Weakley County Awarded Federal Funds for Shelter, Food

Weakley County, Tennessee was awarded $13,416 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county in Phase 37 funding of the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Additionally, Weakley County was awarded $19,128 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county in CARES funding. The selection was made by a national…

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Traditional Memorial Day Services Canceled

WEAKLEY COUNTY (May 19) — Weakley County Veterans Service Officer Rick McKenzie, who retired from his post on Friday, May 15, announced this year’s Memorial Day Program at the War Memorial, located on the south lawn of the Weakley County Courthouse, has been canceled due to COVID-19. Although there won’t be an in-person Memorial Day…

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2020 Tennessee Soybean Festival Canceled

The 2020 Tennessee Soybean Festival Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the 27th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival planned for September 5-12, due to the uncertainties that still lie ahead from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to TSF Executive Director, David Belote, “The information we are currently receiving from state and federal governments indicates that…

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Splash Pad Under Consideration by Gleason Board

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com GLEASON (May 14) — The possibility of installing a splash pad at Snider Park in Gleason was a major topic for discussion, during Thursday night’s meeting of the Gleason City Board. The board heard from Sandy Hickey, office manager for BAM-2, a water and wastewater specialist company located in Gleason that…

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Dresden Revises Social Distancing, Curfew

DRESDEN (May 19) — The City of Dresden revised its social distancing restrictions and curfew requirements. As of Monday, May 18, the City of Dresden opened Wilson Park’s playground area, walking track, and pavilion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Social Distancing guidelines will be observed and groups should…

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WAYNE O’REAR 1949 — 2020

SOUTH FULTON — Mr. Wayne O’Rear, 70, of South Fulton, Tenn. died Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Baptist Health of Paducah. He was born on July 22, 1949 in Hickman, KY to the late Clarence and Jean Polsgrove O’Rear. Wayne was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver.…

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JACK ADAMS 1934 — 2020

GOODLETTSVILLE — Jack Dempsey Adams, 86, of Goodlettsville, died May 13, 2020. He was born in Weakley County in Greenfield, Tenn. on March 13, 1934 to the late Raymond and Irene Adams. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Elbert Ray and John Raymond Adams, daughter, Connie Johnson, and son, Tommy Tawater and…

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Larry Hayes McMinn 1948 — 2020

MARTIN — Larry Hayes McMinn, 72, of Martin Tenn. died May 15. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. He was born in Martin, Tenn. to the late Hubert Hayes and ElWanda (Wade) McMinn. He is survived by his wife, Deborah McMinn of Martin, daughter, Jessica Pyrdom of Martin, brother, Phillip McMinn…

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DEBORAH FERRELL 1957 — 2020

MARTIN — Mrs. Deborah Kay Ferrell, 62, died Friday, May 15, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Mrs. Ferrell was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Ferrell, her parents, Claude Logan and Gertrude Bryant Logan, sister, Gail Simpson and brother, Bill Logan. She is survived…

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JANICE SEDGEBEAR 1952 — 2020

JACKSON — Mrs. Janice Lee Sedgebear, 68, died Thursday, May 14, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Mrs. Sedgebear is survived by her daughters, Sherri Sedgebear of McKenzie and Trisha (Michael) Stout of Martin, two grandchildren, two sisters, Brenda Paul and Tresa Bear, both of Michigan. She was preceded…

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