Union City

Missing Child Case Open
8:52 am
Mon April 16, 2012

West Tennessee Child Missing 24 Years

As the disappearance of Marlena Childress from her Union City home reaches its 25th anniversary, the lead investigator says he thinks about her every day. Marlena was three years old when she disappeared on April 16, 1987. A massive search turned up no trace of her. Then, her mother told police she accidentally killed Marlena and put her body in the Obion River - a confession she soon recanted. Union City Police Lieutenant Andy Gibson tells KYTN radio as investigative techniques have advanced, they’ve put DNA samples from the child into a national database.

Tennessee
4:22 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Union City Democrat to Run for 24th District Seat

www.ucmessenger.com

Three candidates for Northern Tennessee’s 24th Senatorial District seat have filed petition to run for the office in August.  Martin Community Development Director Brad Thompson is the sole Democrat on the ballot. Thompson says he wants to bring compromise to the position.

“You know there’s enough of the partisan bickering. I want to work with both parties to make progress on what matters. I’ll consider a good idea from anybody. Good ideas are just that: a good idea, and they don’t come with party labels.”

Read more
Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Afternoon Update 3-21

Etcha wikimedia commons

Here's our roundup of today's headlines:

On NPR: Will Romney reset like an "Etch-A-Sketch" for the fall election.

From the Capitol:

Read more
Crime
3:55 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Union City Pastor Arrested on Solicitation Charges from Virginia

TBI

The Pastor of Union City’s First Church of God is in jail charged with online sexual solicitation charges. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports police arrested 34-year-old Grady Evans on Tuesday on a fugitive warrant from Virginia.

Evans is charged with using a communications device to solicit a minor.   Police from Fairfax County, Va., and Union City assisted with the arrest and search of the church.

Business & Economics
8:05 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Lennox Hearth for sale

 

The Lennox Hearth fireplace plant in Union City is up for sale, according to a statement from the company. Lennox Hearth Products is based in Nashville and has manufacturing facilities in Union City, Auburn, Wash., and Laval, Quebec, Canada. The company announced it intends to sell three of its plants, including the one in Union City, due to low market demand. The Union City plant employs between 200 and 250 workers. The company has not announced when or if the sale would affect employees.

Pages