Green Awarded Medal of Valor      

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (June 29) —During the June 29 meeting of the Weakley County Commission, County Mayor Jake Bynum and members of the Weakley County Commission congratulated Dresden Deputy Fire Chief Kory Green for earning the Weakley County Medal of Valor for his “tireless work,” during the May 4 storm. It was noted…

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MES Offers Real World Learning to Scholars

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director MARTIN (June 25) – First, cotton fibers are separated from seeds. Next, cotton is used to make T-shirts. Then T-shirts receive a screen-printed design. Last, shirts are sold and worn. When children discover “first/next/then/last” and apply such sequencing to their thinking and writing, they are on their…

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Commission Discusses Raises for Employees in FY 2021-2022 Budget

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (June 29) — During the Tuesday, June 29, Weakley County Commission meeting, members of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee recommended commissioners approve the FY 2021-2022 budget, when it convenes in regular session on Thursday, July 29. By that time, all of the revenue and expenditure information needed to close…

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McMinn Sworn-In As Weakley County Circuit Court Clerk

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (July 1) — Newly appointed Weakley County Circuit Court Clerk Courtney McMinn officially assumed office Thursday, after being sworn in at the Weakley County Courthouse by Circuit Court Judge Jeff Parham. The Weakley County Commission voted unanimously to appoint Courtney McMinn as the new Circuit Court Clerk for Weakley County,…

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Dresden Board Meeting Rescheduled; Lack of Quorum          

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (July 5) — Monday night’s Dresden City Board meeting has been rescheduled, due to a lack of a quorum. Since there were only three out of six aldermen in attendance, there were not enough members present to meet the four-aldermen minimum requirement to conduct city business. Aldermen Lyndal Dilday, Ralph…

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MPS Summer Scholars Close Out Program with Service

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director Martin Summer Scholars who are rising first-, second- and third-graders studied goods and services for the last four weeks. On the day before the program concluded, they learned that service can also be a way of doing good. More than $1,200 was raised at a drive-through lemonade…

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Westview Students Among MTSU ‘True Blue 100’

MURFREESBORO (July 2) – Middle Tennessee State University has released its latest “True Blue 100” honorees, including two Weakley County high school students. For 2021, Westview High School rising sophomores, Samantha Bates and Chloe Peevyhouse, have been selected for the honor. “These honorees receive this recognition first and foremost because of the hard work they…

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TCAT Student Excels at SkillsUSA

NASHVILLE (July 2, 2021) — Career and technical education students from Tennessee demonstrated excellence and brought home medals and honors at the 2021 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference last week. Among the winners is Samantha Autry, a Residential Commercial and Appliance Technology student at TCAT McKenzie. The annual SkillsUSA conference and its national championship competitions showcased the…

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Weakley County Students Earn Awards from UT Martin

MARTIN (July 1) – Several Weakley County residents received department-level awards from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the spring 2021 semester. The following students were recognized: Allie Cantrell, of Martin, received the Outstanding Senior Public Relations Award from the Department of Communications. Callie Dunlap, of Martin, received the Media Design Award and the…

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Gas Prices on the Rise

NASHVILLE (July 6) – Tennessee gas prices have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.85 per gallon Tuesday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas prices in Tennessee are 1.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 94.9 cents per gallon higher than a…

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