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Flamingo sighting in Lake County


Lindsey Bell Bird enthusiasts were in for a wonderful surprise when a flamingo was spotted in Lake County on Saturday, July 13. Though there have been no sightings of the bird since Saturday as of press time, it looks as though the lone flamingo had a relaxing Tennessee vacation in a flooded field off…

Manufacturing company considers locating in Lake County


Lindsey Bell The Lake County Commission convened for a special called meeting on Monday, June 10 to vote on a resolution regarding Project Nola, which aims to bring new industry to Lake County. Lake County Mayor Denny Johnson gave county commissioners new details concerning the pilot project, Project Nola. A manufacturing company, which at…

Marshals arrest Illinois fugitive in Tiptonville


Lindsey Bell   U.S. Marshals arrested a Cody M. Burries, a fugitive out of Decatur, Illinois, at Tiptonville Meadows on May 1. Burries was wanted on a first degree murder charge after allegedly shooting 32-year-old Marcel Whitfield shortly before 2 a.m. on April 7. The shooting took place just outside of a bar in Illinois.…

Lake County Schools energy project nears completion


Lindsey Bell After nearly two years of hard work, Lake County Schools are seeing the light at the end of a project’s tunnel, according to Sherry Darnell, district superintendent. “We’ve had a tremendous energy project going on,” Darnell said. With the help of Johnson Controls and the Energy Efficient State Initiative, schools throughout the…

Churches to host “Lunch for the Community”


Several churches in Ridgely will host “Lunch for the Community” on the third and fourth Wednesdays in January, February, and March (January 16 and 23, February 20 and 27, and March 20 and 27). On each of these days a meal of soup, crackers, dessert, tea, and coffee will be served between 11:30 a.m. and…

Woods seeking re-election


The following is a paid political advertisement: I have been honored serving as alderman the past 15 years. I am announcing my candidacy for re-election on November 6, 2018. I will continue to make decisions that are best for our City. I was born in Tiptonville and I have lived here all of my life.…

Lake County signs Domestic Awareness Month Proclamation

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Wednesday, October 11th, Lake County officials signed a proclamation to declare October Domestic Violence Awareness month. In attendance of the proclamation were County Mayor Denny Johnson, Sheriff Bryan Avery, Judge Danny Goodman, Detective Joe Vernon, Field Advocate for Lake/Obion Co. Marquita Valadez, Shelter Coordinator Lori Teague, WRAP representative Lynnsey Park, and Program Manager Penny Hensley.…

Arts & Crafts Festival is here!


Its that time of year again! The Arts & Crafts festival has arrived and Reelfoot Lake is packed out with locals and many people from outside of the area. There are many different vendors set up across the Reelfoot Lake area with just about everything you could imagine! The festival will continue tomorrow and Sunday.…

Two car collision near Ridgely


    Shayna Burg       Today, September 28th, 2017, at about 2:30 p.m. there was a two car collision outside of Ridgely on Highway 78. Dana Wilcox of Dyersburg was driving southbound on Highway 78 in a black Ford Explorer, shown above. Wilcox was attempting to make a left turn onto Tippit Lane, when a…

Ridgely Chamber hosts first annual car show


Shayna Burg What better way to end summer than with some sweet classic, restored, and modified cars?  Many people local and outsiders gathered on Saturday for the Ridgely Chamber of Commerce’s first annual car show. There were many different models from different decades to view. Aside from the car show, the Bridge at Ridgely…

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