Dresden’s Moore Family Continues Long Farming Heritage

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (March 123) — This year’s farming section in the Dresden Enterprise focuses on a local farming family and how agriculture has evolved over the past several decades. One such family farm is operated is by Kenneth and Janice Moore of Dresden. Kenneth comes from a long line of farmers. His…

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Weakley County Schools Farm Forms Productive Partnerships

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 18) – A recent agreement between the University of Tennessee at Martin and Weakley County Schools will produce growth in the area’s agricultural map for years to come. That’s the assessment of those involved in the plan to offer dual enrollment courses and maximize the Weakley…

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Weakley County Second-Graders Celebrate Chicks

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 22) – When Terri Brundige and other farmers from throughout the county delivered a dozen fertile eggs to each school’s second-grade classrooms three weeks ago, she was noticeably nervous. “I just hope they hatch,” she confessed of the project that included incubators, candling tools…

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Dresden Mayor Proposes No Tax Increases in 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (March 17) — Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn recently released a proposed budget for the City of Dresden for the 2021-22 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. The budget was made available to Dresden aldermen in advance, so they will have time to review it in detail prior to the next…

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Martin Police Officers Promoted

MARTIN (March 19) – Martin Police Chief Don Teal recently announced the promotions of two officers at the Martin Police Department. Sergeant Chris Finch was promoted to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant. Lt. Finch has been with the Martin Police Department for 16 years and served as a Patrol Sergeant for the previous three years.…

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Schools Art Show to Be Included in Area Arts Festival

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 19) – Though last year’s inaugural Weakley County Schools Art Show successfully showcased nearly 200 students’ creative expressions, the possibility of repeating the visual art-focused event was in question for 2021. COVID-19 safety protocols prohibited the up-close-and-personal gallery-type experience of 2020. Then Weakley Arts…

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Extended Hours Offered for COVID Vaccines

DRESDEN (March 22) – The Weakley County Health Department is offering extended hours to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination in the community. Now through April 2, the Weakley County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination site at the Dresden Civic Center, located at 589 Evergreen St., Dresden, is open to provide vaccinations from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesdays…

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Unemployment Rates Decrease in Majority of Tennessee Counties

NASHVILLE – Most of Tennessee’s 95 counties started 2021 with lower unemployment numbers, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-eight counties began the new year with a decrease in unemployment. The jobless rate remained the same in seven counties and increased in ten counties. Rates in 24 counties came…

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David McAlpin Retires from Weakley County Library Board

DRESDEN — Candy McAdams, director of the Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library, recently presented David McAlpin with a plaque in recognition of six years of service as a member of the Weakley County Library Board upon his retirement. “We are a year late in recognizing David McAlpin’s retirement from our board due to COVID,”…

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