Monthly Archives: June 2015

Local man arrested, charged in murder-for-hire plot


Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Collierville attorney accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, Bureau special agents began investigating Fred Auston Wortman III on June 4. Several days earlier, a concerned resident contacted law enforcement […]

West Nile detected in three Shelby County ZIP codes

The Shelby County Health Department has received confirmation of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus within ZIP codes 38018 (Cordova), 38116 (South Memphis) and 38141 (Southeast Memphis). These are the first positive mosquito pools found this year. Since April, the Shelby County Health Department’s Vector Control Program has treated areas by applying larvicides to standing […]

High school sophomore earns rank of Eagle Scout

Hayden Smith Eagle Photo

By Mac Trammell Hayden Smith recently achieved what historically only 3 percent of Boy Scouts nationwide master, earning the title of Eagle Scout—at the age of 16. Smith, the junior assistant scoutmaster of Troop 48 of Germantown, has long been indoctrinated in the ways of the Boy Scouts of America. He began his Scouting as […]

Charity golf event raises more than $39k

5. Srvs Golf Classic Jimmy Griffith Anne Wesberry Mrs. Tammy Doring And Dr. Kevin Doring 2015 Copy

STAFF REPORTS The third annual Wesberry Golf Classic was recently held at Spring Creek Ranch. The event benefits SRVS and more than 1,000 people with disabilities. It grossed more than $39,000 in support of SRVS’ programs, ranging from employment and community living, to children’s services and elder care. SRVS is the largest comprehensive service provider […]