WEATHER UPDATE

THE MORNING CLOUDS AND FOG HAVE CLEARED OUT OF THE AREA LEAVING US WITH BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE AND DRY WEATHER.  HIGH TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 60S.  THURSDAY MORNING RAIN CHANCES WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE LATER IN THE DAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND AS A COLD FRONT SAGS SOUTH…

State closes Green River ramp due to concrete damage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the Old Eastwood Ferry Boat Ramp on the Green River in Webster County has closed because of damage to the concrete. A recent drop in the river level made damage to the last several feet of the ramp apparent. The ramp is known locally as the Sebree…

Manhattan Project Park looks back at secrecy, security

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – A program being presented at Oak Ridge next month is designed to provide insight into life there during the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park program is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 8 at the Turnpike Gatehouse. The program is free and open to the public, but parking is limited. The park says…

Police say no injuries reported in Mississippi plant blast

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – Police in Mississippi say no injuries or fatalities have been reported after a large explosion and fire at a natural gas plant. Pascagoula Police Capt. Shannon Broom says authorities received a report about the explosion at a BP plant around 11:30 Monday night. He says the company reported that while employees were at the site when…

Mr Food recipe for Old Time Hot Dog Sauce

What You’ll Need: 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 (15-1/2-ounce) can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup water What To Do: In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté ground beef and onion 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring…

Former Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at age 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I College Basketball history who helped boost the women’s game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning at age 64. Summitt led the Lady Vols to 8 National Championships and retired in 20-12. Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement this morning saying that she…

Generals playoff tickets

JACKSON, Tenn — Their two home playoff games will start at 6:05 pm CT. Ticket will be the same price as regular season tickets. Fans who purchase in advance can get reserved seats for $10 and general admission for $6. On Thursday, September 8 it will still be dollar night, despite it being the playoffs. Season ticket holders will receive complimentary tickets…

Abortion Ruling Expected to Impact Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn — Monday our country’s highest court struck down a Texas law placing extra stipulations on abortion clinics. The justices’ ruling will affect more than just that one law. In fact legal experts say our state’s laws regarding abortion could be next. The Supreme Court ruled five to three against the Texas law. Which is expected to impact two…

McNairy Co. Commission meets to discuss budget concerns

SELMER, Tenn. — McNairy County Commissioners met before a packed house in Selmer, Monday night, in a contentious meeting as the county faces growing budget concerns. Commissioners voted on two hot button issues to try to reduce a $129,000 budget shortfall.  A $40 wheel tax fell short by just one vote.  And, members largely opposed a 10-percent increase to the…

Shooting in east Jackson ruled accidental

JACKSON, Tenn. — A scare as gunfire rang out at the Parkway East Apartments, Monday evening. However, police on the scene along Roosevelt Parkway said the shooting was nothing criminal rather an accidental shooting. Investigators said the man unintentionally shot himself in the lower part of his body. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Officers on the…