FOUR ARRESTED IN DRESDEN METH BUST

        Danny Blackburn Carey Ann Wilson Phillips Amanda Bullington Coyce Jones Four individuals are facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed at a home in Dresden.         According to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, 31-year-old Danny B. Blackburn of McKenzie; and 27-year-old Amanda Bullington of Huntingdon, are…

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THE IRIS RETURNS TO DRESDEN

                          “The Iris Returns” has been announced as the theme for a pageant that which be held in Dresden this Saturday.     This pageant will be a preliminary for the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Pageant which was formally called the Miss Tennessee Pageant.…

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MARTIN BOARD APPROVES REZONING AND ANNEXATION OF PROPERTIES

                  During Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Martin City Board, which was held at the new city courtroom in the Public Safety Building on North Lindell Street, members considered a request to rezone property in the downtown area. The board approved the first reading of…

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WEAKLEY COUNTY HOME DESTROYED IN WEEKEND BLAZE

                                  Fire Department tankers dump water into a reservoir, which is pumped through hoses to extinguish the flames of a rural residential structure.       Multiple fire departments responded to a Sunday afternoon blaze that destroyed a rural…

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School Board discusses progress of installing SROs

                        Officer Jonathan McDowell, who was recently installed as an SRO at Gleason School, was present at Thursday’s Weakley County School Board meeting, which gave an update concerning placing other SROs in all Weakley County schools.         Foul weather didn’t affect…

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FLOODING REPORTED IN LOW-LYING AREAS FOLLOWING THUNDERSTORM

                      Flooding was reported on rural Weakley County roads on Monday and Tuesday, after lingering thunderstorms dumped a copious amount of rain on many West Tennessee counties in recent days.     In the aftermath of heavy rain, Weakley County Highway Department personnel have been…

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Sunday Night Crash claims life of UTM student

                        Wyatt Cole     A University of Tennessee at Martin student was killed in an auto accident Sunday night.   Wyatt Cole, a 20-year-old rodeo student-athlete, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on Mt.…

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DISTRICT GAME SCHEDULE

                                      The District 13-A Basketball Tournament will get underway Monday night. All of the first round girls’ games will be held on Monday night and will all start at 6:30. In the girls’ tournament – #4 Bradford…

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DRESDEN F.D. EXTINGUISHES BATHROOM FIRE; SAVES RESIDENCE

                      A fire that started inside the bathroom of a rural Weakley County residence Thursday night was quickly extinguished by Dresden firefighters before it could spread to the rest of the house.       (See complete story in the February 13th issue of the…

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Two transported following school bus accident

                  An accident involving a school bus and pickup truck took place in Dresden Thursday afternoon, as students were being transported home after school.   At approximately 3:03 p.m., February 7, a Weakley County school bus, driven by 63-year-old Michael R. Long of Gleason, collided with a…

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