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Gun fired at Easter celebration

As hundreds gathered to celebrate Easter Sunday at Columbia’s Fairview Park, at least one gunshot shot rang out from the popular green space as the celebration was beginning to come to a close.


Marcy Jo’s On-The-Go sees successful first weekend at Rippavilla Plantation

PHOTO: Marcy Jo’s On-The-Go’s new location at the Rippavilla Plantation. / Photo by Alexander Willis. Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse & Bakery got off to a great start at the Rippavilla Plantation last weekend during its first two days of their new partnership.


Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C


1 injured in shooting during community gathering at Fairview Park

COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) - Police say one person was injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon in Columbia. Police say that the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. at Fairview Park in Columbia. The male victim was transported to Vanderbilt. His condition is unknown at this point.


19 indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and weed in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials said 19 people have been charged on two separate indictments for conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana in west Tennessee. March 18, a federal grand jury indicted four defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. One count was being a felon in possession o


Tennessee attorney sentenced for stealing over $1M from trust funds of clients including slain trooper's daughter

attorney who was charged with stealing more than $1.36 million from the trust funds of clients including a slain state trooper's daughter was sentenced Monday to over seven years behind bars.


Police booking reports for 04/22/19

Editor’s note: Each of the following items was taken from police reports at the separate law enforcement agencies. ◆ Kevin Dewayne Wilson, 22, 450 Southport Road, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule II drug in a drug-free zone, possession of a weapon and contributing


19 indicted in West Tennessee drug trafficking sweep

JACKSON, Tenn. — Nineteen people have been indicted in two separate drug trafficking indictments in West Tennessee. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Monday.


Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee

A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.



Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Tennessee law targets domestic abuse in new ways

A new law makes it a crime for someone charged with domestic abuse to try to convince a victim not to testify. ►Domestic violence victims have resources in East Tennessee. Click here to learn more.


Thousands of acres in Kentucky and Tennessee will be protected as wildlife habitat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit aimed at conserving land and water, is acquiring 100,000 acres of forest split between southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.


Threat put Zion on lockdown

Zion Christian Academy was placed on an alert last month after threatening posts were discovered on social media, The Daily Herald has learned. “As soon as we were made aware of this, we went on a soft lockout,” said school administrator Adam Thomas in an email sent to parents on March 28. “A soft l


Reese Witherspoon's Son Tennessee Wrote Her the Funniest Note!

The 43-year-old actress just shared a super cute note that. wrote all by himself, asking about his Easter candy. Reese took to her Twitter to share a copy of the note, which read, “Mom, do you know where mi candy is?”


Waffle House shooting lawsuit: Dispatchers sent emergency responders to wrong Waffle House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Shaundelle Brooks, mother of Waffle House shooting victim Akilah DaSilva, has filed a lawsuit against Metro Government in connection to the deadly Waffle House shooting that happened one year ago Monday. Investigators believe Travis Reinking entered the Antioch Waffle Hou


The Best Barbecue In The State Is Officially Found At This Nashville Restaurant

Tennessee is known for its barbecue, and thanks to a new Southern Living ranking, Nashville can now claim the best spot in the state: Peg Leg Porker. While the spot may not seem like much tucked away on a side street between popular Nashville neighborhoods, it definitely lives up to the hype. If you


Spring Hill couple to appear on Wheel of Fortune Tuesday

Kandace and Ben Sechler of Spring Hill will be featured as contestants Tuesday night on the TV game show Wheel of Fortune, where the couple will have the chance to win tens of thousands of dollars, as well as a all expense-paid trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.


Tenn. health officials contacting over 600 people possibly exposed to measles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that the case of measles in a visitor from Tennessee that Mississippi health officials are warning some residents about is the same case reported earlier last week in East Tennessee.


Tennessee Bill to Regulate 911 Calls Reportedly Held Up for Summer Study

The sponsor of legislation that would make 911 calls and transmissions confidential reportedly wants more time to work on the bill, specifically this summer. This, according to the Tennessee General Assembly’s website and the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.


Tennessee town's movie theater censors 'Hellboy' on sign

DICKSON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Middle Tennessee town's movie theater is going viral after censoring a film's title on its sign. The Roxy Movie Theater in Dickson, Tennessee is making waves on social media after putting up "Heckboy" on their theater sign instead of "Hellboy."