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Cumberland County Highway Department is closing Chestnut Hill Road between boxes 8472 and 8621 in order to install a new culvert. Officials with the department say they expect to have it reopened sometime this afternoon. (Tues)
Today (Tuesday) is the last day to register to vote for the August county, general and state primary elections. You can register up until closing time at the Election Commission Office at 2 South Main Street Suite 105. Early voting begins July 18th and runs through August 2nd. Election Day is August 7th.
A man identified as the current boyfriend of 37 year old Nikki Burgess says he is willing to pay cash for information leading to “the location in which Nikki's body was disposed of." Jay Henry says he wants nothing more than information, no identities. The Cumberland County graduate was last heard from on May 23rd through a series of text messages with a friend. The messages indicated that she had been in an altercation with the father of her youngest son. Police say that man; Caleb J. Cannon is considered a “person of interest.” In a new development, Cannon’s mother was seen in cellphone video tearing down posters with the information on the search this past week.
Nashville Predators alternate captain Mike Fisher is out four to six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon last week. According to team officials, the injury occurred during a training session. Fisher underwent successful surgery July 3rd. The Predators traded a first round pick for Fisher in 2011. Since then, he’s been one of the teams’ leading offensive players finishing last season with 20 goals and 29 assists. Fisher has 226 career goals and 255 career assists in 14 seasons. He is entering the final year of a two-year contract and is scheduled to make $4.2 million. Fisher is married to country superstar Carrie Underwood.
The victim of an apparent drowning at Center Hill Lake Saturday has been identified as 57 year old Stephen R. Morris of Collierville. Morris' body was recovered in about 15 feet of water more than three hours after he fell off a jet ski and into the water. TWRA officials say Morris was sitting on the Jet Ski, which was attached to a house boat when he fell off and never resurfaced. Officials believe some sort of medical issue must have caused the victim to fall from the watercraft. Rescue personnel were called to the scene at around 4pm Saturday. The body was located at around 7:30 that night by divers from Putnam County