Area Breaking News

TSSAA Weighs Options for Delayed Football, Girls Soccer Seasons

Courtesy TSSAA NASHVILLE (July 1) — The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting Wednesday to discuss the effect that the extended COVID-19 State of Emergency will have on contact sports in the fall. Football, girls’ soccer and competitive cheer are considered contact sports. The board voted unanimously to mandate that member schools…

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Dresden Police Chief Resigns For State Investigator Position

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com DRESDEN (June 24) — Dresden Police Chief Steve Howe recently resigned from his job with the City of Dresden to accept a position with the Tennessee Office of Inspector General (OIG). A large part of Howe’s new job involves investigating TennCare and Medicaid fraud, plus any special investigations handed down by…

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Families Benefit from Grocery Drive-by, Pick-Up

MARTIN (June 45) — WE CARE Ministries partnered with Prairie Farms and hosted a grocery drive-by and pick-up for members of the community. The event was started by Prairie Farms approaching WE CARE, in a hope to help local farmers and those in need of free food and dairy products. Prairie Farms donated 1,000 cases…

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Dresden Receives Improved Fire Protection Rating

DRESDEN (June 30) — The City of Dresden received good news for its property owners on Tuesday with the improved classification of fire suppression, meaning lower insurance premiums for owners of commercial and residential property in and around the city. Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn announced the City of Dresden received a lower Public Protection Classification…

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April Lieberman Is New Rotary District Governor

April Lieberman of Dresden is the new Rotary District 6760’s Governor for 2020-2021. Rotary District 6760 encompasses most of Middle and West Tennessee, with 61 clubs and over 3,500 community leaders. April is the fourth woman to serve in this role in the 106-year history of the District. She is one of 535 incoming district…

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Trio Faces Aggravated Child Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Weapons in Henry County

BUCHANAN (June 26) — A woman and two men are facing a multitude of charges including aggravated child abuse, animal cruelty, manufacturing marijuana, possession of firearms during the commission of a dangerous felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers searched their home at 2465 Dale Cemetery Rd in Buchanan on June 25. Arrested were…

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Check Us Out at the Dr. Nathan Porter Library

By Kathy Watson This month’s Greenfield Book Jackets Book Club meets July 8, 10 a.m. in the City Board Room. The pick for the month is “One Second After” by William Forstchen. We welcome anyone who wishes to participate in the book club. Due to COVID-19 all of our library programs are on hold except…

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Boyd Talks Leadership During Times of Crisis

By Jason R. Martin jmartin@mckenziebanner.com MARTIN (June 17) — COVID-19 has changed the manner in which the world operates. In that regard, UT Martin’s leadership program, WestStar, is holding a leadership series entitled Looking Through Zoom Lenses. Last Wednesday, the series opened with the University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd speaking about leadership and management…

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Weakley County Records First COVID-19 Death

NASHVILLE (June 24) — According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Weakley County has recorded its first COVID-19 death following a spike of 12 new cases in the last week. In Tennessee, as of Wednesday, there are 37,235 (up from 36,303 Tuesday) positive cases and a total of 556 deaths (up from 542 Tuesday). The…

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Multiple Scenarios Under Consideration as Teams Plan for Reopening County Schools

Courtesy Karen Campbell, Weakley County Schools Communications Director WEAKLEY COUNTY (June 19) — Health and safety continue to drive the planning for reopening Weakley County Schools. Seven teams with representatives from district personnel, school administrators, teachers, parents, community and business leaders and students will spend the summer considering various scenarios and determining appropriate responses. With six…

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