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Monday, October 24, 2016

Driver Taken To The Med Following Wreck


By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Huntingdon, Tenn.-Huntingdon Fire and Rescue crew members used the Jaws of Life to extract a driver out of his vehicle following an accident Sunday afternoon. 

The driver, Jacoby Haynie, age 19, of Lexington, Tenn., was airlifted to The Med following the crash.

The vehicle was eastbound on Buena Vista Road and left the roadway on the left side of the road, jumped a ditch and struck a large tree, coming to rest upside down in a ditch. The accident occurred about five miles outside the city limits.

Huntingdon Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers said Huntingdon Fire & Rescue was called to the scene, as was the Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department in case there was a fire.

Smothers said rescue crews used the Jaws of Life to extract the young man who was entrapped in the car. The man was taken first to Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon and then airlifted to The Med in Memphis.

Woman Kills Husband In Self-Defense

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Martin, Tenn.-A Weakley County woman shot and killed her estranged husband in self-defense Sunday evening.

The body of Stephen Delauter, age 45, died of a gunshot wound. His body was sent to the Shelby County Medical Examiner for autopsy.

According to Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office, Lee Ann Delauter, age 33, of Hyndsver Road, returned fire when her estranged husband broke into her home and shot at her. She had received an order of protection prohibiting him from contacting her.

Deputies had been called to the home, which is located between Martin and Dresden, after two calls were received by 911 dispatchers. Delauter was found in an upstairs bedroom.

McGowan said Delauter had been living in the Rutherford area after he was arrested in September by Weakley County deputies for a domestic assault against his wife. He had pleaded guilty to the charge and the order of protection was issued for his wife.

Investigation showed that Delauter parked his vehicle over a half mile from the home, broke into the house and assaulted his wife with a knife and fired more than one shot at her with a semi-automatic firearm.


Reelfoot Refuge Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Tiptonville, Tenn.-A large crowd and state wildlife officials were on hand Saturday for the 75th anniversary of the Reelfoot Lake National Refuge and grand opening of the new visitor’s center. The festivities included the public’s first viewing of the new exhibits in the new center, the release of a young Bald Eagle that was rehabilitated at Reelfoot Lake State Park, hay rides, canoe rides, youth archery, and other activities. (Brent Callicott photo).


Big Sandy Dedicates New Fire House

Big Sandy, Tenn.-The dedication of the new fire house was held Sunday at Big Sandy and Fire Chief Larry Waters received the surprise of his life at the ceremony. When he unveiled the plaque that will be placed on the fire house, he learned that his fellow firefighters have named it for him. The new fire house will be called “Larry Waters Station Number One”. The Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department raised most of the money for the new station with fund-raising events. In photo, the Air Evac helicopter flies over the new fire station during the ceremony. (Garry Mason photo).


Traffic Accident Leads To Drug Charge

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Union City, Tenn.-A minor traffic accident in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Union City led police to arrest a South Fulton man on a drug charge.

Police were called to the parking lot at 1601 W. Reelfoot Ave., to investigate the accident on Sunday afternoon. An officer could see a marijuana roach in the ashtray of a pickup truck and asked the owner about it.

The owner, Ryan Christopher Watts, age 21, said he had more in the truck and showed the officer a small white jar with loose marijuana leaves. Upon further search, the officer found a larger jar with more marijuana behind the driver’s seat. In all, a total of 2.6 grams of marijuana was found.


Nominations Open For Chamber Awards

Union City, Tenn.-The annual Obion County Chamber of Commerce banquet has been set for Thursday, November 17, and Chamber officials are seeking nominations for awards.

Nominations will be accepted through November 1 for Volunteer of the Year; Ambassador of the Year; Board Member of the Year; Industry of the Year; Business of the Year; Small Business of the Year and the You Made It Happen Award.

The banquet will be held at Discovery Park of America and tickets are on sale now for $30 each. Nominations can be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce.

Please RSVP by November 1 by calling 731-885-0211 or at

Saturday, October 22, 2016

5000 Attend Spooktacular

A ghoulish Rick Conger and Susan Jones at today's event. (Shannon McFarlin photos).

