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Investigators find body of missing Henderson County man
Law enforcement officials in Henderson County found the body of a missing Lexington man less than a mile from his abandoned vehicle Wednesday morning. Rocky Wilson didn't return home after getting groceries on Saturday afternoon. Investigators with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office began looking
Two in custody as police investigate shots fired in Tuesday in East Jackson
Two people are in custody as Jackson Police investigate shots fired in East Jackson. Police responded to a report of gunshots on Park Ridge Drive Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, Jackson Police Department Capt. Jeff Shepard confirmed Wednesday morning.
Hey kids! See Santa Claus Saturday, December 15 at Henderson Fire Station
Santa Clause will be stopping by the Henderson Fire Station on Sanford Street in Henderson from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Dec. 15. The public is invited. Bring your camera and kids for a fun time.
Largest earthquake in 45 years hits East Tennessee, light effects reach Franklin, Spring Hill
PHOTO: Data from the United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program shows the reach of the earthquake reaching Williamson County / Photo courtesy of United States Geological Survey.
East Tennessee earthquake felt as far as Nashville, Atlanta
Two earthquakes hit East Tennessee minutes apart Wednesday morning and they were felt as far as away as Nashville and Atlanta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck was registered about 7 miles northeast of Decatur, Tenn. around 3:14 a.m. CT, and could be felt as
Man dies during standoff with police in Jackson residence
A died during a standoff with Jackson police officers at a Jackson residence on Tuesday. Aerion Brown, 23, from Jackson, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to a press release.
Jury finds Chriteris Allen guilty in rape of 85-year-old Murfreesboro woman
Editor's note: The USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee does not name victims of sexual violence unless they publicly identify themselves. A Rutherford County jury found Chriteris Allen, 19, guilty of raping an 85-year-old Murfreesboro woman at gunpoint after a two-day trial concluded Tuesday evening.
Two earthquakes reported in Decatur
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - The U.S. Geological Survey recorded two earthquakes in Tennessee early Wednesday. The first happened at about 3:15a.m. and was reported to be a magnitude 4.4.
Aaron Tatum to host book signing in Henderson on Thursday, December 13
“In light of the fact that the Independent kept me focusing on writing with a deadline for many years, I owe the paper and its readers the courtesy of doing a different sort of book signing in Henderson,” Aaron F. Tatum, former “A.F.T.erthoughts” columnist for this paper, other weeklies and sometime
NEW TN LAWS TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1ST
State Representative Kirk Haston released this week his first public announcement about Tennessee legislative matters. In it, Haston provided a list of new Tennessee laws that go into effect January 1, 2019.
Law enforcement searching for missing Henderson County man
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man from Lexington. HCSO Investigator Jeremiah Adams said Rocky Wilson is a father who was set to return home with groceries Saturday afternoon but never did return.
Second hemp store opens in Jackson, hoping to bring pain relief to the community
From the inside, Hemp Life is like a small-scale pharmacy, with creams, oils and gummies to help relieve a range of pains and disorders, except there aren’t any pharmaceutical drugs — it's all CBD-based products.
Local attorney charged after 2017 crash
JACKSON, Tenn. — A local attorney is facing felony charges after a December 2017 crash injured a Bethel Springs man. Angela Hopson, 40, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless driving, driving on suspended or revoked license, and other charges.
Couple charged with feeding batteries to young child
Two people from Morris Chapel have been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges of aggravated child abuse after allegedly feeding a child batteries and causing other bodily harm.
Jackson police see increase in wrecks on 45 Bypass
JACKSON, Tenn. — “In the last 90 days, we’ve had 30 traffic collisions here at the bypass and I-40,” Chief Julian Wiser with the Jackson Police Department said. Chief Wiser says most of the wrecks are happening in the construction zone. “Most of the wrecks are occurring when they’re turning left or
Gold medalist Scott Hamilton shares his story at FHU
HENDERSON — Scott Hamilton spent decades amazing audiences on his way to winning Olympic gold in figure skating and in professional ice skating. But he was the one appearing amazed Friday night after watching a number of students from Freed-Hardeman University and Chester County perform musical numb
Local author to talk about new novel exploring mysterious authorship of Shakespeare
A local author raised in Henderson is looking to bring a piece of England to West Tennessee in talks about his recently published historical thriller novel exploring the mystery of Shakespeare's authorship.
Deputies search for missing man in Henderson County
HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies are searching for a missing man near Lexington. Rocky Wilson, 39, has been missing since around 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.
Inman splits games at Trenton
A Thursday night trip to Trenton produced a boys’ basketball win for Inman Middle School but the Lady Bulldogs took a loss. Inman’s girls dropped a 49-39 decision while the Bulldogs knocked off the Golden Tide 39-28.
Man accused of raping, robbing Murfreesboro woman on trial
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WZTV) - - The man who is accused of aggravated rape and robbery of a Murfreesboro woman last year will be on trial Tuesday. Chriteris Allen, 18 of Jackson, Tenn. was arrested after the victim told police that the suspect approached her on Nov. 14 at her driveway on Sunset Avenue