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River Flood Advisory until 4:44PM CDT THU

This bulletin remains in effect until 4:44 pm Thursday for Decatur County, TN

Breaking

Arrests made in murder case

TBI has arrested four in murder of Wesley Conway Read more

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News

Census Bureau resuming field operations; delivering 2020 Census questionnaires in some Tennessee River Valley counties

May 5, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census qu… Read more

State Senate candidate Page Walley announces grassroots leadership team

Former State Representative and Tennessee Commissioner, Page Walley, recently announced his grassroots leadership team for his race for Sta… Read more

Bulletin 29 from Gov. Bill Lee

The Tennessee Pledge: Close Contact Business Guidance Read more

Crime

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Five charged in connection with vehicle theft

Officers with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department have recovered a stolen 1995 Ford F-150 and five are now charged in connection with t… Read more

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Suspicious vehicle complaint results in capture of fugitive

A suspicious vehicle complaint has resulted in an arrest and multiple charges filed against a fugitive sought by the US Marshals Service. Read more

Three of four juvenile vandalism suspects taken into custody, charged and released to their parents

According to a press release from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Dept., three vehicles were vandalized during the evening of March 28 in the … Read more

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Sports

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DCMS pitching solid in loss to HCMS

The DCMS Panthers hosted Hardin County Middle School Wednesday after starting the season last week amidst a series of rainouts. The lack of… Read more

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Panther soccer competes in pre-season jamboree

The 2020 Riverside High School soccer team was able to get their first taste of the year's opponents this weekend with a pre-season jambore… Read more

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White honored

Braden White was honored Tuesday night during halftime of the Riverside-Lexington basketball game as he was presented a plaque that will be… Read more

Schools

Riverside High School 2020 Graduation

The Riverside High School Class of 2020 will celebrate its seniors tonight (May 22) at 7 p.m. with commencement exercises held on Larry Bar… Read more

Pre-K Registration

Decatur County Pre-K Registration will be held May 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Decatur County Learning Center, 59 School Drive, Parsons. This w… Read more

University of Mississippi celebrates Parsons student in Class of 2020

OXFORD, MISS. Alita Taylor Inman, of Parsons, is among the more than 5,400 candidates for graduation who will be celebrated during a live, … Read more

Opinion

Capitol Hill Review

Stimulus Financial Accountability Group meets to discuss federal relief funding Read more

The Little Big Man - Johnny Blankenship

I just lost a great friend. We all grew up together hunting and fishing all of our lives. John loved every member of his family. Family cam… Read more

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Obituaries

Gene Rhoades

Gene R. Rhoades, 82, of Sardis, Tenn. passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Read more

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Valerie Mae Sparks

Valerie Mae Sparks, 48, of Parsons, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at AHC Decatur County. She was born October 3, 1971 to the late Willie… Read more

Louvon Hosford

Louvon Box Hosford, 84, of Parsons, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Hosford was born April 6, 1936 to the late Lo… Read more

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Legals

Notice to Creditors - Estate of Penelope Dawn Watson

(As required by Chapter No. 886, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended. Sections 30-2-306, Tennessee Code Annotated.) Read more

Public Notice

The Perryville Utility District 2019 Water Quality Report will b published in The News Leader on May 27. This report will not be direct mai… Read more

Request for Bids - Decatur County Board of Education

The Decatur County Board of Education will be accepting bids for transit style school bus until 11 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, located at t… Read more

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Scattered thunderstorms

Today

80° 65°

Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Humidity:75%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSE at 8 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:6 High
Sunrise:05:40:03 AM
Sunset:07:59:22 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Scattered thunderstormsTue
80%80° 65°
ThunderstormWed
90%73° 64°
Scattered thunderstormsThu
50%81° 63°
Scattered thunderstormsFri
60%77° 60°
ClearSat
10%80° 57°
ClearSun
10%79° 56°
ClearMon
0%81° 59°
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