Candlelight vigil held for Jerron McAlister

A candlelight vigil held Friday night at Dresden Farmer’s Market was dedicated to the memory of 12-year-old Jerron Luke McAlister, who lost his life in a shooting accident on Sunday, Nov. 12.   A large crowd of friends and family members of 12-year-old Jerron Luke McAlister, who lost his life in a shooting accident on…

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Christmas Open House enjoys good turnout

Scores of youngsters stopped by Dresden City Hall Sunday afternoon to visit with Santa and get their orders in for Christmas. Parents enjoyed strolling around the downtown area and shopping in the participating businesses.      During Sunday afternoon’s Dresden Christmas Open House, a large crowd of local citizens casually sauntered up and down the…

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Dresden Middle School student killed in gun-related accident

Jerron Luke McAlister   A sixth grade Dresden Middle School student lost his life Sunday afternoon in a shooting accident on Evergreen Street in Dresden.   According to Police Chief Steve Howe, the victim, 12-year-old Jerron Luke McAlister, is the son of Jessica Barker of Dresden.   The accidental shooting occurred while the boy was…

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Martin Hosts Veterans Day Parade

This year’s Veterans Day Parade and Celebration, sponsored by Rolling Thunder TN Chapter 6, enjoyed great participation by those appearing in the parade as well as scores of parade-goers. The Grand Marshal of the Parade was WWII veteran Virginia Inez Mitchell White, who recently celebrated her 96th birthday. She was a flight controller during WWII. Her…

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Greenfield hosts patriotic Veterans Day program

Veterans enjoy a special Veterans Day program in their honor at Greenfield Middle School.   Greenfield Middle School hosted a very entertaining patriotic Veterans Day program, which was attended by numerous individuals who have served proudly in the various branches of the United States Armed Forces.   (See compete story in Nov. 15th issue of…

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Local veterans honored at Dresden Middle School

On Friday, Nov. 11, local veterans were honored during a special Veterans Day program at Dresden Middle School. These patriotic Americans recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the event.   The students and faculty at Dresden Middle School gathered in the gym Friday morning to welcome local veterans attending at this year’s Veterans Day program,…

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Gleason Board approves police officer pay raise

Assistant Police Chief David King informs members of the Gleason City Board about the need for increasing the pay for officers, in order to attract applicants to fill a vacant position and to keep the personnel they already have.       One of the top items discussed during Thursday night’s meeting of Gleason City…

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HEED Committee recommends purchasing new election machines

During Tuesday morning’s meeting, members of the Health, Education and Economic Development Committee voted to recommend the purchase of new election machines to the full commission. The resolution approves the expenditure of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant funding in the amount of $110,000 to go toward the purchase of new voting machines costing $159,790.…

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Martin board approves 1st reading of ‘Tiny Houses’ Ordinance

  An ordinance regulating “tiny houses” was the top item for discussion during Monday night’s Martin City Board meeting. With the growing popularity of “tiny houses” Martin City board decided it was time to incorporate these types of structures in Martin’s zoning ordinance, so they can be properly regulated.   (See compete story in Nov.…

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Sharon board approves slum ordinance

  A Slum Ordinance was one of the top items on the agenda at Monday night’s Sharon Board meeting.   Members of the Board approved a Slum Ordinance modeled on a similar ordinance adopted by the town of Trimble.   During discussion on the issue, it was mentioned that abandoned properties should be the first…

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