Cardinals and Tigers cruise to Jamboree wins

Playing in the Star Physical Therapy Jamboree Friday night in Henderson, the Adamsville Cardinals and Hardin County Tigers each picked up impressive victories.

Competing in contest number two of the evening, the Cards used two touchdowns from senior Zak Neary, along with a hard-hitting defense, to put a 19-6 win over Humboldt on the scoreboard.

Taking on the home team Chester County Eagles in the fourth and final time slot of the Jamboree, the Tigers completely controlled the line of scrimmage, not allowing CCHS to pick up a first down until very late in the action. Will Shelton, Blakney Austin and Brandon Luna found the end zone in Hardin County’s 21-7 victory.


TDOT dump truck driver dies in Adamsville crash

A Wednesday afternoon single-vehicle crash in Adamsville claimed the life of a Tennessee Department of Transportation worker.

Joseph S. Jones, 44, of Jackson, was traveling westbound on U.S. 64 when he lost control of the dump truck he was driving near the intersection of U.S. 64 and Tenn. 22, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Trooper Sam Bryant said Jones lost control of the vehicle and it went down an embankment and struck a tree. Jones was pronounced dead shortly after the 3:45 p.m. incident.

Jones was not wearing a safety belt, Bryant said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

'Wild Bill' guilty of first degree murder, gets life sentence

A Hardin County Circuit Court jury found William "Wild Bill" Umfleet guilty as charged this afternoon in the killing of Thomas "Doodle" Dickson of Savannah.

Following a trial that went into a third day, jurors deliberated three hours before convicting Umfleet of first degree murder. The victim’s skull was crushed and his throat slashed in last year’s fatal May 5 attack at Dickson’s 25 Freeman St. mobile home.

Defense attorney Robert Thomas of Jackson had argued that although Umfleet was at Dickson’s home that day, when he left Dickson was "alive and well."

On the prosecution side, evidence was presented showing a mixture of Umfleet’s and Dickson’s blood on a shirt that was proven to be worn by Umfleet on the day of the murder. The blood was confirmed as belonging to Dickson by DNA testing.

Circuit Court Judge Creed McGinley immediately sentenced 55-year-old Umfleet to life in prison.

For the full story, read the upcoming print edition of The Courier on Aug. 22.

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