Memorial Day ceremony honors Weakley County’s fallen heroes

  Sgt. Stephanie Webb kneels before the Weakley County War Memorial, during a Fallen Soldier tribute at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony on the court square in Dresden.         On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day services were held at the Weakley County War Memorial, located on the south lawn of the Weakley County…

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WCSD makes arrests in multiple drug busts

Weakley County Sheriff’s investigators Eric Smith (left), Randall McGowan (center) and Marty Plunk (right) display illegal drugs, weapons and cash confiscated during two separate drug busts. The raids resulted in the arrest of four individuals on assorted charges.     Members of the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department netted several suspects in two recent drug busts…

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Weekend storms cause local power outages

By David Fisher News Writer   A weekend thunderstorm caused local power outages and left thousands of Weakley Countians in the dark for several hours. According to Weakley County Municipal Electric System officials, Saturday night’s thunderstorm knocked out three sub-stations, causing problems with power lines between Martin, Sharon, Greenfield and Bradford. Downed trees in the…

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Weakley County receives high marks for reduction of solid waste

The reduction of solid waste in Weakley County was the main topic of discussion during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Weakley County Solid Waste Committee.   Regulations require a diversion of at least 25 percent of solid waste.   However, Weakley County greatly exceeded the minimum requirement, eliminating almost twice as much solid waste as…

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Semi trailer overturns at Martin intersection

A single-vehicle accident involving an overturned semi trailer blocked traffic at a busy Martin intersection Friday afternoon.   The dump trailer he was hauling became disconnected from the semi-tractor and the tractor and trailer were completely blocking the on-ramp.   (See compete story in the March 28th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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MARTIN MAN INDICTED ON VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Matthew Allen Griffin                                 The August 2017 accident on Hwy 79 southwest of Henry near the intersection of Old State HWY 76, claimed the life of a McKenzie woman. Thirty-four year old Matthew Allen Griffin of Martin was arrested Tuesday…

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14th Annual Gala to Benefit the Obion/Weakley Carl Perkins Center

Nassar Nassar, Presdent and CEO and Tommy Legins, Executive Vice President and CFO with Savant Learning Systems are receiving their tickets as a Gold Sponsor to the Obion/Weakley Carl Perkins Center 14th Annual Gala from Center Director Bett Jewell and Office Manager Debbie Hopper. The Obion/Weakley Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse…

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