TSSAA Weighs Options for Delayed Football, Girls Soccer Seasons

Courtesy TSSAA NASHVILLE (July 1) — The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting Wednesday to discuss the effect that the extended COVID-19 State of Emergency will have on contact sports in the fall. Football, girls’ soccer and competitive cheer are considered contact sports. The board voted unanimously to mandate that member schools…

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Dresden Police Chief Resigns For State Investigator Position

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (June 24) — Dresden Police Chief Steve Howe recently resigned from his job with the City of Dresden to accept a position with the Tennessee Office of Inspector General (OIG). A large part of Howe’s new job involves investigating TennCare and Medicaid fraud, plus any special investigations handed down by…

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Families Benefit from Grocery Drive-by, Pick-Up

MARTIN (June 45) — WE CARE Ministries partnered with Prairie Farms and hosted a grocery drive-by and pick-up for members of the community. The event was started by Prairie Farms approaching WE CARE, in a hope to help local farmers and those in need of free food and dairy products. Prairie Farms donated 1,000 cases…

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Dresden Receives Improved Fire Protection Rating

DRESDEN (June 30) — The City of Dresden received good news for its property owners on Tuesday with the improved classification of fire suppression, meaning lower insurance premiums for owners of commercial and residential property in and around the city. Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn announced the City of Dresden received a lower Public Protection Classification…

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April Lieberman Is New Rotary District Governor

April Lieberman of Dresden is the new Rotary District 6760’s Governor for 2020-2021. Rotary District 6760 encompasses most of Middle and West Tennessee, with 61 clubs and over 3,500 community leaders. April is the fourth woman to serve in this role in the 106-year history of the District. She is one of 535 incoming district…

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One Death Reported From COVID-19 In County

NASHVILLE (June 30) — According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee stands at 36,306, with 24,068 of those recovered and 542 died in the year 2020. Weakley County has seen a spike of 12 new cases in the last week. As of Tuesday, there are 42,297…

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Weakley Has Lowest Unemployment Statewide

Unemployment Decreases in All Tennessee Counties TENNESSEE (June 25) — Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in…

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Fourth Of July Celebrations Planned For Weakley County

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (June 23) — The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and area citizens are making plans to celebrate our nation’s independence. Plans may involve spending time with family, relaxing by the pool, grilling out, setting off fireworks or attending local Fourth of July celebrations. The citizens of…

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Letter to the Editor: Michael Hinds, MD

Dear Weakley County Neighbors, As you know, COVID-19 has flared in our county. We have had almost as many new confirmed cases in the past two weeks as in the previous entire period of this pandemic. We have experienced our first death. Nearby counties Obion and Dyer have also experienced an uptick in cases with…

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Dresden Planning Commission Discusses New Downtown Business, Planning Grant

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (June 25) — There is a new business possibly coming to downtown Dresden, according to information coming from the Dresden Municipal-Regional Planning Commission on June 25. Donny Bunton, Community Planner for the Northwest Tennessee Development District, stated Jimbo Crawford and his business partner, Steve Pectol, wish to convert the old…

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