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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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School Board approves baseball for Greenfield Junior High students

Martin Elementary School Beta Club members display the robot they built, which won the team the 2016-2017 championship in the Robotics Showcase – Division I,  at the Beta Club State Convention.   The sport of baseball is coming to Greenfield Junior High School. During Thursday night’s meeting of the Weakley County School Board at Martin…

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Area 5 Tournament: Time now for MMS title sweep

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor It seemed as if time stood still at Martin Middle School in the Area 5 Tournament boys’ championship. In reality, it did. A trio of clock malfunctions in the final 15 seconds added to the drama – though the glitches didn’t factor into the final score – during the Panthers’ thrilling…

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Fresh GF girls lead way; DHS boys survive scare

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Greenfield’s Tess Darby and Chloe Moore gave the Lady Yellowjackets a ‘fresh’ look against Dresden. The pair of freshmen led the charge of the G’field girls in a 44-34 triumph over the Lady Lions. Darby finished with a game-high 25 points for the Lady Yellowjackets. Meanwhile, Moore added 10 points for…

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Dresden presence high on state’s elite grid list

  KENNETH COKER Sports Editor With Dresden’s 62-27 triumph in the Class A BlueCross Bowl State Championship game, the Lions cemented their spot as the top team in the state of Tennessee. On Thursday, five of Dresden’s players claimed their individual positions among the upper echelon of performers in the “Volunteer State.” Lion seniors Dalton…

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Dresden Lions Advance To State Championship Game Friday

The Dresden Lions advanced to the TSSAA Class 1-A State Championship game Friday night with a 33-14 win over Wayne County.  The Wildcats of Wayne County came into the game with an identical 13-0 record as Dresden. The Lions will face off against Greenback located in Loudon County in the State Championship game on Friday,…

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