Weakley County Democratic Party Elects New Officers

Newly elected officers of the Weakley County Democratic Party are: Prof. Deane Arganbright, Chairperson; Caroline Ideus, 1st Vice Chairperson; Amy Lewellen, 2nd Vice Chairperson; Brittany Sensing, Secretary; and Tommy Thomas, Treasurer.   The Weakley County Democratic Party elected officers, and nominated two new individuals to serve on the County Election Commission, during Saturday’s Biennial Reorganization…

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Buddy Boane to promote cancer awareness with bike tour

Former D.A.R.E. Officer Buddy Boane, who is currently undergoing cancer treatments, is embarking on a bike ride from middle to west Tennessee, in order to promote cancer awareness. A former Martin and UTM police officer, who worked to promote the D.A.R.E. program for several years in Weakley County schools, is in the fight of his…

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DeDe McClure named Dresden Community Development Director

DeDe McClure DeDe McClure of Dresden has been hired as the City of Dresden’s new Community Development Director. McClure’s first day on the job was Wednesday, March 22. She replaces Lauren (Bean) Fletcher, who resigned from the position in December 2016, in order to accept the job of Assistant Director of the Tipton County Chamber…

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Obituaries

L.C. Mitchell L.C. Mitchell, age 98 of Springville, formerly of Martin and Greenfield, passed away March 21 at Methodist Hospice in Memphis.  In his community of Springville, he was dubbed as the “the Tomato Man” or “Putt-Putt” because of a Reelfoot boat he used on the lake for fishing. He was an active member of…

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Martin man arrested on weapon and drug charges

A Martin man has been arrested at his workplace on weapon and drug charges. According to Capt. Phillip Fuqua of the Martin Police Department, at approximately 10:05 p.m., March 22, Ptl. Trae Vaughn was dispatched to MTD Products in reference to a complaint that one of the workers had a firearm on his person. Upon…

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Phone Scam Bilks Elderly Woman Out Of $1,800

  For the second time in the same week, Weakley County citizens have lost large amounts of money to phone scammers. According to Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, the most recent scam has resulted in a Weakley County resident losing $1,800. An elderly woman was called by a man claiming to…

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Rollover Accident Reported At Dresden Intersection

A two-vehicle collision at a Dresden intersection Monday, March 13, caused extensive damage to the vehicles involved, but the occupants were not seriously injured.   The intersection of Pikeview and West Main streets in Dresden continues to be plagued by numerous automobile accidents. Despite a flashing warning light for those driving along Pikeview, and stop…

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UT Martin Placed On Lockdown Following Report Of Shots Fired

  Tommy D. Fuller As a result of a police investigation concerning a report of shots fired near the University of Tennessee at Martin, one suspect has been taken into custody and three others are being sought. Tommy D. Fuller, 21, of Grove Apts. in Martin, is charged with felony reckless endangerment, theft of property,…

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