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Flooding causes schools to close Friday, several road closures in McNairy County

MCNAIRY CO., Tenn. - UPDATE (2/21) Due to potential flooding chances and heavy rain in the forecast, McNairy County Schools will be closed on Friday. The district announced the closure on its Facebook page around 8:40 p.m. Thursday.


Selmer officer shares controversial Facebook post

SELMER, Tenn. — An officer in Selmer shares a post on Facebook some are calling racist. The post was shared by Selmer Police Lt. Ron Pilkington on his personal Facebook page. It’s a quote attributed to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, which is not an exact quote.


Tennessee governor says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform at college frat party

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) on Thursday said he regrets wearing a Confederate uniform to a college party nearly 40 years ago. The Associated Press reported that Lee joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University when he was 17. The fraternity hosted an annual "Old South" party where members


Counterfeit money going around Tennessee

Counterfeit money is making its way around East Nashville and tricking restaurant employees. We've all seen that pen restaurants, banks, and stores use to make sure your cash is real.


Workers detained in massive Tennessee raid sue ICE officers

April 5 of last year began like any other day for Martha Pulido. But after arriving at her job in a meatpacking plant near Morristown in East Tennessee, she suddenly heard officers yelling at workers to put up their hands, she said.


1 dead, another injured in Tennessee mudslide

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in Tennessee has left one driver dead and another injured and closed a highway. Hawkins County Emergency Management Director Gary Murrell told The Kingsport Times News that the body was recovered from a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The injured motorist w


Tennessee officials concerned after 183 deer test positive for ‘zombie’ disease

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A wildlife epidemic has been sweeping across the country this winter, and some officials in Tennessee said this “huge problem” is going to persist for a lengthy amount of time.


Miami man busted with 68 pounds cocaine on I-40 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A traffic violation led to a huge bust by the Tennessee Highway Patrol last week, resulting in the seizure of 68 pounds of cocaine. The THP says the traffic stop took place on February 13 on I-40 in Henderson County.


Report: 7 rural hospitals at 'high financial risk' in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Across the United States, rural hospitals are at risk. According to a new report from Navigant, 95 rural hospitals across 26 states have closed since 2010. Talk of hospital closures hits home for those in East Tennessee. Tennova closed the old St. Mary's Hospital and Lakeway Regional Hospi


Man killed in East Tennessee mudslide after truck rolls down 200 foot embankment

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn (WCYB) — UPDATE: (3:15 p.m.) A man has died in Hawkins County after part of Tennessee State Route 70 washed away due to heavy rains and his vehicle rolled down a 200 foot embankment.


Tennessee Police Officer Shares Emotional Final Call with Dispatcher Daughter Before Retirement

A Tennessee police officer left his lieutenant post after 25 years recently, and shared an emotional final call with his daughter, a dispatcher. Chattanooga Police Lt. Austin Garrett retired from the department earlier this month before joining the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, WTVC reported


Tornadoes, Flash Flooding threatens Middle Tennessee this weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Coming off a heavy rain event with flash flooding Wednesday, more dangerous weather is expected in Middle Tennessee this weekend. Additional flooding is possible Friday with severe thunderstorms Saturday.


PHOTOS: Actors from Tennessee

Did you know Samuel L. Jackson was from Chattanooga? Or that a former TV president is from Paris, Tennessee? Check out the gallery below for some familiar faces from the silver screen.


One injury situation in Chester County

One person was transported by ambulance to an area medical facility following a two-vehicle collision Monday morning. The incident occurred about 9:45 a.m. on Hwy 100 just east of the intersection with Simmons Street. No other information was available.


What's Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

In celebration of Read Across America Day, local businesses are supporting a book drive for students at Southern P.R.E.P. Academy. If you would like to donate a new or gently used children’s book to the facility, you can drop books off at the following locations between now and Friday, March 1: Sout


Residents pack up in preparation for flooding

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.– Evacuating due to flood concerns is a normal part of life for residents living on the Tennessee River. “Everyone pitches in and helps each other. In fact, mine is done, and as soon as I get everything finished right here, I’m going next door to help them,” Jean Cates said.


Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting series highlights Corinth School District

We are honored to have been able to contribute to the newly-formed Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting's seven-part content series "Public School Funding: War of Attrition."


Bethel University students booked for parking violations

McKENZIE, Tenn. — Preston Henderson is a student at Bethel University. Two weeks ago, he was cited by McKenzie police for parking in a handicap spot on campus. What he thought was a simple fine turned into a trip to jail.


Prep Notebook: Mother Nature ruining baseball's opening week

Mother Nature is taking quite the toll on high school baseball’s opening week. A couple of teams were able to squeeze in their regular season openers on Monday, but with the seemingly non-stop rain that has drenched the area, teams that didn’t could be waiting a few extra days to start.


Samantha Adams named administrator at Southern Oaks Assisted Living in Henderson

Southern Oaks, Assisted Living by Americare, recently named Samantha Adams as administrator. Adams has worked in the long-term care industry for more than 10 years. “I am very pleased about this new opportunity,” says Samantha. “My career in long term care has been in the nursing home arena. I was a