Area News

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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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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Gleason man arrested on burglary and theft charges

A local man was recently arrested on burglary and theft charges, after allegedly taking items from a residence in the Gleason community. Michael Lynn Bynum, 37, of 301 Trevathan Street, Gleason, faces charges of aggravated burglary, theft of property and failure to appear. (See compete story in the Feb. 8th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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Commission hears from road supervisor regarding allegations made by former employee

Highway Supervisor Charles Ross addresses members of the Weakley County Commission regarding allegations made by a former employee.   One of the top items for discussion, during Tuesday night’s Weakley County Commission meeting involved allegations of favoritism made by a former county employee against a department head. Weakley County Highway Supervisor Charles Ross explained that repairs…

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Dresden Board approves ordinances regulating accessory buildings, yard sales and property maintenance

Dresden City Board members unanimously approved the second and final reading of an ordinance revising the definition of an accessory building, during Monday night’s meeting. The City Board also passed the second reading of an ordinance amending yard sale regulations. The second reading of a revised Animal Control Ordinance that gives more authority to the…

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Unemployment increases at local, state and national levels

    Unemployment increased at the local, state and national levels, during the month of December. Weakley County’s unemployment rate of 5.9 percent for December was up 0.3 percent from November’s rate of 5.6 percent. Out of a total countywide labor force of 15,810 workers, 14,880 were employed and 930 were unemployed. A comparison shows…

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Dresden Planning Commission Approves Property Maintenance Code

The Dresden Municipal / Regional Planning Commission approved a proposed revised Property Maintenance Code, during Thursday’s meeting. Since the last meeting, Donny Bunton, who serves as Community Planner with the Northwest Tennessee Development District, has tweaked the proposal to eliminate some duplicities, which resulted from merging the existing property maintenance code with new wording borrowed…

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