Obion County woman pleads ‘not guilty’ in Kustoff case

Wendi L. Wright An Obion County woman accused of endangering the lives of a U.S. Congressman and his aide has entered a not guilty plea. Wendi L. Wright, 35, of 4004 Hubert Harris Road Union City, is charged with felony reckless endangerment, after an incident that allegedly took place in Weakley County on Monday, May…

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Construction underway at First Community Bank in Dresden

A new bank building, for First Community Bank of the Heartland, is under construction in Dresden. Contractors use earth-moving equipment to level the lot where the new bank will be constructed.   Construction of a new Dresden business is underway. First Community Bank of the Heartland has begun construction of a new bank building at…

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Martin woman airlifted following single-vehicle accident

The victim of a single-vehicle accident in Martin Friday morning was airlifted for treatment of injuries sustained when the 2011 Nissan left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned in a drainage ditch.   A Martin woman was airlifted for medical treatment Friday, after being injured in a single-vehicle accident that occurred just west of…

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Finance Office employees terminated after failing to report bookkeeping errors

A couple of Weakley County Finance Office employees were terminated recently, after it was discovered that they had been paying a former County employee for several months after leaving employment. According to Finance Director John Liggett, when the two Finance Department employees discovered their error, they failed to report it, as they should have. The…

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Martin Police make arrest in April homicide

Khalil Taylor   Martin Police Investigators have arrested a Martin man for the April murder of 51-year-old Charles C. Graves. Khalil Hayes Taylor, 26, of Martin has been charged with first degree murder. According to Martin Police Capt. Phillip Fuqua, at approximately 9:08 a.m., April 18, Martin Police officers were dispatched to 70 Lester Lane…

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Fugitive Captured: Suspect Wanted In Three Counties Arrested Friday

Darren Ray Walton   A former Weakley County resident wanted in three Tennessee counties on assorted burglary and theft charges has been captured. According to Weakley County Sheriff’s Investigator Randall McGowan, at approximately 9 p.m., Friday, May 19, sheriff’s deputies from Dickson County took Darren Ray Walton, 39, into custody on warrants from Weakley, Montgomery…

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Sharon Police report attempted robbery of local convenience store

The attempted robbery of a Sharon convenience store over the weekend was foiled by a store clerk, who challenged the would-be robber. According to Sharon Police Chief Bryan Chandler, the suspect entered the Little General Store in Sharon, displayed a large knife, and demanded the clerks give him the money. However, the clerks refused and the unknown suspect…

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DRESDEN BUDGET WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE

Members of the Dresden City Board discussed details of the budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, during an informal budget workshop Monday night at city hall. The budget does not require a property tax increase and no increases are proposed for water and sewer rates, sanitation rates, or any other city fees. Mayor Jeff Washburn began…

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Dresden’s Winn, Johnson earn return trips to ’Boro

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor MEMPHIS – Dresden sophomores Anna Johnson and Loral Winn made like the Eagles by “taking it easy” at the Class A-AA West Sectional. The Lady Lion track duo turned in times good enough to earn a ticket to this Thursday’s Class A-AA State Championship Meet without fully exerting themselves. See the…

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Obituaries

  Dorothy Ogg Dorothy (Dot) Ann Smith Ogg, age 81 of Martin, died Sunday, May 21 at her residence with family at her side. Born in Weakley County on December 18, 1935, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Clois and Annie Smith. She was the youngest of four children. She attended Hyndsver School, where…

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