament. Tonight, Union City will host Booker T. Washington, of Memphis, in Sectional play at Marty Sisco Gymnasium. The winner of tonight’s game will earn the trip to Murfreesboro to compete for a Class-A...
Road crews getting back to work on Purchase Parkway project in Graves County
GRAVES COUNTY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is resuming their work along an extended work zone of the Purchase Parkway on Monday. According to a news release from KYTC, the work zone includes a 15 feet maximum load width restriction at mile point 1.3 near Fulton. The restriction for the Canadian National Railroad Overpass will be for both northbound and southbound traffic and extend the entire length of the bridge deck spanning 175 feet.
Tornado survivor receives new home
Seven more homes dedicate in Mayfield for Dec. 2021 tornado survivors. Gov. Andy Beshear, Mayfield city leaders, and The Hope Initiative dedicated seven more homes on Friday, March 1, for survivors of the 2021 Tornado that devastated the Mayfield community.
Union City Arrest for Fourth Offense Driving Under the Influence
A Union City woman was taken into custody on a fourth offense of driving under the influence. Union City police reports said 46 year old Jamie Marie Simmons was issued the charge, after being observed driving recklessly by an off duty officer. Police reports said the vehicle operated by Ms....
Union City High School Honored as Reward School for Third Time in Five Years
Union City High School in Tennessee has been named a Rewards school by the State of Tennessee Department of Education. This title is awarded to schools showing high performance or significant improvement, based on the federal accountability system. A score of 3.1-4.0 is needed for this designation.
Local Student Takes Part in Test Flight Academic Preview Day at UT Martin
A’Mya Rhodes, a senior at Bolivar Central High School in Hardeman County, took part in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Test Flight Academic Preview Day on Monday, February 19, 2024. Test Flight Academic Preview Day allows prospective students to explore potential majors by visiting academic departments, meet with faculty members and students in a major, and attend a college class. Participants also learn about UT Martin’s student resources and tour the campus. The next scheduled Preview Day is on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Boling University Center. Call (731) 881-7020 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Camden Man Arrested Following 100 Mile Per Hour Pursuit in Union City
A Camden man was arrested on multiple charges after leading police on two pursuits of over 100 miles per hour on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City. Police reports said 20 year old Adrian Ramirez Zuniga was taken into custody by multiple officers, after finally being stopped at Reelfoot Avenue and Everett Boulevard.
Discovery Park of America Open 7 Days A Week
With the advent of March, Discovery Park of America in Union City is officially OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. Come see them from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.
Gibson County, Weakley County high school spring sports box scores for Week 1
The 2024 high school spring season has begun. Check out all of the box scores from Gibson County and Weakley County teams:. WP: Easton Sullivan (1-0). LP: Hollingsworth. HR: G – Sullivan (1). 2B: B – Jones. Leading hitters: B – Boyd 2-2. Record: G 1-0.
Fulton Independent School District sheds light on money issues
FULTON, Ky. — An unusual clause in the former superintendent of Fulton Independent School District contract contributed to the state auditor’s report, identifying a $1.1 million shortfall that is now being investigated by the FBI. Deanna Miller is the former superintendent of the district and retired in 2023.
Dresden's Sharon School Enhances Learning with Improved Garden Thanks to Local Support
Sharon School in Dresden, Tennessee, has received support from various organizations to improve its school garden. The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network, grant funds, and the Weakley County Soil Conservation District have all contributed. The school has introduced new raised beds in the garden, where students will grow vegetables for the cafeteria. The project aims to teach students about agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition.
West Tennessee Summit to Address Mental Health Issues in Our Local Schools
The 2024 West Tennessee Education Summit, set for March 8, will address the mental health crisis in schools. The UT Martin WestStar Program’s WestTeach class of 2023 is sponsoring the event at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. The summit aims to unite educators, business leaders, school officials, students, and politicians to discuss the impact of mental health on education.
Celebrating 150 Years: Honoring the Contributions of Our Local Black Community
Martin, Tennessee recently celebrated its 150th anniversary by honoring the local Black community's contributions. The event recognized the significant influence of Black individuals, groups, and businesses. Johnny Shanklin and Tara Tansil-Gentry were among the speakers, discussing the city's Black history and the role of the Black community at UT Martin respectively.Visit here for more details.
Monday’s UC Sectional Game Sold Out
Union City, Tenn.–No tickets will be available at the door for Monday’s Booker T. Washington at Union City Class 1A boys’ sectional basketball game. UCHS Principal/Athletic Director Jacob Cross said all tickets made available on the GoFan ticket app had been purchased as of this morning. Union...
3 vehicles crash at intersection of US Hwy 45 South & Old Macedonia Church Street in Graves County
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – The intersection of US Hwy 45 South and Old Macedonia Church Street in Graves County will be closed until about 5:20 p.m. as emergency crews work to clean up a three-vehicle crash. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden. No...
Three Local Teams Hoping to Secure State Tournament Bids on Saturday
A trip to the TSSAA State Girl’s Basketball Tournament is on the line for three local teams. On Saturday night, South Fulton will host (15-9) University High-Memphis in a Sectional game starting at 7:00. Broadcast will begin at 6:30 on 104.9 KYTN at 6:30. The Greenfield Lady Jackets will...
Obion County Fair Offers Lifetime Membership with Special Perks for Local Residents
The Obion County Fair is offering a lifetime membership for $500. This membership includes free gate admission and special parking. The offer is available until May 1st. The fair, running for over 65 years, hosts attractions such as rides, live music, food vendors, and various events.