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Search for Memphis woman continues after 5 years

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police say the search continues for a woman who walked away from her care home five years ago.

Sgt. Rick Davison says 61-year-old Mattie B. Wilson disappeared on July 30, 2008 in the Frayser area.

Wilson has black hair, brown eyes and stands 5-feet, 4-inches tall. Davison says she was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Davison says missing persons investigators reissued a city alert for Wilson with the hope of generating new tips to her whereabouts.


Ashland City man dies in motorcycle crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An Ashland City man has been killed in a motorcycle crash on westbound Interstate 24 near Joelton.

Metro Nashville police say 35-year-old Eric Shane Jobe was riding his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle when he went off the right side of the road Monday morning, hitting a parked 1997 Buick LeSabre.

The crash happened at mile marker 36 just after 6:30 a.m.

Police say there was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement. Jobe died at the scene.


160 acres of wetlands to be restored

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee state agencies and developers are set to pick up the tab for the restoration of more than 160 acres of Fayette County land that was drained and cleared to grow crops.

The Mount Tena Creek Mitigation Bank is a place where wetland-restoration work is conducted to offset environmental damage caused by construction elsewhere. Builders purchase credits in the bank to fund the work and in return can get permits under the federal Clean Water Act authorizing projects that destroy wetlands.

The Mount Tena bank is located southeast of Moscow adjacent to the Ghost River State Natural Area.

The conservation program's manager, Eric Held, told The Commercial Appeal that Ducks Unlimited will sell the credits and do the wetland-restoration work.


3 arrested in fatal Tennessee shooting

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Clarksville say three people have been arrested in a fatal shooting.

Sgt. Charles Gill says 19-year-old Adam Marquez died Friday afternoon in an incident that is still under investigation.

Arrested were 20-year-old Joshua Aretz, 18-year-old Clifton Hunter III and a 17-year-old whose name was not released. All three are charged with criminal homicide.

The Leaf-Chronicle reported that a neighbor heard several gunshots and found Marquez lying on the ground.

Aretz and Hunter are being held at the Montgomery County Jail and the juvenile is being held at the Columbia Juvenile Detention Center. Jail records did not list attorneys for any of the trio.


Improvement project complete at Morristown airport

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - A two-year project to make improvements at the Morristown Regional Airport has been completed.

The work will improve pilots' ability to fuel and allow the city's airport commission to move ahead and finalize the contract with its chosen fixed base operator.

Assistant City Administrator Buddy Fielder told The Citizen-Tribune the work moved aviation gas and jet fuel tanks above ground.

Fielder says the bulk of the funding came from state and federal grants.

While the local match varied from grant to grant, the average local match was about 15 percent of total cost of the project, between $1.1 million and $1.2 million.


Military survivor organization wants boots

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A group working on behalf of the families of soldiers is seeking military boots in any condition to represent fallen soldiers.

Each boot received will represent a fallen service member as part of a display that will be put together by volunteers, hopefully in time for "Gold Star Week," Oct. 27 to Nov. 1. That's when Fort Campbell hosts surviving family members for a series of events including the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll event.

Survivor Outreach Services Director Suzy Yates told The Leaf-Chronicle donations of desert boots, jungle boots, cold-weather boots, jump boots from any era are welcome

Boots can be mailed into the Army Community Services SOS office located at 2703 Michigan Ave., Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223 at Fort Campbell via FedEx or UPS.


2 killed in boating accident on Tennessee River

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Two men have died in a boating accident on the Tennessee River near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line.

Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin told The Jackson Sun that accident happened early Saturday morning when their bass fishing boat collided with a parked barge.

Martin identified the men as 39-year-old Carey Downs and 40-year-old Jeremy Floyd. Martin says the men were traveling quickly down the Tennessee River near the Mississippi state line.

Martin says that the Hardin County Rescue team recovered the bodies and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife is investigating the accident.


Bledsoe residents want water problems fixed

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Residents of northwest Bledsoe County say their drinking water has drawn dozens of violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and they can't get officials to put a permanent fix in place.

Compounding their frustration is the fact that the nearby Bledsoe County Correctional Complex is getting clean water from the city of Pikeville.

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that recent work at the state-operated water treatment plant has raised water quality to acceptable standards.

Bledsoe County Mayor Bobby Collier said he hopes the improvements at the plant translate into long-lasting water quality, but he's not convinced that is the case yet. When his granddaughter comes to visit, he still gives her bottled water.

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