Area News

UTM’s Sigma Tau Delta donates books to Dresden Middle School Classroom

Dresden Middle School teacher Angie Hewitt’s sixth-grade students were thrilled to receive a donation of several popular books on Thursday. Christopher Mayo, vice president of Sigma Tau Delta (left) and Lauren Maddox, president of Sigma Tau Delta (right) made the presentation on behalf of the UTM English Honor Society.   A group of UTM honor…

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Union City Man Arrested On Sexual Solicitation Of A Minor

On Thursday, April 6, the Martin Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) arrested an Obion County man for allegedly solicitating a 13 year old minor. Damian Atkeson, 21 of Union City, is charged with sexual solicitation of a minor by electronic means. (See compete story in April 12th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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Major repaving project planned for Sharon

Martin Alderman Randy Edwards (left) presents Sharon Mayor Monroe Ary (right) with the deed to a parcel of land that he donated to the City of Sharon.   The City of Sharon will soon be receiving newly paved streets and handicapped accessible crosswalks, if State and local officials have their way. During Monday night’s meeting,…

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Declining enrollment may result in loss of teachers

Members of the Weakley County School Board discussed problems associated with the continuing pattern of declining enrollment and how this affects the number of teachers employed in the County.   The subject of cutting teaching jobs, due to declining enrollment and funding reductions, was one of the top items discussed during Thursday night’s Weakley County…

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WCSD searching for suspect following high-speed chase

A suspect sought in connection with recent burglaries and theft of property remains at large. Weakley County Sheriff’s investigators are searching for 39-year-old Darrin Ray Walton, in connection with the theft of a pickup truck from the Dukedom/Latham area, and for break-ins involving the theft of over $25,000 worth of items from several hunting cabins…

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Weakley County Community Fiber Forum centers on cost and funding method

Approximately 50 people attended Thursday night’s Fiber Forum at the Weakley County Courthouse. Approximately 50 citizens gathered in the Circuit Courtroom at the Weakley County Courthouse Thursday night, to provide input regarding a new online fiber internet service proposed for rural Weakley County. The total price tag for the project is estimated at $42 million,…

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Two arrested, one on the run, in separate burglary and theft cases

Two individuals have been arrested in separate cases on assorted burglary and theft charges, and a third is being sought by area law enforcement. According to Captain Randall McGowan of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, 47-year-old Jeremy Dewayne Willis of #7 Florida Court in McKenzie has been charged with three counts of aggravated burglary and…

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