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-A record-setting 5,000 people crowded the Henry County Court Square Saturday afternoon for the 11th annual Spooktacular and organizers were ecstatic.

Downtown Paris Association Executive Director Kathy Ray said, “Our 11th year and it’s been bigger than ever. We had beautiful weather and creative costumes by everyone and we’re just thrilled.”

Paris Police Chief Chuck Elizondo kept watch over the event and made the official estimate of the crowd. Ray said 275 people entered the costume contests “and that was also a record.”

Winning People’s Choice in the Scarecrows on the Square contest was Patrolman Crow from the Paris Police Department, while other winners of that contest were: Best Construction, Tosh Farms; Best In Show, Henry School Peace Pirate; Most Original, Doreen Bates.

There were all manner of ghosts, goblins, dinosaurs, princesses and pirates on hand throughout the afternoon. Even “Jake from State Farm” was there—actually, his name is Jake Smith, son of James and Jolene Smith—and won First Place in the costume contest for ages 8-11.

Complete list of winners of the costume contests:

Ages 0-3: first, Calvin and Xavier Conner; second Paxton McClain; third, Zikeria Darcus.

Ages 4-7: first, Eva Coleman; second Ford Carter; third, Adalynn Wade.

Ages 8-11: first, Jake Smith; second Slayden Hosford; third, Serenity Day.

Ages 12-14: first, Alexis Gough; second, Madeleine Griffey; third, Emma Millard.

Family/Theme: first, Pillow family (dinosaurs); second, Shannon Jones family (Peanuts characters); and third, Katherine York family (Mario Brothers).

"Jake Of State Farm" winning first place (actually Jake Smith).

Tammy Walker accepting People's Choice for "Officer Crow" scarecrow.


Jackson State To Offer Classes In Paris

Paris, Tenn.-Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell announced Saturday that Paris/Henry County and adjacent counties will have a full community college presence in Paris, beginning next year.

Gerrell said Jackson State has committed to invest in the local community “so that everyone can have an opportunity to better themselves with an associate degree or continuing education.”

Classes begin in January 2017 and will be held at the Central Service Center on Jones Bend Road Extended. Gerrell said they are in the process of hiring faculty.

Call 1-800-355-JSCC for more information or to enroll.


Early Voting Totals High 

By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris and Union City, Tenn.-Early voting totals posted in Henry and Obion Counties continue to break local records.

The total of early voters in Henry County now at 2,907, according to Elections Administrator DeLaina Green, with 304 voting Saturday.

In Obion County, the total is 2,829 with 863 voting Wednesday, 783 on Thursday and 825 on Friday and 258 on Saturday.

Early voting in Tennessee began Wednesday and goes through November 3. Both elections offices are open weekdays and Saturdays during the early voting period.

Security, Reelfoot Banks To Merge

Paris and Union City, Tenn.-Security Bank and Trust Company of Paris and Reelfoot Bank announced Friday they will merge. Reelfoot has offices in Union City, Martin, Fulton and Hornbeak.

The combined Bank will have approximately $350 M in assets and eleven branches in all.

The corporate offices will be located in Paris.

Reelfoot Bank Branches will continue to operate under the Reelfoot name. There are no closures of branch banks.

Serving as CEO, President and Board Chairman will be Barry P. McIntosh. Steven Trask will continue as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Laurie Ragsdale, Interim President of Reelfoot Bank, will become Chief Accounting Officer. Lee Fry of Union City and David Hogan of Lakeland will join Security Bank’s board of directors.


Union City Blasts Lake County

Union City, Tenn.-The Union City Tornadoes came storming onto the field Friday night in their “Pink Out” gear in a game which saw Union City blank Lake County by a score of 35-0. Union City players were decked out in pink, as was the field, in honor of Breast Cancer awareness. (Robin Francis photo).

Other Friday Night Football Scores

Henry County 13, Brentwood 38

Obion Central 19, Crockett County 49

South Fulton 54, Gleason 0

Camden 14, Fairview 28

West Carroll 14, Greenfield 25

Dresden 50, Humboldt 14

Gibson County 13, Jackson Christian 41

McKenzie 48, Riverside 17

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