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Green Awarded Medal of Valor      

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (June 29) —During the June 29 meeting of the Weakley County Commission, County Mayor Jake Bynum and members of the Weakley County Commission congratulated Dresden Deputy Fire Chief Kory Green for earning the Weakley County Medal of Valor for his “tireless work,” during the May 4 storm. It was noted…

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MES Offers Real World Learning to Scholars

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director MARTIN (June 25) – First, cotton fibers are separated from seeds. Next, cotton is used to make T-shirts. Then T-shirts receive a screen-printed design. Last, shirts are sold and worn. When children discover “first/next/then/last” and apply such sequencing to their thinking and writing, they are on their…

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McMinn Sworn-In As Weakley County Circuit Court Clerk

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (July 1) — Newly appointed Weakley County Circuit Court Clerk Courtney McMinn officially assumed office Thursday, after being sworn in at the Weakley County Courthouse by Circuit Court Judge Jeff Parham. The Weakley County Commission voted unanimously to appoint Courtney McMinn as the new Circuit Court Clerk for Weakley County,…

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MPS Summer Scholars Close Out Program with Service

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director Martin Summer Scholars who are rising first-, second- and third-graders studied goods and services for the last four weeks. On the day before the program concluded, they learned that service can also be a way of doing good. More than $1,200 was raised at a drive-through lemonade…

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Trustees Approve New Academic Programs at UTM

Submitted by UT Martin University Relations MARTIN (July 1) – The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved four new academic programs for the University of Tennessee at Martin on June 25 during its first, in-person meeting since February 2020. Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UT Martin,…

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County Officials Now Certified Public Administrators

DRESDEN (July 1) – Weakley County Government officials say they are proud to announce three of the courthouse staff have earned the designation of Certified Public Administrator from the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, through the County Technical Assistance Service and in cooperation with the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee…

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Hands-on Learning Motivates Gleason Summer Scholars

BY KAREN CAMPBELL Weakley County Schools Communications Director GLEASON (June 23) – The first day’s balloon release suggested Gleason’s Summer Scholars Program was going to be far more than “summer school.” As the four weeks of six hours of daily reading, math, RTI² services, and physical activity came to a close, students who are about…

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Weakley County to Host Fourth of July Events

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (June 23) — A variety of activities are planned to celebrate the nation’s independence during the Fourth of July weekend in Weakley County. The City of Dresden is sponsoring its fourth annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, at Wilson Park, located on Evergreen Street. Events get under…

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Gleason Recognizes Local Teacher

BY CHRISTIAN ASHLAR Special to The Enterprise GLEASON (June 21) – During the City of Gleason’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting held last week, members finalized the city’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget and recognized a community member for his service. Mayor Charles Anderson opened the meeting by welcoming a special guest. “During the summer…

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