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Young Runners Qualify for State

MEMPHIS (October 16) – Members of Dresden Middle School and Greenfield Junior High School will be sending runners to the Cross Country State Tournament this Saturday in Knoxville. Schools met at Shelby Farms in Memphis Saturday, October 16, for middle school teams to run a two-mile race. The top five teams and the top 25…

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Gleason Board Pays Tribute to Browning

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com GLEASON (October 18) — Monday night’s Gleason City Board meeting was somewhat somber, due to the passing of Alderman Danny Browning, whose life was cut short, due to the COVID-19 virus. A moment of silence was offered for Browning. The absence of the Alderman was much more profound as Browning’s empty…

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Survivors Gather for Relay For Life

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com MARTIN (October 16) – The Weakley County Relay For Life held its 2021 Relay themed, “Light the Night,” at the Martin Recreational Complex Saturday, October 16. This year’s Relay For Life was similar to last year’s event, with no vender booths and a drive-through survivor parade, instead of the typical survivor…

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Gleason raceway Park Hosts Come Up, Warm Up

COME UP, WARM UP – The Come Up, Warm Up competition at the Gleason Raceway Park brought street muscle, hot rods and everything in between to the drag strip Saturday afternoon. The event was a qualifier for The Come Up ¼ Million Dollar Small Tire Invitational in Crossville next weekend. The winner claimed a $4,000…

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Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Has New Leadership

BY SABRINA BATES sabrina@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (October 6) – The last 18 months have brought challenges and changes to the medical field. On a local level, the locally-owned, taxpayer-owned skilled nursing facility, Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center located just outside of Dresden, has seen its share of adjustments. Steven Totty now leads the team at…

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WC Schools Continues Focus on Success Transitions

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (October 8) – Teacher Matt Castleman made sure each member of the VIEW Crew knew their task and was prepared to load the Thursday morning cart with 6-, 8-, and 10-ounce cups of hot cocoa and coffees ranging from pumpkin spice to plain. Within minutes…

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Westview Ag Students Get Hands-On Learning at UTM Labs

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director MARTIN (October 7) – Neighbors helping neighbors is a rural tradition that has forged communities. Agricultural students in Weakley County are benefiting from such a mindset as ties to the University of Tennessee at Martin are providing hands-on learning and, in dual-enrollment cases, college credit. Jason Roberts,…

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Tolene, Hodges Receive Outstanding Employee Awards

MARTIN (October 18) – Nathan Tolene and Heather Hodges, both of Martin, received Fall 2021 Outstanding Employee Awards from the University of Tennessee at Martin during a breakfast reception October 14. Tolene serves as an information technology system administrator for all five of the UT Martin regional centers. His position requires him to travel to…

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Discovery Park Marks Employee Milestones

UNION CITY (October 8) – On October 7, Discovery Park of America recognized employees who have celebrated five and ten-year anniversaries with the museum and heritage park. Two members of the staff, Polly Brasher, senior director of education, and Jennifer Wildes, senior director of exhibits and collections, celebrated ten years with Discovery Park. While the…

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UTM and Nile University Partner

UT Martin and Nile University officials announced a dual MBA-Executive MBA program agreement October 13, during a Zoom call that linked the universities virtually. Nile University is in Giza City, Sheikh Zayed District, which is about 28 minutes driving distance south of Cairo, Egypt. The agreement allows Nile University students to take UT Martin’s core…

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