Weakley County leaders discuss opioid litigation

The problem of opioid addiction in Weakley and other Tennessee counties was addressed during Friday morning’s meeting of the Financial Management Committee.   To help remedy the problem, the committee explored different options, including litigation.   Weakley County leaders are considering entering into a class action lawsuit along with other counties to receive a settlement…

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Economic Development Board seeks to fill executive director’s position

Members of the Weakley County Economic Development Board Executive Director Recruitment Committee met Monday, March 26, immediately following the regular board meeting.   The Recruitment Committee, which was appointed by Board Chairman Larry Alexander during the regular meeting, consists of: Committee Chairman Jerry Brigance, County Mayor Jake Bynum, Martin Mayor Randy Brundige, Dresden Mayor Jeff…

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McKenzie man shot during break-in

A local man was shot and killed Thursday night, after breaking into an apartment near McKenzie.   The incident occurred at an apartment complex near McKenzie on State Hwy 124.   The body was sent for an autopsy and the district attorney was contacted.   (See compete story in the March 21st issue of the…

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Greenfield City Recorder announces retirement during board meeting

One of the top items on the agenda at the Greenfield’s City Board meeting on Tuesday, March 13, was the announcement that City Recorder Randy Potts is retiring.   Potts announced that he will be retiring after 30 years as city recorder.   A resolution to approve the contract award for the 2016 CDBG water…

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Drug Take Back Box now located on UT Martin Campus

          Pictured with the county’s newest drug take-back box, located inside the UT Martin Department of Public Safety in Crisp Hall, are (l-r): Lt. Charles Jahr; Suzanne Harper, director of the Weakley County Prevention Coalition; Dr. Deborah Gibson, UT Martin professor of health and human performance and a member of the…

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Martin Police SRO Attends RAIDER Training

Jason Arant   Westview H.S. School Resource Officer Jason Arant recently attended special training in preparation for an active shooter.   The RAIDER Training program exposes first-on-scene responders to the tactical skills necessary to operate successfully in the unique tensions of an active shooter setting – a hostile environment, populated by large numbers of civilians,…

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Hope Outreach Women’s Shelter to open in Dresden

                Volunteer workers are seen working inside one of the rooms at the Hope Outreach Women’s Shelter in Dresden. Those pictured include (l to r): Dakota Terry, Darrick Doster, Brian Gallimore (program director), John Rawls and Dakota Bailey.     Work on a shelter for battered and abused…

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Martin Board approves $1.4 million fire station project

  The installation of a new fire station was at the top of the agenda, during the March meeting of the Martin City Board. Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution accepting a bid to place a third fire station on the west side of Martin.   (See compete story in the March 21st…

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Dresden police officers complete K-9 handler training

                  Dresden Police officers Donovan Owens (left), seen with his K-9 ‘Kuzara’, and Bryan Chandler (right) pictured with ‘Hunter’, recently completed a week-long dog handler training course.   (See compete story in the March 21st issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)

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