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Drone footage captures views of abandoned Tennessee prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Department of Correction has released a new video featuring drone footage of the old Tennessee State Prison that was forced to close 24 years ago because of inhumane conditions. The Romanesque prison in Nashville was a favorite film location until its deterioration made it too dangerous for big productions. The fortress-like facility served as…

Mr. Food recipe for Oktoberfest patties

What You’ll Need: 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1 teaspoon caraway seed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 (12-ounce) jar beef gravy 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms What To Do: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, caraway seed, garlic…

Brooks steals the spotlight for week 6

MILAN, Tenn — For week six, Milan wide out, Lamartez Brooks ran away with the MVP honors for his three touchdowns against McNairy Central. On the year he has ten touchdowns, but he credits his success to what he did in the off season. “Working hard in the off season, working out with the whole team, just being competitive in…

JMC Education Vision committee talks building options

JACKSON, Tenn.- The Jackson-Madison County Education Vision committee met Tuesday night, talking about options for the buildings closed as part of “Vision 2020.” The school board members and county commissioners talked specifically about West Middle School, which the sheriff’s department has shown interest in. They also discussed the possibility of needing to build a new school or reopening one within…

Sorority schools students on voter registration

JACKSON, Tenn. — Honoring National Voter Registration Day, one group made the push Tuesday to get younger voters ready for the November election. At Madison Academic High School, Alpha Kappa Alpha hosted a push for early voting, starting Oct. 19 for the state and federal general elections including the race for president. Organizers tell us they’re excited to help many of the next generation in…

Hearing reset for former church intern facing solicitation charges

JACKSON, Tenn. — A former Englewood Baptist Church intern and Union University student returned to court Tuesday on charges of solicitation of a minor. Heath Ransom Heath Ransom’s attorney told the judge he’s waiting on a video statement and asked that the hearing be reset. Ransom was indicted in early August on several counts of solicitation of a minor and contributing to…

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Decatur Co. pontoon boat crash

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. — A man facing eight counts in the death of another man in a summer boating accident appeared Tuesday in court. Marcus Hutson Marcus Hutson appeared before a judge in Decatur County and pleaded not guilty in the death of 21-year-old Nikolas Willhoit. Hutson is charged with vehicular homicide and boating under the influence in the July 31…