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Martin Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Sexual Battery

Shannon Taylor Editor According to an affidavit from the Gleason Police Department, on March 23 at 5:08 p.m., Gleason Assistant Chief Michael Lowe was dispatched in reference to child exploitation. Upon arrival, Lowe made contact with parties at the residence and the investigation revealed that a woman at the residence was going through her boyfriends,…

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Dresden Man Charged with Rape of a Child, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

Shannon Taylor Editor According to an affidavit from Dresden Police Department, on March 21 Ptl Jared Willcutt conducted an interview with Dresden resident, 33-year-old Mark Anthony Sanders who was advised of his Miranda rights but waved them. Sanders admitted to raping a juvenile approximately 25 times when the juvenile was 12 years old and another…

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UTM’s The Switch Awarded 3rd Place in Undergraduate Writing Competition

By Shannon Taylor Editor The Switch, UTM’s undergraduate-ran literature and fine arts magazine, has been awarded 3rd place in the literary magazine category of the 2024 Southern Literary Festival’s Undergraduate Writing Competition. Formerly known as Beanswitch, the rebranding happened in 2023 when those involved intended to take the magazine online in order to reach a…

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Gary Eddings Named Police Chief of Sharon

By Shannon Taylor Editor Sharon Mayor Donna Stricklin recommended a promotion from Interim Chief to Police Chief for Gary Eddings at their March 11 monthly board meeting. “Gary’s been our acting police chief for the last 8 months and he’s done an outstanding job,” Stricklin said. The response to the city’s advertisement for a new…

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Greenfield Appoints Police Chief, Library Director

By Shannon Taylor Editor The March 12 meeting started off with McAdams requesting a moment of silence for the loss of Tabi Essary. “She was the dispatcher for our police department for over 40 years and she was also founder of Karin 4 Kritters and she loved animals. She put them in front of herself,”…

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Martin Board Approves Public Works Improvement Policy

By Shannon Taylor Editor The City of Martin approved a stormwater drainage systems installation, maintenance, and improvement policy at the March 11 monthly meeting.  The purpose of the policy is to provide guidelines for the Public Works Department employees to identify, evaluate, and resolve existing and future drainage problems.  For drainage channels, the policy states…

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How To Convince Someone To Get Help For Their Mental Health

By: Stan Popovich There are many reasons why some people are reluctant to get help for their mental health or addiction issues. In addition, many people are not sure what to do when encouraging someone to get the help they need for their mental health. As a result, here are seven suggestions on how to…

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Dresden Track & Field Opens Season

By Terri Pash Special to the Enterprise The Dresden high school Track and Field team opened up their season at Union City Thursday, March 14th. Ellie Poole finished strong, with first place finishes in both the 800 (2:40.02) and the 1600 (6:11.02). Brice Rother ran the mile in 5:45.00, Jesse Pash had a time of…

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Controversy Ensues Over Ambulance Service Transports in Weakley County

City of Martin Ordinance, Staffing, Truck Availability Could be Part of the Issue By Shannon Taylor Editor During the County Public Safety Committee meeting held March, 8 arguments ensued over ambulance service transports between West Tennessee Healthcare, Weakley County Ambulance Service and Martin Ambulance Service. “West Tennessee Healthcare contacted our office and asked if it…

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