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6 Tips On How To Discuss Your Mental Health With Others

February 27, 2024

By: Stan Popovich It can be frustrating to struggle with your mental health and to get your family and friends to understand where you are coming from. Although most people may be understanding, there is usually one or two people who will make things more challenging for you. As a result, here are six suggestions…

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Policies and Procedures: School Shooting Threat

February 27, 2024

By Shannon Taylor Editor Due to the school shooting threat at Dresden High School on Feb. 14, questions have risen on what the exact policies and procedures are on State and County levels, as well as State Laws related to these policies and procedures. Many laws have been implemented during the last few years relating…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Get Help For Your Mental Health

February 22, 2024

By Stan Popovich Many people underestimate the impact that mental illness can have on an individual or family. It can be difficult to admit that you have a mental health problem in your life. Secondly, it can be just as difficult in getting the people you know to understand your situation without making any kinds…

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Threat at Dresden High School Leads to Investigation: Victim’s father enraged with school’s response to threat

February 21, 2024

By Shannon Taylor Editor A threat of violence at Dresden High School (DHS) on Wednesday, Feb. 14 has sparked some concerns by a parent on whether school administrators reacted appropriately to the incident. On Friday, Feb. 16, Weakley County Sheriff Terry McDade sent out a press release stating, “On 2-16-2024 Sheriff Terry McDade and SRO…

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Sweetheart Couple Meet the Lovebirds: Corey & Candy Earley

February 16, 2024

By Shannon Taylor, Editor  Love is in the air and this year’s sweetheart couple are showcased due to their celebration of love and devotion within our community. Corey and Candy Earley have been together for 29 years. They just recently moved to Martin last year and are new to the community. Candy describes her husband…

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Gun Show, Tornado Sirens and Trash Service Discussed at Dresden Board

February 16, 2024

By Shannon Taylor, Editor The City of Dresden approved a CDBG Grant application resolution for storm sirens at their Monday, Feb. 5 meeting. “We’re going to roll the dice and see if that happens. They’re not generally approved, but we need a funding source,” Mayor Mark Maddox said.  Mr. Ronald Legans requested to hold a…

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13th Annual Upper West TN Special Olympics Polar Plunge a Success

February 11, 2024

13th Annual Upper West TN Special Olympics Polar Plunge a Success By Shannon Taylor, Editor The 13th Annual Upper West TN Special Olympics Polar Plunge was held this past Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at Aloha Pool and Spas on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City.  The event, started in 2011, raises funds for the…

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WCS’s Set Graduation Date, Dresden Middle Adds Track & Field as Sport

February 11, 2024

By Shannon Taylor, Editor   The Weakley County School Board met at Martin Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 1 and set the county’s 2024 graduation for Friday, May 17 with a back-up date of Monday, May 20. Dresden Middle School Principal David Lewellen requested approval from the school board to add Track & Field as…

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Batesville, USA, A Note from the Editor’s Desk: Fondly Bidding Farewell 

February 2, 2024

By Sabrina Bates Editor Note: While this isn’t on the Opinions page, it is considered an Editorial piece. I started my news journey 20 years ago when Tracy Sharp took a chance on me as a staff writer at the Weakley County Press in 2004. Fast-forward two decades as I type what is my last…

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Time to Celebrate! Dresden Elementary Earns National Recognition

January 4, 2024

Weakley County Schools is thrilled to announce that Dresden Elementary School is one of two schools in the State to receive the National Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA] Distinguished School distinction. The district received notification that the school is one of only 100 across the nation that will be recognized for this exceptional achievement…

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