Local citizens sadden by burning of Palmersville School’s gym

The old Palmersville School Gym burned down as a result of a fire that occurred on Saturday, January 28, while the gym was being demolished. Longtime Palmersville residents recently expressed their sadness over the loss of the gymnasium at the former Palmersville School, which was taken down during a controlled burn on January 28. Others…

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Union City man arrested on outstanding warrants

An Obion County man was arrested over the weekend on assorted charges, after attempting to flee from local law enforcement officers. Tyrell Deshon McElrath, 18, of Union City is facing charges of aggravated robbery in Obion County; and shoplifting, resisting stop/halt, and criminal impersonation in Weakley County.

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Greenfield FBLA Students Uninjured in Minor Chartered Bus Accident

A group of Greenfield students and teachers were involved in an accident on Tuesday, February 7, while returning from Nashville on a field trip. Although the group was uninjured, their charter bus was damaged and a replacement had to be procured before returning home. (See compete story in the Feb. 15th issue of the Dresden…

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Gleason Board debates approving beer sales

  The subject of beer sales was one of the major topics for discussion during Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting. Although Gleason currently doesn’t sell beer inside its city limits, this may change if certain aldermen have their way. The issue of beer sales as a means of generating revenue to meet the City’s…

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Obion County man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

An Obion County man has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate communications with a juvenile female of a sexual nature. Michael A. Beamish, 28, of South Fulton is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. According to Dresden Police Investigator Steve Howe, the case first came to light on Monday, February 6, after the parent…

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Sharon City Board approves racial profiling policy; accepts land donation

Some of the top items for discussion at Monday night’s Sharon City Board meeting involved a racial profiling policy for the Sharon Police Department, the donation of land for community activities, a grant for walking trail improvements, and an audit of the City’s financial records. Chief Chandler stated that a racial profiling policy for the…

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Martin approves $11.3 million loan for new police, fire, and library buildings

  The Martin City Board has approved borrowing $11.3 million in bonds to pay for a future police headquarters, fire station and library. During Monday night’s regular monthly meeting, Board members voted unanimously to enter into three separate loan agreements that will provide $4.5 million for the construction of a new police station, $5.5 million…

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Obituaries

Jessie Wright Snider Jessie Wright Snider, age 93, of Sharon, died Monday, February 6 at Van Ayer Healthcare in Martin after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Sharon. She was born August 29, 1923 in Sharon, daughter of the late Sam and Orpha Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband,…

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Williams Sausage Company, Inc. to expand in Union City

    When new jobs come to the area, it is always good news to local citizens seeking employment. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd made a stop in Union City recently, in front of a packed Municipal Building crowd, to name the newest tenant of the Obion County Industrial Park.…

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Dresden Police arrest wanted man

  A local man wanted by police was arrested on assorted charges following a traffic stop. Dresden Police officers have arrested 33-year-old James Harold Carrington of 455 Taylor Street in Dresden, on charges of theft of property, forgery, possession of an illegal weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   (See compete story in the Feb.…

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