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Leigh Hart Named Honorary Chair of the 2020 Weakley County Relay For Life

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com (The following article about Leigh Hart is based on an interview by Linda Ramsey, as well as quotes from Dresden Middle School Principal David Lewellen.) DRESDEN (September 29) — Relay For Life representative Linda Ramsey states former Dresden Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach Leigh Hart has agreed to serve as Honorary…

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Property Tax Notices Going Out Next Week

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 29) – The Weakley County Office of the Trustee is busy this week getting property tax notices ready to be sent out beginning Monday, October 5. According to Trustee Marci Floyd, the office has mailed out notices to the county’s tax relief applicants. Those who qualify for property…

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Martin Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua Recovering from Brain Surgery

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com MARTIN (September 30) — Martin Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua is recovering at home, following surgery and treatment in Nashville for a brain aneurysm. “It happened Saturday, September 5, close to 11 p.m.,” Officer Fuqua said. “I got up to go to the restroom, and as I was walking across the…

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COVID Cases Rise Among Employees, Residents of Nursing Homes

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 28) – As the number of active COVID-19 cases continue to show a decline in the region among the general population, state data shows nursing homes and assisted living facilities are seeing an increase in positive cases among residents and staff members. Data reported Friday, September 25, 2020,…

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Annual Relay For Life Adjusted, Set for Saturday

WEAKLEY COUNTY (October 3) – The Weakley County Relay For Life event is set for Saturday, October 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Martin Recreation Complex. This year’s event features a “Drive-Thru Survivors’ Parade” through the rec complex. Immediately following the parade will be a brief ceremony that will be streamed through the radio, allowing…

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Student Organization Completes Dry-Erase Mural at UT Martin

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com MARTIN (September 8) – Members of the student organization, League of Striving Artists (LSA) at UT Martin, recently completed a mural in the Student Government Association (SGA) room. The SGA mural is on a dry-erase board and is in place for the reminder of the school year. Jason Stout, professor and…

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Reports of Elder Financial Exploitation are Increasing in Tennessee

TENNESSEE (September 30) – The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed a review of elder financial exploitation in Tennessee. Elder financial exploitation is the wrongful or unauthorized use of the assets, funds, or property of elderly individuals. Those who exploit the elderly may include family members, businesses, acquaintances, and strangers. Over the last several years, the…

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Mask Mandate in Public Spaces Remains in Place for County

WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 30) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued an Executive Order Tuesday, September 29 eliminating the cap on social gatherings across the state. With that EO, the governor also extended the authority for county and metropolitan mayors to issue mask mandates for public spaces. Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum said today (Wednesday, September…

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State of Emergency Remains Through October, Mask Authority Remains in Place

NASHVILLE (September 29) – As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders. “Tennessee’s response continues to be one of the most targeted in the country and a continued State of Emergency…

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Paris Teen Killed in Weakley County Accident

DRESDEN (September 16) – An accident at the intersection of Emerson Road and State Highway 89 last week claimed the life of a Paris teenager. According to a fatality report issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, William Boyd, 20, of Puryear, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet pick-up truck east on Emerson Road outside of Dresden…

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