LACONIA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say human remains discovered along a highway in Tennessee were those of a man reported missing in August after a woman answered a Craigslist ad to be his caregiver.

WMC-TV reports the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the remains belong to Ellis Vogt. A utility worker found his remains Feb. 2 near Laconia.

Officials say a woman answered the Craigslist ad for someone to take care of Vogt. She was reported missing at the same time as Vogt. District Attorney Mike Dunavant identified Pamela Bingham as the woman who answered the ad.

Bingham was later found driving Vogt’s van in Guymon, Oklahoma. She was charged with stealing Vogt’s van and is jailed in Fayette County.

Dunavant said Bingham is a person of interest in Vogt’s death. A call to her lawyer was not immediately returned Tuesday.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH THIS MORNING AS A WARM FRONT SURGES NORTH ACROSS THE REGION.  WARM AND MORE UNSTABLE AIR WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH THIS EVENING SETTING THE STAGES FOR A POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER EVENT FROM THIS  EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES INTO THE REGION.  MILDER WEATHER WITH DRIER AIR WILL RETURN TO THE AREA FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

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JACKSON, Tenn. — We have a Generals on Generals match-up set to take place here in Jackson.

The Jackson State Community College Generals will be go head to head with the Jackson Generals April 4 in a preseason exhibition game.

It’s a moment the JSCC players and staff are looking forward too, said head coach Tyson Malik.

“Looking forward to meeting some of the guys and then just seeing really what that level of ball is all about,” Malik said. “You know they play really good league here, but it’s a good jump from our level to double-A ball, and I think they’re really excited just to see how good these guys really are.”

The game will start at 6:05 that Tuesday night. Admission is $5 with all proceeds going to the Generals Care Foundation.

The Jackson Generals season opener will be Thursday, April 6.

JACKSON, TENN– The Hub City remembers a legend.

Monday, dozens gathered at the Legends of Tennessee Music Museum to honor Carl Perkins including the founder of the Hard Rock Cafe and Jackson native, Isaac Tigrett.

“He’s known and adored throughout the world as the Rockabilly King. He’s the guy who created this sound and there are fans all over this world,” Tigrett said.

Tigrett shared memories of the man he called a friend calling him a gift to the world.

One special guest came all the way from Texas with a special gift.

“This is really a special time because I was able to do something that may be really meaningful to the history of Jackson,” John Jennings said.

Jennings is donating an artifact some consider to be the beginning of a musical era.

“It was his first electric guitar. So this is truly a relic of the beginning of Rockabilly rock and roll. The very start of it.” Jennings said.

Jennings got the guitar from his father who bought it from a co-worker after Perkins sold it.

“The museum is now going to have Carl Perkins’ first electric guitar on display here, that’s pretty special,” Madison county Mayor Jimmy Harris said.

With a museum full of history Mayor Harris hopes it will bring attention to Jackson.

“It means something especially to tourist from out of town who want to see and be around where Carl Perkins played music and grew up,” Harris said.

“It’s important things like this museum to remind people that Jackson had some famous sons and did some things that are important,” Tigrett said.

MEDINA, Tenn — Madeline Moiser from South Gibson High signed to play softball with Dyersburg State Community College next season.
She said her decision was easy after practicing at Dyersburg last year.

“Whenever I practiced with them, the team just really you know like was nice,” Moiser said.

Mosier said she will pitch next season, along with playing outfield and doing some hitting.

 

JACKSON, Tenn.-Rose Hill School held its first-ever Black History Month program, Monday.

The day included singing by the school choir, dancing and spotlights on individuals making a difference through the years.
Jackson City Court Clerk Darrel Hubbard served as the guest speaker.

“And the beauty of it is seeing that everyone is different. It’s not only Black History but it is everybody’s history and they can know that it is a part of them as well, no matter what the culture, no matter what the color is,” said Teresa Bunch,  a first grade teacher at Rose Hill.

School leaders said they hope to continue this program for many years.

 

 

JACKSON, Tenn — USJ wide receiver  Wells Smith signed his national letter of intent to go play football for Birmingham Southern next season.

As a Bruin, Smith hauled in 70 passes for a little over 13 hundred yards and 12 touchdowns. He also pulled in three interceptions on defense.

Smith will play wide receiver at the next level and plans to study in business.

JACKSON, Tenn — The Liberty Tech Lady Crusaders took down Trezevant, 50-45.

HUMBOLDT, Tenn — In a rematch of the district semifinals, The Humboldt Vikings walked away with the same results, winners as they took down Peabody, 56-43.

MEDINA, Tenn — The South Side Lady Hawks stayed undefeated taking down Crockett County, 53-32.

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