Tempers flare at Gleason Board meeting over water bill increase

A large crowd of citizens were in attendance at Thursday night’s Gleason board meeting to voice their displeasure over receiving water bills that were, in some cases, double what they normally were.     It was standing room only at Thursday night’s Gleason Board meeting, due to the large number of local citizens that turned…

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Greenfield man charged with multiple theft and alcohol-related offenses

Melvin Lance Donnell   A Weakley County man is facing multiple charges, after allegedly stealing a pickup truck, wrecking it and then fleeing the scene on a bicycle, before being taken into custody last Tuesday afternoon.   Melvin Lance Donnell, 24, of 143 Griffin Street in Greenfield is charged with: felony reckless endangerment, driving under…

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Greenfield Board considers street improvements

Street improvements topped the agenda, during Greenfield City Board’s September meeting.   It was decided to give the finance committee time to review the board’s options before spending money for the street repairs.   The board agreed to enter into an agreement with Hamilton-Ryker to allow them to use the conference room to host job…

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Finance, Ways & Means discusses unpaid building permits

    One of the main topics for discussion at Thursday morning’s Finance, Ways & Means Committee meeting concerned the collection of unpaid building permits.   Weakley County Trustee Marci Floyd mentioned that there have been several individuals who have not paid their $25 building permit fees. She added that some of the unpaid permits…

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County Commissioners voice displeasure over lack of job growth

Commissioners appointed Beau Atkins of Gleason to serve as a School Board member representing District 2A, following the retirement of Lindell Roney. Adkins’ term ends Aug. 31, 2018.     Certain members of the Weakley County Commission expressed their frustration over the lack of local job growth compared to neighboring counties, during Monday night’s meeting.…

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Christy Fulcher named new Weakley County 9-1-1 Director

Christy Fulcher   Christy M. Fulcher, 36, has been selected as the new Weakley County 9-1-1 director. Fulcher stated she was chosen to serve as interim 9-1-1 director, following the recent resignation of former director, Jamison Peevyhouse. Christy was officially named Weakley County 9-1-1 director on Monday, Sep. 11, following a review of resumes and…

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Dresden mood jovial after rout of G’field

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Dresden High School had a happy “Homecoming” at the expense of Greenfield. The Lions totaled 318 yards of offense while limiting G’field to 63 yards during a 42-0 triumph on a night where DHS recognized its school royalty. For the full story see the Sept. 20 edition of the Dresden Enterprise.

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Lion Roberts follows bro’s path to state

Dresden High School’s Grant Roberts is following in his older brother’s footsteps. The Lion sophomore golfer became the second member of his household to punch a ticket to the TSSAA Small Division State Golf Tournament after a three-hole playoff in Milan on Monday.

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Martin’s Soybean Festival – a good time for the whole family

A couple of youngsters enjoy taking a spin in the hotrods at this year’s Soybean Festival Carnival and Street Fair, held in downtown Martin. The Soybean Festival offered events for the whole family, including live entertainment, rides, arts and crafts, food and drink, and other activities.  (See additional photos on our Facebook page.)

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