3 Boaters Missing Near Pickwick Dam; Boat Found, But Man, 43, 2 15-Year-Olds Missing

Monday, February 24, 2020

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Officers are searching for three missing boaters near Pickwick Dam.  A bass boat believed to have three occupants went missing on Pickwick Lake on Saturday, but they were not reported missing until Sunday at approximately 9 p.m.

The missing boat was recovered Monday morning on the Tennessee River below the dam near Savannah.  Search efforts are concentrated on the river for the missing boaters. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 43-year-old man and two 15-year-olds from Obion County were reported missing after the fishermen failed to return from a local club bass tournament. 

Boats from the Hardin County Fire Department and TWRA resumed search efforts Monday morning for the missing boaters.


Alabama Now Has 17 Deaths, 1,060 Cases, From Coronavirus

Dalton Adds Restrictions In COVID-19 Situation

Whitfield County Plans Live Conference Call To Discuss Coronavirus On Thursday


Alabama has gone from four coronavirus deaths on Sunday to 17 reported on Wednesday by the Alabama Department of Health. The total includes seven people at Lee County's East Alabama Medical Center ... (click for more)

At a specially called meeting on Wednesday, the city of Dalton mayor and Council approved new measures that expanded the city’s response to the COVID-19 state of emergency that was declared on ... (click for more)

In an effort to spread awareness and to discuss the county’s response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) , Whitfield County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lynn Laughter and Emergency Management Agency ... (click for more)




Breaking News

Alabama Now Has 17 Deaths, 1,060 Cases, From Coronavirus

Alabama has gone from four coronavirus deaths on Sunday to 17 reported on Wednesday by the Alabama Department of Health. The total includes seven people at Lee County's East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Five of the seven people who died at the Opelika hospital were from Chambers County, which is just north of Opelika. Alabama coronavirus cases went from 830 on Sunday ... (click for more)

Dalton Adds Restrictions In COVID-19 Situation

At a specially called meeting on Wednesday, the city of Dalton mayor and Council approved new measures that expanded the city’s response to the COVID-19 state of emergency that was declared on March 23. The expanded resolution was developed jointly with the other municipal and county governments of Whitfield County. The resolution passed by a unanimous 4-0 vote. Mayor David Pennington ... (click for more)

Opinion

Please Do Your Part

Each day in Georgia, physicians, nurses and other health care providers go to work in our hospitals, nursing centers or private office practices to care for patients with a variety of health needs. This practice of medicine occurs 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year; because illnesses and injuries don’t take a holiday. Without thinking twice, patients visit ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This April

The lush green of the trees and the bushes, the beautiful birds so full of song, my rose bush coming alive, and the fact that today it is not raining cannot dull my heavy heart as I stay in prayer for all of us in the midst of our world’s pandemic. Already there is no one who hasn’t been affected in some way by the fiercest storm any of us have ever known, and already I know we ... (click for more)

Sports

Dan Fleser: Zaay Green Also Leaving Lady Vols

KNOXVILLE – As it turns out, Tennessee didn’t just lose a point guard this week. The Lady Vols are down a starting backcourt. Sophomore guard Zaay Green has joined Chattanooga product Jazmine Massengill in leaving the program. Green announced her intentions via Instagram on Wednesday, a days after classmate Massengill said that she was putting her name in the transfer portal. ... (click for more)

Dan Fleser: Chattanooga's Jazmine Massengill Leaving The Lady Vols

KNOXVILLE – It took Tennessee five decades to finally land a women’s basketball player from Chattanooga. And now Jazmine Massengill is leaving after just two seasons. The 6-foot point guard, who just completed her sophomore season with the Lady Vols, has entered her name into the transfer portal. She confirmed her decision on social media, saying: “I truly appreciate my teammates ... (click for more)