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Weakley County Archives Celebrates Volunteers

ARCHIVES APPRECIATION – The Weakley County Archives committee is a volunteer group who spend time ensuring the county’s historical records are preserved. In a special countywide appreciation event held Sept. 15, volunteers (from left) Mike Rea and Greg Roach were recognized for their help through the years.

VOLUNTEERS – Local volunteers (from left) Katana Hawks and Sharon Mandrell were recognized recently for their help with the Weakley County Archives.











On Friday, Sept. 15, the Weakley County Archives recognized those who have volunteered at the Archives since 2011 through the present. 

Volunteers in the past have done things like cleaning the records that were stored in the basement of the courthouse using supplies that specialized in mold and mildew. When the location at the Northwest Tennessee Headstart building was selected for the first location for the archived records from the courthouse, volunteers pulled old carpet and put new carpet down, put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and assembled shelving units for the records to be stored on. When the current location was selected at the Weakley County Personal Development Center on Highway 22, there were volunteers who packed and moved a lot of records to be processed there.  

The Weakley County Archives committee is looking for some volunteers who would like to help in the processing of records. Those interested in helping to preserve local history can contact Weakley County archives at 731-364-2163.

SPECIAL THANK YOU – Weakley County officials (from left) Weakley County Circuit Court Clerk Courtney McMinn, Weakley County Clerk Kim Hughey, Weakley County Trustee Marci Floyd, Weakley County Register of Deeds April Jones, Weakley County Director of Finance John Liggett and Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum were on hand to thank volunteer members of the Weakley County Archives for helping to preserve Weakley County history.

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