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Eva Frances Plunkett 1936 – 2021

Eva Frances Plunkett, 85, of Corinth, Mississippi, died Tuesday, September 14, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. A private memorial service was held Wednesday, September 15, 2021. She was born February 25, 1936. She is survived by her daughter, Faith Carr and sons, Michael Coker and Jessie Coker Clark; grandchildren, Aaron Mallard, Amanda Clark, Heather McCartney,…

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Green Named Kiwanis Firefighter of the Year

RECEIVES KIWANIS DISTRICT AWARD FOR FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR — John Mayros (L to R), incoming president of the Martin Kiwanis Club, presents a plaque and check to Kory Green, the 2021 winner of the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District Firefighter of the Year award. Firefighter Green works for both the Martin and Dresden, fire departments…

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Stephenson Is Newest Member of Greenfield Board

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com GREENFIELD (September 15) — Moments before Tuesday night’s meeting of the Greenfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen got underway, City Judge Beau Pemberton swore in Leanna Stephenson to complete the unfulfilled term of former Alderman Thomas Tansil, Jr., who officially resigned after being sentenced on charges stemming from a Tennessee Comptroller’s…

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Dresden Board Appoints Public Works Director; Discusses Infrastructure Improvements

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (September 14) — Josh Lassiter was appointed public works director by unanimous vote, during a meeting of the Dresden City Board Tuesday, September 14. The position came open following the retirement of former Public Works Director, Kerry Copper. Mayor Jeff Washburn recommended Lassiter for the position of full-time Public Works…

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Librarian’s Curiosity Results in Large Reward

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Director of Communications GREENFIELD (September 20) – “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches,” reads the plaque beneath the portraits of Thomas B. and Ethel Clark in the Greenfield School Library. Recent events suggest that sometimes one could lead to the other. The Clarks on canvas,…

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Martin Among Historic Grant Recipients

NASHVILLE (September 17) – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced Friday the recipients of Tennessee Historic Development Grants. Among those included the City of Martin, which was allotted $4,500 to rehabilitate the former home of the C.E. Weldon Public Library in Martin. In neighboring Obion County, the Masquerade Theatre, Inc was…

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Sharon ATV Accident Victim Passes

SHARON (September 16) – An ATV accident last week in Sharon has claimed the life of a 13-year-old and left another Sharon teen critically injured.  Destiny Brewer, 13, of Sharon died in a Memphis hospital Thursday as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident occurring the evening of Monday, September 13. Another 13-year-old…

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Local Author to Offer Book Signing

MARTIN (September 16) –  Author Merry Brown has launched a new book titled, “The Food Addict.” Her new book tells the tale of her journey with BED, including her own experiences, thoughts, and theories. There will be a book launch party on September 23, 2021, at the brand new Martin Public Library. The book is…

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Bringing 1938 to a Close, Say Hello to 1939

The end of 1938 was quiet other than talks of elections and board meetings with the occasional passing of a prominent member of the Weakley County community.  But, there are news stories that should be of interest to readers in todays ‘time.   November 4, 1938 Jolley Springs Baptist Church has always been a well-known…

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‘Operation Thundering Justice’ Nets Indictments, Arrests

CARROLL COUNTY (September 16) –  An undercover operation spanning more than a year into the sell of illicit drugs throughout Carroll County has resulted in the indictment of numerous individuals.  “Operation Thundering Justice,” led by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the Huntingdon Police…

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