WEAKLEY COUNTY STUDENTS BACK IN CLASS

                The school year has started back up for Weakley County Schools on Monday, August 5. Teachers and students are getting back into the rhythm of school life again. Dresden Elementary School teacher Teresa Wainscott looks over drawings done on the first day of school by her first…

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CITY OF GLEASON RECEIVES DONATION OF CSX CABOOSE

                Gleason’s caboose, which was recently donated to the city by CSX Railroad, is located on Church Street across from the Gazelle Grounds. It was transported to the site on the railroad tracks that run through Gleason’s downtown area and set in place on the stationary tracks using…

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COUNTY LEADERS DISCUSS ROAD REPAIRS AND FACILITY NEEDS

                The two major topics debated during the July 30 meeting of the Weakley County Commission involved repairing county roads and facility needs. The commission expressed differences of opinion regarding a resolution authorizing the issuance of interest bearing general obligation capital outlay notes, in an amount not to…

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DRESDEN CITY BOARD DISCUSSES DRUG PROBLEMS

                      Dresden resident Lisa Harris Markle addresses the board concerning drug activity and theft that occurred next to her property on Greenfield Hwy. 54.   The Dresden Board of Mayor and Aldermen heard from a concerned citizen regarding the city’s drug problem, during Monday night’s…

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EMA DIRECTOR WELCOMES REPLACEMENT

                    Weakley County EMA Public Safety Officer Jason Kemp (left), who recently resigned his position, welcomes Ray Wiggington (right) to fill the vacancy.   Weakley County Public Safety Officer Jason Kemp, who retired, effective July 31, said, “I want to spend a little more time at…

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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 America’s…

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DRESDEN WOMAN INJURED IN WEATHER-RELATED ACCIDENT

                      A local woman was injured in an automobile accident around 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29, during a heavy downpour. According to a THP report, 31-year-old Savannah Glissen of Dresden and her two-year-old son were traveling south on Highway 22 between Union City and…

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COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES $62.1 MILLION BUDGET 

                During Tuesday night’s Weakley County Commission meeting, members approved the budget for fiscal year 3019-2020 and set the county’s tax rate. The proposed county budget totaling $62,108,307 includes no tax increase. A resolution setting the property tax rate at $1.9727 per $100 of assessed value for FY…

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CONSTRUCTION WORKER SHOT IN CHEST WITH NAIL GUN

                      Lance Donnell   A local man was seriously injured at a construction site on Monday, after he accidentally shot himself in the chest with a nail gun. According to Greenfield Police Chief Joey Radford, at approximately 1:19 p.m., emergency 911 operators received a call…

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ONE KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED, IN VEHICLE ROLLOVER

                Clay Mayhill   A single-vehicle accident over the weekend that took place between McKenzie and the Pillowville Community in Weakley County claimed the life of a Hornbeak man and sent his passenger to the hospital. According to Trooper Ryan Finch of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately…

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