Woman airlifted after head-on collision in Dyer County

DYER COUNTY, Tenn. — A woman was airlifted to a Memphis hospital Thursday morning after a head-on collision on Highway 78. The drivers in the crash were a brother and sister, according to Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box. One of the drivers, Jeanette Snider, 60, of Ridgely, was airlifted to Regional One in Memphis after the crash, according to the…

Decatur County Audit

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Hundreds take advantage of early voting in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — The local elections commission has released the numbers for the Thursday turnout for early voting. On Thursday, the second day of early voting, 229 voters cast ballots in the Presidential Preference Primary, according to a release from Administrator of Elections Kim Buckley. Of those votes, 158 were cast in the Republican Primary while 71¬†were cast in…

Weekend Starts Cold, Wintry Mix?

Weather Update – 4:30 p.m. Thursday Thanks to plenty of sunshine, light winds, and dry air, today has been a much warmer day with high temperatures in the mid to upper 40s and even a few low 50s! Afternoon temperatures will be similar tomorrow but winds will increase before the cold comes back on Saturday. We’re also heading into a…

Union City man charged with trying to cash dead man’s check

UNION CITY, Tenn. — Police have charged a Union City man with four¬†felony counts after they say he tried to use a dead man’s identity to cash a check at a local bank. Eugene Sherman is accused of trying to cash the check Tuesday at First Citizens Bank, according to a report from the Union City Police Department. Bank employees…

Jackson garbage pickup to run normally on Presidents Day

JACKSON, Tenn. — Garbage pickup will operate normally Monday in the city of Jackson as Waste Management will not observe the Presidents Day holiday.

Republicans advance bill on academic standards review

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Senate Republicans have advanced a sweeping education bill aimed at creating a new review structure for state academic standards. The measure cleared the Senate Education Committee Thursday. The bill is a top priority of Senate Republicans but was opposed by the panel’s Democratic members. The bill would create a review of academic standards and assessments…

Burst sprinkler damages thousands of books in UTC library

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A burst sprinkler in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new library has caused water damage to two-thirds of the half-million books, and has led to the basement floor being closed to the public. University spokesman Kirk Englehardt tells the Times Free Press that UTC officials are talking with workers about ways to repair the floor…

Martin police nab man wanted on Memphis assault charge

MARTIN, Tenn. — Police arrested a man Wednesday on an assault charge out of Memphis as he returned to the city of Martin. Justin Rhea, 35, of Martin was wanted on an aggravated assault charge in Memphis, according to a release from the Martin Police Department. Police received a tip that Rhea would be in the city along with a…

Mississippi Senate advances bill for elected superintendents

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to eliminate the election of school superintendents – an issue that has been debated for many years. The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would let 55 elected superintendents serve the four years of their current term. After that, the local school boards would hire each district’s…