CAR CHASE ENDS IN ARREST OF CLARKSVILLE MAN

                  Montez Tyshon Johnson   A Clarksville man is in custody following a car chase through two northwest Tennessee counties.   Montez Tyshon Johnson, 31, of Clarksville, Tennessee, is charged with: possession of schedule 6 marijuana with intent to resale, possession of schedule 1 with intent to…

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TWO ARRESTED FOR STEALING HEMP

              Axel Javier Rivera               Kaelin Dewayne Willis     On Monday evening, September 17, Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men on multiple charges, after investigators say they attempted to steal hemp plants from a hemp farm in the southern part of…

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MARTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT JOINING IN HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF EFFORT

  West Tennessee fire departments that were requested to assist in emergency efforts along North Carolina’s hurricane battered coast responded to the call in keeping with Tennessee’s motto, “The Volunteer State.”   The Martin Fire Department is joining a task force of other fire departments across Tennessee to provide fire protection in the aftermath of…

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EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH THEFT FROM SHARON BUSINESS

                  Rhonda Lee Boyd   A local woman is accused of stealing over $328,000 from a Sharon machine shop where she was employed. Rhonda Lee Boyd, 52, of Martin, has been charged with theft over $250,000.   (See complete story in the September 19th issue of the…

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GLEASON BOARD HEARS COMPLAINTS CONCERNING POLICE DEPARTMENT

Gleason Mayor Diane Poole swears in Alderman Keith Radford, who was elected to office in the Aug. 2 Weakley County General Election. He was appointed to office is 2016 to fill the unexpired term of Marcus Hopper, who resigned. This is Radford’s first full term in office.     A local citizen expressed his grievances…

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INMATE FACES MURDER CHARGE IN DRUG-RELATED CASE

                    Clinton Laster An inmate that stole property from the evidence room while incarcerated in the Weakley County Detention Center, is now facing a second-degree murder charge in addition to a long list of other charges.   Clinton Michael Laster, 38, of Hornbeak is charged with…

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GRIFFIN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS FOR RECKLESS HOMICIDE

Matthew Allen Griffin   Matthew Allen Griffin, 34, of Martin, who was originally indicted with two counts of vehicular homicide after a fatal car crash near Henry, Tennessee in August of 2017 was sentenced last Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court on an amended singular charge of reckless homicide.   Griffin was sentenced to serve…

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