Obituaries

Ted Mosch Col. Theodore Raymond (Ted) Mosch, Ph.D., age 80 years, passed from this life as a result of complications arising from Parkinson’s Disease. Ted enjoyed a long and successful life, peacefully spending his final days under the care of the Vanderbilt University Neurology Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Ted was born on September 13, 1937…

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Weststar Alumni to Sponsor Weakley County Candidate Forum

            Individuals seeking elected office in Weakley County will participate in a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, in the UT Martin Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium. The forum is open to the public and is being sponsored by the WestStar Leadership Program’s Weakley County alumni group.  …

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Mississippi man arrested after crashing into Dresden house

A Mississippi man is facing drug, alcohol and traffic charges after crashing his vehicle into a Dresden residence.   Vaughn was driving on a revoked license out of Shelby County and was also wanted in Shelby County on a domestic assault charge. In Weakley County, Vaughn is facing multiple charges, including: Possession of Schedule II…

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Sharon Resident Raises Concerns for City Ordinances to be Upheld

By Jasmine Williams News Writer     The July meeting of the Sharon Board of Mayor and Aldermen was held at the Sharon City Hall on Monday, June 9, and started with resident Johnny Wagster discussing his concerns and complaints about ordinances concerning property upkeep, unmoved cars, and loose dogs. Wagster came to the Board…

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Martin Board approves $15,000 donation to Charger Foundation

          The Martin City Board has approved a request for a donation to help the Charger Foundation convert all Martin K-8 schools to Charger sports teams, so they would be the same as Westview High School.   During Monday night’s meeting, Martin board members approved a $15,000 donation to the Charger…

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Dresden mayor vetoes real estate purchase

          A 10.5 acre real estate purchase proposed by the Dresden City Board includes the two barns (above). The property located off of American Drive. The purchase was initially approved, but then, vetoed by Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn. In a letter to city aldermen, the mayor explains the reasons for vetoing…

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Weststar Alumni to Sponsor Weakley County Candidate Forum

Dr. Charley Deal, associate vice chancellor for alumni relations and WestStar executive director is one ot the speakers scheduled to address the audience at the Weakley County Candidate Forum at UTM on July 12.   Individuals seeking elected office in Weakley County will participate in a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, in…

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Weakley County SROs tentatively approved for FY 2018-19

During the June 29 meeting of the Weakley County Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, members tentatively approved funding for the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department to place a School Resource Officer (SRO) in each school in Weakley County.   Weakley County Sheriff Mike Wilson states the School Resource Officer Program will cost a total of $382,447…

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