SHARON BOARD DISCUSSES UNKEPT PROPERTIES AND CITY GUIDELINES

              At the Monday night Sharon city board meeting, city attorney Jeff Washburn came to answer the board’s questions regarding the laws of enforcing property maintenance codes on properties in the city. Alderwoman Ali Stalter started the questioning by asking what Sharon could legally do regarding properties with a…

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SEWER SYSTEM REPAIRS PLANNED FOR GLEASON PUMPING STATION

                Water Plant Supervisor Tony Terrell addresses the Gleason Board regarding sewer lift station issues in need of repair.   Health and public safety related issues topped the agenda at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Gleason City Board. The most pressing and expensive need discussed by…

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LOCAL SCHOOLS RECEIVE $49,000 IN USDA FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS

                          Second graders at Sharon School were introduced to growing their own food when they planted and reaped the bounty of a garden last year. The harvested sweet potatoes were then prepared by the school cafeteria to be shared with fellow students.  …

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GLEASON FARMER GIVES DONATION BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN

                      Eric Owen   A local farmer and Weakley County commissioner is giving back to his community after being chosen by a national organization to receive a donation to strengthen rural America.   Eric Owen of Gleason directed $2,500 to Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee through…

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GLEASON BOARD CONSIDERS COMP TIME POLICY AND EQUIPMENT BIDS

                      Downtown Revitalization Committee Chairman Charles Anderson gives an update on the caboose project, during Thursday night’s Gleason City Board meeting. He holds up a photo of a CSX train to illustrate the color of paint that will be applied to a caboose donated by…

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ESCAPED INMATE CURTIS RAY WATSON CAPTURED 

                      Curtis Ray WatsonCurtis Ray Watson Curtis Ray Watson, age 44, who is accused of killing a corrections administrator, before escaping from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee, last Wednesday, was captured around 11 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Caroline Street…

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DRESDEN NATIVE PLACES 2ND AT WORLD TAXIDERMY CHAMPIONSHIP

                      Dresden native Ryan Scearce’s taxidermy hobby has earned him major awards at recent competitions, including the ‘Second Best in World’ silver medallion award for his turkey entry (top center); and first place trophies for the Breakthrough Award for Judge’s Choice Best of Show in…

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MARTIN CITY BOARD APPROVES INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

              The Martin Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved several infrastructure projects, during Monday night’s Martin City Board meeting, including: a resolution involving improvements to Travis Road, to improve access to MTD, hiring an engineering firm to aid in the implementation of the ADA Transition Project, expanding natural gas lines…

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Obituaries

Ruth Birchem Ruth Margaret Tilley Birchem, age 86 of Martin, died August 9 at VanAyer Healthcare & Rehab.  eral services were held Tuesday, August 13 at Murphy Funeral Home, and Rev. Wayne Perkins officiated.  Burial followed at East Side Cemetery in Martin. Mrs. Birchem was born October 30, 1932.  She was a member of Oak…

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ELECTION COMMISSION DISCUSSES MARCH COUNTY PRIMARIES

                The Weakley County Election Commission discussed details for the upcoming voting primaries that will be held in March.   The commission is looking for additional locations for early voting. There are two locations in question near Westview High School.   These locations would cover that end of…

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