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CONSUMER ALERT: Honda Issues “Do Not Drive” Warning for Some Vehicles Equipped with Takata Airbags

Courtesy of Elizabeth Lane Office of the Tennessee Attorney General   Nashville- The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is warning drivers to heed a new “Do Not Drive” warning from Honda. As of February 3rd, approximately 8,200 Acura and Honda (2001-2003) vehicles equipped with unrepaired Takata Alpha driver side air bag…

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Couple Bound Over for McKenzie Murder

By Sabrina Bates MVP Regional News Editor sabrina@magicvalleypublishing.com   A Weakley County couple charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death and robbery of a man outside of McKenzie last summer has been bound over to the May 2023 term of the Weakley County Grand Jury. Tiffany Kaye Grogan, 28, of Dresden and Julien DeMone…

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Dynamix Physical Therapy Now Serving the Community of Martin with Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine and Fitness Services

 Dynamix Physical Therapy announced its acquisition of The Sideline Physical Therapy in Martin, Tenn., back in December 2022, making this the 14th Dynamix location in West Tennessee. Effective immediately, The Sideline is now offering physical therapy, sports medicine, and fitness services under the name Dynamix Physical Therapy. Both Russ Huffstetler and Heath Ladd, co-owners of…

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Polar Plunge to benefit Northwest Tennessee Special Olympics

By Sabrina Bates MVP Regional News Editor   The 12th annual Polar Plunge is an event hosted by Special Olympics Upper West Tennessee to benefit more than 300 athletes in Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry and Carroll counties. Dubbed as “freezin’ for a reason,” this annual event helps raise money and awareness for Special Olympians across…

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School Day Memories: Linda Nell Mitchell Hearn

GHS Class of 1955    I was born in Gleason on January 11, 1937, I suppose born at home. When I was 3 weeks old my parents, Jeff and Pansy Bynum, moved to Chicago, Illinois, for my dad to look for work. My aunt Nell Bynum lived with us there in a four-room apartment.     I was an…

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UT Martin Chancellor Carver moving to UT System’s Ag Institute

By Sabrina Bates MVP Regional News Editor sabrina@magicvalleypublishing.com   During the next month, the University of Tennessee System will be making transitions that will specifically impact leadership at UT Martin. In a bittersweet announcement last week, current UTM Chancellor Dr. Keith Carver will transition to a leadership role for the system’s Institute of Agriculture. Pending…

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W.C. Register of Deeds Office Warns of Fraud

  Weakley County Register of Deeds April Jones wants to make citizens aware of some information that is being solicited from home owners. Tennessee Register of Deeds offices has recently been notified by landowners who have received “checks” in the mail for $199.00 that appear to come from a government office. These are NOT legitimate…

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Officers Respond Quickly To Incident at Dresden Middle School

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   At approximately 8:19 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, an isolated discipline incident occurred involving a student at Dresden Middle School. School officials, the School Resource Officer, and a D.A.R.E. officer on-site teaching a class all responded immediately. In an effort to deescalate the situation quickly, officers on the scene called…

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Part II Long Term Recovery Group Hosts Community Tornado Recovery Update

BY DAVID FISHER david@magicvalleypublishing.com   Members of the Weakley County Long Term Recovery Group hosted a Community Recovery Update for the public on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the McWherter Civic Center in Dresden.  The Recovery Group described the process involved in assisting local citizens impacted by the Dec. 10, 2021 tornado that damaged or…

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TCAT Paris New Criminal Justice Program

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Paris has started a Criminal Justice program that is currently open for enrollment. The instructor, David Johnson, has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and over 30 years of experience within the criminal justice field. In his previous job, he worked for over 15 years as…

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