Generals add a pitcher

JACKSON, Tenn — The Jackson Generals added some depth to their pitching rotation this week. The club called up Andrew Moore from the CAL league where he was leading the league in ERA at 1.65. This move will help the Generals who just moved starter Edwin Diaz to the bullpen. He will start tomorrow when the Generals take on the…

Mr. Baseball goes to Ryan Rolison

JACKSON, Tenn — It came as no surprise when USJ’s Ryan Rolison was named the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association DII-A Mr. Baseball for 2016. Rolison made nine starts on the year, winning everyone. On the year he pitched 58 innings, struck out 108 and only allowed 10 hits and three runs. Rolison said, “It’s a great way to end off…

Scores from Tuesday at The Boro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn — A few area teams participated in the Spring Fling. Scores from Day one here. In tennis: USJ def. University School of Nashville, 4-0. TCA fell to Lipscomb, 4-1. Girls Tennis: TCA beats MTCS, 4-3 In softball: Huntingdon beats Forrest, 1-0. Scotts Hill falls to Summertown, 8-1. Dyersburg loses to Dakalb County, 5-3. In baseball: Chester County falls…

Local sheriff saves family whose car crashed in his yard

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. — A West Tennessee sheriff finds himself in the right place at the right time Tuesday morning. A family’s car flipped over tight on the sheriff’s door step, with an 8-month-old child inside. Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher said he is no hero. He was just doing his job when in the middle of his morning routine,…

Attorney appears at hearing for former Gibson Co. sheriff Chuck Arnold

TRENTON, Tenn. — Pre-trial motions were presented Tuesday afternoon in Gibson County Circuit Court in the case against former sheriff Chuck Arnold, who’s facing 113 counts stemming from alleged misconduct during his tenure. While the former sheriff wasn’t present, his attorney filed 28 motions regarding the case. Only a handful of the motions were granted while the others were either withdrawn or…

Local groups raise ‘Flags of Freedom’ for child abuse awareness

JACKSON, Tenn. — If you’ve driven along the Highway 45 bypass between North Parkway and Old Hickory Boulevard, you’ve seen the sea of American flags flying on the lawn of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The eighth annual Flags of Freedom project was officially dedicated Tuesday. The display of flags was set up Saturday and has been catching the attention of drivers. The Exchange Club-Carl…

West Tenn. Healthcare hosts senior women’s conference

JACKSON, Tenn. — Residents of West Tennessee Healthcare’s “Senior Services” enjoyed a ladies’ day out on Tuesday. Organizers turned the Carl Grant Events Center on the campus of Union University into a garden-themed atmosphere for “Blossoming Into a Better You.” The event included lunch, enlightening sessions and even a fashion show. “Life is not over just because you are 50 years old and…

Brownsville gets grants for economic development

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — Brownsville was the first of 15 communities across the state Tuesday to receive a half-million-dollar grant for economic development. The grant is the first step in developing “Advantage Park” where city leaders hope to eventually bring jobs to the area. There are 300 acres that could be developed, but the next step will be up to developers to…

Milan police seek info in theft of Beats headphones, speakers from Wal-Mart

MILAN, Tenn. — Police are seeking to identify a man in the theft of more than $400 worth of Beats headphones and speakers from Wal-Mart. On May 10, a department manager found multiple packages of Beats speakers and headphones with the products missing, according to a release from the Milan Police Department. Store surveillance video revealed a white male taking multiple Beats…

Grand jury opts not to indict state lawmaker’s husband

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state lawmaker’s husband, who hitched someone else’s utility trailer to the back of his pickup and drove it back to his house, insisted to police that he had no intention of stealing the equipment. Columbia law enforcement officials say that Stan Butt told them he was really just trying to buy the trailer. Maury County…