Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hickman County Schools Placed On Lockdown; Armed Fugitive Sought



HICKMAN COUNTY, TN- Three East Hickman Schools were placed on lockdown Wednesdays afternoon.

Perry County Lady Vikings Chynia Brooks, Jaycie Roberts Receive Awards; Region Tournament Starts Friday



Jaycie Roberts (left) and Chynia Brooks (right) Photo by WOPC Sports Director Jay Hinson


WAYNESBORO, TN- Perry County's Jaycie Roberts and Chynia Brooks brought home some hardware from the District 12A Tournament this past weekend.

Man Who Allegedly Threated Church Had Recently Attended Service



HURON, TN- The man accused of allegedly threatening to "shoot up" a Huron, TN church had attended the church a few days prior to being arrested.

Planned Outage For Tennessee EBT This Weekend



NASHVILLE, TN- If you or someone you know uses an EBT card, they will be unavailable for use this weekend.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lobelville Mayor Assures Residents Following Water Violation Letter


LOBELVILLE, TN - A recent letter issued to Lobelville water customers has people on edge, and the Mayor reaching out to calm fears. The notice, issued February 16th, notes a 'violation in Federal drinking standards' and warns of a possible cancer risk if customers are exposed to high levels over a long period of time.

'Dangerous high levels of this chlorine by-product were not found (in our water), however the amount tested was barely above a standard, and in full transparency, a warning had to be issued" Lobelville Mayor Robby Moore said in an interview with WOPC-FM.

The letter was triggered from a routine water sample that was taken last summer. The sample was combined with others over a testing period from the year, and found to have a slightly higher level of a chemical called Haloacetic Acid. The legal standard for the chemical in drinking water is 0.060mg/L (per billion), and Lobelville was found to have a measurement of 0.062mg/L (parts per billion).

The chemical buildup, according to Moore, was caused in the hot summer months, when certain parts of the water system were not properly flushed. Moore says corrective action was taken at the time, and new safeguards are in place to prevent the chemical buildup from ever happening again.

"It's important for us to be transparent, for customers to know about this issue, but it is also important to be clear that is is a microscopic measurement in a short period of time, and we do not believe there is a health risk of cause for alarm" Moore said. "I drink this water, my family drinks this water, we take this issue seriously and we would never put our citizens in harm" Moore noted.

If you are a Lobelville water customer, and you have questions about the letter, or the chemical tested, you can call the water department at 931-593-2388. 


Police Foil Henderson County Church Shooting Plot


WOPC-HD News


CLIFTON, TN-  A Henderson County man is in custody after he allegedly told someone he planned to "shoot up" a church in Huron, TN. When police searched his car he had 'explosives and 3 weapons', including an AR-15 and approximately 1,500 rounds of ammunition, reports indicate.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Perry County Sheriff Say Not Our Children, Not Our Community When It Comes To School Shootings



LINDEN, TN- A few days after another school shooting that claimed 17 lives, one Tennessee sheriff has had enough. Nick Weems says "Not our children, not our community"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kingpin Granny Allegedly Had Fentanyl At Time Of Bust



PARSONS, TN- Last week the arrest of wheelchair-bound 75-year-old Betty J. Jordan made national news. She was dubbed "Kingpin Granny", Decatur County Keith Byrd reveals more on the arrest.

Friday, February 16, 2018